Dr. James Beretta, DO

Pain MedicineMaleAge 63

Pain Medicine

Dr. James Beretta, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Pelham, AL and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham and St. Vincent's St. Clair. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. James Beretta, DO

Dr. James Paul Beretta PC

2501 Meadowview Ln Ste 101 Pelham, AL 35124 ()

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(205) 685-5357

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Dr. Beretta's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Pain
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Dr. Beretta treats Chronic Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Beretta treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Beretta treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Beretta treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Beretta treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Beretta treats this condition more than 95% 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
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Dr. Beretta's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection

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Dr. Beretta accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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United Healthcare

Dr. Beretta's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Beretta

3.8

Based on 63 ratings

5 Stars
65.07936507936508%
(41)
4 Stars
3.1746031746031744%
(2)
3 Stars
3.1746031746031744%
(2)
2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(3)
1 Star
23.80952380952381%
(15)
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Narcissistic child
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Eguy – Jul 11, 2020
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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?
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
4 people found this helpful
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Oct 07, 2018
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Excellent dr. I've been a patient of his for several years now. He's very caring and compassionate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Kimberly Hunter in Jasper, al – Jan 16, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Tina Mathews in Pensacola Florida (now) – Jan 09, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Francine in Pinson, AL – Sep 06, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Birmingham, AL – Aug 05, 2017
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Kym in Birmingham, Al – Jun 30, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Willie in Alabaster Al – Jun 16, 2017
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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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Michael Warmack in Pell city – Mar 16, 2017
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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...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Miserable – Nov 30, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Danny S in Pelham, AL – Nov 24, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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LaVinia in Birmingham, AL – Oct 21, 2016
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Charles Kidd in Altoona, AL – Apr 18, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Mar 15, 2016
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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

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • 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
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What are Dr. James Beretta, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Beretta frequently treats Chronic Pain, Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Beretta treats.

Where is Dr. James Beretta, DO's office located?

Dr. Beretta's office is located at 2501 Meadowview Ln Ste 101, Pelham, AL 35124. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. James Paul Beretta PC2501 Meadowview Ln Ste 101 Pelham, AL 35124
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Beretta is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

St. Vincent's St. Clair

Pell City, AL

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average