Dr. James B. Cavender, MD

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Dr. James B. Cavender, MD

Cardiology | Male

Cardiovascular Associates PC 3980 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243 Get Directions
(205) 510-5000

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Dr. Cavender specializes in Cardiology and practices in Birmingham, AL. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Interventional Cardiologynull
  • Internal Medicinenull
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      4.5 based on 18 responses
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      Experience with Dr. Cavender
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (18)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (18)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Cavender's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (18)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (18)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      in Birmingham, AL |
      Not being realistic with risks vs. recovery. Refusing to listen to family concerns. Argumentative when questioned about treatment options.
      in west blocton |
      Hes always gave me answers to my questions an also hes a caring dr
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      Specialties

      • Cardiology
      • Interventional Cardiology

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      • Cardiovascular Disease
      • Internal Medicine
      • Interventional Cardiology

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Ectasia
      • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • 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
      • Marfan Syndrome
      • 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
      • Septal Defect
      • Syncope
      • Thrombosis
      • Tricuspid Valve Disease
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
      • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
      • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac Imaging
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Cardiovascular Stress Test
      • Cardioversion, Elective
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Coronary Angiogram
      • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
      • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Peripheral Vascular Adrenal Artery Stenting
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thrombolysis
      • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
      • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
      • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
      • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Alabama At Birmingham

        Graduated in 1984

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Alabama Hospital

        Completed in 1985

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Alabama Hospital

        Completed in 1987

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Alabama Hospital

        Completed in 1990

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of North Alabama

        Graduated in 1979

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Best Doctors in America, 2008,2009,
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Cavender's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Cardiology
      • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
      • Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Cavender's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Cavender

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients