Dr. James Oates, MD

Dr. James Oates, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Oates, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Charleston, SC. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Oates is affiliated with Musc Medical Center.

135 Rutledge Street

Charleston, SC 29425

Contact Information

(843) 792-1991

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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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

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
68

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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

Dr. Oates does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Oates and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Oates' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Oates to family and friends
4.2
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Oates' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Charleston |
Dr Oates is outstanding clinician, thoughtful, concerned, responsive. Five Stars.
Charleston, sc |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Oates accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Oates has admitting privileges

Musc Medical Center
169 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
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