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About Dr. James S Houston

Dr. James S Houston, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fairfax, VA. He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Houston has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

69 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James S Houston is Excellent. Dr. James S Houston has been rated by 69 patients. From those 69 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James S Houston is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Hess Plastic Surgery

3930 Pender Dr Ste 120
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Specialties

Dr. James S Houston has the following 2 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. James S Houston has the following 3 expertise

  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Acute Pain

Dr. James S Houston has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. James S Houston is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Dr. James Houston, The Rock Star

I had written a review before but one of the categories showed four stars and it should have been five. Plus I forgot to mention Alyx. My wife usually talks to her and takes care of everything. And my wife cannot say enough nice things about Alyx. She is always so nice, so pleasant to talk to and always accommodating. They are all the best.

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Doctor James S. Houston is a Rock Star.

This doctor is incredible. Used to be in charge of both pain management offices at Walter Reed Medical Center and Bethesda Military Hospital. Best doctor in the World. Bedside manor is the Best. It is like talking to an old Friend. I give this doctor 100 out of 5 stars. I used to see Doctor Cherrick 2 stars maybe. In the Springfield Office walk out of Cherrick's office and turn left, take about five steps, turn right and you are at the Best Pain Management Doctor in the World. The wait time varies. Dr. Houston spends as much time as you need. Well worth a little wait. His Staff are so friendly. His Nurse is awesome. Can't say enough great things to say about this guy.

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Absolutely Amazing

I had an original injury that left me four boots and four casts with in 3 years. After the physical injury healing I was still in pain. I went to 4 different doctors before Dr. Houston and none of them could help me. Dr. Houston could. He set a treatment plan and was nothing but amazing during my visits. Less than a year after my initial visit I am healed. Amazing doctor and would recommend!

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OUTSTANDING TOTAL PATIENT CARE

I SUFFER FROM AN INCURABLE PAIN DISEASE, TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA, AND IT IS ONLY DR. HOUSTON'S EXPERTISE IN TOTAL PAIN MANAGEMENT THAT HAS HELPED ME TO HANG ONTO LIFE WHEN SUFFERRING THE TORTURES OF PAIN ATTACKS. All of his staff is always supportive and their constancy, as well, helps me to live another day. This disease has a 25% suicide rate - many doctors will not treat it, but Dr. Houston constantly manages it without hesitation and he understands the severe psychological damage as well, so in addition to the great medical care, he, and his staff, ALWAYS give, and give, and give encouragement and hope.

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Great Doctor and staff!

I feel very confident in Dr. Houston and his well trained staff. He has been a lifesaver.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Education

    17 Years Experience

  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences F Edward Hebert School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James S Houston accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Innovation Health
    • Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry DE PPO
    • Coventry Virginia - HMO

Locations & Directions

Hess Plastic Surgery, 3930 Pender Dr Ste 120, Fairfax, VA
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