Dr. James Blankenship, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(29)
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Dr. James Blankenship, MD
Dr. James Blankenship, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Fayetteville, AR. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

Neurosurgery Spine Center

2793 E Millennium Pl Ste 1

Fayetteville, AR 72703

Contact Information

(479) 582-9025

Dr. James Blankenship, MD

Dr. James Blankenship, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Pyramid Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American
  • Worker's Compensation

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Dr. Blankenship's Experience

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Dr. Blankenship's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
29

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
13

Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

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)
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 weeks ago. This doctor left on vacation the very next day while he is in ICU fighting for his life. He has no back up doctor & no doctor will work or see him. Recommend finding a different surgeon.
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 and concerns, even through the recovery. The Physicians Specialty Hospital was far above anything we could have expected or hoped for, great food and an abundance of caring and attentive staff.
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 hardware to stabilize my spine from the T10 to S1. Dr. Blankenship offered to treat the source of pain with a single level fusion of the L4-L5. Go see Dr. Blankenship. You'll be glad you did.
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Dr. Blankenship accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
    Coventry Health Care of Tennessee PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Pyramid Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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