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Dr. James Beretta, DO

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Beretta

James P Beretta DO

2501 Meadowview Ln Ste 101 Pelham, AL 35124

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(205) 685-5357


Dr. James Beretta, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Pelham, AL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.


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Dr. Beretta accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Beretta's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Beretta treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Beretta treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Beretta treats Migraine more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Beretta treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Beretta treats Fibromyalgia more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Beretta treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia

Dr. Beretta's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Beretta's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Beretta

3.8

Based on 62 reviews

5 Stars
66.12903225806451%
(41)
4 Stars
1.6129032258064515%
(1)
3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(2)
2 Stars
4.838709677419355%
(3)
1 Star
24.193548387096776%
(15)

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I really like the doctor however I'm having problems with the prior approvals because there needs to be an adjustment with the medication and the nurse refuses to help. The cost of the medications without insurance is nearly 800$. I understand insurance is a pain but the medication does me no good if I can't get it. They knew this last Thursday when I came in and still gave me the same medication and took my copay. So I don't know if there's a communication problem?
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Excellent dr. I've been a patient of his for several years now. He's very caring and compassionate.
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I have been a patient here for over 10 years and even drive several hours now for my treatment. I trust his decisions on my care and the staff is the nicest I’ve ever felt with.
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Dr Beretta is by far the best pain Management Dr I have had. Hopefully the last. He is courteous, wise professional and very caring. His staff works hard along side him and have been with him a long time. Once you get settled in with Dr Beretta you can feel comfortable and confident that he will take care of your medical needs in the most practical / effective ways in his power. He is not the average "pain Dr mill" this is a respectable man for starters who cares about each and every patient.
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Very poor bedside manner to the point this or any other feedback would not be read. So this is for people that will be his patients. His testing is nonexistent to the point of only doing the least he can get away with. Do not know what brought him from the north to Florida and then to Alabama but most can figure out what it was. Dont explain what the reasoning behind the procedures as almost like us southerners are too ignorant to understand and then gets upset when you question him about it.
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I'm a lung cancer survivor with post thorocotomy pain syndrome. Dr Beretta and his staff have helped me with the utmost professionalism, compassion and high quality care. They are always warm and friendly. I'm grateful for Dr Beretta and his awesome staff, too!
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I have been using Dr Beretta since 2014. He is an excellent pain doctor. He gives me just enough pain meds so I can continue to work and support my family. I have had blocks from several doctors and his blocks are by far the best I have received.
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3-15-17 called his office yesterday & they were very RUDE . Said I had my # blocked!? I don't even know how to block my phone. Could not get info &. Unable to drive to PELHAM ! Must be a mistake!? Now don't know what to do? Please call me if you'll know who this is, I'm in Pell City.... Don't understand at all, what's the issue?
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Great at epidurals... Horrible as a pain mgmt doctor... No compassion for people in real pain... Will not even give enough medicine to keep severely injured comfortable... Sites rules for GP's as reason...
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Dr Beretta gave me a block for my herniated C6 & C7. My appointment was at 10 am. They were very prompt. The Anesthesiologist was very personable and did a great job. The prep nurse had a great bedside manner. Dr Beretta was also very personable. The procedure went well. My entire time at his office was approximately 1:15. I will definitely use his office again.
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Dr. Beretta has an awesome bedside manner and is always smiling when I have seen him. He and his staff are knowledgable and get you into your appointment in a timely fashion. They are skilled at completing your procedure in a very effiecient manner. I never feel like a number or forgotten when I visit his office.
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Dr Beretta is a very personable man who also cares about me id recommend anyone in Alabama that suffers with chronic pain to make the drive id give him all five stars thanks Doc....Mr Kidd
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Perfectionist. On his job, knows his job, knows his patient....Always Straight to the point...sorry no puns with Dr. Beretta.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We do not require patients to have unnecessary procedures to receive pain management Providing office based procedures to save patients on co-pays

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1992
University Of Massachusetts Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Atlantic City Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Atlantic City Med Center
Internship Hospital
1988
Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1981
Providence College
Undergraduate School
1992
1992
1989
1988
1981

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