Dr. James Fortson, MD

Dr. James Fortson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(17)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Fortson, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.

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
  • 19 More

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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

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
141

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adult Development Disorders
  • Airway Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Aphasia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Canker Sore
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysplasia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Food Allergy
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laceration
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lockjaw
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Lump
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mass
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Migraine
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinophyma
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sore Throat
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Speech Delay
  • Strep Throat
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrush
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tumor
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vertigo
  • Vincent's Stomatitis
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Voice Disorders
  • Wounds
  • Wrinkles
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

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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
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Cancer 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
  • In-Office Esophagoscopy
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • 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

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 7/11/2013
    Amount or Range: $350,000.00
    State: 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

Dr. Fortson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Fortson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fortson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fortson to family and friends
3.7
based on 17 total reviews (6 with comments)
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)
in DOUGLASVILLE, GA |
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
in JONESBORO, GA |
STAFF IS CARING AND COMPASSIONATE, DOC HAS GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND HE EXPLAINED IN DETAIL.
in Atlanta, GA |
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....
in Atlanta, GA |
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 surgery details and I still have not received a call back. I needed information pertaining to the deductible and upcoming surgery details with all efforts exhausted I will not be able to have surgery.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Fortson and his staff are very professional and helpful. I had a fantastic experience.
in Newnan, GA |
Had a wonderful experience at Dr. Fortsons office.
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Dr. Fortson accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Tricare
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • State Farm
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Universal American
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Fortson has admitting privileges

Atlanta Medical Center
303 Parkway Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
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