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About Dr. James Ragland MD, MBBS
Dr. James Ragland, MD, MBBS is a Doctor primarily located in Bethlehem, PA, with other offices in Fargo, ND and Bismarck, ND . He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Neurology. Dr. Ragland is affiliated with St Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus, St Alexius Medical Center and Medcenter One. He speaks English.
Dr. James Ragland has 3 locations
801 Ostrum St
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Dr. James Ragland has the following 2 specialties
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
An osteopath is a physician who is trained in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. These doctors have a D.O. degree which stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, as opposed to M.D. for Medical Doctor.
Osteopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine, which is sometimes referred to as allopathic medicine, in that they incorporate a type of manual therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) into their treatment in which they manipulate the spine in order to relieve pain when other methods have not been successful. This is reflective of the philosophical difference between the two types of physicians; osteopaths are trained to treat the body as a whole in the belief that the body is structured with the ability to heal itself while medical doctors treat specific illnesses or symptoms.
Overall, osteopaths and medical doctors in the US are both equally qualified to treat patients and they work in the same settings and provide the same treatments.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
Dr. James Ragland has the following 4 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Dr. James Ragland is Board Certified in 3 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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IMy first appointment with Dr. Ragland
Self-verified patient of Dr. James Ragland - Posted on May 6th, 2013
Self-verified patient of Dr. James Ragland - Posted on April 30th, 2013
In a critical area like neurology, you will not find a more thorough neurologist then Dr. James Ragland. A good listener, he takes the time needed to examine and test - all with a goal of giving the patient peace of mind. To quote a familiar phrase "you are in good hands with Dr. Ragland". He is a great neurologist, good teacher, and keeps himself very current with three certifications in various neurological fields and working on another at the time of this review. In my case I wanted (1) an answer to my symptoms, and (2) peace of mind ---- Dr. Ragland gave me both. He is the best, we are fortunate to have him in North Dakota.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Ragland is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
St Alexius Medical Center
40 Years Experience
Chengalpattu Medical College
Graduated in 1976
Warren State Hospital
Dr. James Ragland Accepts the Following Insurance
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MN Blue Cross Accord
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
HealthPartners - MN
- HealthPartners MN CareChoices
- HealthPartners MN CentraChoice
- HealthPartners MN Distinctions II
- HealthPartners Open Access
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IBC Keystone HMO POS
- IBC Personal Choice PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Medica Choice
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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