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J. Blake Boyett, DO


Dr. John Blake Boyett is an orthopaedic spine surgeon.  He graduated from Sulligent High School in the small west Alabama town. After finishing on the Dean’s List at Samford University, he attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences for medical school and started orthopaedic residency at KCUMB/St. Mary’s Medical Center.

He has always had an interest in orthopaedic and spine surgery but specifically in minimally-invasive surgery and sports related spine injuries. After graduating from residency as Chief Resident, he decided to pursue orthopaedic spinal surgery and was accepted into the prestigious Texas Back Institute for fellowship. During his fellowship, he obtained vast experience in varying cases of complexity, from multilevel scoliosis procedures to minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Boyett has completed a sub-fellowship in minimally invasive spine surgery and sports related injuries with the world-renowned surgeon for the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers, Dr. Drew Dossett.  Dr. Boyett received vast experience in treating high school, college, and professional athletes and strives to get them back to optimal shape to return to play their sport. Dr. Boyett is currently the Director of the Spine Department at Athens Limestone Hospital and continues to work to offer the most advanced and innovative treatments to neck and back pain.

In his spare time, Dr. Boyett enjoys spending time with his wife, Emily and son, Brooks, as well as hunting, fishing, golf and working with his two Labrador Retrievers.

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Areas of Expertise:



  • Alabama Medical Education Consortium
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association (Board of Directors)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society

Clinical Team

  • Lauren Sheffield, PA
  • Kana Adkins, MA/RT
  • Madison Tucker, MS

Blake Boyett, DO | The Orthopaedic Center | Athens, AL


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