Dr. James Smith, MD

Dr. James Smith, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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61 y/o
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Dr. James Smith, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization

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Top Care Areas

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

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Crohn's Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Smith's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Smith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School and completed his internal medicine training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. After completing his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, he completed a Research Fellowship in GI Bleeding at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Smith joined the Ochsner staff in 1987. He served as chairman of the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology from 2003 to 2006. His research and referral interests include esophageal disease, GI bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Smith is past president of the medical staff of Ochsner Clinic Foundation."

1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

73  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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 Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Charlotte Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Charlotte Memorial Hospital & Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Ochsner Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Ochsner Health System

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5.0
based on 71 total reviews (38 with comments)
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Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Smith'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)

Excellent trearment since 2006. Refer all to him.
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I highly recommend Dr. Smith. He has been my doctor for over 25 years and I have always received excellent care for the treatment of my Crohn's Disease. He is a very caring physician and is extremely knowledgeable in the treatment of this difficult disease.
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