Dr. James Cotton Jr, MD

Dr. James Cotton Jr, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
(43)
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Dr. James Cotton Jr, MD is a nephrology specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1969 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine.

1133 Medical Dr

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 595-5486

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gout
very high
more than 93% of peers
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Cotton Jr'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.

2  Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Dysplasia
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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3  Procedures

  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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 Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch Gal
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • University Tex Med Br
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • University Tex Med Br
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cotton Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Texas Medical Association, Member

Dr. Cotton Jr's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cotton Jr to family and friends
43 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
    (40)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Cotton Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Very knowledgeable. Takes time to answer any questions
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very knowledgeable, very forthright about information, very expediate as far as business was concerned, and was concerned for me and my illness but was not as forthcoming about new technology as one would hope.
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My visits with Dr.Cotten have all been favorable,he has corrected the original problem and bee open in my care with my other Dr.s .
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