Dr. James Natalicchio, MD

Dr. James Natalicchio, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. James Natalicchio, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Emerson, NJ and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from St. George's University in 1998 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

440 Old Hook Rd Fl 2

Emerson, NJ 07630

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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. Natalicchio's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Natalicchio treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Natalicchio treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Natalicchio treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Natalicchio treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Sacrum Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Natalicchio treats Sacrum Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Natalicchio treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Natalicchio's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Hospital of Saint Raphael
Internship Hospital
2003
Florida Spine Instutute
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Residency Hospital
1998
St. George's University
Medical School
2003
2002
1998

Awards

Dr. Natalicchio's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Natalicchio

2.6

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
36%
(9)
4 Stars
4%
(1)
3 Stars
4%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
56%
(14)

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Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Natalicchio's Performance
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  • Staff friendliness
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No beside manner AT ALL. After being in the waiting room forever, I finally got into an examination room and waited for close to an hour to see the him. There were no apologies for the delay and then he acted like I was inconveniencing him by being there. The front office staff are rude and it's nearly impossible to get an appointment unless you happen to be free at 3:30 in the afternoon on a Thursday.
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Only good thing is that I can take my MRI's and X-Rays to a REAL doctor. Changed his diagnosis after 2 years when I asked to DISCUSS Prolotherapy. Disagrees with Chiropractor, PHD Physical Therapist, former Orthopedic Surgeon and HIMSELF. Put my right SI Joint out at the last appt. having me do the Faber maneuver. Smirked and walked out. Thank God I had a PT appt. in a few hours. Had to beg him for script for a most need SI support belt. Arrogant, demeaning "doctor".
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His late policy & office staff are ridiculous. As a new patient no one told me how horrible their parking situation is in their Hackensack location. Maybe 12 spots (some of which are handicap) for an entire medical building. I had to circle many times before I finally decided to park in the hospital parking lot near by. Needles to say, I was 25 minutes late and he REFUSED to see me. The front desk told me I had to reschedule. How many times do patients wait for drs way longer than that.
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The doctor was rude, condescending, said the pain I was experiencing was all in my head (3 herniations, 2 bulging discs). He walked into the examination room after I was waiting for 40 minutes and without even looking at me says, You better not be here for medication, because I won't be giving you any. He concluded the visit stating, just go to the gym and get in shape. The staff was rude, ignored me, let 3 people cut in front of me at check out, said I couldn't leave until i checked out.
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Very disappointed in the way I was treated by the doctors assistant, Diane. She has no empathy for patients and should not be in this line if work. Will not return to this doctor.
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After advising my husband and me that the procedure he was recommending was no risk, my husband is now in worse pain than before. That indicates that he either didn't know what he was talking about or botched up with the hospital procedure or lied to us. Whichever the case may be, stay away from him.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
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Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

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