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Dr. James McGowan, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 39

Dr. McGowan

Sentara Martha Jefferson Orthopedics, Charlottesville, VA

3263 Proffit Rd Ste 203 Charlottesville, VA 22911

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Dr. James McGowan, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia / Main Campus in 2006 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

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Compassionate, caring, honest and realistic doctor who worked with me to pinpoint and treat my debilitating pain. We did not fix it overnight, but he kept at it and we finally solved the problem - 100% pain free now! The office has ample parking, is easy to locate. Office is clean and very well run. All of the nurses are good but Nurse Mel is outstanding!
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Dr. McGowan treated my back pain with 4 shots. It really helped, but there was still pain in my hip area from my back. We did a different shot to that area and I'm glad to say I'm almost 100 percent back. Two days ago it was hard for me to walk on vacation in New York. Dr. McGowan truly knows his medicine. I'm a college professor and I'm glad I am using him. I just referred a friend to the doctor. Good luck, but he is great.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

A compassionate and comprehensive treatment approach to a wide variety of pain conditions.


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine


Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Virginia
Internship Hospital
University Of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School
Notre Dame
Undergraduate School


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(434) 654-5575

Dr. McGowan accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Virginia
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Managed Care
Medicaid HMO
Special Needs Plan SNP
Optima Health
United Healthcare
Virginia Health Network

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. McGowan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Spondylosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. McGowan treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. McGowan treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Chronic Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. McGowan treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. McGowan's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)