Dr. James Lai, MD

Dr. James Lai, MD

Addiction Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(22)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Lai, MD is an addiction medicine specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1990 and specializes in addiction medicine, anesthesiology, and more.

1140 Business Center Dr Ste 580

Houston, TX 77043

Contact Information

(713) 467-6200

Insurance Accepted

  • 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)
  • 6 More

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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**
46

Conditions Treated

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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
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • 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)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (12)

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...more
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