Dr. James Talkington, MD

Dr. James Talkington, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 68

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(850) 220-6841

Dr. James Talkington, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Panama City, FL. He is affiliated with Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Talkington to book an appointment.

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Florida Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics PA

Florida Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedics, PA2428 Jenks Ave Panama City, FL 32405
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Affiliated with Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center Panama City, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Talkington's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Talkington

4.7

Based on 139 ratings

5 Stars
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(124)
4 Stars
3.597122302158273%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
5.755395683453237%
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (127)
  • Office environment (126)
  • Appointment scheduling (125)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (10)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (9)
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I don't typically submit reviews, and I waited several months before posting this one. Needing to have surgery is never a good place to be; there will be pain. I've had multiple surgeries in my lifetime and rotator cuff surgery with the removal of a bone spur was among the most invasive. Dr. Talkington met with me and reviewed my xrays. He knew what needed to be done, but still gave me multiple options. Ultimately, I opted for surgery. Now Dr. Talkington is not the kind of guy who smiles much. I got a kinda "non-friendly" vibe from him on a couple occasions. I typically deflect uncomfortable discussions (surgery) with a bit of humor. He didn't bite on it! What he might lack in sense of humor he more than makes up in surgical prowess. Surgery went exactly like he said it would. He actually suggests that his patients not undergo a nerve block. This make me a bit nervous, but after surgery I didn't really need it. Sure there was pain, but Dr. Talkington did an amazing job. He came highly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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What could be improved
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Chris Musto – Jul 17, 2021
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I tore my meniscus and Dr. Talkington was highly recommended. From the first visit I felt very confident I had made the right decision to go to him. A professional atmosphere and services when I walked in but the staff was friendly and attentive. Dr. T was great. He explained the surgery needed to repair the meniscus and listened to my concerns. The procedure and healing went perfect. Ann was very helpful in explaining exercises, etc and providing her YouTube videos that were very benefits like in my recovery. I love too, that my appointment time was actually My Appointment Time. No sitting around waiting for an hour after you get there, going to a room, waiting for another hour for the doctor to come in. A doctor who actually considers that your time is as valuable as his is refreshing. Thank you all for an uplifting experience during a difficult time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Brenda Rutherford – Feb 08, 2021
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Dr Talkington and his entire staff was wonderful I had put off shoulder surgery for years afraid of the horror stories I had heard. But Dr Talkington was wonderful and the surgery was no t bad just have to follow doctors orders.. I would highly recommend him and his staff.. Sherrie Canaday 9/17/20
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Sherrie Canaday – Jan 27, 2021
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Very knowledgeable doctor and excellent staff. Dr Talkington has kept me out on the tennis court for over 20 years.
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Bob Sombathy – Dec 01, 2020
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Dr. Talkington and his staff is so professional and kind. This is my third surgery, shoulder, left knee and now the right and is perfect again. He takes his time and makes you feel so at ease. When it is time for my forth this is the only doctor I will see. Gene Bay 08/24/2020
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Eugene H Bay Jr – Aug 24, 2020
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My first introduction to Dr Talkington was he did surgery on my wife's wrist. I was so impressed with his approach and the efficiency of his office that when I started having issues with my hands, he was my first choice. I wasn't disappointed. He listened, discussed options and spent time to make sure I understood it all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Bill Lloyd – Jul 29, 2020
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Florida Sports Medicine with Dr. Talkington and his staff, Ann, Stephanie and Michelle, have taken care of our family since we moved to Panama City in 2002. Our son played lots of sports, along with that comes sports related injuries. The Florida Sports Medicine team treated his injuries with the utmost care and professionalism. When our son went off to college and played sports, this team would take time out of their busy schedule to look at any X-rays and doctors’ reports and give us that “trusted” 2nd opinion. Never a charge! I have also had injuries over the years and was taken care of with a goal of bing pain free and living my best life! Florida Sports Medicine is like family to us. You can not go wrong with this team taking care of you.
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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Cami Brown Smith – Jul 22, 2020
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I had been going on base to be seen for shoulder pain that had been bothering me for over a year and it just seemed to get worse and would not dissipate so after an MRI and X-Ray I was referred me to Dr. Talkington's office to be seen. From the very first interaction with him and his staff I knew it was going to be a positive experience, I knew the health of my shoulder was in good hands. Dr. Talkington was very knowledgeable and knew exactly what he was dealing with when I described my pain and what I was feeling, he hit the nail on the head. We then decided surgery was the best route to take so we proceeded and scheduled a surgery date. Dr. Talkington is very well known and that instantly made me feel good because I had never had an actual surgery before. I showed up to the northwest Florida surgery center and had a great procedure and my recovery is going great. Dr. Talkington ended up doing Biceps tenodesis surgery on my left arm. I highly recommend Dr. Talkington, amazing Doctor.
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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Jonathan Pressly – Jul 21, 2020
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I saw him for shoulder pain. He had a no nonsense approach and he was to the point about my options. I had to have surgery on my shoulder. The surgery was successful and I am so glad he was my surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Gina – May 07, 2020
