James Babington, MD
Edmonds, WA 98026
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About James Babington
Almost all of us experience pain at some time in our lives and many suffer from persistent pain which can disrupt life. Dr. Babington is passionate about providing the highest quality of patient focused care. His collaborative approach relies on a thorough assessment of what is causing the pain and then developing a multidimensional treatment plan with a focus on improving function. Treatments he often recommends include therapies, injections, medications, and as a last resort surgery. Dr. Babington's research interests center around improving delivery of health services as well as patient reported outcomes and their integration into clinical care. Dr. Babington was selected by Seattle Magazine as a Top Doctor in 2019 and 2022.
University of Washington
Virginia Mason Medical Center
University of Washington
Virginia Mason Anesthesiology Pain Management Fellowship
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor, Seattle Met Top Doctor, Benaroya Neuroscience Research Chair, AOA Medical Honor Society
- American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Outside the office, Dr. Babington keeps busy with his children, hiking, gardening, and has recently developed an interest in woodworking.
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Always a good visit with Dr Babyington.
I'm thankful for the care provided by Dr Babington! Also the up front staff support!!
All ways helpful. He is the best
Overall very pleased with both doctors that I see at this office.
I have seen Dr. Babington for years as my pain management. It took me time to find him after he moved to Swedish but I was thrilled when I finally did.
The doctor listens
Dr. Babington has a great bed side manner and I have recommended him to a neighbor who was already scheduled to see him but had concerns about seeing a new provider. Dr. Babington has always answered my questions clearly and concisely as well as clarifying issues raised by other providers.
I have recommended Dr. Babington to others. I have seen him for serious pain issues, including severe back problems (crushed nerves) from a fall and also for arthritis issues. He's been terrific. On a level inquired about in your survey, everyone on his staff have been excellent and I couldn't be treated any better or respectfully. And regarding the procedures, he's been pretty amazing. I still suffer severe pain, but I've had a spinal implant, various injections and fluid removed from my knees, etc I have limited experience with other pain docs but none have compared. I hope these comments provide feedback that is helpful and serve as reinforcement of the doctor and his staff.
I have never regretted choosing Dr Babington. He comes across as someone who genuinely cares about your health and well being.
Dr. Explained what he needed to do for my back
Dr. Babbington and staff are excellent, extremely the best! And I've had the worst.
Doctor Babington always shows he cares about how I'm dealing with the pain I live with everyday. He listens to my issues, and offers advice, I truly appreciate everything he has done for me. Good doctors are hard to find, he's excellent.
Babbington is an excellent, very knowledgeable, understanding, extremely intelligent and overall fabulous specialty Dr.
He ,from day one, relieved allot of questions from me, and replaced my cares with cures
I know Dr babington is my pain doctor but I refer to him more than my family practice he seems to respond to my needs better and quicker
Dr. Babington is very informative and explains what course of action I need to help in my overall care! I am very pleased to be receiving such great care from a doctor that is professional and understanding.
Good experience, as he had knowledge of my condition and offered resolution
All went fine w/ all providers
I was grateful he actually Listened to me. He heard me. He understood my pain.
Very good service thank you
Dr babbington save my life I never had any relief from pain from anybody nobody seemed to care that I hurt all the time my pain was awful and he helped me through that he's been a great great person to me and I love him dearly he's been super great to me and I would recommend anybody to Dr babington and have sent people to him and he's such a gentle soul I treat him like he's my son cuz I'm old and I love him he's special and he cares about everybody that's my story.
Dr. Babington is an exceptional physician a great person listens to what you have to say and does everything to accommodate you.
Dr B immediately knew what the problem seems to be. I'll have MRI today to confirm his Rx. He was such a good listener and kind. (?and easy on the eyes)
Dr is very competent and careful.
All is just fine
One of the better offices with Swedish
He made me feel "seen", that he understood my challenges and displayed active listening. I came into the appt overwhelmed and exhausted from my condition. I left with clarity, resources, a plan moving forward as a provider that I am thrilled to now have on my team. He expressed emotions and opinions which helped me to get a sense of his personality (this was our first appt) and that made me feel comfortable. I felt valued.
