Dr. James Lai, MD

Addiction Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(22)
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Dr. James Lai, MD
Dr. James Lai, MD is an addiction medicine doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Lai is affiliated with First Surgical Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital.

1140 Business Center Dr Ste 580

Houston, TX 77043

Contact Information

(713) 467-6200

Dr. James Lai, MD

Dr. James Lai, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Memorial Hermann Physician Network
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Lai's Experience

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Dr. Lai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Addiction Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
3

Specialties

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**
43

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Ark School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Texas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Texas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Min Nan

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lai to family and friends
2.8
based on 22 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Lai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Lai spent ALOT of time with me. His wife actually prepared me for the lecture he was going to give me. I suffer from back pain after a lumbar fusion. I have been in pain for many years. He told me that the pain med I had been on for years was not good for me. My wife insisted I listen and follow his instructions. Now I am no longer "chained" to my medication and my daughter trusts me to watch my grandson. He's a good doctor.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lai accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Memorial Hermann Physician Network
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Lai has admitting privileges

First Surgical Hospital
4801 Bissonnet St
Bellaire, TX 77401
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Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
1635 North Loop W
Houston, TX 77008
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