Dr. T Ricketts, MD

Dr. T Ricketts, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. T Ricketts, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Hoover, AL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

2949 John Hawkins Pkwy

Hoover, AL 35244

Contact Information

(205) 822-0233

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Dr. Ricketts' Experience

Dr. Ricketts' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Cholesterol
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hives
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syncope
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Wheezing


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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Breath Testing
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Immunization
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wellness Examination

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 Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Carraway Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Carraway Methodist Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ricketts has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ricketts' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ricketts to family and friends
based on 83 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Ricketts' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Birmingham |
The best docter ever. He will listen to your concerns and wast not time in treating your conditions
Alabaster, AL |
Awful. Never returns calls, refills perscriptions and now I find out he is not even practicing at LeMak anymore. Not sure what is going on but something. Think he got too big for his own self.
Alabaster, al |
Dr. Ricketts spends very little time with his patients. His staff does not return phone calls or inquiries about follow-up. An MRI which he said he wanted scheduled has not been scheduled and it's a month later. No lab results have been given to me a month later. Hewrote me a prescription for a one-month supply of my medicine, waiting to see what to do with it after test results, now I have no prescription left and was told I would have to come in to see him to get another prescription written
in Birmingham, AL |
I visited today. Dr. Ricketts and his staff were very friendly. I was in and out in an hour and Doctor Ricketts was in the room with me for approximately three minutes.
Atlanta, GA |
Would not recommend him to my worst enemy.
in Birmingham, AL |
Dr. Ricketts has been my primary doctor for almost 20 years. His thoughtfulness and attention to detail, his careful listening and thoroughness of diagnosis, has been unmatched in my experience. When I was in the hospital, he was the one who made sure the hospital staff covered each detail. I give him the highest level of trust and confidence with myself and my family. In a country and State where the medical industry is dysfunctional, Dr. Ricketts is a physician who will stand with you.
in Hueytown, AL |
My family have been going to Dr. Ricketts for years. I can honestly say that my last visit to him has been the worst of the worst. The new staff at Lemak and Ricketts were not professional. Dr. Ricketts was supposed to have completed my routine visit for my physical, he came in the office shook my hand and walked out. I had to ask for blood work to be completed, in which I still haven't received results. I reported him to my insurance company and refused them to pay.
He by far is the worst Doctor I have ever been to! All he seems to care about is running his practice like a factory..pushing one patient in and out as fast as possible! I have to mention his terrrrrrrrible staff too(rude as possible) If I could put 0 stars I would!
in ALabaster Alabama |
Would not recommend him. I was misdiagnosed about a bad thyroid. Went to another doctor ended up being vitamin d defenciant He does not take time enough with patient Office personal are very rude also. He was a better doctor when he had his office in Hoover but I guess he want to be closer to richer side of town and get all the patients he can. Good luck to him !
in Tuscaloosa, AL |
I have referred many people to Dr. Ricketts. My family has been with him since he first started his practice and we don't intend to go anywhere else. In my opinion, anyone who doesn't think he is a great doctor, are the ones who want things sugar coated for them and he doesn't do that. He puts it all on the table and then he takes the time to explain it all to you. Love him.
in Jasper, al |
Went for a physical which my insurance pays in full. With no copay. They had me dye an appt for dr Ricketts to tell me my results. When I showed up for the appt they tried to charge me a copay. I had insurance company call them and explain. When I called back and talked to office manager she said that's just the way they do it. Of course they didn't get my money and never will. Very unprofessional!!!
Denver, CO |
I like that Dr. Ricketts is a straight-shooter. I don't like feeling that I'm bothering him or being rushed. I also don't like the staff - office or medical - and I don't like that they don't respond to phone calls or messages. I called 3 times and sent a few online messages for a refill that never came. I finally talked to the office manager a couple of times and she was really rude, too. On the upside, I love the phlebotomist that they currently have (11/2015). I can't even feel her stic
in Helena, Alabama |
Dr Ricketts is a pleasant and likeable guy- my family used him for years. After he started transitioning to the new building I was told I owed several hundred dollars on a bill that had no date of service and was told that it was in the old system and they couldnt pull it up and refused to let me see the doc until it was paid. I called insurance company and threatened insurance fraud. Dr Ricketts finally handled it only to have them do it to me again a year later. Terribly rude staff. Sad.
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Dr. Ricketts accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Brookwood Medical Center
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