Dr. Joel Tucker, MD

Dr. Joel Tucker, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Dr. Joel Tucker, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Biloxi, MS. Dr. Tucker is affiliated with Garden Park Medical Center, Biloxi Regional Medical Center and Singing River Hospital.

1720A Medical Park Dr Ste 220

Biloxi, MS 39532

Contact Information

(228) 392-9355

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas


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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Tucker does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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


  • University Of Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Florida/ Shands Jacksonville
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tucker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tucker to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Tucker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Gulfport |
Dr. Tucker and his team is very knowledgeable and spends time with his patients to make sure all questions and concerns are answered.
in Biloxi |
Did not have a long wait, staff was very friendly and helpful. I was in and out in no time. Dr.Tucker was helpful by explaining my condition to me, and the needle I got in my knee, didn't even feel it. Great Job!!!
Gulfport, MS |
Very friendly, realistic about time lines.
Diamondhead, MS |
Dr Tucker was very helpful and explained everything to me in detail. He had time for my questions.
in Long Beach, MS |
It appears as though my procedure was successful although I haven't had the chance to speak to Dr. Tucker about what he found or repaired. The experience otherwise was easier and quicker than expected. The staff was friendly and helpful.
in Gulfport, MS |
Dr. Tucker is an oddity. Not only is he competent and knows what he's talking about and doing (i.e. surgery), he actually listens to his clients and makes you comfortable in the process. I generally am very wary of doctors (mainly due to their "God-syndrome") but Dr. Tuckers talks to you, human to human. He replaced my hip a few years ago and all I can say is I was stupid in waiting so long.
in Biloxi, MS |
Dr. Tucker is a very knowledgeable, friendly and professional doctor. He takes time with you in each appointment to address my concerns and explains things well and in detail for me to understand what is going on with my hip/knee and what I can do moving forward to get better. I believe he is a valuable resource for anyone needing a orthopedic doctor, I highly recommend Dr. Tucker!
in pass christian |
He well form you of what you need done.
in Ocean Springs, MS |
Dr. Tucker was very thorough and made sure I understood all that he was explaining to me re: my knee pain, the causes, and my options for treatment. I also LOVE his PA! She is just a genuine, sincere person who is always very easy to talk to.
Saucier, MS |
Gave me all the options. Spoke with me and my family, answered their questions too. Took time with me. His staff is great very friendly
Biloxi, MS |
Dr. Tucker was easy to talk to and I felt like he actually heard me. Great bedside manner and great doctor!
in Pascagoula, MS |
Dr. Tucker is a great doctor who takes time to help you with discussing your problem and trying to help you. He's very respectable and kind in his treatment and diagnosing your problems. He's an excellent surgeon and addresses all concerns with recovery. I would recommend his staff and nurses for helpfulness and kindness. Dr. Tucker ranks as # 1 among all orthopedic doctors I know. Bienville delivers first rate care! I like and enjoy seeing Dr. Tucker!
in Gulfport, MS |
I suffferes with a sudden pain in my thigh and upper leg. Dr Tucker saw me within 3 hours of my call, and quickly and correctly diagnosed a torn muscle. I feared surgery, but was prescribed medication. 36 hours from the onset of pain I am 85% past the pain and able to get back to work. Thanks to great work my the scheduling team and Dr Tucker, I am on the mend.
in Show Low, AZ |
Very thoughtful and really explained things so I could understand them. Was not in a rush to get to the next appointment
Biloxi, MS |
This office staff was Amazing! Dr. Tucker was professional, knowledgeable, but relatable. Easy to talk to and made an uncomfortable, painful visit as comfortable and easy as possible. I Highly recommend Dr. Tucker and this awesome staff to anyone!
in Biloxi, MS |
Was having chronic pain discomfort in pelvic region and radiating down leg family physician referee me to Bienville orthopedic was assigned to Dr Tucker . Very pleasant personally and very knowledgable diagnosed 60%+ avasculcar necrosis of femoral head requiring hip replacement . He did not push me to have done allowed me to beside when I wanted it done six months later pain was unbearable and he was ready to help at that time. Excellent bedside manor and excellent work up and going now.
in Ocean Springs, MS |
Intelligent and caring doctor, I would have no problem recommending him.
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Dr. Tucker accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Tucker has admitting privileges

Garden Park Medical Center
15200 Community Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
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Singing River Hospital
2809 Denny Ave
Pascagoula, MS 39581
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Biloxi Regional Medical Center
150 Reynoir St
Biloxi, MS 39530
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