Dr. James Rice, MD

AnesthesiologyMaleAge 62

Dr. Rice
Accepting new patients

South West Interventional Pain

4700 Jefferson St Ne Ste 700 Albuquerque, NM 87109

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(505) 881-5080

Dr. James Rice, MD is a Anesthesiology Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Texas- San Antonio Long Medical School medical school in 1986. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rice to book an appointment.

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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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. Rice accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Presbyterian Health Plan
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Dr. Rice's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rice

3.3

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
52.5%
(21)
4 Stars
2.5%
(1)
3 Stars
2.5%
(1)
2 Stars
10%
(4)
1 Star
32.5%
(13)
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What went well
  • Office environment (29)
  • Staff friendliness (25)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (24)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (15)
  • Appointment was rushed (14)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (14)
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Dr Rice is awesome! Seeing him with lower spine n nerve issues since 2008! Always to the point as is assistant but also speak with me before during and after to give advise, answer questions! PA Pacheco is awesome and I get along very well with him and Claudia and answer any questions or just talk about things! Lots of people expect everyone they come into contact with to be the same robots according to some reviews I just read. Chill and get to know everyone and realize that they get the job done and you can expect answers to any questions or issues you may have! Good People!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Robert – Feb 17, 2021
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Three visits with Dr. Rice provided very satisfactory physical results. Six months trying to straighten out a billing problem rates an F grade for the office staff. Verbal assurance that my bill had been paid, monthly bills continuing, unreturned phone calls, and finally a semi-nice note from a collection agency was the story. The excellent MD service with better administration would have been nice
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May 02, 2020
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Front staff very friendly. Dr. Rice nor his nurse introduce themselves to me and just whisked me away for my injections. Didn't appreciate doctor Rice's disrespectful Behavior. One does not discuss another patient during an injection. Nor does one need to use profanity when treating a patient.
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Apr 13, 2020
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I have no rating directly for Dr. Rice as I've only seen him once in the last 10 - 11 months. However, Dr. Rice's Assistant is extremely rude and condescending. The worst patient customer service I've experienced.
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Dec 12, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Rice for many years and as far as I am concerned the man “walks on water”. He always takes my problems seriously and does his very best for me. He keeps me going and able to ride and train my horses and his staff is friendly and very accommodating. I have referred several of my friends and fellow riders to him and they were more than pleased with his expertise. I would not go anywhere else. Thank you Dr. Rice!
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Ulla Hudson, Cedar Grove, NM – Nov 12, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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G. Keenan in ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Jun 06, 2018
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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.
What went well
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3 people found this helpful
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TBL in Albuquerque, NM – Oct 12, 2016
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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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BrandI Huffman in Albuquerque, NM – Jul 07, 2016
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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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Hillary in Albuquerque, NM – May 03, 2016
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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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Albuquerque – Mar 15, 2016
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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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13 people found this helpful
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MJ in Ruidoso, NM – Feb 25, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Rice, MD is a Anesthesiology Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

Presbyterian University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
University of Texas- San Antonio Long Medical School
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Is Dr. James Rice, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. James Rice, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rice frequently treats Low Back Pain, Back Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rice treats.

Where is Dr. James Rice, MD's office located?

Dr. Rice's office is located at 4700 Jefferson St Ne Ste 700, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James Rice, MD speak?

Dr. Rice speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. James Rice, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

South West Interventional Pain

Southwest Interventional Pain Specialist PC4700 Jefferson St Ne Ste 700 Albuquerque, NM 87109
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