Dr. Rick McKenzie, MD

Dr. Rick McKenzie, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(8)
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Dr. Rick McKenzie, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Tuscaloosa, AL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

701 University Blvd E Ste 702

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Contact Information

(205) 752-0441

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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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.

Education

  • 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
3.0
based on 8 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. McKenzie's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Tuscaloosa, AL |
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 consult-complained-he laughed/made excuses., said do nothing now, run more tests, cancelled 2nd appt after seeing pain dr. Need appt n0w-refuses to see me-I'm uncooperative to his recommendations for my care.
in Tuscaloosa, AL |
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 months removed from the surgery, I am better than I have been in 20 years. I heard a lot of horror stories about this type of surgery but I would recommend Dr. McKenzie to anyone suffering from pain.
in Tuscaloosa, al |
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.
in Northport, Al |
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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Dr. McKenzie accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. McKenzie has admitting privileges

DCH Regional Medical Center
809 University Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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