Dr. James Carnes, MD

Dr. James Carnes, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Carnes, MD is a neurology specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med in 1973 and specializes in neurology.

1333 Taylor St Ste 1C

Columbia, SC 29201

Contact Information

(803) 254-6391

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas


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

very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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.


  • Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Med University Sc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carnes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carnes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carnes to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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Dr. Carnes' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in Irmo, SC
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....more
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in Columbia, SC
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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in Columbia, SC
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...more
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in Blythewood, SC
Dr Carnes is very knowledgeable when it comes to Alzheimer's disease.
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in Columbia, SC
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...more
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