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Dr. James Carnes, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 72

Dr. Carnes

South Carolina Nrlgcl Clin

1333 Taylor St Ste 1C Columbia, SC 29201

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(803) 254-6391


Dr. James Carnes, MD is a neurology specialist in Columbia, SC. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina and specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Carnes accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Carnes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carnes treats Tremor more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carnes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Asterixis (Flapping Tremor)
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Essential Tremor
  • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
  • Orthostatic Tremor
  • Primary Orthostatic Tremor
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carnes treats Migraine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carnes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carnes treats Headache more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carnes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache

Dr. Carnes' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Carnes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carnes

2.5

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
29.032258064516128%
(9)
4 Stars
9.67741935483871%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
1 Star
58.064516129032256%
(18)

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Walmart pharmacy doubled my estrogen I. December causing me to have a stroke- which I didn’t realize at the time that was what was happening at the time. I waited for 2 months living my life daily in u certainty and fear. This man saw me less than 5 minutes- didn’t read the notes I had been taking during that time- made assumptions that were in correct and never heard a word I said. If you value your life- find a different doctor. He did all of this with the door open and others listening.
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Please don't waste your time here. My mother had an appointment scheduled for 1:30. We weren't called back until 3:15. We then waited another 30 minutes to see Dr. Carnes. The nurse had no bedside manner. Sped through my mothers medical history like a robot on speed. Exchanged no pleasantries. Dr. Carnes seemed pleasant and thorough. He mentioned ALS but retracted and said he didn't think it was that. But didn't say the other host of diseases he said mimics ALS. Terrible experience and still no
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This person can't think beyond what is directly in front of him. He is too old and not aware of treatment research or medical conditions for our current time. His attitude and bedside manners towards patients he treats is horrible. I don't recommend him or anyone else in his practice.
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I felt it was necessary to leave a review of this practice, the staff and the facility. The office is located in the hospital, however the patient rooms and office areas are antiquated. Paper charts are stacked everywhere, exam rooms are musty and dingy. They do not accept credit cards and this is an inconvenience nowadays for most people. They also do not state their accept methods of payment anywhere on their outdated website. The office staff who work at the checkout and patient paymen
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Dr Carnes is very knowledgeable when it comes to Alzheimer's disease.
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This fella might understand how the brain works physically, but it stops there. He doesn't seem to understand emotions and appears to think pain is not real. He will spend plenty of time talking but really only gives you about thirty seconds to talk. The whole appointment experience with the doctor was pretty ridiculous. He needs to work on focusing on patient needs. The staff is nice but the whole office beyond the waiting room is extremely outdated in a scary way. Do not bother.
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He doesn't listen at all when you tell him a particular medication does NOT work for you. His bed side manners are horrible. His staff doesn't treat you any better!
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Poor listening skills . . all kf Dr. Carnes answers to my concerns made me feel like an imbecile. He didn't address my problems, only pushed them to the side! He was God Almighty, I was just a lady with a brain tumor.
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He did not listen to my concerns or acknowledge my severe pain. He stated 'pain is just pain. It won't kill you when referring to debilitating headaches ongoing over 4 months without relief. He spoke over me repeatedly, told me to 'take some advil. It's just a headache'. I had been referred to him by my surgeon (I had Chiari decompression surgery), who had already determined that I did not need surgery again, but that I needed pain mngmnt. Dr Carnes did NOTHING to help me. I can't fit it here!
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Biography

Dr. James Carnes, MD is a neurology specialist in Columbia, SC. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Med University Sc Med Center
Residency Hospital
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School

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Lexington Medical Center

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