Dr. James Chappell, MD

Dr. James Chappell, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Dr. James Chappell, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Denver, CO. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Read his story

6740 E Hampden Ave Ste 210

Denver, CO 80224

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Thyroid Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers
Diabetes Type 1
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Chappell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chappell "My primary interest is teaching. My philosophy is that the patient/doctor relationship functions as a team. However, the ultimate decision in the patients care is up to the patient. A patient cannot make an informed decision about their care unless they completely understand the disease state, treatment options available and possible complications of the disease process or the treatment. I spend a lot of time discussing the disease state with my patients and have them tell me how they wish to proceed with treatment."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chappell "High quality care and education to allow the patient to make informed decisions about the treatment of their disorder."


  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diet Counseling
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Physical Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • University Of Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Albert Einstein Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Colorado Health Science Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chappell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chappell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chappell to family and friends
based on 43 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Chappell Says:

I greatly appreciate any feedback patients can provide me regarding their experience with my office and myself.  I strive to remedy any concern about their experience.  My goal is to always make patients equal partners in the treatment decision making process and spend a significant amount of time educating them about their disorder.  My intent is to never talk down to an individual,...

Dr. Chappell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Littleton |
Dr. Chappell put the "care" back in health care. He spent over an hour with me and explained things in a clear and concise manner. He was willing to listen and took time to answer all of my questions. He provided instructions regarding follow-up care, recommended other providers, and gave me advice to ameliorate my health. The front desk/MA woman (TJ) was kind and enthusiastic. Overall a remarkable experience and would highly recommend Dr. Chappell.
Denver, CO |
If you want cutting edge non traditional treatment for your disease Dr Chappell is an excellent choice. Dr Chappell is very up to date on all the drugs associated with treating type 1 and 2 diabetes. As he states he does put the onus on the patient to be an active participant being proactive in the management of their disease but he gives you all the tools and knowledge to do so. I have been seeing him for 15 years.
in Centennial, CO |
I've been a patient of Dr. Chappell's for several years and followed him when he opened a new practice. He is fantastic!! I've always been very comfortable with Dr. Chappell. He takes the time to make sure I understand all of the information he is providing me and he has done a wonderful job of managing my medical issues with sincerity and compassion. He's a great doc and a great guy! Steve C.
in Dillon, CO |
Dr. Chappell ROCKS! Not only is he knowledgeable, on time, and personable he is also patient! He always takes time to explain all options in detail. He remembers you even when your follow up is only once a year. That alone is worth it's weight in gold. He is thorough. I recommend him wholeheartedly and appreciate how much he has helped me toward my goal of being cancer free.
in Denver, CO |
James is considered one of the best Endocrinology specialist in the Denver metro area and I am fortunate to be under his care. My Type 1 diabetes is under good control and attribute that to his care & guidance...
in Denver, CO |
He makes the time to visit with you and explain things in terms I can understand
in Englewood, CO |
Dr. Chappell cares about me and my health. He takes the time to educate me about me. What more can I say, but Thank you Dr. Chappell. I would recommend him to all Diabetics.
in Littleton, CO |
First time in 25 years my Doctor really work with me to get my Diabetes under control.
in Aurora, CO |
I have been a patient of Dr Chappell for 13 years being treated for hypothyroidism. I love Dr Chappell! Outstanding physician with a caring demeanor. Would highly recommend Dr Chappell and his entire office staff.
Johnson, KS |
I have quit worrying about this medical condition since I have been under his care. He's on top of it.
in CO |
Dr. Chappell is by far the best thyroid doctor that I have had in Denver. He knows his patients by name and always takes his time during our appointments. Unlike the over thyroid Drs that I've seen, he is very thorough in every exam. Dr. Chappell's office staff is incredibly helpful with requests and are very timely. I also have to say how fantastic the lady is who does the blood draws is and she's in house! So no running around town is needed! I highly recommend Dr. Chappell!
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