Dr. James Fortman, MD

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Dr. Fortman

Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

6909 Good Samaritan Dr Cincinnati, OH 45247

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Dr. James Fortman, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities Trihealth Evendale Hospital and University Of Cincinnati Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fortman to book an appointment.

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3.2

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If you don't mind slow and not being heard then this is the guy for you. Surprisingly, he was a referral from a doctor I respect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Carl – Dec 22, 2020
After years of pain from a childhood injury, I was referred to Dr. Fortman by my PCP. This doctor listens to his patients, and explains everything thoroughly. After years of injections by other physicians and when ready to give up on them I have it a go. Finally! I started to get relief. I don’t know how or why his seemed effective when others didn’t, but they were. I was also recently hospitalized for a unrelated illness. Dr. Fortman checked on me several times, visited me while in the hospital and he and his staff called several times to check on me. He and his staff are friendly, kind, compassionate and caring. He has never once shook my hand or touched me without sanitizing or washing he hands. Explaining what and why he was doing what he was doing. Assuring my comfort level. I am saddened that this doctor who genuinely cares for his patients has anything but a ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? rating on his profile.
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May 25, 2019
Today what's my first visit with dr. Fortman. I really liked him. He seemed to know exactly where my pain was and what he could do to correct it. He was friendly and explained everything to me about having epidural injections. I would highly recommend.
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Barbara Hustead in Loveland – Feb 16, 2019
If you want to be considered a dot in his data base, he is for you. Otherwise avoid. He prescribes things like a robot. Everyone gets gabapentin regardless of your needs. Don't question his decicions since in his mind he is the best and you are not worthy. He didn't even try to work on the source of my pain just threw a bunch of pills at it. I was not comfortable with him from my very first appointment.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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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Sep 08, 2018
Dr Fortman is the kindest most sympathetic doctor I have ever been to. He listens to you and helps figure out the options.
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 Stoffolano in Mason, OH – Jul 12, 2018
Dr. Fortman is very thorough and i would highly recommend him to everyone who experiences chronic pain in any way.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Ashland, KY – Jun 08, 2017
I've never experienced such poor bedside manners in all my life. Please be an advocate for your health and consider this Dr. who lacks empathy and understanding. Its important for a doctor to set a standard practice for all patients, Dr. Fortmans standard is of arrogance and control. Tread with caution when considering him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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Florence, KY – Mar 24, 2017
He is very thorough and explains all of your options.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Cincinnati, OH – Nov 25, 2016

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Biography

Dr. James Fortman, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2011
University of Cincinnati
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Case West Reserve University
Residency Hospital
2007
Case West Reserve University
Internship Hospital
2006
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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

Dr. Fortman frequently treats Chronic Pain, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and Degenerative Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fortman treats.

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

Dr. Fortman's office is located at 6909 Good Samaritan Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45247. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. James Fortman, MD offer telehealth services?

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Dr. Fortman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortman treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Fortman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortman treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fortman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortman treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fortman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fortman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(513) 246-7000

Dr. Fortman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Connection-OH HMO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Locations

Practice

Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine6909 Good Samaritan Dr Cincinnati, OH 45247
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Oxford Pediatrics and Adolescents Inc2449 Ross Millville Rd Hamilton, OH 45013
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fortman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Trihealth Evendale Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

91% Patient Experience Rating, 22% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

University Of Cincinnati Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received