Dr. Kenneth Joel, MD

Dr. Kenneth Joel, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kenneth Joel, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Roswell, GA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Joel is affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

4500 Hospital Blvd

Roswell, GA 30076

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Joel "A thorough examination of my patients is performed. The patients are given the time required to ask questions and receive comprehensive care. A therapeutic plan is formulated and discussed with the patient. The treatment is provided in a state of the art facility. Compassionate personalized care is provided to all of our patients until a satisfactory result is reached."


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  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • 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)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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 Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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 Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Georgia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Eugene Talmadge Meml Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Vanderbilt University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Vanderbilt Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Joel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Joel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Joel to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Joel'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 (13)
in Cumming, GA |
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.
in Roswell, GA |
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!
Acworth, GA |
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.
Alpharetta, GA |
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.
I find this patient's response Very disappointing and I am sorry that this patient Had such a bad experience. I have been practicing for almost 30 years and consider my life to be blessed because of the opportunity to practice in a specialty that I have loved and blessed with the ability to help thousands of people improve the quality of their lives. I am not sure what happened in our meeting but I do know that I would never say such a terrible thing as this patient claims that I said.
in Roswell, GA |
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.
in Roswell, GA |
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
I think you may be talking about the wrong person. I do not concern myself with any payment amounts by Medicare or any other payer and determine reimbursement to myself and my practice a low priority. Our philosophy at our center is to minimize patients use of narcotics and try to find other modalities to improve their quality of life. My practice does not have a PA. We have one wonderful nurse practitioner whom I trust and find her to be an excellent diagnostician who is very reliable.
in Alpharetta, GA |
In my journey with chronic pain this past year, I was fortunate to find a dedicated and committed doctor, Dr. Kenneth Joel. Through all of the trials of finding a proper treatment, he has guided me with compassion and patience. Although, for me, there may not be an end to chronic pain, Dr. Joel is helping me learn to better manage it.
in Roswell, GA |
I have had awful lower back pain for 8 years, due to overuse from competitive cheerleading. In the past two years I have seen 3 diff. chiropractors, my primary care doc, countless massage therapists, two spine centers with zero pain relief. I could hardly sleep anymore and couldn't concentrate at work. I was then referred to Dr. Joel (by another spine center might I add!). After treatment, I now am 100% pain free, can sleep, and concentrate at work now. I highly recommend him!
Thank you for your comments.
in Dawsonville |
I've been going to the pain and spine center for about 10 years now after a failed back surgery. Dr. Joel was my initial doctor at the center. He tries to help his patients and it's not always easy to help people with chronic pain. Dr. Joel has always explained things well to me and taken the necessary time with me to ensure I was comfortable with the information he was providing. I know he always will make the correct decisions when it comes to my health and my condition.
in Roswell, GA |
He has no problem pushing procedures on his patients that may or MAYNOT work and being a patient that a procedure didn't work, to have him push other procedure on me (+/- $1000 out of pocket) was something I was not willing to do. Once I informed him of that, we was rude, his staff was rude and he made extremely inappropriate comments to me. He came highly recommended but I will never recommend him to anyone.
in Roswell, Ga |
This so called doctor verbally abused me. I would NEVER go back to North Fulton Pain and Spine as long as he works there. He talked down to me and made me cry. Stay away from this so called dr!!!
in Dahlonega, Ga |
Dr. Joel accurately diagnosed me after over 2 years of searching for the cause of my debilitating widespread pain. With an upcoming treatment plan going into action, our confidence for getting my life back looks more promising than it has since the disease's initial onset. With/out the succession of this treatment, I can honestly say that Dr. Joel was the first and only(of the many specialists I have seen) to show an attentive nature that was based on my wellbeing. He cares about his patients.
in Georgia |
Dr. Joel has been my Doctor for over 5 years. He has always treated me as if I am the only one in the examine room. He listens and he actually hears what I am saying. In addition, he has always explained his plan of treatment.
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Dr. Joel accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • 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)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Joel has admitting privileges

WellStar North Fulton Hospital
3000 Hospital Blvd
Roswell, GA 30076
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