James E. Andrews Jr., D.O.
SpecialtiesTherapeutic Neuromuscular Care
“Therapeutic neuromuscular care encompasses many aspects of the neurological and musculoskeletal systems. I am excited to bring this unique specialty to Heartland Orthopedic Specialists.”
As a therapeutic neuromuscular specialist, Dr. James Andrews provides nonsurgical care focused on improving his patients’ muscular function and minimizing their functional pain. Through a variety of alternative interventions, including physical therapy and injection therapy, he is able to provide his patients with a thorough and accurate diagnosis and specialized treatment plan.
Dr. Andrews received his medical education at Des Moines University in Iowa before completing an internship in osteopathic medicine at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Largo, Florida. He then completed residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Andrews chose to focus his practice on physical medicine and rehabilitation because of his interest in both the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. He enjoys the variety of patients he sees and the different procedures he is able to perform. He is happiest when he is able to help his patients reduce their pain and return to their active lifestyles.
As a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and with ongoing training, Dr. Andrews constantly strives to offer the latest in therapeutic neuromuscular care to his patients. When he is not in clinic, Dr. Andrews enjoys spending time with his wife and their three energetic children, who keep them running all over the state to hockey and basketball games. Together, they also enjoy spending time at the lakes, fishing, and being outdoors.
Education & Training
- Medical Degree: Doctorate of Osteopathy, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
- Internship: Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, Largo, FL
- Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
- Board Certification: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Resident Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Member, Minnesota Medical Association
- Spinal Injections, Including:
- Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials
- Electrodiagnostic Studies
- Joint Injections
- Botulinum Toxin Injections
- Published author in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, July 2008
- Published author in Atlas of the Hand Clinics, 2006
- Podium presenter at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons "Survivorship of UKA Revisions in a Community Joint Registry," 2008
Honors & Awards
- Chief Resident, Baylor College of Medicine/The University of Texas – Houston Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance, 1998
- Krusen Award for Best Resident Presentation: Unexpected Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Findings in an Ambulatory Post-Stroke Population, The Texas PM&R Society, 1998
- Second place, Resident Research Presentation, Lewis A. Levitt Memorial Lectureship, Unexpected Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Findings in an Ambulatory Post-Stroke Population, 1998
- Honors Scholarship, annually for four years, Eckerd College, 1986 – 1990