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Dr. John Pulliam Jr, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Pulliam Jr

Dr. John Pulliam Jr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Sherman, TX and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.


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(903) 957-3230

Dr. Pulliam Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
Life and Health Oklahoma
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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HealthSmart
Humana
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Preferred PPO
Tricare
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pulliam Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pulliam Jr treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Pulliam Jr treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pulliam Jr treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Pulliam Jr treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pulliam Jr treats Spine Disorders more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Pulliam Jr treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Pulliam Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Dysfunction
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebroplasty

About Me

I am serious about providing very personalized and excellent quality of health care to my patients.  I focus on providing individualized and conservative treatment (i.e. surgery will be recommended only if there is a good chance it will improve ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Education

1991
University Of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Residency Hospital
1986
Scott and White Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School
1982
Texas A&M University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
1991
1986
1985
1982

Dr. Pulliam Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pulliam Jr

3.3

Based on 11 reviews

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1 Star
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Dr. Pulliam performed neck surgery on me 28 years ago. I've been having problems and have seen other neurosurgeons about it. They all agree I need surgery to repair the damage. I went to Dr. Pulliam to find out who the manufacturer of the plate was. He said he didn't know. And then told me that the...Read More
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Dr. Pulliam spent a good amount of time with me explaining what was wrong and what could help my problem. He gave me an RX for some wrist braces and the problem was solved. He also took time to explain some remedies for another problem I was having that was not related to my original problem. I...Read More
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I was butchered by Dr. Pulliam 28 years ago. He had to do the surgery twice because of the first try not fusing. My Mother told his wife that if he had done it right the first time I wouldn't be going through this again. He made me pay for that with a titanium plate that was too long for the fusion...Read More
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I was looking for a doctor that would be truthful with me and not try to "sugar coat" anything. He is nothing but honest and expects you to follow instructions. He was very respectful. As far as I am concerned he is a great doctor. This is from a 60's something RN who has crossed paths with...Read More
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Literally told me to my face that I was screwed because he wouldn't fill a paper for my medication. Said he doesn't get paid for that. Laughing at me as he said it. Such a cruel person.
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