Dr. James Michaels, MD

Dr. James Michaels, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(15)
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Dr. James Michaels, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, interventional pain medicine, and more.Read his story

3414 Golden Rd # Garden

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 939-7500

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas

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Nerve Block, Somatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Peripheral Nerve Block
very high
more than 99% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Michaels' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Michaels "Dr. Michaels specializes in General Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation practice with an emphasis in spine pain, spinal injections, electrodiagnostics, repetitive motion injuries, and sports medicine. "My practice emphasizes nonsurgical care for spine, joint and nerve problems," Michaels explains. "My goal is to reduce pain and when possible eliminate pain. Pain management techniques and treatments cover a broad spectrum of care and I try to integrate these options to optimize each patients functional capabilities.""

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Michaels ""My goal is to reduce pain and when possible eliminate pain.""
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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Management
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Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

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

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Brackenridge Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • New Eng Med Center Tufts University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Michaels has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Michaels' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Michaels to family and friends
2.9
based on 15 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Michaels' Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Gilmer
Dr Michaels is rude. Condescending. Does not listen to what you say. He apparently does not read physician notes from referring doctor. His back office"nurse" is very rude and unprofessional. Would not recommend this man to anyone!
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Thank you for leaving your feedback, we are continually looking for ways to improves our services. Typically, we are known for providing outstanding customer service and procedural outcomes. I'm sorry we have failed to meet, or exceed your expectations. Please feel free to contact a member of our management team so that we can learn more about your experience 903-939-7747.

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in Tyler, TX
Dr. Michaels explains medical problem, and makes suggestions for treatment. Carries out treatment professionally with complete consideration of patient's physical well being. I have recommended him to some of my friends. I usually do not feel comfortable in recommending doctors, but I have...more
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in Cookville
Dr. Michael's has helped me more than any Dr. that treated me.Takes time and very thorough.
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