Dr. James Shanks, MD

Dr. James Shanks, MD

Hematology  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
(7)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Shanks, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Saint Paul, MN. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.

559 Capitol Blvd

Saint Paul, MN 55103

Contact Information

(651) 326-2150

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Thrombosis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology
2

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
96

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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

  • Univ Of Mn Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Providence Hospital and Med Centers
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shanks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shanks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shanks to family and friends
3.4
based on 7 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Shanks' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Saint Paul, MN |
Dr. Shanks was very comforting and professional with my father's condition. The clinic staff is also excellent.
St Paul, MN |
Met with Dr. Shanks at the hospital after family member was brought into ER. Dr. Shanks didn't appear to care about the life threatening situation family member was going through, didn't appear knowledgeable by the way he spoke, and he kept cutting us off while we were in the middle of asking questions! He blew our questions off by beating around the bush, talking about crap and hurried on out of the hospital room. We requested another Hematologist to follow-up with instead.
in Maplewood, MN |
He is a money hungry doctor that does nothing for cancer treatment. All he does is make money off people selling them chemotherapy, that doesn't work, to dying patients. He has no morals.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shanks accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Shanks has admitting privileges

HealthEast Care System - Saint John's Hospital
1575 Beam Ave
Maplewood, MN 55109
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HealthEast Care System - Woodwinds Health Campus
1925 Woodwinds Dr
Woodbury, MN 55125
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Saint Joseph's Hospital
45 10th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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