Dr. James Gardner, MD

Dr. James Gardner, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 57

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Gardner, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Caldwell, ID. He is affiliated with medical facilities West Valley Medical Center and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gardner to book an appointment.

Locations

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group - Elm Family Medicine

New Patient?
(208) 302-7500
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group - Elm Family Medicine315 E Elm St Ste 200 Caldwell, ID 83605
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Review Highlight

"Dr. Gardner is especially patient with my elderly mom. He is easy to understand and enjoyable to see."

- Caldwell, IDSee more reviews

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Gardner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gardner

4.5

Based on 33 ratings

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What went well
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (30)
  • Listened & answered questions (29)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Office environment (3)
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Doctor Gardner was friendly and thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Todd M. – Oct 06, 2020
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My Doctor is the best. He cares about his patients and he shows it. He listens and I feel I can ask any medical question and get good answers! That's why I give 5 STARS!
What went well
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Carolina Salinas – Aug 06, 2020
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Most personable Doctor I've dealt with in a long time. I trust his opinion. Knowledgeable and thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John E. Sharek – Aug 04, 2020
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Annual visit.
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Alvin – Jul 22, 2020
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Dr Gardner is a personable yet fully professional physician. I appreciate his clear descriptions and treatment options and would highly recommend him to anyone needing a primary care doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 18, 2020
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Dr. Gardner always listens to my issues. He has been the most caring and thorough doctor I have ever known. He also is a very nice doctor.
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No results
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No results
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Claudia Amaral – Jun 02, 2020
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I liked that he was on time and spent a good amount of time addressing my issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jan 23, 2020
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I love Dr Gardner. My grandparents started seeing him when they moved up to Idaho, and after finding a good PCP that I felt like really cared became rough, I decided to start seeing him. It's great because he knows my family history already, and he is incredibly knowledgeable. I appreciate his candidness of being truthful about anything I ask about, and how thorough he is. Getting me on nic patches is my newest quest. Shame he is so hard to get into, but it goes to show how high of a demand he is! Highly recommend. Thanks Dr G :) ~Kris
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
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Atomic.Italian – Jan 01, 2020
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Cough and sore throat. He reviewed my issue and perscribed the appropriate solution.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Douglas Fowler – Aug 13, 2019
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Dr Jim is caring and very attentive. He listens and takes his time to get to know you not just your condition.
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
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James Chambers in CALDWELL, ID – May 21, 2019
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He was very professional and thorough.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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ID – Apr 09, 2019
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Dr Garner is a very caring Dr. He always has my health and conditions in mind. Treats me with respect and always answers all my questions. It is always a pleasure to see him and I do not dread it at all.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy E. Lee in CALDWELL, ID – Nov 21, 2018
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Very easy to listen to and listens to you. Very supportive and helpful.
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
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David Summers in Caldwell, ID – Oct 11, 2018
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James Gardner is an excellent physician! You can almost look forward to a doctor visit with him! He has been my physician for a number of years. No complaints ever! He is very appreciated! I give him top ratings!!
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
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Richard Hannemann in Nampa – Sep 02, 2018
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He answered my questions patiently. Explained the meaning of the blood tests.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gaylene Howard in Melba, ID – Jul 07, 2018
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Dr Gardner is one of the most patient, and kind dr I’ve had the privilege of meeting and having as my primary provider. He explains everything in a way I can understand, and always goes the extra mile when it comes to my health ,and has helped me with surgeries and when done took the time to explain everything and evaluate my progress with
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Edward Williams in Caldwell, id – Mar 28, 2018
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After taking my mother to see Dr. Gardner, I chose him as my doctor also. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and compassionate. We never felt he was in a rush, and he always took the time to make a personal connection, with my mother & myself. He was exceptional with our entire family as my mother was diagnosed with cancer, and during her passing. Dr. G explained everything to ALL of us and answered all our questions in language we could understand. Can't speak highly enough of this man
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Caldwell, ID – Oct 25, 2017
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Dr. Gardner is especially patient with my elderly mom. He is easy to understand and enjoyable to see.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Caldwell, ID – Jan 31, 2017
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Dr. Gardner's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Breast Exam
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Casting
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chickenpox
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Circumcision
  • Colposcopy
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endometriosis
  • Enema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fatigue
  • Feces Culture, Bacteria
  • Female Infertility
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flu Shot
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lab Service
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • 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
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Preventive Care
  • Prostatitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Procedures
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Splinting
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress
  • Stress Test
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vasectomy
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Culture
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • X-Ray
  • Yeast Infections

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(208) 302-7500

Dr. Gardner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna POS
Choice Plus POS II
Trinity Health Plan
Altius Health Plans
Altius Health Plans HMO
Altius Health Plans POS
Altius Health Plans PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho HMO
Blue Cross of Idaho POS
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Corizon Health
First Choice Health
First Choice Health HMO
First Choice Health POS
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net POS
Health Net PPO
Humana
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Idaho Physicians Network (IPN)
LifeWise
Medicaid of Idaho
Medicaid of Oregon
DMAP
Moda Health
Gold
Silver
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS Network PPO
PacificSource
PHCS
PHCS EPO
PHCS POS
PHCS PPO
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon PPO
Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance
Wise Provider Networks
Wise Provider Networks PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

I feel every patient is a separate individual that when treated with care and compassion will return in kind, to create a honest and balanced healthcare...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Meml Hlth Care System-U Tex Meml Hosp
Residency Hospital
1993
Meml Hlth Care System
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Gardner, MD?

Call (208) 302-7500 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. James Gardner, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. James Gardner, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. James Gardner, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Gardner frequently treats Gastritis, Diverticulitis, Intestinal, and Diabetic Polyneuropathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gardner treats.

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

Dr. Gardner's office is located at 315 E Elm St Ste 200, Caldwell, ID 83605. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

West Valley Medical Center

Caldwell, ID

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Boise, ID

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received