Dr. James McDowell, MD

Dr. James McDowell, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

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

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

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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.


  • 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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What People Say About Dr. James McDowell, MD
He is the most wonder doctor ever. I love him and 100 % trust him.
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Chan in Nashville, TN – Aug 24, 2018
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After a 20 minute telephone hold listening to commercials about their services, the the appointment booker told me that the Doctor didn't like to wait for patients so, they stack 'em up. They expect patients to arrive early, but have little regard for the patients' time. I decided that if the...Read More
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Thomas Price in Madison, TN – Jul 11, 2018
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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...Read More
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Jennifer Petrouske in Nashville – Mar 22, 2018
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An amazing man and physician. Would HIGHLY recommend him and his services. Staff are great too
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Amanda T. in KY – Mar 06, 2018
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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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Maura in Nashville, TN – Nov 06, 2017
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