Dr. James Frey, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 63

Dr. James Frey, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Birmingham, AL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Grandview Medical Center and St. Vincent's East. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Frey to book an appointment.

Dr. Frey

James H Frey MDVIP

4704 Cahaba River Rd Ste A1 Birmingham, AL 35243
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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"Dr. Frey is outstanding. He gets my highest recommendation."

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Frey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Development Disorders
  • Adult-Onset Still's Disease
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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(205) 856-1901

Dr. Frey accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Frey's Reviews

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5.0

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  • Explained conditions well (13)
  • Listened & answered questions (13)
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    My Husband and I have been patients of Dr. Frey for many years and will continue to be as long as possible. He is very personal and always takes care of our medical problems, and spends as much time with you to discuss issues and wellness. His Staff is also exceptional and respond to all calls and appointment requests. He was also very attentive during a hospital stay , kept close eye on everything that was going on with my health. He refers us to specialists and any other additional testing in a very timely manner. Best Doc around.
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    MEB Hayden, AL – Oct 26, 2019
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    Dr. Frey is outstanding. He gets my highest recommendation.
    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
    2 people found this helpful
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    Bob McLean – Sep 21, 2018
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    Not only is Dr. Frey caring and concerned about your problem, he is great helping you understand your problem and advising about your health and care. I recently had a problem that required a specialist. Dr. Frey recommended a specialist that could diagnose and treat my problem. He sent a referral to this doctor and his staff scheduled the appointment on my behalf. Still Dr. Frey kept watch over my health.
    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
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    J.B. in Trussville, AL – Sep 16, 2018
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    Dr. Frey has been my family’s primary care physician since he began practicing medicine and we have never considered making a change. If you are looking for a physician to treat you as a person, rather than a number Dr. Frey is who you’ve been looking for. He is patient, thorough and kind. His office is prompt to return calls with answers. He also involves the patient in the wellness process; diligently explaining lab results, options and time frames. Dr. Frey is the best medicine has to offer!
    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
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    RH in Birmingham , AL – Sep 14, 2018
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    I've been with Dr. Frey since 1999, even before there was MDVIP. I have always had my concerns cared for within a few hours. He is easy to talk to and I can't imagine having another primary physician. I actually did try it when he moved his office, but wasn't but a few months till I was ready to come back! Thank you Dr Frey for your dedication to your patients.
    What went well
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Geraldine Miller in AL – Sep 12, 2018
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    Dr. Frey has been my doctor through many health problems. I have complete confidence in his ability to take care of my needs. I appreciate I can talk to him and he listens. I also appreciate the way he listens to my wife and answers. He hears her concerns about my health. I also thank his staff for their ability to help us be comfortable and at ease. They also care about my health. Richard Nail
    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
    Helpful
    R Nail in IA, AL – Sep 10, 2018
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    Dr Frey is the most knowledgeable and caring primary care physician I have ever been to. He listens to your problems and works with you to help make things better. He also makes himself available and is quick to answer texts, call you back and makes himself available any time. He also is just a good guy and you can tell he really cares about our well being
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
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    Birmingham, al – Oct 17, 2016
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    My practice is different from other primary care practices because it revolves entirely around you, your health, your goals, your needs. My affiliation...Read more

    Specialties

    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine

    Education

    1986
    Bapt Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital
    1984
    Erlanger Medical Center Baroness Campus
    Internship Hospital
    1979
    University of Alabama
    Undergraduate School

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. James Frey, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Frey has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. James Frey, MD accepting new patients?

    Dr. James Frey, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Frey's profile to make an appointment.

    Does Dr. James Frey, MD accept my insurance?

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    What are Dr. James Frey, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Frey frequently treats Hives, Limb Swelling, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Frey treats.

    Where is Dr. James Frey, MD's office located?

    Dr. Frey's office is located at 4704 Cahaba River Rd Ste A1, Birmingham, AL 35243. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    James H Frey MDVIP

    James H Frey MDVIP4704 Cahaba River Rd Ste A1 Birmingham, AL 35243
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Frey is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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    Grandview Medical Center

    Birmingham, AL

    79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

    St. Vincent's East

    Birmingham, AL

    72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

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