Dr. James Canavan, MD

Dr. James Canavan, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Canavan is a pain management provider at Arrowhead Health Centers. He is a quality-focused physician who employs a teamwork philosophy, working synergistically with medical associates and staff to achieve goals and objectives. He takes a special interest in all sub-specialties of anesthesia (except cardiac) and acute & chronic pain management. Dr. Canavan is an avid college and pro football fan who enjoys cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners and New England Patriots, as well as traveling and growing & maintaining his tropical fish aquarium.

16222 N 59th Ave Ste A115

Glendale, AZ 85306

Contact Information

(623) 298-1820

Insurance Accepted

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Banner Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • CHAMPVA
  • 15 More

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Top Care Areas

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Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Pelvic Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Canavan "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 first, people get healthy. So they simply asked people what they wanted and delivered it. That was 1997, and from that point on Arrowhead Health Centers has focused on quality of care and quality of service. That means treating people with respect; being on time; making doctor visits convenient, treatments effective, the process easy, and the doctors approachable. This is the Arrowhead Health Centers difference. We put people first, and it shows."

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Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
1

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
33

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Spondylitis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Arthrography
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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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

  • University Of Oklahoma
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of South Alabama Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Maricopa Medical Center-Anesthesiology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Canavan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Canavan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Canavan to family and friends
3.0
based on 2 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Canavan Says:

At Arrowhead Health Centers, we put patients first so that they can get healthy. Part of that means continual listening and improving — thank you for sharing your feedback with me so we can improve our operations. If you have any immediate needs or concerns, feel free to call us at 623-334-4000.

Dr. Canavan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Casa Grande, AZ |
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.
in Peoria, AZ |
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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Dr. Canavan accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
    Accountable Health Plans of America PPO
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
    Choice
    Choice POS
    Health Fund POS
    Health Fund PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    Select
    USAccess
  • 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
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Indemnity EPO
    Open Access
    Open Access Plus
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Humana
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • MultiPlan
    RAN/AMN
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
    Standard
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice
    Choice EPO
    Choice Plus
    Options PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization
    USA Managed Care Organization PPO

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