Dr. James Schoeb, MD

Dr. James Schoeb, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Dr. James Schoeb, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Chatham, NJ. He has been practicing for 17 years.

40 Main St

Chatham, NJ 07928

Contact Information

(973) 635-0800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EmblemHealth
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Herniated Disc
very high
more than 89% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 87% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 86% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schoeb has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schoeb's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schoeb to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Schoeb's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Randolph, NJ |
Dr. Schoeb of New Jersey Spine Center performed ACDF surgery on me over a year ago. He removed and replaced the disk between c6-c7 of the cervical part of my spine. Dr. Schoeb is an outstanding surgeon who is caring and thoughtful. He fully addressed my concerns. The operation was very successful and I am fully recovered from my pain and related issues. The staff at New Jersey Spine Center is excellent. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and helping in dealing with my needs.
in Abc, NJ |
Told me nothing was wrong with my back and when i told him the pain was unbearable he said i could see pain management if i wanted. I did not go with the pain management doctor in the practice. The new doctor told me i have 5 herniated discs and since i had previous surgery and a complicated back, Schoeb probably did not want to do the surgery. Not really impressed. He did something similar to my friend with 4 herniated discs.
in Sparta, NJ |
I was introduced to Dr Schoeb via Dr Gerstman. I was suffering from a severe herniated disc episode; intolerable pain/discomfort. Injection (via Dr Gertstman) did not alleviate pain/discomfort. My first apptment with Dr Schoeb was on a Monday morning and on my request, he scheduled surgery (Microdiscectomy) later that day. Surgery was successful, with pain/discomfort alleviated immediately. I am very appreciative of the efforts of Dr Schoeb and would highly recommend him to others.
in New York, NY |
No bedside manner. No compassion for patients. Very abrupt. One of the worst physicians we have ever experienced.
Chatham, NJ |
Dr. Schoeb is a wonderful doctor. Four years ago, I herniated a disc in the L4/L5 region of my back, but about a month ago, it ruptured. With the severe pain I was in, I was in need of urgent and immediate care. I saw Dr. Schoeb on a Thursday morning, and he scheduled a microdiscectomy for that afternoon. His willingness to perform surgery with such short notice is something that I will never forget. I highly recommend him as a doctor.
in Richboro |
Most ignorant doctor I ever met
in WM NJ |
DR Schoeb, Along with his team did an excellent job on repairing my lower back, the surgery was on time and went as expected, His staff is very helpful, When you arrive at there office for your appointment , you actually are seen within 20 min or less of your scheduled appointment, I think that's huge in itself, I'm grateful for having my mobility back and PAIN GONE, If you have a unfortunate situation with your back I would recommend DR Schoeb, great at what he does... Kurt Gardenier
in Califon, NJ |
Dr Schoeb treated me and my wife with respect, examined our test data and images carefully with us present, explained his medical recommendations clearly, and answered all our questions clearly and insured that we understood. He quickly gave us confidence in his recommendations and took the most conservative approach. The procedure he performed went as he described and I am very satisfied. I highly recommend him to patients needing help with a spine problem.
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Dr. Schoeb accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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