Dr. James Chang, MD

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Pain Management

Dr. James Chang, MD is a Pain Management Specialist in Freehold, NJ and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UMDNJ-ROBT W JOHNSON MED SCH in 2005. He is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. James Chang, MD

NJ Spine and Wellness

210 Mounts Corner Dr Freehold, NJ 07728

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chang

4.4

Based on 28 ratings

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Dr Chang is professional but his table side manner is comforting
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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Stephen K. – Dec 16, 2021
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That was excellent he listen to everything I had to say YouTube music respect and he’s doing his best to help me
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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Pietro I. – Dec 16, 2021
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Dr Chang very professional he explained everything to me I was able to understand
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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Maria H. A. – Nov 24, 2021
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Very knowledgeable
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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Barbara F. A. – Nov 24, 2021
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He was kind, friendly and interested.
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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Theresa L. – Nov 24, 2021
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Dr James Chang is amazing, has incredible bed side manner and extremely comforting with knowledge, just makes me feel like I’m in the best of hands and care. The entire experience from when you walk in, the staff is extremely friendly and kind the entire office is extremely clean and it’s just the best experience you can have and ask for when in pain.
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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Dana A. – Nov 23, 2021
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Wonderful job everyone
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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D. R. – Oct 30, 2021
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very knowledgeable i cant say one bad thing about this place at all. They will find a way to get you better!
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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Michele G. – Oct 29, 2021
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Very smart and nice everything was good I learned a lot too
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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Davea W. – Oct 28, 2021
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chang are laura are so friendly and helpful made me feel at ease getting the epidural shot
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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Angelo P. – Oct 21, 2021
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Listens and has my best interest at heart
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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Charles R. – Oct 20, 2021
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After dealing with my pain and trying to find relief, I found Dr. James Chang. He was very attentive and he makes you feel very comfortable. He has been a great doctor and the staff is very friendly. The wait time is never long which is great and they have appointments after work. So if you are looking for a doctor that cares and will listen to you to help treat your pain then look no further then Dr. J. Chang's office.
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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V. C. – Sep 01, 2018
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Dr. Chang has been very good to me and I always have a great experience with him. He has been very patient and caring towards me. Honestly the best doctor out there. Highly recommend other patients to come visit Dr. Chang.
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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Pedro S. – Aug 31, 2018
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With an injury to my L5S1 disc, Dr. Chang has been treating me for close 4 years now. I can't stress how caring Dr. Chang has been in his treatments. My injury has continued to progressively get worse over time bit with his constant attention to my situation, he has kept me in business, working as much as possible with as little pain as possible. I highly recommend him for anyone who is battling physical pain.
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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Mark T. – Jun 14, 2018
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very satisfied with him
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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Roger W. – Jun 01, 2018
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As I entered Dr. Chang's office, I was impressed by the very efficient, friendly and very professional staff. I presented at my first visit with two extremely swollen knees, elephant size. The pain was unbearable. I was facing a major surgery. Instead, Dr. James Chang was able to completely change that through his advanced medicinal tactics, proper medication and I am now close to pain-free. He has excellent bedside manners, extremely knowledgeable and concerned. I highly recommend him to all.
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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Margaret B. – May 05, 2018
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he is an excellent doctor
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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S. A. – Apr 27, 2018
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From My initial visit to today, Dr. Chang listens to your reason for the visit. Dr. Chang will send you to physical therapy after He sends you for x-rays and MRI if neccesary. If Your sincere about Pain Management, Give 100% of yourself to compliment Dr. Chang's Diagnosis. You will become more fluid and flexable, the discomfort will become so much more manageable. Dr. Chang's staff are polite, caring,very professional at their occupations. A sincere thanks to Jessica, Ashley, Yasmine, Edita
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Fred L. – Apr 27, 2018
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Dr. Chang does everything he can to help relieve my pain. He asks plenty of questions and allows you as much time needed to explain your issues. He is very caring and such a friendly doctor. He has helped me so much and still continues to. I couldn't ask for anyone better.
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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Jessica B. – Apr 25, 2018
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His level of empathy for your pain is non-existent, and his ego is out of control. I tried discussing with him his lack of experience in actually feeling pain, suggesting that he doesn't truly understand pain, because he doesn't suffer from chronic pain. What happened when I engaged him on an intellectual level, of which I am perfectly capable, he became hostile, and dismissive. He is arrogant, and should be ashamed at his lack of empathy, and humility. The hair tangle art on display says it all
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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James Chang, MD, is an interventional pain management physician at NJ Spine and Wellness in Matawan, New Jersey. He is board certified in physical medicine...Read more

Biography

Dr. James Chang is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Jersey City, NJ and has been practicing for 7 years.

Specialties

  • Pain Management

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
New York University
Residency Hospital
Saint Peter's University Hospital
Internship Hospital
2011
Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School|UMDNJ New Jersey Med Sch
Fellowship Hospital
2011
UMDNJ New Jersey Med Sch
Fellowship Hospital
2010
New York University|NYU Med Ctr, NYU
Residency Hospital
2010
NYU Med Ctr, NYU
Residency Hospital
2007
Drexel University / Saint Peter's University Hospital
Internship Hospital
2007
Drexel University / Saint Peter's University Hospital|Saint Peter's University Hospital
Internship Hospital
2005
UMDNJ-ROBT W JOHNSON MED SCH
Medical School
2005
UMDNJ-ROBT W JOHNSON MED SCH|University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School
2005
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School
2001
Yale University
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. James Chang, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chang frequently treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chang treats.

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

Dr. Chang's office is located at 210 Mounts Corner Dr, Freehold, NJ 07728. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

2 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (3/1/2018)View details
  • Settlement (2/9/2018)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Experience Check

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Dr. Chang's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Chang treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Chang treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Chronic Pain more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Chang treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Chang's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Vulvodynia
  • Wrist Pain

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(908) 808-5652

Dr. Chang accepts the following insurance:

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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
Prism Blue Priority EPO
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GEHA
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Oxford Health Plans POS
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Locations

NJ Spine and Wellness

NJ Spine and Wellness210 Mounts Corner Dr Freehold, NJ 07728
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Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City, NJ

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received