Dr. Whitney James, MD

NeurosurgeryFemaleAge 38

Neurosurgery

Dr. Whitney James, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Prescott, AZ. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Whitney James, MD

Whitney James, MD, PC

3191 Stillwater Dr Ste B Prescott, AZ 86305
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Make an Appointment

(928) 212-1479
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

Healthgrades Provider Compare™

Quickly compare more Neurosurgery Specialists in your area

At a Glance

  • Friendly Staff
    Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Easy Scheduling
    Patients said scheduling was easy. See reviews

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Arizona
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. James' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. James' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. James treats Chronic Pain more than 99% of her peers

Dr. James treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. James treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 98% of her peers

Dr. James treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. James treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of her peers

Dr. James treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. James' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adult Epilepsy Surgery
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebroplasty

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. James accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(928) 212-1479

Dr. James accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. James

3.6

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
58.333333333333336%
(7)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(4)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. James
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Crps
Dr. James diagnosed my crps and provided treatment that actually helps. I am also unable to take pain meds. Her staff helped with breathing and relaxation techniques. The relief I have received has increased my quality of life. She does what is needed and listens. I didn't believe her when she said she could help. I am glad I was wrong.
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
Helpful
Harold – Mar 24, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Whitney James, MD?
Reply
Can't really comment on the doctor herself...as I've never been able to meet her. Went in November, saw her NP, then front desk told me they wouldn't be able to get me an appt for epidural injections until after the first of the year because they wouldn't have anesthesia until then. ??? Well, my deductible has started all over again and I still haven't been called. I called and told their front desk to remove me from their list. I had to move on to a different doctor. Maybe these last 6 days of horrible sciatica pain and little sleep has left me grouchy...or, maybe I hate being forgotten. ?????
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
Helpful
Marcie Goodman – Jan 10, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Whitney James, MD?
Reply
Excellent. I have worked in the past with physicians in a hospital setting. Her demeanor is reassuring and professional. She was concise, and frank with her assessment and recommendations. She is at the top of my list of practitioners. Add to that the friendliness and equally professional presentation of her staff leads to a high thumbs up for her practice.
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
Helpful
Sumner – May 19, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Whitney James, MD?
Reply
Not good
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Catherine petersen – May 01, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Whitney James, MD?
Reply
She is a good doctor. I went to her a few times. Her treatment she wanted to do on me was more invasive then I wanted to try at the time. Have not seen her since.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
Helpful
Susan – Apr 21, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Whitney James, MD?
Reply
I have never met any doctor before her that new my pain. She made me comfortable and taken care of. In the 20 years I have been dealing with chronic pain, she was the first to give me the tools to help me manage my pain. I am grateful every day for what she has done for me.
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
9 people found this helpful
Helpful
George A. Carden – Sep 30, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Whitney James, MD?
Reply
Doctor James was amazing when we saw her for my lower back. From her kindness to her intelligence I was so impressed. She was abke to do something out of her way for me also which I am so very grateful and I cant thank her enough. I will refer her to everyone. Thank you Dr. James!
10 people found this helpful
Helpful
May 14, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Whitney James, MD?
Reply
Dr. James is the most caring doctor I have ever met and I have met numerous with my 15yr old disability. She treats the entire person, not just the problem. She focuses on pain management through the use of modern medicine and lifestyle adaptation. Her approach is one of long term health and management of symptoms and pain. He entire staff is super kind and caring. They know your name and are always ready to listen. Walking into Dr. James' office is like walking into "Cheers." Excellent Doctor!
9 people found this helpful
Helpful
Apr 11, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Whitney James, MD?
Reply
Dr. James is incredibly talented and her staff is so warm and friendly. I came to her with chronic back pain and could feel an improvement after the first visit. Her therapists provide bodywork and great insight into ways to reduce pain through stretching, exercise and other activities that can easily be done at home. I cannot recommend her enough.
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
7 people found this helpful
Helpful
Prescott, AZ – Jan 08, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Whitney James, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. James?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to ease suffering and bring joy to patients with brain and spine pathologies. I believe in a comprehensive approach to healthcare that begins...Read more

Biography

Dr. James grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona where she attended high school at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, completing her classical ballet training...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Education

2008
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School Of Public Health

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Whitney James, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Whitney James, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. Whitney James, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. James accepts your insurance.

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

Dr. James frequently treats Chronic Pain, Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Chronic Neck Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. James treats.

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

Dr. James' office is located at 3191 Stillwater Dr Ste B, Prescott, AZ 86305. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Whitney James, MD speak?

Dr. James speaks Spanish, French, and English. View profile to see all.

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

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

Whitney James, MD, PC

Whitney James, MD, PC3191 Stillwater Dr Ste B Prescott, AZ 86305
1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions