James W. Atchison, D.O.

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

James Atchison, D.O. is a physician in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, where he holds a joint appointment with the Department of Neurologic Surgery. Dr. Atchison specializes in the evaluation and treatment of non-operative spine care and rehabilitation, spinal manipulation, and comprehensive chronic pain management.

He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio, followed by an internship in internal medicine at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He then completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Atchison is a nationally recognized teacher and researcher, and in 2010 was presented with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Distinguished Clinician Award.

Dr. Atchison has spent his career providing excellent patient care in academic medical institutions, including the University of Kentucky, University of Florida, Northwestern University, and Mayo Clinic.

  1. 1991
    Residency - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationOhio State University
  2. 1988
    Internship - Internal MedicineCuyahoga Falls General Hospital
  3. 1987
    Doctor of Osteopathic MedicineOhio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  4. 1977
    BA - BiologyWittenberg University

Awards and honors

  1. 2013
    AAPM&R Musculoskeletal and Pain Council Volunteer of the Year Award 2011American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. 2010
    Distinguished Clinician AwardAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  3. 2003
    Exemplary TeacherUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  4. 1995
    Master Teacher Award for LeadershipUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  5. 1991
    Intern/Resident Research Paper Contest WinnerCuyahoga Falls General Hospital
  6. 1991
    Senior Resident Academic Achievement AwardOhio State University College of Medicine
  7. 1991
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  8. 1987
    Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic, Personal integrity, and Anticipated Contribution to the Field of Osteopathic MedicineOhio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  9. 1987
    Outstanding Clinical Student at OUCOM NE Ohio Regional Teaching SiteOhio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  10. 1985
    Community Service AwardOhio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  11. 1984
    National Osteopathic Honor SocietySigma Sigma Phi
  12. 1977
    National Biology Honorary SocietySigma Sigma Sigma
  13. 1974
    National Men's Freshman Honorary SocietyPhi Eta Sigma

