Dr. J West, MD

Dr. J West, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Dr. J West, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Athens, GA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology.Read his story

340 N Milledge Ave Ste B

Athens, GA 30601

Contact Information

(706) 548-0008

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. West performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Unexplained Weight Loss
very high
more than 99% of peers
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. West's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. West's bio

This content was provided by Dr. West "Dr. West is a graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he received a bachelor's degree in biology. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Miami in Florida, he remained at the university to complete both his internship and residency in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. West then completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Texas at the UTSA Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. West has been in private practice in Athens, Georgia, for more than 35 years and is recognized as the first gastroenterologist to become established in Northeast Georgia. Originally known as J. Michael West, M.D., P.C., the practice was renamed Gastroenterology Associates of Athens in 2011. Dr. West is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Medical Association, and the Crawford W. Long Medical Society. In 2015, Dr. West and Gastroenterology Associates of Athens became affiliated with Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates."
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1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

82  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Florida State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • U Tex
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. West has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. West's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. West to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. West's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I went for a routine pre-colonoscopy appt, so no urgent visits. Dr. West is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. He listens. I have had a procedure years ago by him, and it was easy and he was very proficient. The only issue I had was that I was instructed to arrive 30 minutes prior to my 0900 appt,...more
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I am still waiting for a phone call from the office 4 weeks and counting! Thank goodness it is not a life or death!!!!
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Quick diagnosis, limited and expensive treatment options.
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