Dr. Rick McKenzie, MD

Dr. Rick McKenzie, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Rick McKenzie, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Wayne State Univ Som in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

701 University Blvd E Ste 702

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Guardian
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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15  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Wayne State Univ Som
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McKenzie has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McKenzie's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McKenzie to family and friends
9 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. McKenzie's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Talked to Dr. McKenzie about my back and he tells it like it is with no sugar coating. Not only did he tell me he showed me the x-rays and pointed to what he was talking about. He told me what was going to happen and what to expect. Had two spinal surgeries in two days. Had to go through my...more
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surgeryX2 w/him. Neck ok, Had reaction 2 drug he gave, called him. nurses said no to talking to him/ helping me, Demand they ask him, he said not his problem, call primary care dr.. I said don't have one, said go to ER.. Nurses-rude/hateful. Him-rush in/out, surgery&He's done. 3rd...more
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Dr. McKenzie performed a diskectomy and fused my L4-L5. I was in severe pain before but have been very pleased with the results since. I was able to walk within 3 days and within 2 weeks I was able to walk a couple of miles per day. I was able to return to work within a month and now that I am 6...more
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He didn't hold back on anything. About had me in tears. Did the fusion on c6 and c7 and I was up in hours walking around. I've had no problems. He did a good job.
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Dr Mckenzie performed my neck surgeries. He did a great job, and I woke up instantly relieved! He tells it like it is, so don't expect him to sugar coat anything. I saw him at work in the OR when I was in the radiography program and knew that, if I ever needed help, he would be the surgeon I wanted
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