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Dr. James Canavan, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Canavan

Arrowhead Health Centers

16222 N 59th Ave Ste A115 Glendale, AZ 85306

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Dr. James Canavan, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Glendale, AZ and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 1987 and specializes in interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology.

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Dr. Canavan accepts the following insurance:

Accountable Health Plans of America
Accountable Health Plans of America PPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice POS
Health Fund POS
Health Fund PPO
Managed Choice POS
Arizona Foundation
Banner Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Preferred
Blue Traditional PPO
Preferred Care Blue
Preferred Care Blue PPO
Preferred Plan PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Indemnity EPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Fortified Provider Network
Fortified Provider Network PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Medicare Advantage PPO
PacifiCare Health Systems
Three Rivers Provider Network
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Choice EPO
Choice Plus
Options PPO
USA Managed Care Organization
USA Managed Care Organization PPO

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Dr. Canavan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canavan treats Fibromyalgia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Canavan treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canavan treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Canavan treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Chronic Pelvic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canavan treats Chronic Pelvic Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Canavan treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Canavan's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthrography
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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What People Say About Dr. James Canavan, MD
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I was treated like a cow in a branding line up. One day the crew were laughing at me without me knowing it BUT they told me they were laughing at some of the things I was saying the week before and I knew what it was & it is TRUE & verifiable. At the last visit I was actually laughed to my face and invalidated my pain issues by a person in the clinic. I don't know how much Dr. Canavan was involved. But his staff was deplorable.
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I was terrified when I walked into the office. The entire staff, and most especially Dr Canavan made me relax and feel at ease. The procedure itself was relatively painless. I was very glad I made the decision to go to this facility! My next appt is next week, and I feel confident I'll have the same experience!
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About Me

Arrowhead Health Centers is a comprehensive, integrated network of providers that deliver primary care along with pain and injury management, diagnostics, and rehabilitation. Our founders recognized at the very beginning that when you put people firs...


  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications


Maricopa Medical Center-Anesthesiology
Residency Hospital
University Of South Alabama Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
Medical School
University Of Oklahoma
Undergraduate School