Dr. James Otis, MD

Dr. James Otis, MD

Neurology  ·  
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Age 58
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Dr. James Otis, MD is a neurology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1985 and specializes in neurology, pain medicine, and more.

725 Albany St Fl 7

Boston, MA 02118

Contact Information

(617) 638-8456

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Tension Headache
very high
more than 99% of peers
Migraine
high
more than 90% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Otis'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. Otis "Exceptional care without exception for each individual's needs"

4  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Headache Management
  • Pain Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

100  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Boston University Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Boston University Affil Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Med Sloan Kettering Canc Ct
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow American Academy of Neurology, 2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Otis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Otis' Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Otis to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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

Dr. Otis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Otis Says:
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I would like to thank all my patients who provided feedback. We constantly work to make things better for everyone under my care. For those who were unhappy, I am truly sorry that things did not go as you had hoped. I will take your responses into account as we continuously work and try to improve. For those who have given great feedback, thank you for trusting us with your care. It is a privilege to be part of your team.

"

Patient Comments (3)

Smug, condescending, missed my diagnosis
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terrible, arrogant, no real knowledge...no compassion... mocks his patients
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Dr. Otis is a very warm, caring professional physician. He was able to listen to me and diagnose me.
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