Dr. James W. Atchison DO Physiatrist

Dr. James Atchison is a physiatrist in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for 27 years. Dr. Atchison accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 76 doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and one of 56 at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago who specialize in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Physiatrist: Pain Medicine

Clinical Interests: Activities of Daily Living, Affect, Age Factors, Attitude of Health Personnel, Attitude to Health, Orthopedic Manipulation, Patient Satisfaction, Questionnaires

Hospital Affiliation

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Ranked #1 in Rehabilitation

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Summa Western Reserve Hospital - Summ
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1987–1988

Ohio State University Hospital
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1988–1991

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Class of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified in Pain Medicine

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

FL State Medical License
Active through 2016

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

The impact of patients' gender, race, and age on health care professionals' pain management decisions: An online survey using virtual human technology.
Wandner, L. D.,Heft, M. W.,Lok, B. C.,Hirsh, A. T.,George, S. Z.,Horgas, A. L.,Atchison, J. W.,Torres, C. A.,Robinson, M. E.

Effects of Obesity on Rehabilitation Outcomes After Orthopedic Trauma.
Vincent, H. K., Seay, A. N., Vincent, K. R., Atchison, J. W., Sadasivan, K.

Intraindividual variability in daily sleep and pain ratings among chronic pain patients: bidirectional association and the role of negative mood.
O'Brien, E.M., Waxenberg, L.B., Atchison, J.W., Gremillion, H.A., Staud, R.M., McCrae, C.S., Robinson, M.E.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • Anthem PPO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref

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