Dr. James Barnett, MD

Dr. James Barnett, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. James Barnett, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Modesto, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and specializes in interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology.Read his story

1524 McHenry Ave Ste 500

Modesto, CA 95350

Contact Information

(209) 326-1300

Insurance Accepted

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Barnett performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Barnett's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Barnett "I've been in Modesto, California off and on since 1978. Formerly a Registered Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, with training in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine, I have limited my practice to Pain diagnostics and Injection techniques. After a contentious split from the Pain group I started, all my original staff of 18 years and I opened a new practice inviting Dr. Brian Bernhardt to join us. My wife of 41 years, Susan, an RN, also works with us in our Injection center. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Barnett "Don't rely on Narcotics!!!!!, get an accurate diagnosis!!! don't fall prey to medical scams like costly unused psych profiles, Urine drug screen scam doctors.  Ask questions! Be proactive in your care and don't expect a magic pill."


  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated



Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Arizona State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Connecticut Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Connecticut Internal Medicine Residency Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Zion Pain Institute, St. George, Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Bridgeport Hosp (Yale U)
    Other Education | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barnett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barnett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barnett to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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Dr. Barnett's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I was really impressed with Dr. Barnett. Unfortunately his staff is extremely rude, unfriendly and not helpful in any way. Heaven forbid you have an insurance problem or they want more information.
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in Modesto
I never met the doctor. I was at the pain center for an injection to relieve my severe pain. I had been crying for a few days due to pain. When the nurse took me to the bed / guerney she didn’t know anything about my medical history. I was unable to get into the bed unless lowered and she was very...more
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First let me say Dr Barnett is a very good doctor, however I am questioning the professionalism of the office. After my dad made an appt for my mom with Dr Barnett at Dr Barnett’s suggestion she was instead scheduled with his partner who my father was uncomfortable with and was a little gruff in...more
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in Turlock, CA
I have been seeing Dr Barnett for a few years... he is EXCELLENT... He cares about his patients and takes time to talk to you... explains everything... and is gentle and kind. He keeps you OUT of pain... I would recommend him to everyone ... his staff are warm and welcoming... and make you feel as...more
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in Modesto, CA
Dr.Barnett is a great pain management doctors.Hdoes not talk down to you like some doctors do. He also cares about those in pain and is always trying to get his patients to a better place. He talks to you like a friend and only wants the best for each individual He also knows what works for one...more
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