Dr. James Fortson, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

ENT Associates of South Atlanta 1136 Cleveland Ave Ste 611 Atlanta, GA 30344 Get Directions
Dr. James Fortson, MD
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. Dr. Fortson is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center.

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Main Office1136 Cleveland Ave Ste 611
Atlanta, GA 30344
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Dr. Fortson's Reviews

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3.9
based on 16 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Fortson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • 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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Fortson has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement (7/11/2013)
    • Amount or Range: $350,000.00
    • State: Georgia
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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • 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 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
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delay
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysplasia
  • ENT Cancer
  • 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
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Goiter
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Keloid Scar
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laceration
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lockjaw
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Lump
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mass
  • Mastoiditis
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Migraine
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • 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
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Speech Delay
  • Strep Throat
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrush
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumor
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vertigo
  • Vincent's Stomatitis
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Voice Disorders
  • Wounds
  • Wrinkles
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

Education

  • Medical School
    U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Highland Genl Alameda Co Ho
  • Residency Hospital
    Boston U/Tufts U

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Shots
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • 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 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)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rhinoscopy
  • 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