Dr. James Brunz, MD

Interventional Pain MedicineMaleAge 50

Dr. Brunz
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Orthopedic Institute, Sioux Falls, SD

810 E 23rd St Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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Dr. James Brunz, MD is a Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist in Sioux Falls, SD and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of South Dakota medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center and Avera St. Mary's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brunz to book an appointment.

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Dr. Brunz's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Headache
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Dr. Brunz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brunz

4.9

Based on 70 ratings

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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (61)
  • Explained conditions well (59)
  • Listened & answered questions (59)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (4)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Great Doc, Great team, I would never go anywhere else for my orthopedic needs
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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MICHAEL P STEEN – Feb 25, 2021
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Everything went smoothly and professionally. Very impressed and satisfied with the visit
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
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Mylo Hellickson – Jan 29, 2021
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I am very happy with Dr. Brunz, he has helped me for many years already. all ways very friendly and helpful
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
  • Long wait times
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Judy Bietz – Jan 23, 2021
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Brunz and hi staff. Everyone is so caring, polite, and efficient. Thanks for the awesome care!!
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
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Brenda Hamm – Dec 23, 2020
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Dr. James Brunz is amazing! He spends time you needed to treat you in the most appropriate way! He evaluates the best course of treatment and thoroughly explains alternatives to you. He is clear and concise so you make an informed decision. His PA, Pam is also his sidekick and does a fabulous job working w/Dr. Brunz! They are the "A" team! They are kind, caring, and compassionate. You are not a number at this clinic, you are THEIR PATIENT! I had a pain stimulator implanted 6 to 8 months ago with a pain level over a 10. This pain has been with me for years and after numerous surgery's from another hospital there was no success to alleviate my back pain. With 2 visits to Dr. Brunz and a pain stimulator, I am now at a level 0 to a 3 most of the time for back pain. I have my life back and am able to now walk to the mailbox and get my own mail! I am no longer dependent upon my wife to do everything for me. I have independence! Thank you Dr. Brunz and Staff!!!
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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Rich Roling – Dec 22, 2020
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Dr. Brunz and his staff are amazing! Very friendly and efficient at everything they do. My wife and I have both experienced much pain relief because of Dr. Brunz and we recommend him very highly .
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
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Gary Sampson – Dec 01, 2020
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Dr.Brunz is always friendly and very knowledgeable, and I like that he takes all the time needed for questions.we could use more doctor's like him. I have been dealing with back problems for 36 years and finally I found freedom from PAIN.thanks doc.
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
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jeff h. – Nov 20, 2020
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I would say that from my very first visit with Dr. Brunz I knew I was in good hands. I originally met with him regarding neck pain issues I was experiencing and had been going on for some time. Whether it was at the Orthopedic Institute, Midwest Pain Specialists or the Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, Dr. Brunz and the entire staff were very friendly, professional and thorough in explaining each phase of my treatment and/or procedures. I couldn't be more pleased.
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
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Karen Slocum – Nov 07, 2020
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Dr Brunz and staff are great. They explain everything fully. They definitely deserve a 6 rating!
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
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teri johnson – Nov 02, 2020
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I had a epidural
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 02, 2020
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Great care ,concern about my health and well being, excellent care from all staff ??????????????
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
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James M Pace – Nov 01, 2020
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Dr. Brunz is a very caring physician and always listens To our concerns. He is very thorough. We highly recommended him!!!
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
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Frederick Hagman – Oct 19, 2020
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Thank you Federick!
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The office & clinic staff were wonderful, made me feel more at ease about my procedure. Dr. Brunz explained what was going to happen & answered all my question.
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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I am so appreciative that Dr Brunz and his staff treated me with concern and compassion. Chronic back pain can be debilitating and frustrating! I find that knowing I can reach out to Dr Brunz and his staff for some resolution to the issues gives me great comfort.
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
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Chloe Powell – Oct 09, 2020
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Dr Brunz was very concerned about my present condition, he explained what my options were with my condition he was very matter of fact. We discussed what I could expect in the future if I did or did not have surgery. He made it very clear what my condition would become. He also gave me his medical recommendation of what I should do. He listened to my concerns and we discussed them. After my appointment I felt I had all the information I needed to make the best decision about surgery.
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Sep 26, 2020
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it was a routine visit
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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pam libby – Aug 12, 2020
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I cannot say enough about the quality of care and the results. Within hours, my pain had diminished for the first time in months. Dr. Brunz and all his staff are truly 5-star!
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
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Julie B – Aug 03, 2020
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Dr. Brunz performed Rhizotomy surgery on my lower back. After two days, the pain has been reduced to just a fraction of what it was. From my arrival to departure, Dr Brunz and his entire staff were very professional, concerned and pleasant. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tom – Jul 31, 2020
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Doctor Brunz has compassion for his patients, I have been seeing him for 8 years and my Spinal Stenosis is very painful. He never gives up on trying everything possible to help me cope with chronic pain, and that makes him "Best in Class" in my opinion!!! I have nothing but respect for Dr. Brunz, and I have recommended him to many of our friends and family . When someone I know has serious pain issues I tell them to make an appointment to see him. He is widely respected both by his peers and patients. Thanks again Dr. Brunz!!!
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James Peacock – Jul 04, 2020
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I was very impressed with the Dr, his PA and the entire staff. Very caring, very informative, I felt like I belonged there. I will certainly return for any future care I may need.
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Biography

Dr. James Brunz, MD is a Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist in Sioux Falls, SD and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

2009
University of Iowa
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University Of Ne Med Center
Residency Hospital
2001
University of South Dakota
Medical School
1997
South Dakota State University
Undergraduate School
1994
Augustana College
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. James Brunz, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. James Brunz, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Brunz frequently treats Back Pain, Cervical Block, and Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Brunz treats.

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

Dr. Brunz's office is located at 810 E 23rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Orthopedic Institute, Sioux Falls, SD

Orthopedic Institute, Sioux Falls, SD810 E 23rd St Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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Orthopedic Institute, Brookings407 22nd Ave Brookings, SD 57006
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

Sioux Falls, SD

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

1 Award Received

Avera St. Mary's Hospital

Pierre, SD

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Brookings Health System

Brookings, SD

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center

Aberdeen, SD

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital

Sioux Falls, SD

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received