Dr. Robert Poczatek, MD

Dr. Robert Poczatek, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine  ·  
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Age 47
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Dr. Robert Poczatek, MD is a spinal cord injury specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Birmingham in 1998 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine.

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

See how frequently Dr. Poczatek performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Poczatek's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

50  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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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

  • 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

2.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Poczatek to family and friends
18 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (4)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Poczatek's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. P There have been times that I waiting a little longer than expected but I was never rushed and my concerns were always addressed. I have had more success with his care for my pain than in all the years before seeing other physicians.
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My referring doctor sent over my file a week before my appointment - apparently he didn't take the time to review it because he started from scratch after I insisted my referring doctor had already sent over everything to save him time....just wouldn't take the time to listen to me or my husband....more
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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...more
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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...more
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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.
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