Dr. James Cavender, MD

Dr. James Cavender, MD

Cardiology  ·  
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Age 61
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Dr. James Cavender, MD is a cardiology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1984 and specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.

3980 Colonnade Pkwy

Birmingham, AL 35243

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Hypertension
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Cavender'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.

3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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26  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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.

Education

  • University Of North Alabama
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America, 2008,2009,
Media & Publications

Dr. Cavender has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Cavender does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Cavender and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Cavender's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cavender to family and friends
50 total reviews (30 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
    (46)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Cavender's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (30)

Dr. Cavender is an excellent doctor. Very caring in his manner of talking and examining me. I have never had a better cardiologist! He really had my confidence by the way he handled my examination. Very kind spoken and he showed a sincere interest in my condition and problems. He found things wrong...more
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Dr. Cavender is very thorough and is able to perform interventions when necessary. I have found his staff very kind and helpful also.
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I have only seen Dr. Cavender, but I liked him very much. When he walked in the room, I could sense that this was a good man. He gave me a thorough examination, was warm, attentive, and professional. I will keep seeing him. I trust him.
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I would and have recommended Dr. Cavender to family and friends. He is an excellent doctor that my family has tremendous confidence in using.
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Dr. Cavender is the perfect doctor--skilled, attentive, and prompt. He always makes me feel like I am his priority.
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