Dr. James Hales, DO

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Hales

Acadiana Chest Clinic

2309 E Main St Ste 202 New Iberia, LA 70560

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(337) 364-8500

Dr. James Hales, DO is a Pulmonologist in New Iberia, LA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hales has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Respiratory-tract Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with Iberia Medical Center. He is not accepting new patients and has not yet indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hales to book an appointment.


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Dr. Hales accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Practice Areas

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 100% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hales treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hales treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hales treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hales treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 89% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hales performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Hales performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hales treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Hales treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Asthma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hales treats Asthma more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Hales treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.

Typically treats 56% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hales treats Shortness of Breath more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Hales treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Wheezing
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hales treats Wheezing more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Hales treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Asthma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hales treats Asthma more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Hales treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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Dr. Hales' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Hales, DO is a Pulmonologist in New Iberia, LA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hales has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Respiratory-tract Conditions than other s...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Bergen Reg Med Center
Residency Hospital
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
Usphs Hospital
Residency Hospital
1975
Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Acadiana Chest Clinic

Acadiana Chest Clinic2309 E Main St Ste 202 New Iberia, LA 70560
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Iberia Medical Center

New Iberia, LA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average