Dr. Kenneth Joel, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 63

Dr. Joel
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Pain Physicians of Atlanta, LLC, Alpharetta

3333 Old Milton Pkwy Ste 400 Alpharetta, GA 30005

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Dr. Kenneth Joel, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Alpharetta, GA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Wellstar North Fulton Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Joel to book an appointment.

Dr. Joel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Joel

4.2

Based on 60 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr. Joel has been great! My husband and I were left basically stranded by our previous pain specialist when our insurance changed in 2018 and between the two of us, we went through 5 other Drs. before finding Dr. Joel. He treats each patient as an individual, w/out stereotyping, and offers advice on new therapies, based on his own research and continually keeps up with the latest advancements in order to give his pts the very best possible treatments. He is very caring and takes the time to listen to each patient (even if it puts him behind schedule) and still won't rush through your visit, or the next patient's, or the next. I would highly recommend him!
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Very Grateful Patients in Mableton – Feb 05, 2020
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Dr. Joel cares about every patient he sees and treats them with respect, as well as focusing on their unique concerns. I believe he is thorough, personable, and most of all, wants to treat each patient in relation to their needs without stereotyping or making presumptions based on (sometimes arbitrary) statistics. He understands the individual needs and complexities associated with a patient suffering from chronic pain, and listens to them without being judgmental. He is always researching new data and reviewing your history to make sure he’s tried every avenue to improve and maintain a patient’s quality of life in regards to pain control or relief, and actually cares each time he sees you how you are progressing short and longterm. I would (and do) recommend him to any family and friends with complete confidence.
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CJ – Jan 29, 2020
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Dr Joel is the bomb! He is very thorough in his diagnosis he looks at everything and goes from there with treatment. I am lucky to have found a non judgemental Dr ad I have only been able to find 2 in the 10 years ive been on PM. thank you Dr. Joel, and to my super hero Dr. Rayden Cody for finding dr Joel for me.
What went well
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Craig – Jul 24, 2019
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Have been a patient for 8 years and, through Dr. Joel’s care, have experienced SIGNIFICANT reduction in low back and lower extremity pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Robert Stevens – Jul 05, 2019
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Dr. Joel is a godsend. I have seen Dr. Joel for 4 years and have had only the best experience. I have a complicated case. Dr. Joel addressed every issue with compassion and care above and beyond previous doctors. I went from chronic pain and little hope to now being on the world. If you are looking for the very best I encourage you to see Dr. Joel. Dr.Joel is a 20 on a scale of 1-10!! Thanks to him and his team I am happy and feel like I have my life back.
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Joni Owens in Gainesville , GA – Feb 18, 2019
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Dr Joel has given me hope for the first time in the five years that I’ve had peripheral neuropathy. I’m in pain twenty four hours a day and until I came here, never thought it’d be possible to find any relief. I have tried everything! I now believe that there is a way to manage my pain and I will be able to have a quality of life again. He’s given me the ability to start living and not surviving! Thank you so much Dr Joel!
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Lisa lehman in Kennesaw, GA – Dec 06, 2018
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I've been a patient of Dr. Joel's for 6 years. I'm a women who has had accelerated arthritis, stenosis and back problems since my early 20s, from a genetic inheritance. I'm in my 40s with back problems of seniors. Problems with walking, limping. I've followed him and his team to Pain and Spine Physicans of Atlanta. I'm treated with compassion, dignity and understanding. The staff are very compassionate and helpful at every level. My quality of life has been restored because of him and his team.
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Very grateful patient in Suwanee – Nov 05, 2018
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Dr Joel is a five star doctor. He is patient and great listener. I've lived with chronic pain from shingles for two years. He went above and beyond to help me. I highly recommend him. Also, his staff is helpful and friendly.
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Brantley in Acworth, GA – Sep 29, 2018
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Dr. Joel is a very caring, compassionate doctor and has been a godsend. I had been suffering with debilitating lower back and leg pain for three years. In my first meeting, I knew he was the right doctor to help me. He listened, asked questions and spent the time to really understand what I had been going through. Then, he recommended we try some intermediate procedures before even considering a more invasive procedure. Finally, I have experienced relief from my pain. Thank you Dr. Joel!
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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Rick in Johns Creek – Sep 25, 2018
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Would highly recommend him to family and friends.
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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Creig Turner in Sugar Hill, GA – Sep 05, 2018
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Cares about the patient and outcome above the paperwork process. Makes you feel heard and explains well. Patient advocate!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard Schmidt in Lawrenceville , GA – Jul 16, 2018
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The Dr. Joel is an amazing doctor. He listens to his patients. He explains step by step with every procedure that needs to be done to HELP you with chronic pain. He is one of my doctors I trust with my life. Living with chronic pain can be frustrating. He and his staff are great. The nurses are friendly too. Dr. Joel is very knowledgable and knows what he's doing in his profession. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Joel and his staff . If you are suffering from chronic pain , don't wait, go see him.
