Dr. James Stephen, MD

Dr. James Stephen, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 39

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Dr. James Stephen, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Englewood, CO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as North Suburban Medical Center and Sky Ridge Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stephen to book an appointment.

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499 E Hampden Ave Ste 220 Englewood, CO 80113

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Colorado Brain & Spine Institute, LLC

Englewood499 E Hampden Ave Ste 220 Englewood, CO 80113
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Aurora-The Medical Center of Aurora1411 S Potomac St Ste 450 Aurora, CO 80012
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Swedish Medical Center Englewood, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Stephen's Reviews

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    Dr. Stephens diagnosed me in October 2020 and a month later performed surgery on my spine. I was in a bad motorcycle accident when I was 21 along with a couple of bad falls. Before my surgery I was having flaming pain in my neck and shoulder. Dr. Stephen replaced C-3-4-5 with new titanium discs. It's been 12 weeks now and I'm doing great! Thank you Dr. Stephen and Colorado Brain & Spine Inst.
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    • Appointment scheduling
    • Staff friendliness
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    Eugene Neese – Feb 11, 2021
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    This Doctor, Dr James Stephen is Incredible! He reattached my “internally decapitated” skull to my spine! Two years and counting! February 1, 2019, I was in an extreme bicycling accident, shattered C1, broke C2, separated C3, and numerous other vertebrae were injured; Dr James put me back together! Not only is he amazingly skilled as a surgeon he has an endearing bedside manner which is terribly lacking in most of the medical industry; I grew up around it. The follow up appointments were always sincere, warm and professional. I was fortunate to serendipitously land on Dr James’ operating table and can thank Powers greater than myself for that! I made a complete recovery! (If you want to see a video of my experience go to YouTube, search, “Near Death Experience NDE” David A. Skudneski.
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    David A. Skudneski – Feb 10, 2021
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    Just outstanding. He performed major surgery on my wife. He made us feel extremely comfortable and checked in with her daily after the surgery to ensure she was healing well. Overall the best experience with a doctor that I've ever had.
    What went well
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    No results
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    Kirk Eggleston – Dec 06, 2020
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    Waited 3+ weeks for a response or communication at all about my case, and not one outreach, to myself or my insurance co. Even though I was told my case was marked as “Urgent”! Takes 30 minutes minimum to answer the phone
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    Aug 08, 2020
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    Dr Stephen is a breath of fresh air. I felt like he took his time to explain what was going and what to expect. He truly cares. He is skilled in what he does and my outcomes reflect it.
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    Muy buena atención de parte de todo el personal y la atención del doctor súper excelente
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    Background

    Background Check

    No malpractice claims found for Colorado
    No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
    No board actions found for the years we collect data
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    Dr. Stephen's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Chiari's Deformity
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    high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Stephen treats Chiari's Deformity more than 91% of his peers

    Dr. Stephen treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Chiari Malformation Type 1
    • Chiari Malformation Type 2
    • Chiari Malformation Type 3
    • Chiari Malformation Type 4
    • Chiari Malformation, Adult
    • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
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    Low Back Pain
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Stephen treats Low Back Pain more than 85% of his peers

    Dr. Stephen treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

    Osteoarthritis of Spine
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Stephen treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 81% of his peers

    Dr. Stephen treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

    Dr. Stephen's conditions and procedures:

    • Adult Brain Tumor
    • Aneurysm
    • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
    • Brain Abscess
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Metastasis
    • Brain Surgery
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Broken Neck
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cauda Equina Syndrome
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Radiculopathy
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chiari Malformation Type 1
    • Chiari Malformation Type 2
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Chordoma
    • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Degenerative Spine Disorders
    • Disc Replacement
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Dural Tear
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Epilepsy
    • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
    • Herniated Disc
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Radiculopathy
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
    • Myelopathy
    • Neurostimulation
    • Neurostimulator Implantation
    • Neurosurgical Procedures
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
    • Pituitary Tumor
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spinal Tumor Surgery
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Spondylosis
    • Stroke
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Torticollis
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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    Dr. Stephen accepts the following insurance:

    Aetna
    Anthem
    Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
    Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
    Balanced-CO PPO
    Blue Priority-CO HMO
    Blue Priority-CO PPO
    Bronze Colorado PPO
    Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
    Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
    Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
    Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
    Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
    Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
    Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
    Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
    CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
    Colorado College-CO
    Colorado HMO
    Colorado POS
    Colorado PPO
    CSU Fort Collins-CO
    CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
    CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
    CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
    Gold Colorado PPO
    Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
    Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
    Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
    Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
    Gold Pathway-CO EPO
    Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
    Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
    Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
    Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
    Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
    Lumenos plans-CO
    Lumenos-CO PPO
    National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
    National (BlueCard) PPO
    Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
    Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
    Pathway-CO HMO
    Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
    Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
    Platinum-CO PPO
    Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
    Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
    Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
    Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
    Silver Pathway-CO EPO
    Silver-CO PPO
    Traditional Network-CO
    University of Colorado Extended PPO
    University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
    University of Colorado Medicare-CO
    WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
    WellChoice - C-CO
    WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
    WellChoice - H-CO
    WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
    WellChoice - U-CO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
    Cigna
    Cofinity
    First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    Humana
    Kaiser Permanente
    MultiPlan
    Rocky Mountain Health Plans
    Tricare
    UnitedHealthCare
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    Veterans Choice Program

    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    Neurosurgical patients face challenges requiring not only excellent medical care, but also compassionate and collaborative care. Combining the precise,...Read more

    Biography

    Dr. James Stephen has always been energized by solving complex problems and directly helping others. With his interests in understanding mechanical systems...Read more

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Education

    Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Shriner's Hospital for Children
    Fellowship Hospital

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Stephen, MD?

    Call (720) 764-6506 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

    Is Dr. James Stephen, MD accepting new patients?

    Dr. James Stephen, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Stephen's profile to make an appointment.

    Does Dr. James Stephen, MD accept my insurance?

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

    Dr. Stephen frequently treats Chiari's Deformity, Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Stephen treats.

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

    Dr. Stephen's office is located at 499 E Hampden Ave Ste 220, Englewood, CO 80113. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. James Stephen, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Stephen has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Stephen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

    Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

    North Suburban Medical Center

    Thornton, CO

    67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

    1 Award Received

    Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

    Sky Ridge Medical Center

    Lone Tree, CO

    76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

    24 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

    Swedish Medical Center

    Englewood, CO

    78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

    15 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

    The Medical Center of Aurora

    Aurora, CO

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

    9 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

    Lutheran Medical Center

    Wheat Ridge, CO

    81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

    9 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

    Parker Adventist Hospital

    Parker, CO

    76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

    4 Awards Received

    Porter Adventist Hospital

    Denver, CO

    74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

    10 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)