Dr. James Petros is a physiatrist practicing in Los Gatos, California. Dr. Petros is a medical doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. As a physiatrist, Dr. Petros focuses on a patients ability to function, and can treat multiple conditions that affect the brain, nerves, spine, bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. Dr. Petros can diagnose and treat pain that is a result of injury, disease or a disabling condition. Physiatrists often lead a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and physicians in a patients treatment or prevention plan.
Education and Training
MD at Tulane University
Tulane University School of Medicine 2003
The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Pain Medicine
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
Physical Medicine and RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationABPMR
Dr. James Petros, MD, MBA's Expert Contributions
This kind of a case requires a thorough evaluation. Different cases require different treatment programs. For chronic pain issues, typically, multi modal/inter-disciplinary treatment is most effective. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local Public Speaking -
- Chronic Pain
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Pinched Nerve
- Herniated Disc
- Degenerative Disc Disease (ddd)
- 7 Year Fellowship and Residency in Internal Medicine and Physiatry with an Advanced Scholarship in Interventional Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine
Professional Society Memberships
- International Spine Intervention Society
Articles and Publications
What do you attribute your success to?
- Hard work and perseverance.
Hobbies / Sports
- Music, Sports
Dr. James Petros, MD, MBA's Practice location
Los Gatos, California 95032Get Direction
Los Gatgos, CA 95032Get Direction
SAN JOSE, CA 95121Get Direction
Stanford, CA 94305Get Direction
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- When to See Your Doctor About Back Pain
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