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Dr. James Sturm, DO

Anesthesiology ·  Male

Dr. Sturm

Arch Advanced Pain Management

856 Waterbury Falls Dr Ste 100 O Fallon, MO 63368

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(636) 244-5004


Dr. James Sturm, DO is an anesthesiology specialist in O Fallon, MO and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Ohio Univ College Of Osteo Med in 1990 and specializes in anesthesiology and pain management.


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Dr. Sturm's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Sturm's Reviews

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Avoid Dr. Sturm. After several years of inadequate treatment, he dropped me as a pain patient. He saw me on a Mon., increased my pain medication (opioids), and then dropped me on Fri. Refused me another appt. to explain why. The final 3 appts., he took up my appt. time telling me how the gov't was cracking down on opioids and he could get in trouble prescribing them. He said the DEA could come to his office and audit his files, and even pull his license. He was running scared, and didn't really care about me as a patient. I suspected something was going on with him when he started adding other sidelines in his office, such as laser hair removal, skin applications, and treatments for varicose veins and double chins! Every time I went in, he'd be advertising a new treatment!. At Christmas, he had gift bags of different skin products lined up behind the counter for purchase. I was afraid he was going out of pain mgmt. altogether! If you have pain issues, avoid him like the plague.
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Very bad experience.
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In my opinion, Dr Sturm's focus is solely on money. He did Supartz injections on both of my knees. The injections didn't help at all and I went to see my orthopedic Dr. Both knees need replacement. They were too far gone to have ever done Supartz injections. Between the insurance and myself, Dr Sturm was paid handsomely! I have asked for my copays to be refunded, no response. I was subjected to painful procedures and risk of infection, I thought a Dr swore to "first do no harm".
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Dr.Sturm: Both my wife, who has suffered with extreme back and neck pain since having complicated back surgery in California, and I who suffers from terrible knee pain, have been seeing Dr. Sturm for nearly 5 years. He, and his staff are EXCELLENT! Dr. Sturm, has given us both a "New Lease on Life.". We, for the most part, have been pain free. Dr. Sturm, understands the process of total examination first, then treatment. He is the BEST! Ron Dunn & Susan B. Donovan
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The Best! Jodee great yet growing needs a PainNP Just to free Dr up! ; - )
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I saw Dr. Strum last December for pain management. My claim forms have yet to be sent to my provider insurance company. The insurance company has contacted his office numerous times and they claim the forms have been sent. Also on my first consultation with the doctor he recommended that I get a lawyer because I may have problems in the future. He also stated that "he gets more money if I have a lawyer. He even gave a business card of a lawyer he recommends. Unethical advice.
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I've been seeing Dr. Sturm for more than 2 years and I hope I never have to see another doc other for all the things that are going on with me after all of my surgeries. Dr. Sturm is amazing. He takes extra time to do a few x-rays if necessary or give an injection even if I'm not there for one. He LOVES my little girls and my girls love to go see Dr. Sturm. I think he's one in a million and will and have recommended him many times.
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Dr. Sturm is wonderful and I highly recommend. He is always up on the newest data and medical techniques. I cannot say enough positive words about how great he is. Most of his staff aren't friendly or helpful. They are even rude at times. When you call, they almost never answer and you have to leave a message and then usually don't get a callback. If you call in with an emergency, they just say no appointments for a few weeks instead of going and talking to Dr. Sturm about it to see what he says
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Paid 170 dollars for him to spend 10 minutes tops with me, did absolutely nothing, I do not recommend him.
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i was so impressed with the quality of professionalism ,service, and actually getting the job done ..i had several issues when i came to his office that other pain clinics were unable to help me with and DR .STURM addressed them all leaving me in such better medical condition..my hat goes off to him and his staff .....
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About Me

Biography

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Arch Advanced Pain Management ( AAPM ) is a clinic dedicated to the treatment of acute / chronic pain and sports medicine /work related pain issues. The staff combined has decades of experience i...

Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Grandview Osteo Hosp
Internship Hospital
Metro Hlth Med Ctr Case Western Reserve U
Internship Hospital
1996
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1990
Ohio Univ College Of Osteo Med
Medical School
1996
1995
1990

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