Dr. James Headrick, MD

Dr. James Headrick, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 56
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Dr. James Headrick, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

2108 E 3rd St

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 495-5864

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Dr. Headrick accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
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Medicaid
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PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Headrick

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Headrick treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Headrick treats other conditions, please contact the office at (423) 495-5864.

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Headrick typically treats 76% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lung Surgery
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Dr. Headrick's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • da Vinci® Lobectomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Segmentectomy
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

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Dr. Headrick's Reviews

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GREAT--SECOND SURGERY ON MY LUNGS !!! I WAS BEING TREATED IN DOTHAN AL FOR MY LUNGS AFTER BEING IN THE HOSPITAL FOR ALMOST A MONTH !! DR SINCLAIR CAME IN AND SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE THEY CAN DO!!??? I WAS ANGRY I IMMEDIATELY CALL UAB B-HAM HOSPITAL !! THEY ALMOST IMMEDIATELYSTARTED SURGERY ON MY LEFT LUNG !! MY MAIN PROBLEM WAS WATER WATER IN MY LUNGS AND AROUND HEART!! AFTER THIS SURGERY WHICH THEY WERE GOOD !! MY RIGHT LUNG STARTED CAUSING PROBLEMS I CALLED MY DAUGHTER IN CHATT. TN FOR ADVICE .. !! WE SEARCHED AND FOUND DR HEADRICK. HE WAS VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !! I WENT TO CHATT. TN--ERLANGER HOSPITAL !! DR HEADRICK AND HIS STAFF MEET WITH ME AND EXPLAINED THE PROBLEM AND COULD MAYBE CURE IT
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WATER ON LUNGS AND HEART!! – Sep 07, 2020
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Before my 1st office visit, the stage was set for great expectations as former patients sang Dr. Headrick's praises. I was even contacted ahead of the visit with reassuring information. Dr. Headrick--and all of his staff-- have always been kind and courteous and have spent unlimited time with me during office visits.
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Susan Westbrook – May 21, 2020
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Dr. Headrick went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of. He even called me in the evenings to check on me. He shows more concern for his patient's well being than any other doctors I've known. I highly recommend Dr. Headrick.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Thomas K. – Oct 18, 2019
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Outstanding Dr. and staff. Everyone has been extremely helpful post surgery.
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Apr 17, 2019
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I would recommend Dr. Headrick to anyone. The moment I walked in this door for the first time I was pleasantly surprised by the greeting of both Rita and Ranci. Don't change anything!!!
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Mar 28, 2019
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Yes! Dr. Headrick has operated on me twice and has made me feel optimistic about my health. He's the best!
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Mar 12, 2019
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Dr. Headrick and his staff are an answer to prayer! We are so thrilled with dad's progress. He made us feel like dad was his only patient. We had total confidence in his skill as a surgeon, and were very pleased with how comfortable he made us all feel.
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Mar 12, 2019
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Headrick and his staff. They are always friendly and extremely helpful when anything is needed. Their office atmosphere is truly one of a kind from the welcoming smile of Miss Rita and warm greeting from their sweet service dog Ransi to the coffee and cookies. We have never felt rushed during our office visits....Dr. Headrick takes as much time as we've needed to ensure all of our concerns and questions are addressed. He is truly one of the best!
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Lynn O in Adairsville – Feb 20, 2019
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From the initial diagnosis of cancer through surgery and follow up appointments, Dr. Headrick and staff have been efficient, respectful, compassionate, and thorough in treatment and communications. Take the time to work us in even when we walk in the office with smiles and attention to needs.
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Ronald N. in Chattanooga, TN – Feb 15, 2019
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World class surgeon, terrific office staff, and an adorable dog to boot.
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Clay B. in Chattanooga, TN – Jan 29, 2019
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I always tell people how wonderful and caring the whole staff is. And how much they mean to our family. And how much they have done for Chip.
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James B. in Chattnooga, TN – Dec 27, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. Headrick and his team. Their professionalism and CARING gave me a confidence and peace about all the decisions we made. Loved Miss Rita and Miss Ransi.
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Jeanne S. in Centerton, AR – Dec 12, 2018
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This Medical office is one of the best that I have ever taken my dad, mom, or myself. Everyone is kind, friendly, and seems to do their jobs well with the patients and family in mind.
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Teresa P. in Rocky Face, GA – Dec 11, 2018
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Dr. Headrick and staff are fabulous. he is a wonderful surgeon-the very best! He saved my life. Couldn't have found a better doctor.
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Joy B. in Ooltewah, TN – Nov 29, 2018
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Highly recommend Dr Headrick. Excellent surgeon and his staff goes above and beyond to make sure you understand your problem and the treatment. Words cannot express how grateful I am that I was sent to Dr Headrick. Love this wonderful group of people. Wish I could give more than 5 stars.
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G Jewell Guffey in Soddy-Daisy , TN – Nov 27, 2018
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We would absolutely recommend Dr. Headrick to anyone! His professionalism and kind, caring treatment of his patients has been such a comfort with my care. His staff is excellent, also!
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William G. in Signal Mountain, TN – Nov 20, 2018
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Dr. Headrick is an excellent surgeon with a terrific bedside manner. Office staff is the best!
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Pam F. in Hixson, TN – Nov 20, 2018
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I am now cancer free thanks for Dr Headrick's timely removal of my left upper lung lobe for non-small cell cancer. I was one of the early diagnosed lung cancers discovered by low dose CT scan when I had a clear chest x-ray. He was prompt getting me operated on. I call my cancer "my 64 days of lung cancer" because that was about the length of time from abnormal CT scan to biopsy to removal. Thank you Dr. Headrick.
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Kathleen M. in So. Pittsburg, TN – Nov 15, 2018
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I owe this team my life. If Dr. Headrick had backed off from my extensive procedure I would not be able to run, back pack, bootcamp, or lead my normally active life.
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Voreta W. in Chattanooga, TN – Nov 06, 2018
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Great Atmosphere! During my Pulmonary Rehab experience, everyone praised this office and especially Rita and how wonderful she and Lady Rancy are. I've been to 11 doctor's offices and Rita is the sweetest and most helpful I've ever come in contact with. :)
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Brenda M. in Chatsworth, GA – Oct 22, 2018
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CHI Memorial Thoracic Oncology Associates, Chattanooga, TN

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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Parkridge Medical Center

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

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63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

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