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Dr. James Rice, MD

Anesthesiology ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Rice

South West Interventional Pain

4700 Jefferson St NE Ste 700 Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Dr. James Rice, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1986 and specializes in anesthesiology and pain management.


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(505) 881-5080

Dr. Rice accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
Presbyterian Health Plan
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Dr. Rice's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. James Rice, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1986 and specializes in anesthesiology and pain management.

Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management

Board Certifications

Education

Presbyterian University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School
1986

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Rice's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rice

3.4

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
35.294117647058826%
(12)

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Dr. James Rice is an excellent anesthesiologist. I have seen Jim for years. He is always available, always friendly and has always been accurate in his injections into my lower back. His office is professional yet friendly. The only issue I ever had was getting one of his physician assistants to respond and communicate. A complaint to the front office fixed that issue promptly.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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