Dr. James Beretta, DO

Dr. James Beretta, DO

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Beretta, DO is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Pelham, AL. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

2501 Meadowview Ln Ste 101

Pelham, AL 35124

Contact Information

(205) 685-5357

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Beretta "We do not require patients to have unnecessary procedures to receive pain management Providing office based procedures to save patients on co-pays"


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Management
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology**
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


Read More


  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Beretta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Beretta's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Beretta to family and friends
based on 59 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Beretta's 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 (10)
in Pinson, AL |
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.
Birmingham, AL |
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.
in Birmingham, Al |
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!
in Alabaster Al |
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.
in Pell city |
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?
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...
in Pelham, AL |
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.
in Birmingham, AL |
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.
in Altoona, AL |
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
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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Dr. Beretta accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • UnitedHealthCare
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St. Vincent's Birmingham
810 St. Vincent's Drive
Birmingham, AL 35205
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