Dr. James McGowan, MD

Dr. James McGowan, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. James McGowan, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus in 2006 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

3263 Proffit Rd Ste 203

Charlottesville, VA 22911

Contact Information

(434) 654-5575

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. McGowan'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. McGowan "A compassionate and comprehensive treatment approach to a wide variety of pain conditions."

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

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

47  Conditions Treated


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17  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University of Virginia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McGowan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McGowan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McGowan to family and friends
10 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. McGowan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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...more
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