Dr. James Sullivan, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 63

Dr. Sullivan
Accepting new patients

Parkway Medical

1160 Huffman Rd C Birmingham, AL 35215

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(205) 815-5000

Dr. James Sullivan, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Alabama School of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sullivan to book an appointment.


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Dr. Sullivan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Sullivan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sullivan

3.0

Based on 45 ratings

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Dr. Sullivan didn't even see me st my visit. I had a simple question about the anxiety medication and I was told to never ask about it again. Felt like trash
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Robert Kennedy – Dec 12, 2020
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next! JERK! picks and chooses! he will NEVER talk to me like that again!
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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ex -patient – Feb 08, 2020
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wow! never again with this one! this guy is conceited, ego driven! can not get a single word into a conversation with him! i have never been talked to like i was, ever in my life! not even by an enemy! he belittles you! atmosphere is scary, very uncomfortable, i couldn't imagine how this "man" talks to his staff. was there for 9 am appointment, was not seen until 11:15! i will back-billing him for 2 hours! left feeling worst than when i got there!
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rick – Feb 07, 2020
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"Government sanctioned drug dealer'!!! Only concern is EGO and POCKETBOOK! ONE WORD FOR THIS " MAN"! KARMA!
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He knows who – Feb 06, 2020
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The office staff is polite and efficient; Dr. Sullivan is the most competent, knowledgable physician I've met. Coming from out of town, it is worth the extra 120 miles of roundtrip travel to have confidence in his diagnosis and expertise. For well over a decade, Dr. Sullivan has seen to it that I remain healthy and appraised of new medical breakthroughs that might affect my quality of life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D.W. – Aug 09, 2019
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I’ve been seeing this Dr. Sullivan for year! He’s kind an caring! He knows his stuff! He’s straight forward,no sugar coating it. That’s what I want in a Doc! He won’t run you through the mill with unnecessary test or run you around town. Good Christian man but no pressure in that since. He has many awards an certifications for everything! Great doc!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Lisa Thompson in Bham, Alabama – Jun 15, 2019
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Dr. Sullivan is compassionate and actually listens. Before I was seeing him, I was seeing another doctor who was unhelpful. I had told this doctor my medications weren't working, and he said there was nothing he could do because I'd already tried everything. When I went to see Dr. Sullivan, he said there were plenty of other options, and after trial and error, because he actually listened to me and cared, we were able to find a combination of medications that actually worked for me and allowed me to have a better quality of life. Can't recommend him enough.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Abyrd – Jun 03, 2019
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Hands down worst doctor I have ever been to. Ever. Period.
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May 01, 2019
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My visit with Dr Sullivan is always good. He respects me and always concerned about my well being. He shows great bedside manners. He is a busy man with many patients. He is there to do a job and to listen to our medical problems not your home problems. Very professional. Thank you Dr Sullivan.
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Apr 24, 2019
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It really is sad! 1).each and every visit is very uncomfortable. 2).Definitely has a "better than you" attitude! 3).Portrays his time as being so important, that he will not even give 1 minute extra, to listen to any issue whatsoever I try to explain to him! His exact words every single time,"Hurry! Hurry"! 4). Will enter the room,ask a question or two,walk out and not return! Leaving me to feel like"WTH"? So many unanswered questions! 5). Staff is noticeably, very much scared of him! 100% TRUTH
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Alec in Birmingham, Al – May 02, 2018
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He was kind and caring when I started using him a few yrs ago. The last couple of yrs he would never give me the time to talk about any other medical problems or questions. He would print out my refills and walk off. My last visit just over a month ago, I was the last patient and again he handed me my refills but i was persistent and kept asking a question. He turned around, red faced, snatched my scripts, tore them up and said no more. He has totally gone crazy!!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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V.H. in Bham – May 02, 2018
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James had no regard for my time and told me that i was inconveniencing him and to not “try to get inside his head.” He struck me as very unstable mentally with a superiority complex and complete disregard for me as a patient. I will be submitting formal complaints to all entities possible.
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Atlanta, GA – Nov 22, 2017
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I had a very pleasant experience with Dr Sullivan. The whole team working together and all the nurse's ,and the other medical staff are so nice and professional. A very relaxing and enjoyable visit to be at a Doctor's appointment .I'm more than pleasantly surprised.
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Gina Bowman in warrior Alabama – Nov 02, 2016
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Absolutely the rudest, most uncaring doctor AND STAFF!!! I have ever had to deal with! Money hungry! RUDE! SHORT! COCKY!!! AND THE RECEPTIONIST NEEDS TO BE FIRED!!! SHE THINKS SHE OWNS THIS PLACE! IF YOU SCHEDULED YOUR VISIT, IT IS A DEFINATE 2-4 HOUR WAIT! GUARANTEE D!!! THIS DOCTOR NEEDS TO RETIRE! HAS NO REASON WHATSOEVER, TO BE WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC!!!!! AND THIS IS EVERY VISIT! NOT JUST ONE!! PLEASE, IF ARE GOING TO SEE A DOCTOR.... DO NOT USE THIS ONE! THERE IS MUCH BETTER OUT THERE
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justice for humanity in Birmingham, AL. – Jun 28, 2016
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Doc Sullivan has been my doctor since he first put his shingle out in the early 80's. He is kind and compassionate. He is very smart, you will be amazed.
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Lynda Lee Williams in Birmingham. Al – May 24, 2016
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He is unpredictable, My apt was at 1 PM, didn't get out till 4:15PM. He doesn't understand Pharmacokinetics, he doesn't listen and is delusional when it comes to benzodiazepines . He will write benzo's for patients on Hydrocodone,but not Subutex (a much less dangerous drug) He said he would inject my knee,but never came back to the room I had to leave to take care of my mother. I wouldn't recommend him due to his unpredictability.He treats patients I have referred to him much better than me !!!!
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ToxDoc in Birmingham, AL – Apr 07, 2016
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Dr. Sullivan addressed all of my concerns with knowledge and expertise. He was patient, kind and friendly.
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Timika Cooper in Centerpoint – Feb 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Sullivan, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1986
Carraway Meth
Residency Hospital
1984
Carraway Meth
Internship Hospital
1983
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Sullivan frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sullivan treats.

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Dr. Sullivan's office is located at 1160 Huffman Rd C, Birmingham, AL 35215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Parkway Medical

Parkway Medical1160 Huffman Rd C Birmingham, AL 35215
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