Dr. James Oates, MD

Dr. James Oates, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. James Oates, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in rheumatology.

135 Rutledge Street

Charleston, SC 29425

Contact Information

(843) 792-1991

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Dermatomyositis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lupus
very high
more than 96% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Oates'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.

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

67  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Duke University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Med University Sc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Oates has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Oates' Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Oates to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Oates' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I waited 10 hours in the waiting area. Ridiculous!!!
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Dr Oates is outstanding clinician, thoughtful, concerned, responsive. Five Stars.
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Does not spend any time explaining his thought process behind why he believes you have one thing or another. And good luck ever getting a diagnosis, medicate and send away seems to be the philosophy at work. No explanation , no empathy for patient concerns or wishes.
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