Dr. James Birmingham, MD

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Rheumatology

Dr. James Birmingham, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Birmingham has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. He graduated from Oh State U Coll Med medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy Health Saint Mary's and Spectrum Health Hospitals Butterworth Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. James Birmingham, MD

Metro Health Rheumatology

4055 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Birmingham

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Birmingham treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Birmingham treats other conditions, please contact the office at (616) 252-5202.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

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Osteoporosis Screening
Osteopenia
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Birmingham is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Still's Disease
Psoriatic Arthritis
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Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases

Rheumatologic muscular disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polymyositis in which the immune system attacks healthy cells and causes muscle pain, stiffness or weakness.Compare with other Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases specialists.

Dr. Birmingham is experienced in the area of Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dermatomyositis
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Dr. Birmingham's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Birmingham accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
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Dr. Birmingham's Reviews

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5.0

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My third rheumatologist due to retirement and relocation of others, but definitely the best!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Best doctor in town. He's an incredible man who couldn't care more genuinely for his patients. He actually sits and listens to you and doesn't rush right into and out of the exam. The wait list for an appointment is worth it, 100%.
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
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Nov 26, 2020
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Awesome ! He has a great personality which put me at ease!
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
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Sep 11, 2019
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A doctor who will do what ever he can to get you to feel 100% better. My quality of life is back because of him as well as my kids.
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
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Birmingham, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Birmingham has...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology

Education

Duke University Med Center
Residency Hospital
Spectrum Health Butterworth Camp
Residency Hospital
1998
Oh State U Coll Med
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. James Birmingham, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Birmingham has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. James Birmingham, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. James Birmingham, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Birmingham frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See all practice areas where Dr. Birmingham specializes.

Where is Dr. James Birmingham, MD's office located?

Dr. Birmingham's office is located at 4055 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Metro Health Rheumatology

Metro Health Park East4055 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Grand Rapids, MI

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Spectrum Health Hospitals Butterworth Hospital

Grand Rapids, MI

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)