Dr. James Houston, MD

Dr. James Houston, MD

Anesthesiology  |  
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Dr. James Houston, MD is an anesthesiology doctor who practices in Bethesda, MD. He has been practicing for 16 years.


Bethesda, MD 20889

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care

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Dr. Houston's Experience

Dr. Houston's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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.


  • Usuhs F E Hebert Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • National Naval Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Walter Reed Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Houston has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Houston's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Houston to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Houston's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Fairfax, VA |
Hands down-Best Pain Management Physician in Northern Virginia!! Used one of the "Big name" Pain Centers w offices all over Metro DC area for yrs-NSPC-before finding this awesome Dr. If you know who I mean; Switch asap & experience TRUE pain relief from this Pro who does everything the PROPER way! Most personable "bedside manner" who educates you on all the NEWEST procedures and WHY, easy to see, highly proficient & kind office staff w/no hidden charges, you wont regret any change to see Dr. H !
in Woodbridge, VA |
I started seeing him because of his online reviews. This man not only tries to treat your pain, but he also does everything he can to pinpoint the cause of your pain so that he can actually reduce it. He has prescribed physical therapy, has done two injections which didn't work, so he's re-evaluating and doing an injection in a different spot, to see if maybe that will help. I've never waited more than 5 minutes before being seen and he SPENDS TIME with me, listens to me. He is awesome!!
in Vienna, VA |
I have been suffering for over 14 years and hospitalized for 1/3 of each of those years with an incurable disease(cancer and chronic pancreatis) and kidney failure. Since I have been seeing Dr Houston for 2 years now, I have only had to be hospitalized TWICE!! Both Dr Houston and his staff have been absolutely fantastic. He displays genuine concern and actually listens to every word you say(not the case with the numerous Doctors that I have seen in the past)! I HIGHLY recommend Dr Houston!!
in Alexandria, VA |
He genuinely cares about his patients. I've been seeing Dr Houston for a little over a year now and I have never had a doctor that's so caring and considerate. He really takes the time to make sure you understand what he's saying/doing. Excellent care and my condition has improved a lot since I first started seeing him. My pain is much more manageable and I have a lot more confidence in my care. Finally returning to normalcy thanks to Dr Houston
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Dr. Houston accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO

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