Dr. Joel Tucker, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Tucker
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Telehealth services available

Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists

15476 Dedeaux Rd Gulfport, MS 39503

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Dr. Joel Tucker, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Gulfport, MS. Dr. Tucker has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Garden Park Medical Center and Memorial Hospital At Gulfport. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tucker to book an appointment.


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4.6

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I have seen Dr. Tucker off and on over the past 10 years. He is very attentive and thoroughly discussed each treatment option. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kelly Witherspoon – Nov 03, 2020
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Dr Tucker is fabulous . He takes time with you, explains everything. I am 6 weeks post op Total Hip and doing great
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  • Explained conditions well
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Karen Lynn Balius – Oct 24, 2020
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I have nothing but praise for Dr Tucker. I have already received a total hip replacement and now will have knee replacement. I trust him tremendously and highly recommend him. The staff of nurses and drs are unbeatable when it comes to compassion and professionalism.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Oct 07, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr Tucker! He is awesome! I had total knee replacement and walking around in the recovery room! Bienville Orthopaedics is the place for all your orthopedic needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Shelley Z – Sep 05, 2020
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Very professional great Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 28, 2020
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Just had my hip done 8/19. Everything went well. I would recommend Dr Tucker as your hip replacement doctor at Bienville Orthopedic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Helen Fayard – Aug 22, 2020
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Poor communicator and considers patients a burden on his valuable time.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Knee replacement replacement kneeded – Aug 09, 2020
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Had total right knee replacement and although painful yesterday right afterwards it went well. They did everything to get me comfortable. Dr. Tucker was great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Stephanie Chesman – Aug 08, 2020
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Saw Dr Tucker this past week, looking forward to him helping me with my health issues..He was very helpful, informative and pleasant
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Karen Balius – Aug 08, 2020
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As always, everyone was friendly and professional.
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PATRICIA M HALL – Jun 17, 2020
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I had a total hip replacement three months ago. I feel great I have no pain I’m very thankful for dr. Tucker and his team.
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Jun 12, 2020
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It's was excellent
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Cordarrell White – Apr 11, 2020
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Very friendly, competent and prompt. I felt like I was in good hands while I was in treatment.
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Norman Pope – Jan 08, 2020
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I like his pleasant personality.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 22, 2019
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He is thorough and he listens. He doesn't beat around the bush. He treated me with kindness and didn't sugarcoat anything. I appreciate that in a doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Tucker.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 13, 2019
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Dr.Tucker gave me some hope after my visit that my problems with my knee replacement could be fixed,
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judy – Dec 12, 2019
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Dr Tucker takes the time to explains condition well to were a person can under stand
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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R.Krista – Nov 16, 2019
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Excellent first visit, Dr Tucker made me feel very relaxed about my upcoming surgery! His staff are professional and go above and beyond. I would highly recommend Dr Tucker!
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Nov 08, 2019
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Very nice and explained my injury in terms I could understand
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Patricia – Oct 26, 2019
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Dr. Tucker is not only a skilled physician, but he also has a great bedside manner. He's funny, friendly and caring.
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Dr. Joel Tucker, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Gulfport, MS. Dr. Tucker has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow...Read more

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tucker

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tucker treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tucker treats other conditions, please contact the office at (228) 392-9355.

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Tucker typically treats 80% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Hip Replacement
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Tucker typically treats 64% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Sprain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Tucker typically treats 75% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Elbow Sprain
Elbow Injuries
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Tucker typically treats 62% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Glenoid Labrum Tear
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Dr. Tucker's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Tucker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists

Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists15476 Dedeaux Rd Gulfport, MS 39503
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