Dr. James Parmele, MD

Dr. James Parmele, MD

Anesthesiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. James Parmele, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in Maple Grove, MN and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine.Read his story

9600 Upland Ln N Ste 160

Maple Grove, MN 55369

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Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • 4 More

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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

Dr. Parmele's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Parmele "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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2  Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

45  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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
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18  Procedures

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
19 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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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.
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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