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About Dr. James P Rathmell

Dr. James P Rathmell, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Rathmell is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospital-Boston. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

5 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James P Rathmell is Great. Dr. James P Rathmell has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James P Rathmell is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

James Phillip Rathmell Md

75 Francis St # BB125
Boston, MA 02115
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Dr. James P Rathmell 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.

  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Acute Pain

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Cocky, uncaring, egocentric, lacks compassion & bedside manner

i saw Dr. Rathmell once. It was during a very painful time in my life. He stood with his arms folded, back against the wall, during my appointment & spoke to my husband, as if I wasn't in the room! He made no attempt to act as if he cared about my medical problems, which I found out months later were VERY serious. He was negative, defensive, and contradicted me when I told him about a side effect of a medication I had taken months prior. It was totally bizarre! Needless to say, I did not go back. I had given him the names of providers I had seen. Later, THREE of them told me that they received letters from him. ALL 3 doctors recommended that I NOT see him again, and said that the letters were filled with spelling and grammatical errors. He came across as a very uncaring man, with a huge ego, and spoke to my husband more than if I were a CHILD! I don't care what his degrees are, he should be in a lab doing research somewhere, NOT dealing with patients!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Rathmell is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James P Rathmell accepts the following insurance providers.

  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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James Phillip Rathmell Md, 75 Francis St # BB125, Boston, MA


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