Dr. James Cole, MD

Dr. James Cole, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Cole, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Albany, NY. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

1672 Western Ave

Albany, NY 12203

Contact Information

(518) 452-9570

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Trigger Point Injection
very high
more than 92% of peers

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

Dr. Cole does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

1 Sanction
  • Gross Negligence (5/20/2016)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: New York
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Maryland Gen Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Long Is Jewish Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cole has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Cole has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cole's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cole to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Cole's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Averill Park, NY |
AMazing kind, caring doctor. Concerned about all of his patients. You have to wait to see him but he is worth it. He will spend almost an hour with each of his patients. I regained a quality of life.
in Colonie, NY |
I am trying to become a new patient . My primary referred me . I'm just having trouble with getting a appointment. I had my doctors office call because I thought maybe that would be quicker . It's got to be at least a month now ?? Still waiting patiently
in Albany, NY |
He is patient, caring aware of any ways to combat chronic pain. With so many so-called pain doctors unwilling to truly help, this doctor is treasure. You will NOT be sorry you called.
in Delmar, NY |
I have seen Dr. Cole for several years. He spends a good amount of time with each patient and is the most respectful physician I know. He is a man of compassion and he is a good listener.
in Bennington,VT |
I have been going for the past four years due to injury from a car accident from 2005 .thanks to Dr Cole I'm able to live a new life again
I was on the verge of giving up. I had been to doctor after doctor and nobody cares or understood my pain. I had lost hope in ever being able to have any kind of quality of life. I couldn't even use the bathroom. Finally I found Dr . Cole. He is not only smart and tells me what is going on but he also listens to me. Sometimes the wait is long but it is well worth it. If you need 2 hours with him he will give it to you. I thank the Lord everyday for finding him. If I hadn't I wouldn't be here
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Dr. Cole accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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