Dr. Joel Ray, MD

Dr. Joel Ray, MD

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Dr. Joel Ray, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Cape Girardeau, MO and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery.

211 Saint Francis Dr

Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Contact Information

(573) 331-3000

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 89% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Ray'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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Ray does not have any board certifications listed.

44  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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11  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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

  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Nat'l Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ray has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ray has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ray's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ray to family and friends
17 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Ray's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Ray is a great neurosurgeon. I trust his judgement. I just had another spine surgery, this time my neck. I'm one week out and so far so good. He now has a new pa, which helps free up his time for patients who he needs to spend more time with. I didn't see him after surgery this time, but,...more
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Cervical fusion done by Ray 2 years ago. Haven't been able to move my head at all since surgery or have use of right arm hand. When I explained these things to him, he quickly released me as a patient.
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While traveling in Mo. in the year 2000, I had an accident which caused a bone spur to go into my spinal cord. I was paralyzed from the shoulders down. Dr. Ray saved my life. I was there for three weeks before I was able to fly to Charlotte NC. My level of care in Mo was so much better than...more
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