Dr. James Charles, MD

Dr. James Charles, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. James Charles, MD is a clinical neurophysiology doctor who practices in North Bergen, NJ. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.Read his story

8841 Kennedy Blvd

North Bergen, NJ 07047

Contact Information

(201) 854-6614

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Charles' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Charles "addiionally certified by ucns headache medicine in addition to certification in clinical neurophysiology, ELEctrodiagnostic medicine, and neurology. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Charles "As a board certified NEUROLOGIST with added certifcation in HEADACHE MEDICINE, and board certified in CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, I bring the highest performance of a university level of practice to the Bergen/Hudson Community in a warm and caring setting. Our office staff are extremely professional,and helpful. Visit my website www.jamesacharlesmd. com and also view the Holy Name Hospital and Medical center video where I explain the sucess of the first and only Headache Treatment center in NJ."


  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • Botox® Injection
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurological Testing
  • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • St. Peter's College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Hackensack Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Charles has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Charles' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Charles to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (11 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Charles' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

in Bayonne, NJ |
First impressions are so very important for so many reasons and I should have listened to myself when I felt very uncomfortable walking through the door of this doctors office. Dirty ! AND IT JUST GOT WORSE FROM THERE. I was diagnosed with seizures when I was 14 years old and have been very stable...more
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Ridgewood, NJ |
Best doctor you will find for migraines. Will always focus on patients not whoever is with them, and is so knowledgeable that he has diagnosed me with things other neurologists have looked past.
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in Rutherford, NJ |
I took my mom to see this so called doctor !! Looked at her for 10 minutes total time and that was his evaluation no bedside manners no personality and very morbid never would see him again ! He should consider retiring . We waited longer in the room for him then the evaluation I hope he's not...more
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in Hawthorne, NJ |
Dr. Charles saw me as a works comp patient. He ignored my problems and released me without treating my symptoms. I have since found another doctor who has helped me.
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Brooklyn, NY |
Dr Charles correctly diagnosed my niece with absence epilepsy after seeing many other neurologists who failed to diagnose her. Her grades were failing due to frequent petit mal spells. He ordered the correct tests and due to his medication her grades are back up with no further seizures and she....more
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Next Day
Dr. Charles accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Managed Choice PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Traditional Choice POS
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth PPO
    Direct POS
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Security
    Blue Care Security HMO
    Blue Traditional
    Blue Traditional HMO
    Blue Traditional POS
    Blue Traditional PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Charles has admitting privileges

Holy Name Medical Center
718 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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Bayonne Medical Center
29th Street at Avenue E
Bayonne, NJ 07002
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University Hospital
150 Bergen St
Newark, NJ 07103
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