Dr. James Rathmell, MD

Dr. James Rathmell, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(7)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Rathmell, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

55 Fruit St

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

(617) 573-3957

Insurance Accepted

  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rathmell to family and friends
3.3
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
in Orlando, FL |
Great doctor...always made sure to get my back to normal.
in New Canaan, CT |
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 pump, I was unable to drive more than two miles, now I can drive 40. Before, I sometimes could not walk from bathroom to bedroom closet closet because of pain, now I walk a most normally with a cane.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rathmell accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Rathmell has admitting privileges

Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis St
Boston, MA 02115
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Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
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