Dr. James Charles, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology  |  
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Age 64
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Dr. James Charles, MD
addiionally certified by ucns headache medicine in addition to certification in clinical neurophysiology, ELEctrodiagnostic medicine, and neurology.

8841 Kennedy Blvd

North Bergen, NJ 07047

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Dr. James Charles, MD

Dr. James Charles, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Charles' Experience

Dr. Charles' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • 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
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • 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 42 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Charles' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • 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 on my current medications. I had to find a new Neurologist because the one I had been treating with retired. This man wanted to change my meds ! after I told him I've been stable for years!
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.
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 billing that time to the insurance company !!! Patients beware !! Reconsider and look further .
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.
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. Is again normal .
Teaneck, NJ |
Dr. Charles has treated my teenage son for chronic headaches, with great success. We have seen several neurologists without help, and the infusions my son received were the only thing that worked. I highly recommend Dr. Charles to anyone dealing with chronic headaches.
in Bayonne, NJ |
Staff was kind and patient. Doctor was extremely knowledgeable and informative.
in Bayonne, NJ |
Had multiple concussions and traumatic brain injury. He felt the symptoms should be away in a few weeks, Said that I needed a psychiatrist. When he cant figure out wht is wrong because he is to stupid to, he blames the patient. Sad when the nurse whispers to go get a different opinion immediately. Waited 3 hours to see him first time in waiting room. 2 hours the other times. Workmens comp insisted on sending me to him. They sent me to another doctor who figured out what he couldnt.
Workmans compensation case seeking secondary gains unable to accept university level clinical assessment and recommendations
in Elizabeth, NJ |
I was sent to Dr. Charles by my OBGYN after I had passed out during my fifth month of pregnancy. I found him to be so knowledgeable and helpful, that I kept him after I had given birth to treat my chronic migraines and other medical needs. Contrary to some of the reviews I have read here, I have found him to be very patient, thorough and professional. He does take his time with each of his patients so waiting in the waiting room to be seen sometimes may be in the upwards of 30 minutes.
in Montville NJ |
Dr Charles is knowledgeable, caring and compassionate. He spends as much time as he needs with us. He explains all of what he is doing in lay mans terms and as to why. He reassures you that we take baby steps but their is a light at the end of the tunnel. He calls you back no matter what time of the day it is. His office staff could not be nicer and compassionate. I have been a nurse for 42 years and I am very pleased with Dr Charles as well as my daughter who is being treated for Migraine
in Jersey City, NJ |
I was sent to him by Claims resolution Corp. (Workers comp). Did the bare minimum to do what he took a oath for which was to treat me and made sure his diagnosis and findings were in the workman's comp favor.
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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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