Dr. James Blankenship, MD

Dr. James Blankenship, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(29)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Blankenship, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fayetteville, AR and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

2793 E Millennium Pl Ste 1

Fayetteville, AR 72703

Contact Information

(479) 582-9025

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
27

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • U Ark For Med Sci
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • U Ark For Med Sci
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blankenship has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blankenship's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blankenship to family and friends
2.7
based on 29 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Blankenship's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Would not recommend him to my worst enemy. He did a back surgery on my family member a year ago and didn't do a good job. He had to have surgery again 3 weeks ago and was still in unimaginable pain. 3 days ago he had to have surgery on his back AGAIN to repair the damages Blankenship caused from 3...more
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in Berryville, AR
It's been six months since my wife's spinal fusion (Nuvasive® XLIF) with Doctor Blaneinship and the Physicians Specialty Hospital, all went smoothly and my wife is back to her old self. Doctor Blankenship and his staff were most professional and still friendly and approachable with our questions...more
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in Conway, AR
After extensive Internet study concerning my diagnosis and visits with surgeons from Dallas, TX to Pittsburg, PA, I decided my best option was to go with the plan offered to me by Dr. James Blankenship. The other surgeons wanted to perform as much as an eight level fusion including rods and...more
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