Dr. James Herrington, MD

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Dr. James Herrington, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates 439 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503 Get Directions
(337) 269-0963

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J. Patrick Herrington, born in Houston, Texas and raised in Jennings, Louisiana, is a 30 year resident of Lafayette, Louisiana....
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Listens to what I had to say. Did not rush. Seemed interested in helping my solve my problem with chronic diarrhea
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Ochsner Fdn Hospital

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Ochsner Fdn Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ochsner Fdn Hospital

    Completed in 1981

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Herrington says...

J. Patrick Herrington, born in Houston, Texas and raised in Jennings, Louisiana, is a 30 year resident of Lafayette, Louisiana. He is an Honors Graduate of Tulane University where he received a B.S. degree in Biology.  Earning his Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1976, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Ochsner Medical Institutions where he served as Chief Resident. He received board certification in Internal Medicine in 1979 and honored with Fellowship in the American College of Physicians.  Continuing at Ochsner, Dr. Herrington completed a Gastroenterology Fellowship in 1981 receiving board certification in Gastroenterology from the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Herrington entered private medical practice with Dr. Person and Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates in 1981.  He has served as Chairman of Medicine, Lafayette General Hospital; Chief of Staff, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center; and, Board of Trustee Member of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.  From 2009-11, he served as President of The Louisiana Gastroenterology Society and as Course Director for the American College of Gastroenterology's last two regional postgraduate courses held in New Orleans. He has been recently honored in Louisiana Life Magazine by his peers as one of the top GI physicians in the state.

Dr. Herrington has authored articles dealing with esophageal motor disorders, chest pain, and their treatment in various professional journals. He continues to be interested in quality indicators in endoscopy relating to delivering excellence in endoscopic care. He regularly attends seminars and workshops presenting the latest information on developments in the field of Gastroenterology and maintains active membership in several professional medical societies.

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Dr. Herrington's Care Philosophy

The shared vision of the physicians and staff of Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates and Acadiana Endoscopy Center is to provide unified, professional, and compassionate care with uncompromising excellence. While striving for continuous improvement in our services, we seek to provide exceptional care with a positive attitude in a comfortable environment, focusing on the highest standards of patient satisfaction and care in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.