Dr. James Alvis, MD

Dr. James Alvis, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. James Alvis, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Norman, OK and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

2412 Palmer Cir

Norman, OK 73069

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Limb Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Alvis does not have any board certifications listed.

84  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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25  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Carraway Meth Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Eastern Va Grad School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Alvis has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Alvis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alvis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alvis to family and friends
16 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Alvis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

He's a talented surgeon, no doubt, but the follow-up care is not good. He's never examined me physically or gone over an MRI with me in the room, or anything. He just comes in, asks me how I feel, then I leave with a handful of scripts. The worst part are the inept office staff, who take weeks to...more
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D. ALuis is an amazing surgeon. He doesn't waste your time and listens to all your concerns. He's very knowledgeable and knew exactly what course of treatment to use in my case which resulted in a great outcome.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Alvis for the past 6 years. I have the utmost confidence in his abilities and his treatments.
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