Dr. James Jakes, MD
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Dr. James Jakes, MD


Rheumatology | Male

Montgomery Rheumatology Assocs 1421 Narrow Lane Pkwy Montgomery, AL 36111 Get Directions


Dr. James Jakes, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Montgomery, AL. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Jakes is affiliated with Elmore Community Hospital, Baptist Medical Center South, Jackson Hospital and Clinic, Baptist Medical Center East and Prattville Baptist Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Moody, AL |
When I met Dr Jakes I did not get warm fuzzy feelings, BUT when I left his office I was so very thankful for his expertise. After a year of being dismissed by other medical professionals, he listened to my story and performed a thorough assessment. He asked a lot of questions and answered all of my questions. I left his office happy and with a treatment plan. I am an RN and Dr Jakes did a great job today! I read the reviews before I went and felt the need to respond. Thank you Dr Jakes.
Montgomery, AL |
Dr. J. Jakes is a bit reserved and a little stiff. However, he knows his stuff. He does not waist time and gets to work immediately. My waiting time was about 15 minuets and my total visit about 45. His nursing folks anticipate his needs. He fixed a frozen finger and helped with shoulder pain, including a shot. After three months the symptoms have not come back. He is not a hale-fellows-well-met kind of guy. He is just a fine, professional doctor.
Al |
Very rude and no compassion of patients illness or pain.
in Columbus |
Jake's gets no stars from me with my appointment yesterday he was very rude he was yelling at me this is the first time I had even met this man it seems like he was angry because I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and osteo and fibromyalgia he acted like I made up those diagnosis myself I didnt diagnose myself I didn't tell my doctor that I had this they did test and I was diagnosed and he was yelling at me telling me he didn't believe me that I couldnt do what he asked.I was hurting.
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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate