Dr. James Atkinson, MD

UrologyMaleAge 59

Urology

Dr. James Atkinson, MD is a Urology Specialist in Prairieville, LA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Atkinson has extensive experience in Urinary Conditions. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2007. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. James Atkinson, MD

Ochsner Health Center - Prairieville

16220 Airline Hwy Prairieville, LA 70769
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(866) 624-7637
Telehealth services available

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Experience
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Atkinson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Atkinson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Atkinson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (866) 624-7637.

Urinary Conditions

Compare with other Urinary Conditions specialists.

Dr. Atkinson is experienced in the area of Urinary Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Atkinson
Similar Providers
Urinary Incontinence
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Bladder Infection
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Frequency
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Dr. Atkinson's conditions and procedures:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epididymitis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Genital System Cancer
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchitis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Paraphimosis
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Implants
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Phimosis
  • Polyuria
  • Priapism
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocele
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Atkinson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Community Health Choice
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Employers Health Network
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Galaxy Health Network
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
National Preferred Provider Network
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
PHCS
PPO Plus
Prime Health Services
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan
Special Needs Plan SNP
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Sterling Life Insurance Company
Sterling
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Atkinson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Atkinson

3.4

Based on 17 ratings

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I have been a patient of Dr. Atkinson for approximately five years. He is very thorough in his examinations, explanations, treatment, and always lets me know about treatment options. My wife is usually with me during the visits, and he makes sure she has a full understanding about what is going on. He is patient, never rushed, and makes sure we leave informed. I would highly recommend him to other men in need of a urologist.
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L. Brown – Jan 26, 2021
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Very good doctor; helped us a lot.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 25, 2020
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First impression was fine and as long as I had no real urological issues, I had no complaints about this doctor. When I did develop a problem—which I had to ask that he test for—getting timely results from him was like pulling teeth. Of the many doctors I have in Baton Rouge and other cities, I find Dr. Atkinson and his staff the most inconsiderate and difficult.
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Aug 28, 2019
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Office staff is courteous and efficient; Dr. Atkinson is very thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Baton Rouge, LA – Jul 21, 2017
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If you are looking for an Urologist look no further. Dr Atkinson is a very professional, compassionate, caring and detailed doctor. I thank God we were introduced to him to take care of my husband. He listened and thoroughly answered all our questions and concerns. He is not an in and out doctor. I had to contact his nurse and my call was returned in less than 20 minutes. Thank Dr Atkinson and staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Mr & Mrs English in Baton Rouge, LA – Feb 11, 2017
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Very unprofessional doctor and not very compassionate. I would not recommend him to any one. Very pleased with his staff, just not with him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Baton Rouge, LA – Dec 21, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Atkinson performs the latest robotic and laparoscopic surgeries with a full complement of traditional urologic services. He has published chapters...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

LSU School of Medicine/ Ochsner Clinic - New Orleans, LA (Urology)
Residency Hospital
Oschner Medical Foundation
Internship Hospital
Tulane University School of Medicine - New Orleans, LA
Medical School
2012
Lsu/Ochsner Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2009
General Surgery - Ochsner Clinic New Orleans
Internship Hospital
2007
Tulane University School of Medicine
Medical School
1993
Naval Postgraduate School - MS Physics/Astronautics
Undergraduate School
1989
Louisiana State University - BS Petroleum Engineering
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. James Atkinson, MD accept new patients?

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What are Dr. James Atkinson, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Atkinson specializes in Urinary Conditions. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. James Atkinson, MD treat?

Dr. Atkinson frequently treats the following conditions: Urinary Incontinence, Enlarged Prostate (BPH), and Urinary Stones. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. James Atkinson, MD's office address?

Dr. Atkinson's office is located at 16220 Airline Hwy, Prairieville, LA 70769. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. James Atkinson, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Atkinson provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. James Atkinson, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. James Atkinson, MD is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge.

Is Dr. James Atkinson, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. James Atkinson, MD holds board certifications in Urology.

How much experience does Dr. James Atkinson, MD have?

Dr. Atkinson has over 15 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Practice

Ochsner Health Center - Prairieville16220 Airline Hwy Prairieville, LA 70769
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Directions

Ochsner Health Center

Ochsner Health Center - Tangipahoa Laboratory41676 Veterans Ave Hammond, LA 70403
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Ochsner Health Center - O'Neal

Stanocola Home Health16777 Medical Center Dr Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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Ochsner Health Center - Summa (Bluebonnet Blvd)

Urology9001 Summa Ave Fl 4 Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average