I LOVE Dr. Babington. He takes the time to provide his patients with all the aspects of their treatment options so that they can make educated decisions.
Dr. Babington was present, aware, knowledgeable, and compassionate. He really listened with the intention to understand me and the nuances of my situation and my healthcare needs. I felt like a respected collaborator In the process.
Babington cares about his patients, he isn't doing this just because of the pay. It's easy to see that he actually wants to help you. Quality human, as well as a great doctor.
Dr Babington is the best provider because he listens to my concerns and finds ways to help me. I hope he wins the best Doctor, surgeon every year, He is the Best thank you for great service, thank you.
I have received the best of care from Dr Babingtons office. I've recommend his care to several friends and other doctors. I think he's the best.
Dr Babbington is a very good doctor. He has a kind and gentle bedside manner. He is knowledgeable about pain management. He cares about his patents from my experience.
He was kind and compassionate. I felt he understood and cared about my situation.
I feel like he listens to my concerns and helps me.
I have been seeing Dr. Babbington for more than 3 years and have always received the best care possible. My health care is always most important to these doctors and this clinic. I would recommend them to anyone for their pain and specialty needs.
I really appreciated Dr. Babbington's nice demeanor. He seems to really care about his patients. Which I really appreciate.
No comment thank you for the good care
Very positive to speak with
Always great experiences!
Great doctor, knew what was going on. Really helped me. I look forward to seeing him again!
I am so excited to be working with Dr. Babington and I left my appointment feeling more hopeful than I've felt in a while. Thank you!
So impressed that Dr. Babington noticed my left foot "dragging" and no other doctor has noticed it or offered a treatment as he did! He listens with his ears, observes with his eyes, speaks kindly with his voice, and treats you with his heart! Great doctor!
Dr Barrington is a great clinician
It was the first visit with this doctor. It went ok but not great.
Really like Dr.Babington very knowledgeable and listens to me about my issue.
For the most part my care has been fine. I did have a situation where my provider chose not to believe what I had to say. This caused a lot of undue stress to me for some time and for no reason. I have never lied to my Dr and have In fact been extremely open about my situation.
Dr. Babbington is the best! He is knowledgeable, respectful, skilled, etc.... I can't say enough good things about him. Have recommended to others and their followup is also excellent.
Dr Babington always listens to my concerns and offers advice and help. He replies to Mychart questions promptly. He follows up my problems in a timely manner and endeavors to help resolve them.
All care team members are very professional and nice.
I've been exceedingly pleased in the several years I've seen Dr. Babington for pain management. He implanted a neurostimulator in my back which was the first time in 25 years I had pain relief, even after a fusion. He has inected my knees on multiple times with great success. Overall, he is great to talk with (not just "to") and I have recommended him to a friend. I wish all of my health care providers were as knowledgeable and easy to talk with as he is.
I have been extremely blessed to have such an amazing team of Drs. On my health care team
Everything about my experience with this Doctor was to my liking.
Dr Babington is by far the best doctor I've ever had. I will refer anyone to him. I only wish he could be my primary care all the time. He has done so much good for me in the past five years of seeing him.
Dr Babington and his staff are fantastic.
He seemed to have an understanding of me andProblems I have been having
Dr Babington is a very caring doctor. He is good at finding a treatment to help you get better.
Dr B is an excellent listener and treats me with compassion. He ALWAYS reads chart notes of visits, procedures, test results from my other providers, which means he is absolutely current regarding my medical status.
Very compassionate & listens to what I have to say. Treats me with respect & obviously has my best treatment at heart.
He is careful kind and does excellent work relieving my pain.
I really like that Dr explains the consequences and options to treatment.
Knowledgeable, personable, and great communicator.
I was extremely pleased with my appointment. Resolved some pain issues agreeable to me and Dr Babyington.
This was my first visit. Very impressed with the Doctor going over my X-rays showing me what was wrong and what was needed ti treat me!
It was great.
