Dr. James Choo, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 43
  
Dr. Choo
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Pain Consultnts East Tennessee

1128 E Weisgarber Rd Ste 100 Knoxville, TN 37909

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Dr. James Choo, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Choo has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr medical school in 2004. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Choo to book an appointment.


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I have been a chronic pain patient for over 10 years. I was in the Tennova Pain Center for many years on high levels of opiates and procedures that didn’t help. I came to Pain Consultants when the state closed Tennova and I have NOTHING but praise for these doctors and this pain center. Dr Browder has retired now, so I am seeing Dr Choo for consults and procedures. I have been struggling with neck pain for 15 years, and acute neck pain for 2 years. After surgery was unsuccessful in relieving my pain, I received a procedure that has absolutely almost obliterated my pain. For a chronic pain patient, this relief brings tears. Dr Choo is extremely knowledgeable about the opiate crisis, adverse childhood experiences, and procedures that ease pain without the use of heavy opiates. Their center has everything a chronic pain patient needs, from psychological assessment, to physical therapy and surgery center. Best gift I’ve ever received from a doctor, at none.
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Marilyn Maines – Jul 28, 2020
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Horrible! He pushes the "classes" and requires one to come to his office every other week. If you don't, then you are out regarding your meds. Talk about 1984 (the book)! These people at his clinic are all about money. Why must one have a middleman between himself and his primary care physician in Tennessee? As I am a double amputee and have a great deal of phantom pain as well as pressure pain from my prosthetics, I am required by Choo to have to spend money every 2 weeks to go there.
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Zoe – May 15, 2020
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?? per cent pain free from lower back pain after years of a daily regimen of opioids I am free from them thanks to DR.CHOO and his friendly staff my (RFA) treatment works great.I recommend DR.CHOO to anyone looking for real relief from chronic back pain.i had forgotten what life was all about between the chronic pain and the opioids plus the destruction opioids was raging on my body and mind.DR.CHOO and staff are to be highly praised for their work,THANK YOU DR.CHOO ??
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R.bingham in TN – Feb 15, 2019
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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Choo and his staff. I appreciate that Dr. Choo offers for other treatments other than just medications. I have just finished my second injection with him and my pain relief is unbelievable. When you fight severe pain on a daily basis, it dominates you and your life. I had forgotten how amazing life can be to be almost completely pain free. I encourage others to see Dr. Choo to see if he can help reduce or eliminate your pain.
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Feb 05, 2019
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Chronic pain sufferers should steer clear of this quackish little man. He can't fix anything. Will not return calls after failed operations. Terrible bedside manners. Treats his staff like slaves and dummies. Can't figure out how he still bills himself as a pain management doctor. Avoid. Avoid.Avoid.
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CKB in TN – Jan 09, 2019
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They want to have you come weekly. People were in there crying in pain, who should have been home not pushing their abilities and coming weely. They want to do epidurals in your spine & do them, which are not FDA approved because they often cause Arachnoiditis-one of the most painful conditions known, death & paralysis. They sat me in a room telling me they want to do surgery on me and pushing a spinal stimulator & when I tried saying no, I was told to be quiet!
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Kodak – Feb 04, 2018
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Excellent! Has helped give me my life back! I recommend him highly!
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Ann in Oak Ridge, TN – Apr 07, 2017
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I couldn't get the sliding scale to work, I'm. 52-year-old and I see Dr Choo. and his staff every month and a least every 3 to 6 months to have the nerves burnt in my neck and hopefully lower back soon. I love Dr. Choo and his staff I dont know what I would be without them they have helped me so much. They listen they take the time and really understand theyre NOT one of these fly by night pain clinics so if that's what you are looking for then Dr. Choo is not your doctor he cares
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Angela P in Oak Ridge, TN – May 03, 2016
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Dr. James Choo, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Choo has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr medical school in 2004. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Choo to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

Ochsner Clin Fdn Hosp
Internship Hospital
2004
Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
Medical School

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Dr. Choo accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choo treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Choo treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choo treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Choo treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choo treats Spondylosis more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Choo treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

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Dr. Choo's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Pain Consultnts East Tennessee

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