Dr. James Sturm, DO

Dr. James Sturm, DO

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Age 54
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Dr. James Sturm, DO is an anesthesiology specialist in O Fallon, MO and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from OHIO UNIV COLLEGE OF OSTEO MED in 1990 and specializes in anesthesiology and pain management.Read his story

856 Waterbury Falls Dr Ste 100

O Fallon, MO 63368

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  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Dr. Sturm's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Sturm's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sturm "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 in this area. Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. In 2011, at least 100 million adult Americans had chronic pain conditions, a conservative estimate since it does not include recent pain or children in pain. Chronic pain is pain that exist beyond the normal healing process. AAPM is a holistic pain program that takes the entire patient into focus. Patients seeking treatment at AAPM are assured of receiving only the finest and up-to-date care through the use of rehabilitative techniques, imaging, medications, and interventional techniques when necessary. AAPM was founded by Dr. James Sturm. He is triple board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. He performed his anesthesia training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and his pain fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1996. The pain fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation was the largest in the world. Our mission goals are: A comprehensive patient evaluation to determine the source of pain generation. To offer therapies and solutions to our patients based on a holistic approach keeping in mind the risk and benefits of those therapies. To constantly seek out the most advanced treatments for our patients. To provide care in an understanding environment. It is important not to let pain become chronic. Seeking early care can increase the success rate of treatment. Dr. Sturm keeps up with the latest breakthroughs in pain related therapy by traveling to multiple conferences and performing his own research. Dr. Sturm continues to lecture at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford each December and is awaiting a research affiliated appointment at Saint Louis University in the Department of Neurosurgery. We believe that AAPM is setting the standard for Pain Medicine in Eastern Missouri and Western Illinois. Dr. Sturm receives multiple patients who have had treatment failures in other pain practices. Arch Advanced Pain Management was founded by Dr. James Sturm. Dr. Sturm was born and raised near Canton, Ohio. He went to Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio for Medical School. Dr. Sturm at Ohio University helped developed a technique which later received NIH funding for single nerve cell injections to trace out the pathways responsible for hearing. Dr. Sturm graduated second in his medical school class. Dr. Sturm performed his anesthesia training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and his pain fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1996. The pain fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation was the largest in the world. While at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he was exposed to patients from across the world with some of the most complex pain related issues and the most advanced treatments for them. Since completing his fellowship, he has continued to seek out for the most advanced techniques available to assist his suffering patients. Dr. Sturm has had several newspaper articles written about him about on the successes that he has had treating patients. In addition, he has had a radio interview with Chicagos B96 on the Chicago Connection show about the Arthrocare Spinewand for vertebral body cancer radiofrequency ablations. Listed below are the web addresses to the articles from the Rockford Register Star http://www.rrstar.com/health/x162771572/Local-doctors-ease-fractured-vertebra-pain-with-surgery http://www.rrstar.com/specialsection/boomers/health/x564349998/-Fairly-new-spinal-procedure-gaining-fans Dr. Sturm has continued to lecture at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford on a yearly basis as a non-salaried professor in the Department of Surgery."
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2  Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

20  Conditions Treated

20  Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • OHIO UNIV COLLEGE OF OSTEO MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Grandview Osteo Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Metro Hlth Med Ctr Case Western Reserve U
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sturm has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sturm's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sturm to family and friends
51 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Sturm's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (8)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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. ...more
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