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James R. Bruns

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

James Bruns, MD, made the decision to become a physician during his senior year of high school after shadowing a doctor for a month. He chose to specialize in pain management because of the opportunity to help make his patients' lives more manageable, more meaningful and more active.

Dr. Bruns is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine, a distinction fewer than 30 percent of all pain physicians attain. He treats primarily adults for any chronic pain, specializing in neck and back pain, along with non-medical treatment of migraine. He previously served as an assistant professor in anesthesia and pain medicine.

Friendly and approachable, Dr. Bruns takes a multi-modal approach to every patient, using both advanced interventional pain procedures and medical management to tailor treatments to each individual. He encourages everyone to take charge of their health, doing everything they can to live better.

Dr. Bruns has been on Cincinnati Magazine's Top Doctor list for the past four years and received the 2016 Rising Star Medical Award from Venue magazine.

Married with children, Dr. Bruns enjoys spending time with family.

Education

  • University Hospital | Fellowship, 2011
  • University of Cincinnati-Residency Program | Residency, 2009
  • University of Minnesota Medical School | Internship, 2005
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine | Medical School, 2004
    Medical Doctor

Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology | Board, 2012
    Pain Medicine

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.
4.9 / 5 (590 ratings, 10 comments)
    Comments from patients
  • 5 / 5
    Dr. Bruns is always helpful and takes his time to answer questions. Very caring. Enjoy seeing him.
    Reviewed October 31, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    Dr. Bruns is great!
    Reviewed October 30, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    Experience was Interesting and not so bad.so
    Reviewed October 30, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    Fantastic patient care!!
    Reviewed October 30, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    The Dr and nurses are always very attentive to my concerns
    Reviewed October 16, 2023
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