Dr. James Hakert, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
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Dr. James Hakert, MD
Dr. James Hakert, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Hakert is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Old Town Endoscopy Center

5500 Greenville Ave Ste 1100

Dallas, TX 75206

Contact Information

(214) 739-9544

Dr. James Hakert, MD

Dr. James Hakert, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • 8 More

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Care Philosophy

As a board-certified Gastroenterologist with almost 20 years of experience in the Dallas TX area, my staff and I will provide the highest quality care for you and your family. Excellent medical care not only involves prompt and compassionate service, but also active and ongoing patient education throughout the evaluation and treatment process. I find that patient satisfaction is highest when they are able to effectively participate in their health care decisions.
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Dr. Hakert's Experience

Dr. Hakert's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Anoscopy
  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Ok College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hakert has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hakert's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hakert to family and friends
based on 39 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Hakert's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Dallas, TX |
My experience with Dr. Hackert over the years and two different conditions has been very positive...I have learned to trust and respect his guidance and treatment... He operates in OUR reality of "can't know what you don't know..." and he does a terrific job of bridging that gap! His office has always created a supportive, friendly environment...NO intimidation factor! THX, Dr Hackert
Dallas, TX |
Dr Hakert was extremely helpful. He took great care of me and explained everything in detail so that I understood everything. His medical assistant is wonderful, caring and returns my calls very quickly. I would definitely recommend Dr Hakert.
Dallas, TX |
Wasn't taken seriously by Dr Hackert. Finally had the sense to try another doc after 4+ appointments. Went on to be diagnosed with ulceractions in my terminal ileum which are highly indicative of Crohns. I'm under 30. There are far better doctors in the DHAT network.
in Dallas, TX |
Spends time with you and answers questions
Dallas, TX |
Dr. Hakert and the entire staff at Old Town Endoscopy are just great. Without exception, they're all super-friendly, comforting, and really make the experience as pleasant as possible. The nursing staff at Old Town are especially nice people.
Dallas, TX |
Everybody who I encountered was helpful, cheery, and comforting. Dr. Hakert was very professional yet engaging. The entire process was efficient and exceeded my expectations.
in Dallas, TX |
The best...staff is inefficient and kind...especially since I was so nervous. Excellent Doctor.
in Dallas,Tx |
Dr. Hakert is very professional and very knowledgeable in his special area of expertise. I feel like he really does care about his patients.
I would highly recommend Dr. James Hakert if he would consider hiring employees that would personify him in a better way. After leaving 4 messages in 5 days to make an appointment this does not represent who he is. He is an excellent Dr. His staff lacks in communication and respect.
I would like to apologize for the frustration you experienced trying to contact a member of my staff to schedule an appointment. Providing both great health care and customer service are objectives that my team and I strive to achieve with each patient. It's unacceptable that any call would go unreturned let alone 4 messages. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and I will evaluate all phone processes to ensure that this experience is not repeated.
in Arlington, TX |
I have a high level of trust that has been built because of the time and way Dr. Hakert explains my condition. He takes time to make sure I fully understand what he has done and what he plans to do in the future. Dr. Hakert explains everything in a way that a normal person (non medical) can fully understand. I believe he truly cares about his patients.
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Dr. Hakert accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Life
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • USI Affinity
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Hakert has admitting privileges

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
8200 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75231
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