Dr. James McLelland, DC

Dr. James McLelland, DC

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Dr. James McLelland, DC is a chiropractic provider who practices in Henrico, VA. He has been practicing for 22 years.

3037 Lauderdale Dr

Henrico, VA 23233

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McLelland "A Primary Spinal Care Physician Specializing with the Integration of Chiropractic and Physical Medicine.

Every patient that comes in has a story and expectation regarding care.  We focus on trying to understand what it is exactly the patient want's from us. 

Three categories of patients present.  Pain management, spinal health improvement (conditioning) or maintenance. 

We honor patient goals and encourage them to learn how their spine works, why it may be "misbehaving" and empower them to take control of its health to whatever degree they wish. 

The best thing we can do for a patient is not necessarily treat them, but help them learn how to take care of themselves. 

Dr. McLelland"


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  • Chiropractic
  • Physical Therapy

Board Certifications

Dr. McLelland does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Tension Headache
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Whiplash


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Western Texas College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. McLelland has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McLelland's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McLelland to family and friends
based on 167 total reviews (53 with comments)
Dr. McLelland's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (53)
Richmond, VA |
Dr. McLelland has been exceptional - he has been so thorough and he and his staff are so friendly, it's such a great place to visit. I came at the end of the summer with mid-back pain and it's now mid-October and I am pain-free. I appreciate Dr. McLelland so much!
Richmond, VA |
A major improvement in my back pain and general health.
Glen Allen, VA |
Dr. McLelland has been extremely helpful and informative on my back pain. The entire staff have been outstanding.
in Mineral,VA |
Came with lower back issues. I'm making progress but still not where I want to be. I'll be continuing with the treatment until I get there! Thanks!
in Richmond, VA |
I have recommended Dr. McLelland to many people over the years. I walked into his office with back and shoulder pain and after an evaluation and adjustment, I felt better immediately. My treatment continued once a week for 6 weeks and the difference is amazing. I rarely, if ever have neck and back pain. My posture is better, I sleep better and I am able to do more pain free at age 66. I also love the education that Dr. McLelland provided early on. His newsletters are interesting and inform
Richmond, VA |
Great doctor and great staff. Appreciate his focus on teaching patients to care for their spine to maintain wellness.
in Richmond, VA |
My experience has been very positive! Dr. McLelland is very knowledgeable and does a great job of not just making you feel better, but also provides insight on how to take care of you and your spine. The staff is friendly, helpful, and they all are efficient with your time in the office. Highly recommended for chiropractic care!
Richmond, VA |
Dr. McClelland is great! I am alway met with a friendly face and get in and out very quickly
Richmond, VA |
Very helpful and informative. I would recommend Dr. McLelland to anyone for both quality care and to better understand what is causing back issues. The staff is kind, professional, and helpful.
in Mechanicsville, VA |
An excellent and very professional doctor. It is clearly his patients come first. A very professional staff.
in Richmond, VA |
Great friendly Practice and I can walk again without pain!
Richmond, VA |
Great experience with very helpful and knowledgeable staff!
in Glen Allen, VA |
Since I have come I have felt a lot of relief in my back and spine. I have learned the proper way to care for my spine and the proper way to improve my posture. It took a few sessions before I saw the results, but I feel my spine is improving.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr James is fantastic! I've had chronic back pain for over ten years and after just a few sessions, I immediately felt better, with increased mobility and flexibility. I appreciate that he makes the time for questions and the staff treats you like family. In addition, I'm always in and out in just 15 minutes and always know what to expect each visit. I'd recommend Dr. James to anyone looking to make a wellness change for the better!
Richmond, VA |
An excellent chiropractor!! He is one of a few who is more concerned with your health than having you visit a million times. I highly recommend him!
in Richmond, VA |
In a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is for perfect health and 10 is for having to visit the Emergency, I was a 5 before seeing Dr. McLelland. Now after only 6 visits, I feel like a 2, and that speaks about his care. He is very thorough, analytical, and most of all has a sense of humor. Everything here is computerized and instructions are easy to follow. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting get their health back on track.
Midlothian, VA |
excellent and friendly staff, knowledgable doctor, thank you!!
in Richmond, VA |
I had gotten used to my back and neck hurting. After my few weeks with Dr. McLelland I feel better than I have in a long time.
in Montpelier, VA |
Dr. McLelland and his Amazing staff have provided excellent service to me and my family for many years. after suffering form a ruptured disc in my neck Dr. McLelland helped me recover fully without surgery. I appreciate the fact that they work with me to accommodate my busy and fluctuating schedule. They send text messages or call to remind me of appointments and check on me. They are very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend them!
in Richmond, VA |
Very courteous team assisting the doctor. Wait times are non existent.
in Richmond, VA |
He/They are thoughtful of my specific issues and focused on healing me with targeted treatments. Every other Chiropractor I have met with in the past, simply cracked my back and my neck. Here it is truly personal!
in Richmond, VA |
Experience has been excellent. 5 gold stars. This is my first time on a chiropractic treatment plan, and I feel the best I have in over a decade. Dr. McLelland always asks how I'm doing and why, and expects me to do the exercises provided consistently - when he asks I never want to say I didn't do them (there are times I didn't and I hated admitting that.)
