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Joel Tucker, MD

Dr. Tucker is an orthopedic surgeon in the Gulfport area. He is affiliated with Garden Park Medical Center and 4 more hospitals.
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18 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Tucker saw more bursitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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17 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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10 doctors
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Dr. Tucker saw more sprained joint patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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18 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more weakness patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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10 doctors
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Dr. Tucker saw more broken bone patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Tucker saw more torn meniscus patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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22 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more back problems patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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21 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more spine condition patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more tendonitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more sprained ankle patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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2 doctors
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Dr. Tucker saw torticollis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Gulfport area. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more abnormal gait patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more swelling patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Tucker saw more broken arm patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Tucker saw more sprained back patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Tucker saw more plantar fasciitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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22 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more back pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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Dr. Tucker saw more sprained knee patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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Dr. Tucker saw more foot condition patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Tucker saw more spinal stenosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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Dr. Tucker saw more pinched nerve patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Tucker saw more broken foot patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Tucker saw more sprained neck patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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Dr. Tucker saw more Achilles tendinitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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Dr. Tucker saw more sprained wrist patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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Dr. Tucker saw more spondylosis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Gulfport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Tucker’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Tucker’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 3%

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. Tucker’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Tucker’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. Tucker’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Tucker’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. Tucker sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
15476 Dedeaux Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
1,154 miles away
North Bay Diagnostics / Cedar Lake Medical Plaza
1720A Medical Park Dr
Biloxi, MS 39532
1,147 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Mississippi School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2005

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Garden Park Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Hancock Medical Center Urgent Care
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Ocean Springs Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Singing River Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Biloxi Regional Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • 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
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health First
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SelectHealth
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Viva Health
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield