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James R. Babington, MD
Pain Management
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Special Interests
Dr. Babington specializes in interventional pain management and musculoskeletal medicine. He has a special interest in cancer pain management and rehabilitation.
Personal Information
During his free time, Dr. Babington enjoys gardening and spending time with his family.
Clinical Experience
Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certifications
Diplomate American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Subspecialty in Pain Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
University of Washington, Seattle, 2006
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Washington, Seattle, 2010
Pain Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2011
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Member, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Voted one of Seattleā€™s Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2012 and 2013. Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine in 2013.
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.6 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
August 2017
I hope to never need a spine doctor again, but I would use him and refer him to everybody! He knows what he is doing and cares about the patient.
June 2017
Dr Babington is likely a very competent doctor. The procedure went well. But there was limited commentary as the procedure was in progress. He left the room after the procedure without my seeing him (literally, he was gone by the time I turned over from my stomach). So there was no opportunity to ask him questions after the procedure.
May 2017
Going to pain management doctor is stressful to me but Dr. Babington and Jenny made it easy for me.
May 2017
Doctor excellent.
April 2017
Dr. Babington is exceptional and I have recommended him several times. Wonderful experience.
March 2017
Dr. Babington is a truly unique individual. He has the tool of great knowledge, and the gift of great compassion. I could not ask for more in terms of a physician who truly cares about me, and works with me as a partner on my road to wellness. Beyond great care, he instills me with hope, which is such am important component in my healing. His performance in all of the important things is always consistent, so he is a person I can count on and believe in. Thank you, Dr. Babington.
March 2017
Dr Babington is the best "explainer" I have ever encountered in health care delivery, especially when the news is not necessarily uplifting.
March 2017
Dr. Babington is knowledgeable, compassionate, encouraging and listens to the patient´s concerns. I have confidence in his expertise & care.
February 2017
Dr. Babington provided me with a tremendous relief.
February 2017
Dr. B was informative put pieces of the puzzle together answered all questions and was encouraging. Outlined a thorough plan.
January 2017
Dr Babington has been a god send to me. He is the most compassionate, caring, and understanding as well as amazing physician I have ever seen.
December 2016
Very good experience every visit thus far, techs & _____ treatment to anyone.
November 2016
Dr. Babington is one of the true gems of medicine, he cares about his patients.
November 2016
1st time with this new dr excellent care.
November 2016
Dr. B. has been an amazing support to me. I am grateful for all he has done for me.
November 2016
Dr. Babbington was very knowledgeable and caring. He feels that he can help me. With my neck problem/pain.
September 2016
This healthcare issue is an L&I claim which complicates everything but everyone I´ve had contact with at VM have been top drawer!
September 2016
Yes I recommend him. Very caring and concerning Dr.
September 2016
Dr. Babington is very thorough when taking care of my hand. He´s very kind and understanding when it comes to my pain. Even if it takes time, he is very patient. I really appreciate his care.
August 2016
Dr Babington is amazing, if more care providers were like him, the world would be a better place.
August 2016
Dr. Babington and Kim _____ (PT) were extremely nice and caring and took a lot of time with me for my initial visit.
August 2016
Babington listened, rechecked the assistants assessment, made decisive confident notes and pinpointed my ailments with a comfortable treatment suggestion following his notes. Thank you.
August 2016
Appreciate that doctor & MA SPEAK TO ME, not always whoever is with me!
July 2016
very efficient, knows how to explain things so you understand. Feel like he cares -
July 2016
The doctor listen carefully and addressed all of my concerns. He explained things clearly and thoroughly.
July 2016
I have nothing but praise for Dr. B. He listened to my concerns. He is a very caring and skilled professional. I strongly recommend him.
June 2016
Listened to me without interruption a seeming impatient; agreed with me about my own health care decisions; clear & confident about his recommended treatment - no pros/cons, _____ choices, uncertains, & leaving it to me to decide. Gave ME confidence in med.
May 2016
Dr. Babington is nice, but there is one problem. He makes me wait in the appointment room checked in, usually twenty (20) minutes before coming in to talk to me. After I´m checked in, he is way late in coming into the room to address me.
March 2016
Excellent doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. Knowledgeable, thorough, and caring!
January 2016
incredible service, professionalism and care
January 2016
Very helpful. Gave options - and to start slow-follow up if need more treatment.