Dr. James Rathmell, MD

Dr. James Rathmell, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. James Rathmell, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Bowman Gray School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in pain medicine.

55 Fruit St

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

(617) 573-3957

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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

Chronic Pain
normal
more than 79% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
more than 74% of peers
Spondylosis
normal
more than 63% of peers

Dr. Rathmell'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.

1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

44  Conditions Treated

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8  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Bowman Gray School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rathmell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rathmell's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rathmell to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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

Dr. Rathmell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Great doctor...always made sure to get my back to normal.
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Dr. Rathmell was doctor #25 in my search for pain relief following herniated (ruptured in the vernacular) L4/L5 discuss and failed back surgery. Dr. Rathmell tried SCS and about two dozen oral medicines before resorting to intrathecal opoids (pain pump). The surgery was flawless. Before the...more
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