Dr. James Steier, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 49

Dr. James Steier, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Steier has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Steier to book an appointment.

Dr. Steier

New Mexico Cancer Center

4901 Lang Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Steier

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Steier treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Steier treats other conditions, please contact the office at (505) 842-8171.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Steier is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Normal
Frequency
High
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Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Steier is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
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High
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Dr. Steier's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(505) 842-8171

Dr. Steier accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Presbyterian Health Plan
Commercial

Dr. Steier's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Steier

3.5

Based on 46 ratings

5 Stars
54.34782608695652%
(25)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(2)
3 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(4)
2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(2)
1 Star
28.26086956521739%
(13)
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (34)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (34)
  • Explained conditions well (32)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (23)
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
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Dr. Steier has been my physician for 8 years. He is a rare combination-rare in anyone, not just physicians-of brilliance and empathy. “Doctors treat disease, patients experience illness.” Dr. Steier knows both sides of that dichotomy. I am comfortable discussing not only the medical side of the problem for which I see him, but also how it affects my daily life. I know I will be heard, and that Dr. Steier will do everything possible to help. Great doctor...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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GratefulPatient – Jul 21, 2019
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This doctor is amazing. He genuinely cares about his patients, and takes the necessary time to evaluate and help! I usually wait for him for a bit, but it's worth it--I know that he is spending that time with another patient, and I'm perfectly fine with that.
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May 31, 2019
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Dr. Steier is wonderful. I'll never forget my first visit, watching the wheels turn in his head as he listened and how I felt when he said "I know exactly what's wrong." He truly cares and is an amazing human.
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Mar 19, 2019
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He told me that my child has arthritis. He prescribed her pain/psych meds which, not only did not help with her symptoms but, they turned her into a "zombie". What my daughter has is pain amplification ("fibromyalgia"); I found out after seeing a pediatric rheumatologist! I get the feeling that Dr. Steier's main goal is to make MONEY. This is very disappointing. Stay away, you have been warned!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Disappointed mother – Jul 31, 2018
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Dr Steier was treating my father for Rheumatoid Arthritis since 2016. A couple of months after my father started taking the large doses of prednisone prescribed by Dr Steier he developed double pneumonia. He never recovered fully, and died 2/19/18 because his immune system was so compromised the physicians who treated him said he was worse off than someone who had HIV. Please research dosages and side effects of all medications prescribed. In this case the "cure" was deadlier than the disease.
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Feb 23, 2018
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His profile says he specializes in osteoarthritis but after over a month of trying to get his diagnosis his advice was to just take over the counter Aleve. Save your money.
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Maria D in Albuquerque, NM – Jan 14, 2017
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Dr. Steier is the most knowledgeable, caring Dr. I have met in Albuquerque.
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jenna seigel in Albuquerque, NM – Aug 08, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr. Steier for over 15 years. He is the absolute best. I don't believe Drs could be any better than he is. He is the MOST thoughtful, caring and helpful Dr. I have ever known. I thank God he is here in Albuq. NM. and MY Dr.
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louise cox-walker in Albuquerque, NM – Jun 02, 2016
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He has been my Dr for 9 years, he is the one Dr I havec who I know I can trust my health care to. He's very knowledgeable and he always makes sure that I am getting the best care possible. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Fairykizzez in Albuquerque – Jan 02, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Steier, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Steier has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. James Steier, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Steier has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Does Dr. James Steier, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Steier frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Steier specializes.

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

Dr. Steier's office is located at 4901 Lang Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

New Mexico Cancer Center

New Mexico Cancer Center4901 Lang Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Presbyterian Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)