Dr. James C. Dodson, MD

Dr. James C. Dodson, MD

Internal Medicine | Male | 65 years old

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Care Philosophy

I am board certified in internal medicine and currently am up to date in maintenance of certification process. I average over 100 hours a year in continuing education. I served as physician advisor for utilization review and performance improvement for many years (0ver 20). I believe in stating the options that a patient has and making a joint decision on how to proceed. You will get a diagnosis or a working diagnosis and a plan for care and follow up. I may try to change a patient's mind if I feel that they are making a bad decision, but after the ramifications of that decision are discussed and appear to be understood, the patient's decision is final, although we may revisit it from time to time. I believe in valuing a patient's time, especially if they value mine. We have a very good on time record at our office, but it is highly dependent on patients arriving on time and being prepared. You will get a summary of each office visit when you leave the office, with diagnosis, medicine changes, lab and tests or consultations requested, and your current medicines (as you state them).Read more

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Dr. Dodson's Care Philosophy

I am board certified in internal medicine and currently am up to date in maintenance of certification process.  I average over 100 hours a year in continuing education.  I served as physician advisor for utilization review and performance improvement for many years (0ver 20).

I believe in stating the options that a patient has and making a joint decision on how to proceed. You will get a diagnosis or a working diagnosis and a plan for care and follow up. I may try to change a patient's mind if I feel that they are making a bad decision, but after the ramifications of that decision are discussed and appear to be understood, the patient's decision is final, although we may revisit it from time to time. 

I believe in valuing a patient's time, especially if they value mine.  We have a very good on time record at our office, but it is highly dependent on patients arriving on time and being prepared.

You will get a summary of each office visit when you leave the office, with diagnosis, medicine changes, lab and tests or consultations requested, and your current medicines (as you state them).

Dr. Dodson says...

Treatment of most general internal medicine problems. I tend to do more cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. I am also a certified medical examiner for commercial drivers for DOT exams.

Dr. Dodson says...

I do stress testing when necessary. I also interpret Holter monitors (24 hour recordings of heart rhythm) and pulmonary function tests.

Dr. Dodson's 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
  •  Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Syncope

Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University Of Louisiana

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Tulane

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Louisville

    Completed in 1979

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Kentucky

    Graduated in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

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