Dr. James Sturm, DO

AnesthesiologyMaleAge 57

Dr. Sturm
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Arch Advanced Pain Management

412 Jungermann Rd Ste 201 Saint Peters, MO 63376

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(636) 244-5004

Dr. James Sturm, DO is a Anesthesiology Specialist in Saint Peters, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Mercy Hospital St. Louis. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sturm to book an appointment.

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Dr. Sturm is affiliated with Mercy Hospital St. Louis Saint Louis, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Sturm's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • 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 Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • 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 Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Sturm accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Preferred Select
Assurant Health
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc.
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
Coventry Health Care of Missouri PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedHealthInsurance
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
National Elevator
Pekin Insurance
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Sturm's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sturm

3.2

Based on 61 ratings

5 Stars
52.459016393442624%
(32)
4 Stars
1.639344262295082%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.918032786885246%
(3)
1 Star
40.98360655737705%
(25)
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Dr. Strum is a fantastic doctor, however, his office staff are very condescending, snooty and entitled. Last month I waited for 45 minutes in a room by myself until I opened the door and complained because the dr and his staff were just chatting outside the door. The dr came in and I explained I was in pain and was sorry for being rude. He said he understood, no problem. Today I showed up for my appointment and was told they will no longer see me because I complained at my last appointment and that causes the doctor stress and they can’t have that. They said they called but I never received that call or message. I take high pain meds and have for several years and they just cut me off without notice because I complained about how long my last appointment took to see the doctor. Not professional at all. Beware everyone!!!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Aug 26, 2021
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I've been going to Dr. Sturm for several years now and I have never put up a review. Shame on me. He has been a wonderful pain management Dr. He's helped me tremendously by understanding just what I'm going through. I highly recommend Dr. Sturm. And his staff is excellent. They are on top of any problem that I have...such as an insurance problem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard P. Arter – Jun 23, 2021
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Dr. STRUM is a good listener and always willing to suggest help with any issues you may have. He is very understanding and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bonnie Hamilton – Jun 02, 2021
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Dr. Sturm has been treating my family for years now and he is a great physician who really cares about his patients. He doesn't drop patients without reasonable cause. He has diagnosed cancer in a family member of mine. He will run MRI and CT scans to find the true problem. I cannot say enough positive things about this 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
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 07, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr.Sturm for years now. He is a pleasure speaking with. He answers all of my questions in detail. He gives you all the options explaining the pro &con's of each. He is not only extremely knowledgeable he takes the time to help you understand your options. Unlike most all other doctors who want you in and out and to just go home and google what it all means. Dr.Sturm seems to genuinely care about his patients. Although he does perform major medical procedures, he's not going to rush you in surgery until it's the best option for you. I trust him and his judgment on treating my medical condition and I say that with all sincerity. To say that I would highly recommend him is a understatement. The only thing that needs improvement is the time it takes to get information back/to the pharmacy and insurance in a timely manner. I've noticed changes to staff recently so I'm betting that gets rectified quickly too. For that to be my biggest issue should really say it all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Todd T – Dec 29, 2019
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Very bad experience.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 10, 2018
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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".
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Kelly Laramie in OFallon MO – Mar 26, 2018
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pacific, MO – Oct 08, 2017
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The Best! Jodee great yet growing needs a PainNP Just to free Dr up! ; - )
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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St L MO – May 06, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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O Fallon, MO – Apr 08, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tara Ghafoori in Wentzville, MO – May 10, 2016
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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
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
5 people found this helpful
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Elizabeth in Wentzville, MO – May 03, 2016
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Paid 170 dollars for him to spend 10 minutes tops with me, did absolutely nothing, I do not recommend him.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Feb 23, 2016
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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 .....
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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beverly willis in St Louis, MO – Feb 08, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Sturm is a caring and thoughtful physician. He will take the time needed for every patient at each visit. He will order CT scans, MRI and even bloodwork...Read more

Biography

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Arch Advanced Pain Management ( AAPM ) is a clinic dedicated to the treatment of acute / chronic...
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Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Internship Hospital
1992
Internship Hospital
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
,

Awards

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Does Dr. James Sturm, DO offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. James Sturm, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Sturm frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sturm treats.

Where is Dr. James Sturm, DO's office located?

Dr. Sturm's office is located at 412 Jungermann Rd Ste 201, Saint Peters, MO 63376. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Arch Advanced Pain Management

Arch Advanced Pain Management412 Jungermann Rd Ste 201 Saint Peters, MO 63376
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Find A Better You Medical Spa412 Jungermann Rd Ste 203 Saint Peters, MO 63376
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Saint Peters, MO

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

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

3 Awards Received

Progress West Hospital

O Fallon, MO

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis

Bridgeton, MO

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis

Lake Saint Louis, MO

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles

Saint Charles, MO

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

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)