Dr. James Smelser, MD

Dr. James Smelser, MD

Nephrology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(1)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Smelser, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Huntsville, AL. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Smelser is affiliated with Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children, Huntsville Hospital, Crestwood Medical Center and Madison Hospital.

810 Franklin St SE # A

Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact Information

(256) 533-7676

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Calcium Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gout
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hyperkalemia
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Biopsy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Rochester Methodist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Mayo Grad School Med/Mayo Fndn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smelser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smelser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smelser to family and friends
5.0
based on 1 review
Dr. Smelser's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Hospitals where Dr. Smelser has admitting privileges

Crestwood Medical Center
1 Hospital Dr SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Huntsville Hospital
101 Sivley Rd SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children
245 Governors Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Madison Hospital
8375 Highway 72 W
Madison, AL 35758
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