Our Practice

Our mission is to help you find freedom from pain without invasive surgery or pain medications.

Welcome to Dr. James Webb & Associates.  Dr. Webb's goal is to help patients optimize their bone health and find freedom from pain.  Dr. Webb is a musculoskeletal radiologist who specializes in osteoporosis and interventional pain management.  Our goal is to help patients return to their normal activity while avoiding invasive surgery and pain medications. 

I started my practice as a clinical radiologist in 2006 to fill a gap for osteoporosis patients who had vertebral fractures.  As a fellow at the University of Oklahoma, I learned to perform kyphoplasty,  a safe and effective procedure to fix the pain from a symptomatic vertebral compression fracture.  Amazing results - about a 95% success rate in the literature. 

However, I quickly saw a problem.  These patients would get their fractures fixed, but no one was treating the underlying osteoporosis that was actually causing these fractures.  So we would fix the pain with kyphoplasty, but the patients kept getting more fractures. 

So in 2006, I left the hospital based group and started what would be the first comprehensive clinic treating vertebral fractures and the underyling osteoporosis that causes them.  Along the way, I've been lucky to become one of the most experienced practitioners in the nation in kyphoplasty.  Yes, we do treat painful vertebral fractures, but we also treat the underlying medical problems that affect bone health.  That's actually more important as it reduces our patients' risk of getting fractures in the future.

As we have grown, we have added to our staff, but our mission remains the same:  help patients find freedom from pain while avoiding surgery and pain medications. 

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Helping patients build their bones and find freedom from pain since 2006

 
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James R. Webb, Jr., M.D.

Growing up in Creek County, Dr. James Webb is a native Tulsan whobrings a smile and kind spirit to all his patients.  He graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma Baptist University with a BS in Biology.  He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine with his medical doctorate in 2000.   He stayed on at OU, completing a one year internship in Internal Medicine, a four-year residency in Diagnostic Radiology as well as a one year fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology.  He and his family moved back to Tulsa in 2005 where Dr. Webb worked with a local hospital-based radiology group before founding his private practice in 2006. 

When not striving to keep his patients happy and healthy, he’s enjoys swimming and movie nights with his family.  He is also a professional songwriter--so far he has written two Billboard top 60 songs that made it to the top 40 on Music Row.  As a performing artist, he has played at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and shared the stage with artists from Marshall Tucker Band to Brothers Osborne. 

You can read more about what motivates Dr. Webb to help patients here.

Jenny Guthrie, APRN

NP Guthrie helps patients by identifying and treating underlying conditions that negatively impact bone health.  She also enjoys helping patients find health by balancing their hormones.  During her spare time, she loves spending time with her family in Tulsa.

Ryan Pitts, DO

A sports medicine specialist, Dr. Pitts is passionate about helping his patients regain function and maintain musculoskeletal help.  He has served as the team physician for numerous area high school and collegiate teams.  Dr. Pitts also helps patients which chronic pain problems and performs PRP. 

Ashleigh Dugan, Practice Manager

Ms. Dugan has more than 15 years in the healthcare industry. She has experience in several specialties, including Diagnostic Radiology, Osteoporosis, Pain Management, and Hormone Replacement Therapy.  Ms. Dugan joined our practice in 2013. She oversees all aspects of the practice and works closely with the Doctors, assisting in all procedures and aspects of patient care. Her leadership in the practice allows us to continually improve and make a difference in our patients lives.

Ms. Dugan attended Collin College in Texas, where she lived until 2010, when she married her husband and moved to the Tulsa area. She has 2 daughters, enjoys traveling, music, and everything outdoors, including riding horses and fishing. 

Is A Loved One In Pain?

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It all started when...

I'm Dr. James Webb.  Before I went to medical school I was just a regular kid from Kellyville, Oklahoma who was haunted by the memory of his grandfather's death.  He was a World War II veteran who served under General Patton and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  Of course, that was all before I came along.

I have many fond memories of my grandfather.  He loved being in the mix with his grandchildren. As he got older, though, his mobility got worse.  I see this happen in my patients now.

The summer I was 12 he it got really bad.  The doctors had him on pain pills and it was difficult for him to walk or even sit up due to his pain.  As a child this was heartbreaking to watch.  As a physician, I now know what was wrong--he had vertebral compression fractures due to widespread metastatic cancer.  He died shortly after.

Back then, there really wasn't anything that could be done for vertebral fractures.  Now, though, there is an amazing procedure called kyphoplasty that is up to 95% effective for treating the pain from a vertebral compression fracture.  While most vertebral fractures are due to osteoporosis, it also works pretty well for fractures from cancer.

If we had had this procedure back when my grandfather was alive, then his doctors could have significantly relieved his pain and given him a much better quality of life in his last few months.   I often think of that and how wonderful it is that this amazing procedure was pioneered.  Today, I am blessed to be able to make a difference in the lives of the patients that I serve.  No more is this difference profound than in patients with symptomatic fractures. 

So when I talk about loved ones being in pain, I understand.  I want to do everything that I can to help your loved one find freedom from pain.  While we can't always get people completely pain free, if we can identify the cause and treat it we can generally get them moving again.  And that's much better than treating the symptom with pain pills. 

Learn more about our services here.

Dr. Webb