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Brian Claytor, MD

Dr. Claytor is an orthopedic surgeon in the Tuscaloosa area. He is affiliated with DCH Regional Medical Center and 4 more hospitals.
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Dr. Claytor saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more arthritis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more back problems patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more sprained back patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more back pain patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more spine condition patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more osteoarthritis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more hemorrhage patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Claytor saw more herniated disc patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more sprained joint patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more sprained leg patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more neck pain patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more spinal stenosis patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more weakness patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw sprained neck patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw drug allergies patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw torn meniscus patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw spondylosis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw rotator cuff tear patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more broken arm patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw swelling patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw scoliosis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw broken hand patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw more sprained shoulder patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Claytor saw broken wrist patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Repeat hip replacement rate

Dr. Claytor’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Claytor’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 4%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Claytor’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We measure how many of Dr. Claytor’s primary hip replacements resulted in a second hip replacement within 90 days of the first one — we call this their repeat hip replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary hip replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat hip replacement rate for patients like Dr. Claytor’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Claytor’s rate of repeat hip replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Claytor’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Claytor’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 4%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Claytor’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Claytor’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Claytor’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Claytor’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Claytor sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

305 Paul W Bryant Dr E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
660 miles away
Office
2702 Hospital Dr
Northport, AL 35476
659 miles away
400 Paul W Bryant Dr E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
660 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1999
  • University of Alabama Hospital Program
    RESIDENCY

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    3. Orthopaedic Surgery Of The Spine

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Claytor is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • DCH Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Northport Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Bryan W Whitfield Memorial Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Fayette Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Pickens County Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Viva Health
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield