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Dr. James Wurzel, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Wurzel

Women's Specialists New Mexico

201 Cedar St SE Ste 5640 Albuquerque, NM 87106

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(505) 843-6168


Dr. James Wurzel, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Arizona in 1998 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and gynecologic surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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(505) 843-6168

Dr. Wurzel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Fortified Provider Network
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
HealthSmart
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Lovelace Health Plan
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Presbyterian Health Plan
Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc.
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Dr. Wurzel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cervicitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wurzel treats Cervicitis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Wurzel treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Endometriosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wurzel treats Endometriosis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Wurzel treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Endometriosis
  • Endometriosis of Colon
  • Stage 4 Endometriosis
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wurzel treats Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Wurzel treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis

Dr. Wurzel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Wurzel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wurzel

4.5

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
82.3529411764706%
(14)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
11.764705882352942%
(2)

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Dr Wurzel has done three of my surgeries and has seen me for COUNTLESS apts. he also did my sisters surgeries and does an amazing job! When nobody listened to me and I was suffering beyond words, he did. he has spent so much of his time and energy helping me all these years and is patient, respectful and knowledgeable. He’s the best and I’ll forever be grateful to him for helping me have a less painful life!!
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Do not waste your time scheduling an appointment with Dr. Wurzel. He is liar and changes his mind. Everyone keep telling he was a really good surgeon. Yea right. I been waiting like idiot for surgey. I did everything he told me. I am still in the position in pain and suffering. Dr.Wurzel staff is absolute rude. He lack compassion for his patients and defends his staff a 100% without hearing both sides. BEWARE OF THIS DOCTOR....
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Very kind person that is empathetic about my concerns, I can definitely say I picked the right surgeon for my hysterectomy.
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Takes his time to examine and explain his findings to patients.
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I can't say enough in recommendation of Dr. Wurzel and his team. I am 6 weeks post-hysterectomy and have never felt better. Dr. Wurzel spent a lot of time explaining the procedure, the risks and benefits, and did everything to make me feel comfortable with my decision. I would recommend him to anyone needing his area of specialization.
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Excellent dr.
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He's always very thorough in explaining options and procedures, the reasons for them, and potential risks. I have used him regarding menopausal and general heal issues, so I can't speak to pregnancy or cancer issues. He's always been extremely compassionate with me, so the cancer patient's story left me truly shocked.
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He was the best doctor I could ask for! He was there for both my sons' prenatal care and birth. He is patient, he goes out of his way, and only wants what is best for the mother. I recommend him to anyone who wants to a doctor to be there all the way to labor and delivery.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

A fluent Spanish speaker, Dr. Wurzel specializes in minimally invasive surgical solutions for women who need surgery--modern surgeries offer decreased bleeding, decreased pain, shorter recovery time and faster return to work. He is excited about seve...

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
University Of Nm School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1998
University Of Arizona
Medical School
1989
University Of Arizona
Undergraduate School
2003
1998
1989

Languages

  • German
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

Presbyterian Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)