Dr. James McDowell, MD

Dr. James McDowell, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o
(34)

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Dr. James McDowell, MD is a general surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.

The Surgical Clinic, PLLC

356 24th Ave N Ste 400

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. McDowell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Obesity
very high
more than 96% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
high
more than 82% of peers
Stomach Surgery
normal
more than 44% of peers

Dr. McDowell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McDowell "The Physicians and Staff of The Surgical Clinic, PLLC, have been and continue to be committed to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our healthcare and business operations.  We demand of ourselves full compliance with all federal, state and local laws. We are committed to preventing, detecting, and disciplining any unethical behavior.  We thrive and prosper on our quality medical treatment and outstanding reputation for professional conduct.  We create systems and controls to keep ourselves informed, and perform according to these standards.  The physicians and Staff of The Surgical Clinic partner together in protecting the rights of all those we care."

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

20  Conditions Treated

31  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University of Houston / University Park
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Tx Health Science Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Vanderbilt University Sch of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McDowell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McDowell's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. McDowell to family and friends
34 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. McDowell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. McDowell performed major surgery on my elderly mother and corrected a hiatal hernia. The surgery was perfect, and we even got to see photographs of how it was done. His compassion and bedside manner was outstanding. He truly cares about his patients and even called personally after she was...more
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An amazing man and physician. Would HIGHLY recommend him and his services. Staff are great too
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Dr.McDowell this the best surgeon he care and he have good bedside manors he lessen to all your problems and tells you the truth he his very caring surgeon and I will recommend him to my friends and family.
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I have had two surgeries with this wonderful doctor and I would and have highly recommended him to everyone! He not only is excellent in his profession, but is so kind and really cares about his patients! 5+ Stars, everything you could possibly want in a physician!!!
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Dr. McDowell performed my Gastric Bypass. I was nervous about the procedure before hand however he did everything he could to put me at ease. I could not recommend him high enough.
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