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Dr. Talkington is one of the best doctors I've had the pleasure to work with. He listens, and he encourages you to ask questions. He answers your questions with great detail, so you feel there is nothing left out. He doesn't try to hurry you like some doctors do. Plus, he has a great sense of humor ! Wait times are minimal. The office staff is first rate and eager to help.
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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John Mc – Apr 20, 2020
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Amazing doctor 10 out of 10
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Jacob – Dec 04, 2019
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Rotator Cuff repair in Jan. '19 in P'cola that didn't take. After 3 months of pain that the original surgeon said was not there I found Dr. T on PCB. Told him what I had experienced. I showed him my MRI (that I paid for), he saw the problem and fixed it. He went the extra steps that some surgeons do not do. End result no more pain and regaining strength daily. Dr. T and his whole staff are very professional, friendly, compassionate, AND THEY LISTENED to what I was telling them. Fortunately Dr T. has agreed to be my "go to orthopedist" In the future. I could have use more adjectives to describe my great experience but you get my point. He and his office is definitely an asset to our community
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Fred W. (Panama City) – Oct 19, 2019
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Very pleasant office environment. Staff is very efficient; Nurse, office staff, and backup. Dr. Talkington is a good listener. He is willing to try the less invasive course of action first. He walks through the options with the patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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JM in Panama City Beach – Jun 06, 2019
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Dr Talkington is extremely straightforward and I appreciated his options that were non-surgical before recommending any surgeries. He won’t try to sell you into a procedure unless he feels strongly it is the BEST option. This last procedure I had performed was the second operation I had by Dr Talkington and it has been extremely successful, like the first. Hopefully my old body won’t require any more procedures like this but if I do, Dr Talkington will be the first person I will call!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Bill Hargaray in Lynn Haven, FL – Apr 02, 2019
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Dr Talkington is a friendly and competent doctor. He does not rush you and he listens to your concerns. I saw him for a frozen shoulder. This was the first problem I have gone to him for and I was very pleased!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 29, 2019
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Great doctor that we have seen multiple times with my active, sports loving boys!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Daphne watts – Mar 26, 2019
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Thumb surgery for osteoarthritis went extremely well. The Doctor and Staff were very professional, competent, and personable.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 20, 2019
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Very pleased with outcome of arthroscopic surgery on first right and then left knee! I can walk again and not hobble. Thank you!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Art Pearce in Panama City, FL – Feb 11, 2019
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Dr. Talkington is a very professional very competent doctor. He is a good person who listens and seems to really care about his patents and their best outcome. His staff are also wonderful and very accommodating to your needs. I am three weeks post op and already improving by leaps and bounds. I would recommend him to anyone. I have little to no pain and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of care and the therapy which help me each day.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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RPG in Panama, FL – Jan 23, 2019
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After years of dealing with a bursa, I was finally referred to Dr. Talkington. He took the time to listen to what I had to say and professionally handle my situation. I am very please with him and his staff. They are courteous and loving to, not only myself, but each patient that I witnessed them dealing with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Priscilla in Lynn Haven, FL – Oct 02, 2018
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Talkington's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talkington treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Talkington treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Shoulder Arthroscopy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talkington performs Shoulder Arthroscopy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Talkington performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rotator Cuff Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talkington performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Talkington performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Talkington's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Closed Reduction Surgery
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Surgery

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Whether you are an elite athlete or returning to the work place, we use the most advanced techniques available. Dr. Talkington takes a personal approach to each patient.

Biography

Dr. Talkington founded Florida Sportsmedicine and Orthopedics, P.A. in 1989, just a few years after completing his medical training. Dr. Talkington graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1986
Sportsmedicine-University of Chicago
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Jacksonville Health and Education, Jacksonville Florida
Residency Hospital
1984
University Hospital Jacksonville Florida
Residency Hospital
1980
University of Mississippi
Internship Hospital
1980
University Of Mississippi Medical Center
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Magna Cum Laude-University of Mississippi Medical School, 1981
  • Goodpasture Award for Paathology,

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What are Dr. James Talkington, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Talkington frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Shoulder Arthroscopy, and Rotator Cuff Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Talkington treats.

Where is Dr. James Talkington, MD's office located?

Dr. Talkington's office is located at 2428 Jenks Ave, Panama City, FL 32405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James Talkington, MD speak?

Dr. Talkington speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. James Talkington, MD offer telehealth services?

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center

Panama City, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)