Dr. James Frey, MD

Dr. James Frey, MD

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71 y/o
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Dr. James Frey, MD is a neurology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 46 years. He specializes in neurology and cerebrovascular disorders.

Barrow Neurological Institute

240 W Thomas Rd # 403

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CRS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Choice of Arizona
  • Health Net
  • Indian Health Service
  • LifeWise
  • Mercy Care
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Frey performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Confusion
very high
more than 98% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Frey's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Frey "My mission, along with the St. Joseph Medical Group, is to focus on innovative clinical care and the pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities. This allows me to provide patients with state-of-the-art patient services and exceptional patient experiences. "

2  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Vascular Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

86  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Infarction
  • Brain Injury
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Dissection
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deafness
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fall
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypercoagulability Syndrome Due to Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Deficiency
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurovascular Conditions
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertebral Artery Occlusion
  • Vertebral Artery Stenosis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
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3  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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

  • Duke University School Of Medicine, Durham Nc 27710
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • University Of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago Il
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Washington University Medical Center, Neurology Chief Resident
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Frey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Frey's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Frey to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Frey's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Absolutely terrible at continuing care. I enjoyed my visit with him, but I spent a year trying to get answers. His staff, including office manager, are beyond disrespectful and unprofessional.
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Explained everything to me and family in such a clear, caring way, while in an ER setting was so helpful. Listened to our questions, was not in a rush and showed genuine interest in helping. Uncommon for any level of medical care these days let alone someone of his specialty.
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Ok Dr. Frey, no medication call in again. No phone message stating that I need to come in and you can't refill my prescription. I am not a mind reader. You are the scientist. I am done with your grumpy staff and you. I hear your colleagues are better at patient care--Sorry, it is time for me to...more
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Dr Frey was very pleasant, but easily distracted. Very difficult to get an appointment. I uploaded my images into Barrow system, but no one even tried to bring them up during the appointment, and no one could load the images from the CD that I brought from my hospital. Dr Frey also told my...more
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