Dr. James Parmele, MD

Anesthesiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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Dr. James Parmele, MD
Dr. James Parmele was born and raised in Kansas. He attended college at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas where he graduated with honors with dual majors in Chemistry and Biology. He then spent a research year with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland before attending medical school. Dr. Parmele graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine with a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) in 2002. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Management fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis. He also completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree while at Washington University. Dr. Parmele is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. In addition he also has board certification in Interventional Pain Management from the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP). He has served as a board examiner for ABIPP training other physicians. He has been practicing interventional pain management in Minnesota for the past six years. His interests include the treatment of spinal pain and spinal disorders.

9600 Upland Ln N Ste 160

Maple Grove, MN 55369

Contact Information

(763) 201-8191

Dr. James Parmele, MD

Dr. James Parmele, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Parmele's Experience

Dr. Parmele's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures


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  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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.


  • Baker University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Parmele has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Parmele's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parmele to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Parmele's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Dr. Parmele is a kind, caring, thoughtful doctor with an excellent bedside manner. Overall I had a great experience and results from his care. I have recommended him to my family members.
Elk River, MN |
Had a radio frequency done,p during procedure to feel the burning. At the recovering room,used loosely actually just spot separated by curtains,had the worst pain I ever felt. Nobody cared. This place is about the money not the patients.
Maple Grove, MN |
Dr. Parmele is a knowledgeable, kind and caring physician. However, his office is set up like an assembly line. Once you have seen him at the first visit, you basically never see him again unless you are having a procedure. When I explained to him that I came there to see a doctor, not a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant, he said I should schedule my appointments when he is in Maple Grove and he would stop in to see me. I do not want my care managed by a "physician extender." Bye.
Immediately treats one like a second rate citizen just because they're in need of pain medication, even after trying all other options. My surgeon even called on my behalf to explain my need and they would not listen. In fact, I had been with them in the past after an injury and, even as my records from them state, I was a model patient who was agreeable and careful with my medication. I understand using caution but that doesn't mean one needs be rude.
in Plymouth, MN |
I have been seeing Dr Parmele now for a few years. Dr Parmele has an excellent bedside manner. His assistant Pam Kendall who I see so I don't have to see Dr. Parmele every time is excellent!! I have always been very satisfied with the outcome of every procedure I have had. I would highly recommend Dr Parmele and his assistants to help get you back on your feet again.
in Monticello, MN |
friendly, listens to concerns and explains issues
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Dr. Parmele accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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9875 Hospital Dr
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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