Dr. James Hays Jr, MD

Dr. James Hays Jr, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
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Dr. James Hays Jr, MD is an interventional cardiology doctor who practices in Jackson, MS. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Read his story

970 Lakeland Dr Ste 61

Jackson, MS 39216

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • American Lifecare
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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Vascular Disease
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Hyperlipidemia
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Dr. Hays Jr' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hays Jr "Dr Hays graduated Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. During his medical school years, he also completed clerkships at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Harvard Medical School, and the Mayo Medical School. After finishing his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, he completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions. He is also a member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He serves as a delegate to the American Medical Association, secretary to the Mississippi State Medical Association, and past president of the Central Medical Society. He is a past award receipt of the Dr. James Waites leadership award. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, the Governor's Appointee to the Mississippi Tobacco Control Advisory Council, and the Lt. Governor's Appointee to the board of directors of the Healthcare Trust Fund. He is a past recipient of the Pat Yarbrough Outstanding Individual Volunteer award from the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and immediate past chair for the Greater Jackson Chamber. A member of First Baptist Church Jackson, he is a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He is a past board member of Mission First, a nonprofit inner-city mission, health, and legal clinic. He is an advocate for child exercise and obesity prevention and serves on the board of "You Gotta Move!", a nonprofit organization which created an exercise DVD for public school youth. He also currently serves on the board of Jackson Preparatory School. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hays Jr "Jackson Heart Clinic is a unique team of independent cardiovascular specialists committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to the patients and families we serve. Our mission is to set the standard in the delivery of quality, personalized care. We believe the needs of our patients come first."
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Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Mississippi
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Miss School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hays Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hays Jr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hays Jr to family and friends
4.2
based on 9 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Hays Jr' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Madison, MS |
Heart surgeon on call. came in middle of the night and fixed my heart. knowledgeable and sincere. I wouldn't trust anyone else.
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Dr. Hays Jr accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • American Lifecare
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Federal Employee Program
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Mississippi Health Partners
  • MultiPlan
  • Physicians' Care Network
    Physicians Care Network
  • PPO Plus
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Triwest
  • United Food and Commercial Workers
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Vantage Health Plan
    Vantage Silver
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Hays Jr has admitting privileges

St. Dominic Hospital
969 Lakeland Dr
Jackson, MS 39216
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