Dr. James Oates, MD

Dr. James Oates, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. James Oates, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 23 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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Dr. Oates' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Oates treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Oates treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Lupus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Oates treats Lupus more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Oates treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Arthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Oates treats Arthritis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Oates treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Oates' conditions and procedures:

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
Behçet's Disease
Bleeding Disorders
Bone Disorders
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dermatomyositis
Difficulty With Walking
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Gout
Hammer Toe
Hand Conditions
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
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
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
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
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polymyositis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pulmonary Disease
Purpura
Raynaud's Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sarcoidosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Systemic Sclerosis
Systemic Vasculitis
Temporal Arteritis
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis
Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Oates, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Oates' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Oates

3.9

Based on 11 reviews

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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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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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Musc Medical Center

Charleston, SC