Dr. James Herrington, MD

Dr. James Herrington, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(12)
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Dr. James Herrington, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Lafayette, LA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Read his story

439 Heymann Blvd

Lafayette, LA 70503

Contact Information

(337) 269-0963

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • 5 More

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dysphagia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Herrington's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Herrington "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Herrington "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."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal 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
  • Cholelithiasis
  • 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 Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • 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 Ischemia
  • 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
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

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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

  • Tulane University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Ochsner Fdn Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Ochsner Fdn Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Ochsner Fdn Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Herrington has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Herrington's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Herrington to family and friends
3.3
based on 12 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Herrington's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Dallas, TX |
Always pleased with Dr. Herrington
in Lafayette, LA |
Dr. Herrington is very knowledgeable and professional. He takes the time to explain the medical procedures, clinical diagnosis, and answer questions. Also, his staff is well organized and courteous. I highly recommend him for gastroenterology problems.
Lafayette, LA |
Dr. Herrington was pleasant and very attentive to my needs. He answered all the questions that I had and gave me options to my needs. I would recommend him to anyone in need of his specialty.
in Lafayette, LA |
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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Dr. Herrington accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
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  • Vantage Health Plan
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Hospitals where Dr. Herrington has admitting privileges

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
4801 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA 70508
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Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
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