Dr. James Fontaine, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. James Fontaine, MD
Dr. James Fontaine, MD is an interventional spine medicine doctor who practices in Pleasanton, CA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Fontaine is affiliated with San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Valleycare Medical Center.

Northern California Spine Institute

5725 W Las Positas Blvd Ste 200

Pleasanton, CA 94588

Contact Information

(925) 469-6274

Dr. James Fontaine, MD

Dr. James Fontaine, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Care Philosophy

My expertise includes the non-surgical management of spine disorders. I use diagnostic testing, medications, physical therapy and minimally invasive procedures such as fluoroscopic guided spine injections, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty and radiofrequency neurotomy to treat spine problems. My goal is to get you back to doing the activities you enjoy by managing your pain effectively. My office staff is very polite and professional and we all look forward to the opportunity to help you feel better.
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Dr. Fontaine's Experience

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Dr. Fontaine's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spine Physiatry
1

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture

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Procedures

  • Acupuncture
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Vertebroplasty

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Uc Irvine/Uc Irvine Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fontaine has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fontaine's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fontaine to family and friends
4.1
based on 42 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Fontaine's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Discovery Bay, CA |
Dr. Fontaine is honest, friendly and makes it easy to understand his process. I received an epidural from him yet it did not help the back pain, he could have tried another epidural yet referred me on to the spinal surgeon as he didn't feel a 2nd epidural would help the situation, I appreciated the honesty. Referral to Dr. Long resulted in excellent results.
in Pleasanton, CA |
I can't trust a doctor that can/will not return phone calls.
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Dr. Fontaine accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Fontaine has admitting privileges

San Ramon Regional Medical Center
6001 Norris Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583
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Valleycare Medical Center
5555 W Las Positas Blvd
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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