Dr. Phillip Kravetz, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 52

Dr. Kravetz

Cullman Spine Institute Inc.

1300 Bridge Creek Dr Ne Ste B Cullman, AL 35055

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(256) 735-5560

Dr. Phillip Kravetz, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Cullman, AL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1995. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kravetz to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kravetz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kravetz treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kravetz treats this condition more than 94% 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
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Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kravetz treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kravetz treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Laminoforaminotomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kravetz performs Laminoforaminotomy more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Kravetz performs this procedure more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Kravetz's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Kravetz accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Kravetz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kravetz

3.2

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(10)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
5%
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1 Star
40%
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After seeing 6 other doctors about pains between my shoulder blades, who all just simply told me that the issue was in my neck, Dr. Kravetz explaining and showing how issues in my neck can and will affect other parts of the body. He advised me that issues in my neck IS the reason for the pains in my upper back. He perform a cervical fusion of the C5,6 C6,7. On my 3 F/U (90 days out), I advised that the pain was worse, and reminded him that he said that the neck was the source of pain. He said that he didn't say that, but that it was simply a trigger. A few months after that, I received a letter from MIS that Dr. Kravetz has left the organization and has moved to Houston. I went to see another doctor about my pains, and was advised that the previous doctor (Phillip Kravetz) that performed the cervical fusion did not perform a bone graph in C5/6, but simply placed the hardware in between the vertebra and screwed it in. Surgery had to be repeated and corrected by neuro spine surgeon
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ALEX PALMER – Jan 17, 2020
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i never usually leave reviews, and i guess most people with good results don't leave them. i think its the rare patient who doesnt like doctor or have a great experience that always seems to leave these things. i know the doctor here has treated thousands of patients successfully!
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Apr 01, 2019
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most honest doc i've met! btw, the bad review here was so far from the truth! i knew the patient and he was mad because he could get a bunch of narcotics!
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Apr 01, 2019
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excellent
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Dec 11, 2018
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Botched my surgery. Had to have it redone by a competent surgeon. Stay away from this guy!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tony in Grand prairie – Apr 05, 2018
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My name is Phillis Ruggieri, I want to thank Dr. Kravetz for giving me back my life and for helping me to know that there is life after back surgery! He is a wonderful, compassionate, caring doctor. I would recommend him and have recommended him to my friends . He's not one that gives up on his patients either. I was very sad when he had to tell me that he was moving.. YES, I do trust only him and yet have not found a doctor to replace him.. HE IS MISSED! Mrs. Phillis Ruggieri
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Phillis J. Ruggieri in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas – Oct 27, 2017
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he fixes backs in a way that others can't
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Keller, TX – Nov 26, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Phillip Kravetz, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Cullman, AL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Education

2001
Baylor College Of Med
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Rush Med Center Rush Med School
Internship Hospital
1995
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Phillip Kravetz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kravetz frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Laminoforaminotomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kravetz treats.

Where is Dr. Phillip Kravetz, MD's office located?

Dr. Kravetz's office is located at 1300 Bridge Creek Dr Ne Ste B, Cullman, AL 35055. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Phillip Kravetz, MD speak?

Dr. Kravetz speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Cullman Spine Institute Inc.1300 Bridge Creek Dr Ne Ste B Cullman, AL 35055
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