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Dr. James Rainville, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 67

  27 Reviews
Dr. Rainville

Spine Center

830 Boylston St Ste B1 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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Dr. James Rainville, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Chestnut Hill, MA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.


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Dr. Rainville accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rainville's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rainville treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rainville treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rainville treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rainville treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rainville treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rainville treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rainville's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rainville

2.9

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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I was so disgusted after the first time when he compared my debilitating pain to his Grey hairs on his head. Professional? I decided that when I had a pain episode I would give it a second chance, everybody has a bad day, right? Well, he was just as arrogant this time. I’d be embarrassed if I was ever that rude. A heart would be helpful in his career choice. I hope he does not have his own kids and if he does, I’m sorry. I walked out of there, balled my eyes out and found a new practice. Buh bye
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I saw Dr. Rainville for a second opinion a month after I suffered two lower back fractures from a skiing accident. He was extremely pompous and dismissive and even after acknowledging the fractures on the MRI he said the the pain was all in my head. He rushed me out within 10 minutes and told me to get PT without even examining me. I thought I was in good hands since he is the Chief of NEBH Spine Center which is suppose to be the best in Boston, but he was terrible. Never going back.
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Dr. Rainville has been treating me for 20 years and I trust him implicitly.Through his program, I was relieved of pain after my initial spinal surgery.This delayed a second surgery for 10 years. He referred me to a tremendous spinal surgeon at NEBH who performed the second surgery and I have been pain free ever since.Now I am seeing him for another spinal issue and he has been wonderful.He thoroughly and carefully teaches what is occurring and the goal of treatment. I highly recommend him.
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I have no idea why this man is allowed to say the things he does. Basically he told me to suck it up...level 10 pain is all in my head. I have had 2 operations and was looking for advise before I had a third. He was belittling, talks down to women and really just disaster . My daughter and I left crying. Thank God for the Fellow that was there...he was what saved me from not totally falling apart. This is my life we were talking about and I could no longer work.
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Although there might be a wait, Dr. Rainville spends the needed time to assess issues, and never rushes through questions and explanations. He is excellent at teaching and making sure that the treatment options were understood. Dr. Rainville returns calls, and is very kind in his approach.
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Seeing Dr Rainville is a great experience. He listens for what is going on with his patients, and recommends treatments accordingly. His focus is on getting your body working properly by figuring out what is happening with any and all spine-related issues, Not simply focusing on dealing with people one symptom at a time. One symptom at a time, often doesn't help with spine issues, and it often can make things far worse. This is the guy to see.
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He reviewed an MRI of my spine as a second opinion. Surgery had been recommended. After a thorough examination, Rainville concluded that surgery was not the answer at that time. It's been six or seven years. I'm just fine. I absolutely trust his judgment.
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Biography

Dr. James Rainville, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Chestnut Hill, MA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1990
Tufts New England Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Brown U/Meml Hosp
Residency Hospital
1978
University Of Massachusetts School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
1981
1978

Languages

  • French
  • English

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86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)