Dr. James Shiver, MD
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Dr. James Shiver, MD


Family Medicine | Male

Athens Family Medicine 2205 Barnett Shoals Rd Athens, GA 30605 Get Directions


Dr. James Shiver, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Athens, GA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Shiver is affiliated with St. Mary's Health Care System and Athens Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Shiver's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
Lexington GA |
I changed from a terrible facility to Dr Shriver based on reviews. Big mistake. He is nice and seems concerned but the efficiency of this office is awful! I had a total of 4 visits in 6 months time. Never waited less than two hours in the waiting room and after that wait time, spent another 35-45 minutes waiting in the exam room. I was told I needed to set up appointment with the diabetic counselor and tried for two weeks to do so but never reached them nor got a call back.
in Athens, GA |
Dr. Shiver is very laid back and easy to talk to. He sits down with you, listens and answers questions without rushing through the visit. He prescribes medications based on what's best for you and not what's best for the drug company.
Athens, GA |
Worst doctor ever. For starters, the wait times in both the waiting room and exam room are atrocious. An hour each. Then, he could not diagnose a herniated disc. He never even had me tested in any capacity. No x-rays, nothing. He felt my back and told me not to sit, stand or lean over and sent me on the way.
in Stephens, GA |
This is the first Dr. I have seen in 16 years. His listening skills and sincerely level of caring has changed my opinion of a Dr. office visit.
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Dr. Shiver's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Medical School
    Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Of Ga Hospital and Cli

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Family Medicine

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