Dr. James Pingree, MD

Dr. James Pingree, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
50 y/o
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Dr. James Pingree, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

Wasatch Neurosurgery and Spine Associates

1220 E 3900 S Ste 4A

Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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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

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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."
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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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

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pingree to family and friends
4.7
based on 40 total reviews (17 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
    (36)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

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 (17)

in Sandy, UT |
Dr. Pingree was highly recommended and I am so fortunate to have had him perform my surgery. I had a C5/C6 and C6/C7 cervical arthroplasty. This was my first surgery and I was fairly uncomfortable and concerned. Dr. Pingree answered all my questions, presented the available options, and made me...more
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in Salt Lake City, UT |
Doctor Pingree was very thorough giving my exam. He explained all of my options and recommended that I follow this Plath of a pain clinic rather than surgery st this time. I really appreciate his honesty. We had a slight wait in the exam room, but Doctor Pingree apologized for his tardiness, he...more
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in Salt Lake City, UT |
Dr. Pingree is an excellent neurosurgeon! He is very caring and considerate. I also like his physician assistants and staff. He has a great reputation with the hospital staff and his fellow physicians. He very good at explaining problems and solutions. I highly recommend him.
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in Grantsville, Utah |
I was sent to Dr Pingree on an emergency basis for a spinal cord injury. When I arrived at the hospital 20 minutes later he was waiting for me. He viewed my MRIs and prepared a surgery suite! Dr Pingree is personable and pleasant and sat with me describing what needed to be done and the possible...more
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in Logan, UT |
Excellent physician,easy to talk to and treated me like a human being . Dr Pingree explained well his assessment of the the medical of the problem I had and how I should take care of it. I'm my case he did not rush me for surgery.
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Dr. Pingree accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Pingree has admitting privileges

St. Mark's Hospital
1200 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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