Dr. T Ricketts, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 60

Dr. Ricketts
Accepting new patients

Lemak Health

2949 John Hawkins Pkwy Hoover, AL 35244

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(205) 822-0233

Dr. T Ricketts, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Hoover, AL and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ricketts to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ricketts' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • 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
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hives
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spirometry
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syncope
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Ricketts accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
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GEHA
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
National Elevator
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Dr. Ricketts' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ricketts

2.4

Based on 84 ratings

5 Stars
27.38095238095238%
(23)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(3)
3 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(4)
2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(6)
1 Star
57.142857142857146%
(48)
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The best docter ever. He will listen to your concerns and wast not time in treating your conditions
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Percy Moore in Birmingham – Mar 24, 2017
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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.
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Alabaster, AL – Mar 23, 2017
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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
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Alabaster, al – Feb 23, 2017
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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.
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Scott G in Birmingham, AL – Jan 26, 2017
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Would not recommend him to my worst enemy.
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Atlanta, GA – Jan 15, 2017
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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.
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RGLD in Birmingham, AL – Dec 08, 2016
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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.
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Shay P. in Hueytown, AL – Oct 28, 2016
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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!
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Aug 09, 2016
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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 !
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Samuel Defrank in ALabaster Alabama – Jul 14, 2016
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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.
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Trish Hannah in Tuscaloosa, AL – May 26, 2016
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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!!!
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Joseph kimbrell in Jasper, al – May 18, 2016
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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
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Denver, CO – Jan 14, 2016
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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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Michelle Ellis in Helena, Alabama – Jan 05, 2016
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Biography

Dr. T Ricketts, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Hoover, AL and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Carraway Methodist Med Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Carraway Hosp
Internship Hospital
1987
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Ricketts frequently treats Fever, All Headaches (incl. Migraine), and Headache. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ricketts treats.

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Dr. Ricketts' office is located at 2949 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Lemak Health

Lemak Health2949 John Hawkins Pkwy Hoover, AL 35244
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Grandview Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average