Dr. James Michaels, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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Dr. James Michaels, MD
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."

3414 Golden Rd # Garden

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 939-7500

Dr. James Michaels, MD

Dr. James Michaels, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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

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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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
1

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
75

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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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
3.2
based on 15 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Michaels' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
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 complete trust in Dr. Michaels so I make and exception.
in Cookville |
Dr. Michael's has helped me more than any Dr. that treated me.Takes time and very thorough.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Michaels accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Michaels has admitting privileges

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler
800 E Dawson St
Tyler, TX 75701
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Texas Spine and Joint Hospital
1814 Roseland Blvd
Tyler, TX 75701
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