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    MemberFlorida Osteopathic Medical Association
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberFlorida Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  3. 2014 - 2018
    ConsultantBest Doctors, Inc.
  4. 2013 - present
    Co-ChairAnnual Meeting Planning Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  5. 2012
    SurveyorSurveyor Training, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
  6. 2012 - 2015
    MemberAmerican Pain Society
  7. 2012
    MemberFlorida Osteopathic Medical Association
  8. 2012
    MemberFlorida Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  9. 2012
    Site SurveyorCommision on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilites (CARF)
  10. 2012
    ChairmanOpioid REMS Task Force Planning Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  11. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
  12. 2011
    Paper ReviewerOffice of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
  13. 2009 - 2012
    ConsultantBest Doctors, Inc.
  14. 2009 - 2012
    Program CommitteeAmerican Spinal Cord Injury Association
  15. 2008 - 2012
    Site ReviewerInpatient/Outpatient Rehabilatation Committee, Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  16. 2008 - 2009
    MemberAwards Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  17. 2004 - 2008
    ChairShands Pain Management Subcommittee, University of Florida College of Medicine
  18. 2004 - 2007
    ChairAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  19. 2004 - 2006
    Co-ChairPain Course, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  20. 2003
    Paper ReviewerFoundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  21. 2003 - 2004
    MemberPrevention Committee, American Spinal Cord Injury Association
  22. 2003 - 2004
    MemberMembership Committee, American Spinal Cord Injury Association
  23. 2002 - 2010
    LiaisonPASSOR, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  24. 2001 - 2012
    Medical DirectorSpinal Cord Contimuum of Care, Shands Rehab Hospital
  25. 2001 - 2003
    MemberShands Pain Committee, University of Florida College of Medicine
  26. 2001 - 2003
    MemberShands Spinal Cord Injury Committee, University of Florida College of Medicine
  27. 2001 - 2003
    MemberTexas College of Osteopathic Medicine: External Board of Scientific Counselors, University of North Texas Health Science Center
  28. 2001 - 2003
    MemberJournal Committee, American Association Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  29. 2000 - 2012
    MemberAmerican Spinal Cord Injury Association
  30. 2000 - 2008
    MemberAmerican Pain Society
  31. 2000 - 2007
    MemberNorth American Spine Society
  32. 2000 - 2004
    MemberAmerican Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  33. 2000
    MemberFlorida Osteopathic Medical Association
  34. 2000
    MemberFlorida Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  35. 2000
    MemberAmerican Association Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  36. 2000
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
  37. 1999 - 2011
    Program DirectorPM&R Fellowship Program, University of Florida College of Medicine
  38. 1999
    Paper ReviewerPractice Parameters Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  39. 1998 - 2011
    ChiefDepartment of Orthopaedics Surgery, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Florida College of Medicine
  40. 1998
    MemberAdvisory Board, Gator Sports Camp, University of Florida College of Medicine
  41. 1998
    MemberVA Rehab Task Force, University of Florida College of Medicine
  42. 1998 - 2001
    ExaminerOral Board, American Association Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  43. 1998 - 2001
    MemberMarketing & Public Relations Committee, American Association Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  44. 1997
    Paper ReviewerEducation Committee, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  45. 1997 - 2008
    MemberMedical Staff Executive Committee, University of Florida College of Medicine
  46. 1997
    ChairRehabilitation Medical Advisory Committee, University of Florida College of Medicine
  47. 1997
    Paper ReviewerPractice Parameters Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  48. 1997 - 2001
    MemberPhysiatry Steering Committee, University of Florida College of Medicine
  49. 1997
    MemberInpatient/Outpatient Rehabilatation Committee, Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  50. 1997 - 2012
    Medical DirectorShands Rehab Hospital
  51. 1997 - 1998
    Interim ChiefDepartment of Orthopaedics Surgery, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Florida College of Medicine
  52. 1997
    MemberRehabilitation Operations Group, University of Florida College of Medicine
  53. 1997 - 2012
    MemberFlorida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security
  54. 1997 - 2001
    MemberDissertation Committee, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Health Professions
  55. 1996
    MemberPost-Acute Hospitalization Planning Committee, University of Florida College of Medicine
  56. 1996
    ChairSub-Acute Rehabilitation Subcommittee, University of Florida College of Medicine
  57. 1996
    MemberHealthSouth Project Team, University of Florida College of Medicine
  58. 1996
    MemberUF Health Systems Worker's Compensation Provider Network Project Team, University of Florida College of Medicine
  59. 1996
    Paper ReviewerPractice Parameters Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  60. 1996 - 2011
    Medical DirectorSpineCare Center, University of Florida College of Medicine
  61. 1996 - 2007
    MemberProgram Planning Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  62. 1996 - 1998
    MemberResearch Coordinators Council, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  63. 1996
    Principal AuthorAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  64. 1995
    Paper ReviewerPractice Parameters Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  65. 1995 - 1996
    MemberNominating Committee, Geriatric Special Interest Group, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  66. 1995 - 1996
    ChairmanManual Medicine Special Interest Group, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  67. 1995
    MemberSearch Committee for Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine
  68. 1995
    MemberClinical Sciences Self-Study Committee, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky
  69. 1995
    MemberGraduate Medical Education Committee, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky
  70. 1995
    MemberInternal Residency Review Committee, Occupational/Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine
  71. 1995
    MemberResearch Committee, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky
  72. 1995
    MemberMasters Committee, Department of Biomechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky
  73. 1995
    Course DirectorDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  74. 1995
    Principal AuthorAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  75. 1994
    Paper ReviewerPractice Parameters Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  76. 1994
    SurveyorGeriatric Special Interest Group, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  77. 1994
    MemberOutpatient Medical Rehabilatation, National Advisory Committee, Commision on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilites (CARF)
  78. 1994 - 1997
    MemberUndergraduate Medical Education Committee, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  79. 1994 - 1996
    Course DirectorDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  80. 1994 - 1995
    Departmental CoordinatorDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  81. 1994 - 1995
    Course DirectorDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  82. 1994 - 1995
    Program DirectorResidency Program, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  83. 1994 - 1995
    MemberResidency Program Directors Council, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  84. 1994
    MemberResearch Coordinators Council, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  85. 1994
    MemberSpecial Interest Group Chairs Committee, Manual Medicine Special Interest Group, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  86. 1993
    Paper ReviewerEducation Committee, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  87. 1993
    Paper ReviewerStroke and Neurological Diseases Rehabilitation Special Interest Group, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  88. 1993 - 2005
    Site SurveyorCommision on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilites (CARF)
  89. 1993 - 1995
    ChairResearch Committee, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
  90. 1993 - 1995
    Departmental CoordinatorDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  91. 1993 - 1995
    ChairResearch Committee, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  92. 1993 - 1994
    Assistant Residency Program DirectorDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  93. 1993 - 1994
    Co-ChairmanNational Program Committee, Manual Medicine Special Interest Group, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  94. 1993
    Paper ReviewerAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  95. 1993
    LiaisonMedical Education Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  96. 1992 - 2008
    MemberAmerican Osteopathic Association
  97. 1992 - 2000
    MemberAmerican Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  98. 1992 - 2000
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  99. 1992 - 1998
    MemberEducation Committee, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  100. 1992 - 1995
    Course DirectorDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  101. 1992 - 1995
    MemberEducation Committee, Kentucky Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  102. 1992 - 1995
    MemberSubcommittee on Electronic Enhancement of PM&R Educational Opportunities, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  103. 1992 - 1993
    MemberEducation Committee, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  104. 1992
    Co-Course DirectorDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  105. 1991 - 1996
    Physician LiaisonCardinal Hill Rehabiliation Hospital, Stroke Support Group
  106. 1991
    MemberAAPM&R Resident Physician Council Membership Committee, Ohio State University
  107. 1991 - 1996
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  108. 1991 - 1996
    MemberResident Recruitment Committee, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  109. 1991 - 1996
    MemberEducation Committee, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky
  110. 1991 - 1996
    Co-Course DirectorDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
  111. 1991 - 1995
    MemberUtilization Review Committee, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
  112. 1991 - 1995
    MemberDysphagia Committee, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
  113. 1991 - 1995
    MemberLong Range Planning Committee-Stroke, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
  114. 1991 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  115. 1990 - 1991
    Resident LiaisonResident Physician Council of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), Ohio State University
  116. 1988 - present
    Diplomate National Board of Osteopathic Medicine
  117. 1984 - 1985
    PresidentSports Medicine Club, OUCOM
  118. 1984 - 1985
    Social ChairmanStudent Council, OUCOM
  119. 1973 - 1977
    MemberPhi Gamma Delta Social Fraternity