Dr. James Headrick Jr, MD

Dr. James Headrick Jr, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. James Headrick Jr, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in thoracic surgery.Read his story

2108 E 3rd St Ste 300

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 495-5864

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Headrick Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Headrick Jr "I grew up in Chattanooga and went to high school locally. My father was a Cardiothoracic surgeon in Chattanooga, TN and my uncle was the surgeon in South Pittsburg, TN. I initially did not plan to follow in my father's foot steps and I pursue a degree in Bio-Medical Engineering at Vanderbilt. After graduation, I was drawn to become a physician by the need to give back to my local community. I met my wife, Anita, while in medical school. After completion of my Cardiothoracic fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, I returned to Chattanooga and have faithfully served my local community for the past 17 years."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Headrick Jr "In accordance with my Cardiac-Thoracic training at Mayo Clinic I have always practiced with the Clinic?s motto close to my heart, ?the patient?s interest is the best and only interest to be considered.? Illness weighs heavy on the patient, affecting all areas of their heath. With that in mind, I run my office in a manner to see patients on a next day basis and arrange their care as quickly as possible. I am here to aid in any way that improves patient outcomes and their overall well being."

1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Thymomas

45  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Tenn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Tenn/Erlanger
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Mba University Of Tennessee
    Other Education | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Headrick Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Headrick Jr's Reviews

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My experience with Dr. Headrick and his staff has been great. They are very friendly and helpful.
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C. Conner in Decatur, TN – Aug 28, 2018
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Very pleased with the care and kindness that was given for my first time surgery. I could only hope that others receive the care I did. Thanks.
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Terry N. in Ringgold, GA – Aug 14, 2018
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Why Not? There is no reason not to recommend this Doctor. Not only is he a great surgeon, he has the best bedside manor I have ever seen.
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Roger S. in Chattanooga, TN – Jul 31, 2018
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I am 26 years old and could never imagine that I would end up with lung cancer. Wow, what a blessing Dr. Headrick and his staff have been to me. Dr. Headrick is truly the best. I had my entire left lung removed and 3 weeks later I am able to do most tasks, if not all! I heard Dr. Headrick was the...Read More
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C. Rogers in Chattanooga, TN – Jul 31, 2018
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Very Likeable
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Danna P. in Chattanooga, TN – Jul 28, 2018
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