James K. Fortman, II

MD
Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine,
Interventional Pain Medicine,
Pain Medicine

About Me

Conditions I specialize in
  • Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

His own experience with doctors during childhood impressed James K. Fortman II, MD, with how a physician can make a difference in people's lives. His desire to help people, plus his interest in science and technology, led him to a career in medicine.

Dr. Fortman is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. He previously served as an assistant professor in pain medicine. Dr. Fortman takes a team approach with his patients, laying out the treatment options and advantages before deciding on a plan, always focused on a positive outcome for the patient. He incorporates a multi-modal approach to pain management utilizing advanced interventional pain procedures along with medication management. He encourages everyone to work toward healthy lifestyle changes.

Dr. Fortman has been on Cincinnati Magazine's Top Doctor list for the past six years and received the 2016 Rising Star Medical Award from Venue magazine. He leads a monthly teleconference program on the best practices in pain management for primary care physicians and talks to residency programs and local arthritis patient groups.

Born and raised in the Cincinnati area, he enjoys spending time with his family, rooting for the Bengals, playing tennis and volunteering at his local church where he helps coach youth sports.

Locations I practice at

Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology | Board, 2011
    Pain Medicine
  • American Board of Anesthesiology | Other, 2011

Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
4.8 / 5 (489 ratings, 7 comments)
    Comments from patients
  • 5 / 5
    Dr Fortman is one of the best doctors I've been to. He truly cares and wants the best for his patients.
    Reviewed October 30, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    Absolutely!
    Reviewed October 30, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    One of the few times I've gone to the doctors not feeling worse and with more questions. Usually I have to beg for tests. I felt heard
    Reviewed October 23, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    I could tell that he cared and wanted to be helpful
    Reviewed October 09, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    He broke it down to me so I can understand what he was saying very caring about my health
    Reviewed October 09, 2023
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