Dr. James Parmele, MD

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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.

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Dr. Parmele's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Patient Comments (5)
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. 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.

    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
    •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • 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

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 2002

    • Residency Hospital
      Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    • Undergraduate School
      Baker University

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • 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