Dr. James Spann, MD

Dr. James Spann, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. James Spann, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Fort Smith, AR and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and more.

7001 Rogers Ave Ste 401

Fort Smith, AR 72903

Contact Information

(479) 314-4650

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Aneurysm
very high
more than 91% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 90% of peers
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
high
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Spann'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spann "Utica Park Clinic has been busy expanding our physician services to meet your entire family s health care needs. Currently, we have over 120 physicians in more than 20 locations throughout northeastern Oklahoma providing compassionate care in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and general OB/Gyn services and providing specialty services in general surgery, occupational medicine and a lot more."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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38  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

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 Arkansas College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital Oschner Foundation Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spann has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spann's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spann to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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

Dr. Spann'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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Spann replaced my rapidly deteriorating aortic valve in 2009. Surgery involved replacing my aortic valve with a bio-prosthetic & Sternal Talons to close my sternum based on his recommendations. I expected recovery to be difficulty but was astonished at how rapidly it went with very little...more
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I had aortic valve replacement surgery in 2004. I was considered high risk and did a lot of research to find the best physician in my area - that of course was Dr. James Spann. Upon our initial meeting I had a list of about 50 questions. Dr. Spann pulled up a stool , took my list, and...more
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