Dr. James Cooper, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 50

Dr. James Cooper, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Greenville, NC and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cooper has more experience with Headache than other specialists in his area. He graduated from East Carolina University / Brody School of Medicine medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with Unc Lenoir Health Care. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cooper to book an appointment.

Dr. Cooper

Eastern Headache and Spine

498a Red Banks Rd Greenville, NC 27858

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cooper

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Cooper treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Cooper treats other conditions, please contact the office at (252) 215-3067.

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Cooper is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Tension Headache
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Migraine
Headache
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Dr. Cooper's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Cancer Pain
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Pseudobulbar Affect 
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Sudoscan
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tension Headache
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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(252) 215-3067

Dr. Cooper accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
HealthKeepers Plus HMO
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Blue Preferred
Blue Preferred PPO
Blue Solutions HMO
Blue Traditional
Blue Traditional HMO
Blue Traditional POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Blue Alliance Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Select Network PPO
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group

Dr. Cooper's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cooper

4.2

Based on 21 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Explained conditions well (16)
  • Listened & answered questions (16)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Does not answer the phone, respond to messages, make promised testing appointments, or care how much pain a person is in or for how long. Does not listen to or even do any kind of physical movement capability testing in a patient.
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What could be improved
No results
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Apr 23, 2019
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The doctor did not listen to my pain in my ribs, underarm, lay, spine, shoulder blade, collar bone, neck, and head. With pins and needs in the arm, neck, chest, head, and even the tongue & face at times. Said my pec muscle which didn’t hurt was the issue and prescribed a muscle relaxer. Said they would get an MRI scheduled but 2 weeks later they didn’t, won’t return calls at all or answer the phone 75% of the time, lied the one time someone answered and said they were waiting for prior auth. The insurance said there was no prior auth pending or contact from the office. They do not help. They only want people who will repeatedly return for shots to make money, not to solve a real issue.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 23, 2019
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I don't even know how I would begin to describe how amazing Dr Cooper is. He has been my doctor for many years now and I honestly don't know what I would do without him. He is without a doubt the absolute best and on the reviews you see here are true he has the best staff, the best bedside manner, and just overall a great personality. I love him to pieces
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
1 person found this helpful
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Julia E. in KINSTON NC – Oct 09, 2017
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After months of being seen by multiple specialists & having many tests, xrays, etc. Dr. Cooper diagnosed my problem at my first visit! He is compassionate and professional. He has never been rushed at any of my visits & will spend all the time needed with you to answer all your questions. I would recommend him to anyone. He has helped me immensely!
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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Cindy Spivey in Maury, NC – Sep 13, 2017
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Dr. Cooper and team spent 2 hours with me and treated me like a real patient, not just a number...like most doctors I've seen. His team was thorough, compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, and so easy to talk to. They were all incredibly kind and dedicated to ensuring I would see improvements over time as I manage my symptoms. I count them as a blessing and I would recommend them to anyone. So thankful for these folks!
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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Dec 24, 2016
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There are not enough good words in our vocabulary to even begin to use about this group. Their knowledge and compassion far exceed your expectation. What a true blessing they are to those in need of these services. The best!, don't settle for anything less than this group!!!!!
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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P Tripp in Kinston, NC – Oct 20, 2016
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I've heard great feedback on Dr Cooper. He was referred to me by Dr Taha and our Pharmacist as an excellent choice. I would love to bring my son to see him for frequent migraines and abdominal migraines that are interfering with his university classes and work but I see that Humana/ Choice Care is not listed as one of your approved insurances. Any chance this will be added in the near future? Warmly, K B
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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insadd in Greenville, NC – Sep 08, 2016
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Dr. Cooper is such an caring and awesome provider. You are not a number with him you're treated like person. Great bedside manners. Also, both NP's in the office are just as awsome. I would recommend his office to anyone?
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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Kenyetta. S in NC – Aug 29, 2016
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Don't bother going to this Dr. My wife went to this practice after suffering with chronic migraines for months. After waiting for quite some time, my wife was told that he would not see her because she didn't meet the qualifications and that he couldn't help her. She ask the nurse what the qualifications were and she say she didn't know and hung up the phone. A complete waste of my wife's time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Blake in Robersonville, NC – Jul 15, 2016
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Very concerned about my headache. Open to listen and offers ways to help you has a great team I'm so glad I was referred to 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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Sue c Wilson in Greenville NC – Mar 19, 2016
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Excellent!
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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Kelly in Wilmington, NC – Feb 20, 2016
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My referral wasn't even accepted because they can't do anything for pelvic pain! I have severe diagnosed conditions that cause documented chronic pain. I'm so disgusted with this place.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Feb 02, 2016
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Dr. Cooper spends a great deal of time talking to each patient, so wait time may be a bit longer. But he listens to my concerns, is empathetic, knows his medicine extremely well, & offers several modalities to treat my migraine & tension headaches. He is thorough & has an excellent bedside manner. I am a primary care provider & I always refer my own patients to see him. I have seen Amy twice & liked her as well. I am very pleased with my medical care & as a medical provider I am hard to impress!
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
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Kristen in Greenville, NC – Dec 31, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We take care of on patient at a time.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2004
VCU/Med Coll VA
Residency Hospital
2001
Brody Sch Med Ecu Pitt Meml Hosp
Internship Hospital
2000
East Carolina University / Brody School of Medicine
Medical School
1996
U NC-Chapel Hill/Carolina Chldns Hosp
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. James Cooper, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cooper frequently treats Headache. See all practice areas where Dr. Cooper specializes.

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

Dr. Cooper's office is located at 498a Red Banks Rd, Greenville, NC 27858. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James Cooper, MD speak?

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Practice

Eastern Headache and Spine498a Red Banks Rd Greenville, NC 27858
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Unc Lenoir Health Care

Kinston, NC

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average