Dr. James Headrick Jr, MD

Dr. James Headrick Jr, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 54
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Dr. James Headrick Jr, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 19 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 Ste 300

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 495-5864

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

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Dr. Headrick Jr accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Headrick Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Decortication and Pleurectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Headrick Jr performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Headrick Jr performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Headrick Jr performs Thoracoscopic Lobectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Headrick Jr performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Lung Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Headrick Jr treats Lung Cancer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Headrick Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Headrick Jr'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
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Coronary Artery Bypass 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
  • 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 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

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 ...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic 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
2014
2000
1997
1992
1991
1986

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Outstanding Dr. and staff. Everyone has been extremely helpful post surgery.
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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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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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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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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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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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World class surgeon, terrific office staff, and an adorable dog to boot.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Headrick is an excellent surgeon with a terrific bedside manner. Office staff is the best!
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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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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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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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Saw Ashley in office. Graciously answered all questions. Saw Headrick prior to surgery. Instilled confidence, explained procedure and graciously answered all questions- including some I hadn't thought to ask!
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Dr. Headrick spent time at my first appointment explaining the procedure. After surgery he spent time with us explaining what he removed and the next step in the follow up treatment. He was very professional yet compassionate when dealing with me and my family.
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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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