Dr. James Christon, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 59

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. James Christon, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Springfield, OR and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY in 1988. He is affiliated with Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. James Christon, MD

Northwest Intensivists LLC

3355 Riverbend Dr Ste 240 Springfield, OR 97477
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(541) 726-1315
Telehealth services available

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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Christon's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alkalosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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(541) 726-1315

Dr. Christon accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Managed Choice (Open Access) POS
Premier Care Network Plus - Innovation Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
OR Healthnet PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Moda Health
Connexus PPO
PacificSource
SmartAlliance
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage and Heritage Plus 1 PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medica Choice
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Nexus Open Access
Options PPO
SignatureValue - OR HMO

Dr. Christon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Christon

2.4

Based on 12 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
8%
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1 Star
58%
58%
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Terrible Bedside Manners
I saw Dr Christon one time. He is probably the worst doctor I have ever had. He was rude and condescending. He didn't listen very well. I do not think he cared much either.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 08, 2023
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Doesn't listen
He is too full of himself to listen. I should have checked his reviews before starting to see him. Seeking a different doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Dec 22, 2022
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Very smart and very nice. Explained everything.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Babs – Sep 15, 2020
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Not impressed with his care.
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May 08, 2019
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awesome doctor with absolutely great bedside manner
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kieran Walsh in Eugene Oregon – Jan 05, 2018
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I saw Dr. Christon initially for a sleep study because of my difficulty in breathing. The result of the sleep study was pretty much that I do not have sleep apnea. I recently saw him again on 12/1/16 and his advice to me was "it would be beneficial to exercise a bit more, and to lose a bit of weight". On 12/7/16 I went to River Bend where I spent five days and found I have congestive heart failure. Did he ever consider that as my problem? Apparently not!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Geraldine Columpus in Eugene, OR – Dec 28, 2016
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Very knowledgeable and caring. Great communication with great explanations. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Bryan in Eugene, OR – Mar 18, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Christon, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Springfield, OR and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

1988
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Christon, MD?

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Does Dr. James Christon, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. James Christon, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. James Christon, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Christon's profile.

What conditions does Dr. James Christon, MD treat?

Dr. Christon frequently treats the following conditions: Sleep Apnea, Abdominal Pain, and Acidosis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. James Christon, MD's office address?

Dr. Christon's office is located at 3355 Riverbend Dr Ste 240, Springfield, OR 97477. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. James Christon, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Christon provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. James Christon, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. James Christon, MD is affiliated with Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

How much experience does Dr. James Christon, MD have?

Dr. Christon has over 34 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. James Christon, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 2.4/5 for Dr. James Christon, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Practice

Northwest Intensivists LLC3355 Riverbend Dr Ste 240 Springfield, OR 97477
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Oregon Lung Specialists LLC3125 Chad Dr Ste 100 Eugene, OR 97408
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1200 Hilyard St Ste S-565 Eugene, OR 97401
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Oregon Lung Specialists

Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center At Riverbend3333 Riverbend Dr Springfield, OR 97477
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Christon is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend

Springfield, OR

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Critical Care™ (2023)