Dr. James Pingree, MD

Dr. James Pingree, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o
(48)

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Dr. James Pingree, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Wasatch Neurosurgery and Spine Associates

1220 E 3900 S Ste 4A

Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

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

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Pingree'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.

Dr. Pingree's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pingree "James Pingree, MD, is a native of Salt Lake City. He received his bachelor of science degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University, where he was a Presidential Scholar. He took time out during his undergraduate years to serve as a missionary for the LDS Church in Paris, France. After his mission, he attended medical school at the University of Utah. Subsequently, he completed a neurological surgery residency at the university. He is currently board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has been in practice in adult neurosurgery specializing in minimally invasive surgery of the brain and spine at St. Marks Hospital since 2003."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pingree "We believe in medical care that takes the whole person into account. We strive to provide the best clinical care combined with communications and patient involvement in the care process to achieve the best outcomes for our patients."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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20  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosonology
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

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

  • University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pingree has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pingree's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pingree to family and friends
48 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
    (43)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Pingree's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

Dr. Pingree, using models of the spine, explained the procedure that he would perform on me. He is very reassuring and knows how to explain things to his patients.
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His office and staff are outstanding
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Dr. Pingee was very attentive, patient, and kind. He took extra time and care in explaining my situation and plan of treatment. I highly recommend him for neurological care.
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Very caring and professional
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Absolutely great experience, very talented surgeon for and skilled PA, Highly reccomend
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