Dr. James Rice, MD


Anesthesiology | Male

South West Interventional Pain 4700 Jefferson St NE Ste 700 Albuquerque, NM 87109 Get Directions
Dr. James Rice, MD

Dr. James Rice, MD is an anesthesiology doctor who practices in Albuquerque, NM. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Albuquerque, NM |
Dr. Rice was extremely thorough and very knowledgeable, an exceptional pain specialist. He does an extensive intake during your new patient appointment and is very detail oriented which made me feel reassured of his expertise. I returned for an epidural steroid procedure a few weeks after my initial appointment and felt pain relief immediately. He is a fanatic about sterility and reducing the chance of infection, that is evident in his precise procedures and sterile medical procedure room.
in Albuquerque, NM |
I really like Dr rice so far he seems great. I went in and told him I am weaning off pain medication to see where my pain is at and that I wish to try other options that I tried before without meds. He was great he said he gets it and put me on a list for radio frequency right away when there is a opening. He took time to listen. He's overbooked but that's ok it's worth the wait to me after my last nightmare with the np at usa pain. So Im happy with Dr rice he's great.
in Albuquerque, NM |
The only negative I can say about Dr. Rice, he's booked solid so I have to wait longer than I'd like to see him. I dreamed of the day when I could wake up pain free and with his treatments it finally happened. His staff is excellent and friendly.
Albuquerque |
HORRIBLE. He was rude, forced me into receiving injections within 5 minutes of meeting me, even though I told him I'd like time to consider receiving that treatment or not. I had a bad reaction to the drug he injected and told me it was all in my head and assumed I researched the drug online, even though he refused to tell me what the drug was beforehand. He told my military doctor that they should kick me out of the military because he could not help me. Completely unprofessional!
in Ruidoso, NM |
Dr. Rice seemed interested in helping me manage my pain at my first visit, but with every visit, as he realized that I was not responding to his conventional treatment of injections into my spine in various locations, he became more blas? and uninterested in helping me at all. My last visit, I explained that my pain is severely impacting my life despite doing everything he had recommended (physical therapy, exercise, TENS unit, antidepressant, Lyrica, anti-inflammatory) yet he offered nothing.
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  •  Specializes in Anesthesiology
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology
  •  Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology

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  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Presbyterian University Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Anesthesiology

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