Dr. John Pulliam Jr, MD

Dr. John Pulliam Jr, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. John Pulliam Jr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Sherman, TX and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.Read his story

200 E Evergreen St

Sherman, TX 75090

Contact Information

(903) 957-3230

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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more than 77% of peers
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more than 73% of peers

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Dr. Pulliam Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pulliam Jr "Dr. John Pulliam M.D. is a neurosurgeon specializing in providing medical care for conditions involving the spine, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system. As an example, a few common medical complaints treated include pain, weakness, or numbness of the back, neck, legs, arms, or hands. Dr. Pulliam has over 25 years of experience in surgical practice since completing neurosurgical residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Pulliam is in private neurosurgical practice in Sherman, Texas. He is an independent physician in solo practice, which allows for an environment completely dedicated to providing compassionate and appropriate care to patients, free from outside influence or intervention. Pulliam started his current practice, John Pulliam M.D., PLLC in 2014."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pulliam Jr "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 your quality of life and only after less invasive treatments have been exhausted).  At your first visit, you can expect a comprehensive and compassionate interview and examination; I will devote great attention and time to address your medical problems and develop a plan unique to your specific health, lifestyle, and desires.  I will thoroughly explain medical problems so that you understand the disease process and your options."

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Pulliam Jr does not have any board certifications listed.

30  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Dysfunction
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Ulnar Neuropathy

20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Pulliam Jr has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Pulliam Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pulliam Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pulliam Jr to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Pulliam Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...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...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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