Dr. Joel Ragland, MD

Dr. Joel Ragland, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Joel Ragland, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Ak College Med in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

9314 Park West Blvd Ste 200

Knoxville, TN 37923

Contact Information

(865) 694-0577

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ragland performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Ragland's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Ak College Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ragland has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ragland's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ragland to family and friends
31 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Ragland's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

He was very honest and sympathetic regarding my condition and diagnosis but said there were other neurosurgeons that were a better choice for the surgery I need and he wouldn't operate on me. I thank God I had an appointment with my 1st choice the next day. I told Dr. Ragland the other surgeon's...more
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As instructed, I took the disk of my MRI and X-ray with me for this first visit concerning my neck. Dr. Ragland spend 45 minutes with me, going over and explaining the problems with every disc and my spinal cord. He explains everything in simple language and he took his time. I am totally...more
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I had a spinal fusion done, by Dr. Ragland, in 2012. I thought I had given a review, long before now. I decided to go ahead and follow up here, because recently, I have had many people asking me who performed my surgery, as they are now having some back issues of their own. I would HIGHLY...more
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The wait time on my first visit was 4 hours. Then I was sent for an MRI when I had just had one. My pain was and remains a 10+. My second visit the doctor met with me and basically said there was nothing he could do for me. Goodbye - end of story. I left in tears feeling totally hopeless. I am...more
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Dr. Ragland is a thorough and patient physician. My husband has a herniated disc that is pressing on his nerve base. We went to see Dr. Ragland and he spent over an hour with us explaining our options. Never have I been to a physician's office and had the actual physician spend as much time...more
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