Dr. Robert Poczatek, MD

Dr. Robert Poczatek, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Poczatek, MD is a spinal cord injury medicine doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

800 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 700

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

(205) 933-8981

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.


  • University Of Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Al Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Poczatek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Poczatek's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Poczatek to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Poczatek'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 (7)
Birmingham, AL |
Doctor seemed nice enough but getting any information or return phone call after visit from his staff or him seems nearly impossible. This in itself is enough to make me run the other direction. Absolute MESS!!!!! Been calling for weeks with no return call from nurse or staff. Normally patients seeing these types of doctors are in enough pain and discomfort without having to deal with poor followup and organization.
Trussville, AL |
I have been to DrPoczatek office I will NOT recommending him to anyone My test results set on his desk waiting on him to look at I called on Wednesday left messenge no one called me back I called back on Thursday was told result was on his desk and someone would call me back so ok but nothing that day and nothing on Friday called back on Monday and guess what results are still on his desk still has not look at my test result The way I look at it you don't have for time for me I have no time 4U
in Birmingham, AL |
On two separate occasions, I had to wait over 2 hours for my appointment. The staff was not helpful in moving things along. The doctor was very nice and seemed knowledgeable, but the wait is excruciating.
in Birmingham, AL |
Dr Poczatek diagnosed Thoracic Outlet Syndrome on our daughter who had been suffering with pain for two years. She had the surgery, and has had a wonderful improvement in her quality of life.
Birmingham, AL |
Office staff is completely incompetent and rude.
in Birmingham, AL |
Considering I cannot get past the front desk to see him, I am going to give this a no go. I have traveled to St. Vincent's two different times in a month now only to be sent out the first time for not having a referral and the second time because the office staff did not write down my appoint ment at 2:15. They were rude about this to the utmost extent and told me it would be at least 2 hours. I had to get my son early from school for this and rush from my job to get here.
in Birmingham AL |
Very knowledgeable man. Believes what he believes and doesn't shut up long enough to listen to the patient. Very proud of himself.
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Dr. Poczatek accepts 6 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
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Poczatek has admitting privileges

St. Vincent's Birmingham
810 St. Vincent's Drive
Birmingham, AL 35205
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Cullman Regional Medical Center
1912 Al Highway 157
Cullman, AL 35058
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