in Glen Allen, VA |
Dr McLelland is an EXCEPTIONAL practitioner. If you have never had chiropractic treatment, or if you have had it elsewhere and did not benefit from it, go see him before deciding if chiropractic is a good idea. He'll convince you. Patients of other practitioners who complain that the treatments were either too aggressive or not aggressive enough will be pleased to find how quickly he finds your perfect level, and how efficiently he gets to, and addresses your particular issue.
in Richmond, VA |
Very patient. Explains things thoroughly, gives patient confidence in their diagnosis and/or treatment.
in Richmond, VA |
In the past few months I have tried many different methods to address my back pain. I have to say that I am greatly satisfied with Dr. McLelland and his office staff. I appreciate his approach to helping me solve my issues without taking multiple medications. I am not totally back to a one, but I am glad to say that I am well on my way with the help of D. McLelland. I have and will continue to recommend his office. I believe in the holistic approach and his office fits my belief.
in Glen Allen, VA |
The whole experience has been great from the start. Dr. McLelland and the staff at this location have been helpful and more than accommodating since I have started treatment. I have dealt with pain for YEARS and have start noticing significant improvement within the first visit. I've already recommended them to friends!
in Richmond, VA |
The entire experience was excellent from start to finish. His staff is wonderful and always have a smile on their faces. Dr. McLelland is a very personable gentleman and there is hardly any time waiting in the waiting room.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. McLelland and his entire staff are the best and most thorough chiropractic practice I have ever seen. They truly care about their patients and keeping them healthy for the long run. He provided an incredibly quick fix to a sciatic injury that had been plaguing me for over 6 months, and for that I am incredibly grateful.
in Richmond, VA |
Enjoyed Dr. McLelland's treatment, staff and practice. He is an active listener to his patients.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. McLelland is passionate about what he does and cares for your spinal health. Every visit, he ensures he can answer any and all of your questions, and gives you recommendations on how to improve your spinal health at home.
in Richmond, VA |
They always go above and beyond to make sure I am satisifed and get what I need.
in Richmond, VA |
Lower back has been a "pain" for ever. After regular visits with Dr. J, it is no longer a regular event in my life, and I also now understand my trigger points!
Richmond, VA |
Very personable and easy to talk to. He tries to understand your goals and makes a plan specific to your needs and wants.
in Richmond, VA |
Performs absolute magic on my lower back spasms. Excellent results and a rewarding experience!
in Richmond, VA |
Super friendly staff, efficient operations, and effective treatment! Dr. McLelland and his staff have taken me from not being able to sit at my desk for more than 15 minutes without being in extreme pain to nearly pain free. I love how they are partners with you in planning and executing your treatment.
in Richmond, VA |
Through work with several spinal doctors and other chiropractors for a herniated lumbar disc, I was finally referred to Dr. McLelland. The treatment he has been able to provide, especially through his educating me of spinal health, has been paramount to my ongoing therapy. Treatment, especially for a back injury can be a lengthy process. Yet, with Dr. McLelland on my side, I feel as if there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and my injury will not be forever. Thank you to him and staff!!
Richmond, VA |
Staff is fun and friendly.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. McLelland has a wonderful ability to not only apply his 21+ years of experience, but also to communicate it. He regularly sensed my questions and concerns before I was able to verbalize them myself. And he always addressed them. Also, he and his office staff manage the office so well that I have virtually zero wait time. What other doctor is that patient-centered?
in Glen Allen, VA |
He listens carefully, always takes time to explain things.
Richmond, VA |
I had a very positive experience while working with Dr. McLelland and his staff. Everyone was extremely polite. I never had to wait to be seen. Dr. McLelland took extra time to educate me about spinal health on top of treating my problematic symptoms.
in Beaverdam, VA |
I have been a patient with Dr. J. since 2006 and he has helped the reduce the frequency, pain and duration of my episodic back pain. I can't imagine what I would be like today had I not become a patient.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. J always manages to accommodate my schedule. He is so good at giving me the care I need and his staff is so kind and efficient.
in Richmond, VA |
Been coming here for years after I was told I needed surgery to correct my back and that wasn't needed. Always get me in and out and I recommend him to everybody I come across with any type of back issue.
in Richmond, VA |
Very professional and very flexible with scheduling.
in Richmond, VA |
They look at chiropractic care holistically and don't just ask me to come in with no follow-ups. I have exercises at home, special seating, etc. Plus their times are great!
Richmond, VA |
Dr. McLelland is awesome and does a wonderful job!!! I would recommend him to anyone having back issues.
in henrico, va w York, NY |
great results and personalized service
in Richmond, VA |
He has been great in helping me with my back pain and recommending corrective exercises for my neck/hunch back.
in Richmond, VA |
Excellent Chiropractic Care!!!!!
in Glen Allen, VA |
He is a true professional. My somewhat complicated back gets real relief.
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Dr. McLelland accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
    Blue Preferred Select
    Federal Employee Program
    HealthKeepers HMO
    HealthKeepers Plus HMO
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
    KeyCare PPO
    PAR Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial EPO
    Commercial HMO
    Commercial PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Indemnity EPO
    Network Open Access
    Open Access
    Open Access Plus
    Open Access Plus PPO
    Select Network HMO
    Select Network POS
    Select Network PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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