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
What could be improved
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Maria (Grey Poupon) in Alpharetta, GA – Jul 16, 2018
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Dr. Joel is the very best. He has helped managed my post op back fusion pain for 13 years. He is Uber smart, yet so very personable. Dr. Joel listens to my pain issues and is quick to confirm or rule out secondary issues. Highly recommend
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Mar 11, 2018
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DR Joel is amazing!!! He has been able to help me with my pain.Dr Joel is so understanding,funny and very charming. He is on top of all the new procedures and is always learning, new and less invasive ways to help his patience. I love Ms. Michell and the rest of the staff also.
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Janet Pineda in Alpharetta – Feb 20, 2018
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Dr. Joel (in fact all the doctors) were highly recommended to me by a friend who has Lupus. I have been a patient at North Fulton Regional now for about a year. . Dr Joel takes time to listen, will read information I brought to him.. He makes me feel heard & most important he has given me hope. The negative reviews do not describe the doctor I’ve come to know and trust. I would and have recommended Dr. Joel. The Dr. Joel I know is the epitome of a great doctor.
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Laura Crowley in Cumming, GA – Nov 07, 2017
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Dr. Joel is an Amazing doctor and man! He truly cares about his patients and all aspects of their lives. He is dedicated and committed to each patient as if they were family. He spends as much time and then some with you. Never ever rushes even if you go off subject. He is warm and compassionate. What is most impressive is his ability to " think outside the box", again making you unique to him as well as your treatment plan .He works with your other doctors - A team player ?? % HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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Denise Oleesky in Roswell, GA – Aug 27, 2017
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If it wasn't for Dr. Joel I wouldn't be able to function on a normal basic. I would recommend anyone that is suffering with pain to see Dr. Joel.
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Acworth, GA – Aug 17, 2017
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I would never recommend this man. In my personal experience, he will discuss privileged medical information pertaining to his ex-wife, take personal phone calls, and if for some reason he has decided ahead of meeting with you that he doesn't like you for 1 reason or another will say things such as "Even if you were dying of stage 4 cancer I don't know if you would deserve pain management". He won't order tests, do exams, or try to get info if the referring Dr. didn't have it already done.
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Alpharetta, GA – Jun 11, 2017
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After living years in chronic pain at level 10- 24. I truly had given up all hope that anything would ever change until, I met Dr. Joel. He listens & treats you with dignity & respect. His assurance was, that as a team ,we were going to improve my quality of life tremendously, & he kept his word. In a short period of time I was off my fentnyl patch & other medications I'd never thought possible. treatments -procedures &therapies my quality of life coninues to improve on a daily basis.
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Gigi4808 in Roswell, GA – Oct 07, 2016
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He is arrogant & mentally vacant. Example: pretending to review MRI report upside down! Continued to try & force me onto Oxycottin! By ignoring blatant changes/unbearable disabling pain.LL3-4 nerve root completely pinched for 8 months! causing irreparable damage to my spine& hip! He then fired his head PA to take blame. He outright states that Medicare patients don't pay enough to merit MRI exams! As Board of Director head he said policy was treat&strert Medicare patients. I would not recommen
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Cynthia in Roswell, GA – Aug 22, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I feel that all patients should be approached in a compassionate non judgmental way.  Every patient should be listened to and given the opportunity...Read more

Biography

I have been practicing medicine for almost thirty year and continue to enjoy helping and interacting with patients as much or more than when I began. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Med College Of Ga Hospital and Cli
Residency Hospital
Vanderbilt University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1977
University Of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. Kenneth Joel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Joel frequently treats Chronic Pain, Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Joel treats.

Where is Dr. Kenneth Joel, MD's office located?

Dr. Joel's office is located at 3333 Old Milton Pkwy Ste 400, Alpharetta, GA 30005. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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. Joel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Pain
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Dr. Joel treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Joel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Joel treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Joel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Joel treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Joel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Joel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebroplasty

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Dr. Joel accepts the following insurance:

Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Assurant Health
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Tricare
Humana
Tricare
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MVP Health Care
Planned Administration Inc
State Farm
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Pain Physicians of Atlanta, LLC, Alpharetta

Pain Physicians of Atlanta3333 Old Milton Pkwy Ste 400 Alpharetta, GA 30005
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Joel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Johns Creek, GA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Wellstar North Fulton Hospital

Roswell, GA

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average