James Patrick Robinson M.D.

 James  Patrick Robinson M.D.

Bio

Dr. Robinson is a UW clinical professor of rehabilitation medicine. He sees patients at the UW Medicine Center for Pain Relief and the Bone and Joint…

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Patient Care Philosophy

I believe in a rehabilitative approach to chronic pain. Key elements of this are empowering patients to optimize self-management of chronic pain disorders and encouraging them to take as much responsibility for self-management as is feasible.

Personal Interests

Bicycling and guitars.

Clinical Interests

Spine disorders and fibromyalgia.

Research Interests

Rehabilitative treatment of fibromyalgia and decision-making among patients on chronic opioid therapy.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
UCLA, School of MedicineMedical education1978
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral SciencesResidency
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineResidency
Veterans Adm. Med. Center (Wadsworth)Internship

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1978

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation1985
Dr. Robinson is a UW clinical professor of rehabilitation medicine. He sees patients at the UW Medicine Center for Pain Relief and the Bone and Joint Surgery Center.

His clinical interests include the evaluation and conservative treatment of spine conditions and the treatment of fibromyalgia. His research interests include the rehabilitative treatment of fibromyalgia, and attitudes and decision-making strategies among patients regarding chronic opioid therapy.