Dr. James Destephens, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 71

Internal Medicine

Dr. James Destephens, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Gainesville, FL. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. James Destephens, MD

ECP Heart Care Center

2341 Nw 41st St Ste B Gainesville, FL 32606 ()
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Accepting new patients

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I found Dr. Destephens to be unbelievable. Any doctor that tells a patient that covets virus is nothing and you should not be vaccinated because it is dangerous and the CDC is out to take orders from Big pharmacies. and do not he told me that vaccinations are bad for me. He said the CDC will lie to promote any drug the big companies tell them to promote weather-safe or not. When he asked what my Dx was in the past he told me all my other doctors were wrong. At this point, I left the office. I can not believe he has a license and passing out so much bad advice. There was no mask worn in the office other than mine. Please be aware of this guy he is DANGEROUS.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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dON bOWEN – Oct 05, 2021
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He has been my primary care physician for nearly 5 yrs. I dealt with cardiologists and orthopaedists for close to 35 years. The essence of non-invasive medicine is diagnosis. He listens attentively, extends the visit until he has accumulated the pertinent information and solves the puzzle. He is a simply superb diagnostician.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Greg – May 05, 2021
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I've been a patient of Dr. DeStephens for over 17 years and he is like no other doctor I've ever seen before. He spends as much time as needed to discuss any and all health issues. He takes the time to explain information in great detail. Also, Chad his PA is awesome and is always willing to help in any way he can.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 29, 2020
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I was really hopeful going to Dr. DeStephens. However with my first appointment he didn’t introduce himself, didn’t understand standard medical terminology. He didn’t ask for my history and honestly was the first doctor that I almost walked out on. Very bad bedside manner and doesn’t listen to you. Very condescending.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 02, 2018
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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 patient. He has a friendly staff and they work hard to make sure you have no problem scheduling labs and getting what you need for healing. He also gives out great advice for posture, exercise and diet.
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
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K. Porter in Newberry – Nov 03, 2017
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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 below five stars, I would question that person's motivation. I have referred many people over the years to go to him for their medical needs.
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
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Joe in Ocala, FL – Oct 28, 2017
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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 negativity he picks up. He ended up giving me the "5 no's" when I asked a question. At that point I thought "no thanks." I would NOT recommend him to any woman who has self respect!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ocala, FL – Oct 04, 2017
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Biography

Dr. James Destephens, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Gainesville, FL. His office accepts new patients.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Age Management Medicine
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Sports Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Ohio Medical College - Toledo
Medical School
1980
Med Coll Ohio
Residency Hospital
1977
Med Coll Ohio
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Dr. Destephens' office is located at 2341 Nw 41st St Ste B, Gainesville, FL 32606. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Destephens' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Back Pain
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Ringworm
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(352) 371-1804

Dr. Destephens accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare

Locations

ECP Heart Care Center

James B Destephens MD2341 Nw 41st St Ste B Gainesville, FL 32606
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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