Dr. James Orr, MD

Dr. James Orr, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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Age 64
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Dr. James Orr, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Lsu School Med New Orleans in 1982 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

550 Peachtree St NE Ste 1640

Atlanta, GA 30308

Contact Information

(404) 653-0830

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
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Top Care Areas

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

Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 94% of peers
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Nosebleed
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Orr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Orr "Doctor Orr became Board Certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, on March 7, 1988 – his 34th birthday. Dr. Orr became Board Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the first year the exam was administered. The exam was given in 1989 and the first certificates presented in February of 1991 after two years of required surgical experience was submitted and approved. Dr. Orr was actually one of the first three Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons in Georgia. The other two were Drs. William Silver and Wallace Dyer. Doctor Orr joined The Emory Clinic in Atlanta, GA. in 1989 and practiced there almost 10 years. While there, he was an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology in the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Orr was admitted as a full Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1991. This is a credential that few practicing otolaryngologist seek, as it requires a stringent peer review process that spans over two years. Doctor Orr joined ENT of GA, in 1998, and became their Medical Director, a position he still holds today. Since joining ENT of Georgia, he has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Emory University School of Medicine, and still teaches residents today. Doctor Orr was the first Emory otolaryngologist to perform Image-Guided Sinus Surgery in 1992 and he was the first Emory otolaryngologist to perform Balloon Sinuplasty in 2005. Doctor Orr was Chief of Otolaryngology at Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM - formally known as Crawford Long Hospital) for 17 years and served as President of the Hospital Medical Staff from 2014-2015. Doctor Orr services his patients through his office at 550 Peachtree Street, where he has an in-office Balloon Sinuplasty Suite for simple procedures and utilizes EUHM for more complex procedures that require anesthesia services."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Orr "We believe in providing individual care in a comfortable environment where everyone gets as much attention as necessary. I spend as much time with every patient that is required, until their needs are met. This often creates patient wait times that are hard to predict, but rest-assured that your voice will be heard."

3  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

24  Conditions Treated

18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Louisiana St Univ Med Ctr
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Lsu School Med New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Emory Affil Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Emory Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tulane University School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Orr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Orr's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Orr to family and friends
11 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Orr'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 (2)

I had a deviated septum and resulting chronic sinusitis that I had ignored too long. I had developed cysts in three different sinus cavities, ethnoids, sphenoids, and maxillaries according to the MRI.. I went to the first specialist who told me he wasn't specialized enough to operate where one of...more
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Dr. Orr and his staff are amazing. Coming from a "medical family" I have extremely high expectations. He exceeded them all. Thank you
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