Dr. James Destephens Sr, MD

Dr. James Destephens Sr, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. James Destephens Sr, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Med Coll Of Ohio in 1976 and specializes in internal medicine, bariatric medicine, and more.

2341 NW 41st St Ste B

Gainesville, FL 32606

Contact Information

(352) 371-1804

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare

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Dr. Destephens Sr' Experience

Dr. Destephens Sr' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

5  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Sports Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

29  Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Med Coll Of Ohio
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Med Coll Ohio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Med Coll Ohio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Destephens Sr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Destephens Sr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Destephens Sr to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Destephens Sr' 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 (3)

Dr. Destephens is quite knowledgeable in skeletal muscular issues, and seems to be on the cutting edge of many modalities of healing. He has a western approach to medicine because that is how he is trained. He however knows a lot about bio-identical hormones, and tries to treat the whole...more
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Dr. D has been my primary doctor for over 15 years. He is very professional, attentive, respectful and knowledgeable. He often takes the time to provide insight into ways that I can improve my overall health. What I like most about him is his humanity and transparency. Anyone who rates him...more
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Dr. Destephens thinks he is a gift to women. When he walked in, he didn't even look at me, he did not shake my hand or introduce himself, and proceeded to look at the computer. Then he deigned to turn to me and address my concerns. However, he went off on a tangent about calling me on any...more
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I remember this lady very clearly. She came to me for help with bioidentical hormones. I noticed that she was on an anti-depressant but refused to discuss the reasons for why she was on it. I explained that I needed to understand her history of depression and how it manifested since menopausal hormonal issues can often mask as the same and needed to be distinguished from it. Again, becoming increasingly agitated, she refused and left dropping an 'F' bomb as she walked out of the room.

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