Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 51

General Surgery

Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Huntsville, AL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Alabama School Of Medicine medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with Crestwood Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD

General Surgery Associates

4704 Whitesburg Dr SW Ste 200 Huntsville, AL 35802
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(256) 880-4510

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Dr. Sheppard Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs Gallbladder Removal more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Sheppard Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Anal Disorders
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cellulitis
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Procedure
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intertrigo
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Lipomas
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Modified Radical Mastectomy
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Open Adrenal Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Hernia Procedures
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Preventive Mastectomy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radical Mastectomy
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Robotic-Assisted Pancreas Resection
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Total or Simple Mastectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Sheppard Jr accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Sheppard Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sheppard Jr

5.0

Based on 170 ratings

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Hernia repair, well done.
Hernia repair, well done. Glad I got it done. The whole deal went well and the professionalism and care was apparent. I put the surgery off thinking it was going to be a long recovery, but not the case. It only took a couple of weeks. It's nice not having that dull pain anymore.
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
No results
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David – Jun 24, 2022
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Excelleny and caring doctor!
I want to say how deeply appreciative I am for Dr. Sheppard's caring and skills at communicating during an urgent health scare. I felt tremendously lucky to have come across him by accidental circumstances. Very professional yet the caring aspects I truly needed while feeling vulnerable and not so safe under care of other doctors not associated with Dr. Sheppard. Dr. Sheppard was so caring during my anxiety from what was ahead for me he even prayed with and for me. My wish is that Dr. Sheppard and his staff are continually lifted up so he and they may help others. This is a blessed doctor. You can feel confident and safe in his care! Thank you for going beyond and helping me. Truly a blessed doctor who has renewed my faith.
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Brynn Carroll – Jun 05, 2022
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Overall positive experience
My hernia surgery went very well. No problems or issues at all and I am very pleased with my end result. Just had my follow up visit. Dr Sheppard answered all of my questions. Overall very pleased with the surgery and the follow up visit. Highly recommend
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
No results
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Judy A Cherry – Jun 02, 2022
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Great Surgeon
Dr Sheppard is amazing... the surgical calm in my storm...
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
No results
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R. J. – May 12, 2022
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Dr. Sheppard and staff is great!
I would like to thank Dr. Sheppard for being an AWESOME surgeon and for his prayers! I've never met a Dr that cares for others like he does. Also the entire staff is top notch!
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
No results
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R. McCool – May 07, 2022
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Dr Sheppard is Awesome!
I’m very thankful! I’m healing up well! Dr Sheppard is a Doctor who cares about his patients! No rush and he takes time to answers your questions . Very kind and professional! What a blessing to have him repair my umbilical hernia ! Thank you Dr Sheppard!
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
No results
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Wayne Seale – Apr 29, 2022
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Dr. Sheppard is such an amazing Surgeon. Not only does he explain your procedure thoroughly, but he asks if he can have Prayer with you for the surgery he is about to perform. He truly a Blessing to his profession and his patients.
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
No results
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Linda Harris – Apr 29, 2022
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Very professional group and very kind
I had to have my gallbladder removed. It was my first ever surgery. Dr. Sheppard and his team were so nice and helped me with all my concerns. The day of surgery I was greeted with the best team ever. Very nice, kind, gentle and knowledgeable staff. Dr. Sheppard saw how nervous I was and lead me in a calming, peaceful prayer. I would refer him and his staff for everything needed. Thank you all for being so kind.
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
No results
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Michelle Pennington – Apr 28, 2022
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Dr. Sheppard is a wonderful surgeon. He went above and beyond to ensure he met all of my needs as his patient. The day of my surgery, Dr. Sheppard was very reassuring to my concerns. I am very pleased with the outcome!
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
No results
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Otempia B. – Apr 26, 2022
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Very Caring And Knowledgeable
Dr Sheppard is a master of his craft but is very down to earth and shows great care and concern to his patients. Even right before the surgery on the day of he was able to make me feel at ease. The staff around him is also very professional and courteous. Highly recommended.
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
No results
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Apr 21, 2022
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Office staff is very friendly. Dr. Sheppard listens to your concerns.
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
No results
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Apr 14, 2022
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Robotic Hernia surgery
Very professional and skilled surgeon. The surgery and the post surgery has been practically painless. Complete recovery in about a couple of days. Really pleased to have met such a very competent and outstanding doctor.
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
No results
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SB Madison – Apr 09, 2022
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Extremely Personable
Dr. Sheppard took the time to listen to my ramblings and explained everything. Not just my current issue but he read my history and offered explanations of historical issues. He did not rush and took the time to actually interact with me. He also operated on my wife some 10 years ago when no one else would touch her and he fixed her problem that was going on for years. To this day she has not had any issues so we are grateful for his expertise.
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
No results
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Frederick U – Apr 07, 2022
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Great experience
Dr. Shepard was knowledgeable, down to earth, and most importantly a man of integrity. I do feel blessed that God put him in my path to recovery. I would encourage anyone reading this not to focus on your tribulation or affliction but to focus on the Lord as he will be your strength through all of your days.
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
No results
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Jeff H. – Mar 28, 2022
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Dr. Shepard is very knowledgeable and very caring an excellent physician and an excellent surgeon. I feel blessed to have him as my doctor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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JT Liles – Mar 27, 2022
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Dr. Sheppard is a fine surgeon and most important, a fine MAN!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Mar 25, 2022
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Dr. Sheppard was very kind and goes over everything with me. Everyone in his office is very nice.
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
No results
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Mar 18, 2022
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Dr. Sheppard is excellent. He took time explaining the procedure and was very easy to talk to. His staff is very friendly and efficient as well.
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
No results
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Mar 09, 2022
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Everyone was very friendly and professional! Dr Sheppard was professional and explained everything to me.
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
No results
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Vickie Shwab – Feb 18, 2022
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Dr Sheppard performed two procedures on me over a 3 month period to repair an inguinal hernia followed by repair of an unbilical hernia. He is easy to interact with and extremely skilled. He describe how he would perform the procedure and the anticipated recovery time. My recovery was issue free and I am extremely satisfied with the results. If you need hernia repair or gall bladder removal, I highly recommend Dr. Sheppard.
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
No results
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Robert Styles – Feb 13, 2022
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Compassionate, state-of-the art surgical care with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery, especially gallbladder and robotic hernia repair.

Biography

Ray Sheppard Jr., MD, is an expert in hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, and surgery for breast diseases including treatment for breast cancer.   Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Robotic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

2001
Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
Residency Hospital
1997
Caraway Methodist Med Ctr-Birmingham, Al
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
Georgia Institute Of Technology
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Does Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Sheppard Jr has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sheppard Jr frequently treats Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic, Gallbladder Removal, and Appendectomy, Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sheppard Jr treats.

Where is Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD's office located?

Dr. Sheppard Jr's office is located at 4704 Whitesburg Dr SW Ste 200, Huntsville, AL 35802. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

General Surgery Associates

General Surgery Associates PC4704 Whitesburg Dr SW Ste 200 Huntsville, AL 35802
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Sheppard Jr is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Crestwood Medical Center

Huntsville, AL

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

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