Excellent visit. Dr. A referral by my primary care Dr. Will continue on with recommendations etc. As necessary. Dr friendly, easy to understand, listened to me, didn't hurry and sent me away with good info .. Liked this doctor very much.
Never had any problem. Feel like Doctor Babington is saving me from extreme pain. I am treated well. Thank you.
Excellent in explaining the procedure and the reasoning behind the diagnosis and the required procedure
I felt like not only did he hear me but he listened to me and I feel like he understood what I was saying.
Wonderful and friendly environment, Dr. Babington had a good sense of humor
As you can see from my survey responses, I love Dr. Babington. His care for me as his patient is obvious, and he explains aspects of my care plan clearly. The staff is kind and professional. I am very pleased with my care as Dr. Babington's patient.
I've seen this Dr for sometime now. He manages my pain. He's very knowledgeable & understanding. I will continue to see him
Very friendly staff
All is good.
Dr Babington is the best!!
Dr Babington is a very kind and professional Doctor. O am grateful to have him as a part of my care team.
- Acute Back Pain
- Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (Amps)
- Back Injury
- Back Muscle Injury
- Back Muscle Pain
- Back Pain
- Baclofen Therapy
- Brachial Plexopathy
- Cancer Rehabilitation
- Caudal Injection
- Celiac Plexus Nerve Block
- Cervical Spinal Stenosis
- Cervical Spine Evaluation
- Cervical Spine Injection
- Cervical Spine Injection Evaluation
- Cervical Spine Injury
- Cervical Spine Steroid Injection
- Cervical Spondylosis
- Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
- Chronic Migraines
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Tendinosis Of The Ankle
- Chronic Tendinosis Of The Foot
- Complex Spine Deformities
- Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Deconditioned Knee
- Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Cervical Spine
- Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Lumbar Spine
- Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Spine
- Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Thoracic Spine
- Degenerative Spine Pain
- Epidural Blood Patch
- Epidural Injection
- Facet Injection
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
- Functional Pain Disorders
- Gait Analysis
- Geriatric Pain Management
- Herpes Zoster
- Hip Preservation
- Hip Sprain
- Interventional Pain Management
- Intractable Abdominal Pain
- Intractable Pain
- Intrathecal Drug Delivery
- Intrathecal Pump
- Joint Injection
- Lesions Of Sciatic Nerve
- Lower Back Pain
- Lumbar Herniated Disc
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Lumbar Spine Epidural Steroid Injection
- Lumbar Spine Evaluation
- Lumbar Spine Injection
- Lumbar Spine Injection Evaluation
- Lumbar Spine Injury
- Lumbar Spondylosis
- Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
- Medial Branch Blocks
- Meralgia Paresthetica
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Neck Arthritis
- Neck Muscle Injury
- Neck Pain
- Neck Sprain
- Nerve Block
- Nerve Compression Syndrome
- Neuropathic Arthritis
- Non Surgical Treatment For Disc Herniation
- Non Surgical Treatment Of Back Pain
- Opioid Issues
- Pain Clinic
- Pain Disorder
- Pain Management
- Patella Injury
- Peripheral Nerve Block
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (Pns)
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Peroneal Neuropathy
- Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
- Phantom Limb
- Pinched Nerve
- Post Laminectomy Syndrome
- Post Radiation Pain
- Post Thoracotomy Chest Pain
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
- Postherpetic Neuralgia
- Primary Spine Care
- Radial Nerve Neuropathy
- Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
- Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Repetitive Stress Injury
- Rib Pain
- Sacroiliac (Si) Joint Injection
- Sacroiliac Joint Block
- Severe Pain
- Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
- Spinal Cord Stimulator
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spine Arthritis
- Spine Injection
- Sports Injury Rehabilitation
- Sports Related Injury
- Sympathetic Nerve Block
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tendon Injury
- Tens Therapy
- Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
- Thoracic Spine Evaluation
- Thoracic Spine Injection
- Thoracic Spine Injection Evaluation
- Thoracic Spondylosis
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Trigger Point Injection
- Ulnar Neuropathy
- Upper Back Pain
- Virtual Care
- Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders