Dr. James Fortson, MD

Dr. James Fortson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. James Fortson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci in 1976 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat).

1136 Cleveland Ave Ste 611

Atlanta, GA 30344

Contact Information

(404) 768-9350

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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

Headache
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Fortson'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

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

141  Conditions Treated

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69  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Shots
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • In-Office Esophagoscopy
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Irrigation of Ear
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Tympanometry
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Highland Genl Alameda Co Ho
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Boston U/Tufts U
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fortson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fortson's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fortson to family and friends
17 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Fortson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Fortson is a great doctor, my mother has dementia, he treats her so well, I just love his bed side manner and his respect for the patients and there privacy. MaTilda Lamar-Reed
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STAFF IS CARING AND COMPASSIONATE, DOC HAS GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND HE EXPLAINED IN DETAIL.
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I have visited Dr.Fortson office many times and the Dr. and staff are awesome .. especially the hispanic lady was very helpful and professional and the nurse was also especially helpful and nice....
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I had a surgery scheduled and asked about my deductible at the front on a Friday and was told that I would be called the following Monday by the Hispanic lady in the front. She did not provide good customer service nor follow through. I called two times now and left a message to follow up on the...more
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Dr. Fortson and his staff are very professional and helpful. I had a fantastic experience.
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