Dr. James Natalicchio, MD

Dr. James Natalicchio, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Natalicchio, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Hackensack, NJ. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, LLC

25 Prospect Ave

Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • 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)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Sacrum Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Natalicchio has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Natalicchio's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Natalicchio to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Natalicchio's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
River Vale, NJ |
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".
in Emerson, NJ |
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.
in Clfton, NJ |
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.
Tuxedo Park, NY |
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.
Oradell, NJ |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Natalicchio accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Natalicchio has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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