Dr. James Tarwater, DO

Dr. James Tarwater, DO

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63 y/o
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Dr. James Tarwater, DO is a family medicine specialist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in family medicine.Read his story

Meritas Health Briarcliff

5400 N Oak Trfy Ste 200

Kansas City, MO 64118
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri
  • Blue Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Freedom Health
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Tarwater's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Pharyngitis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Reaction
Allergic Rhinitis
Anemia
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anxiety
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Asthma
Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Ataxia
Atherosclerosis
Athlete's Foot
Autonomic Disorders
Back Pain
Bladder Diseases
Blood Disorders
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Bone Disorders
Breast Diseases
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis
Bunion
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Sinusitis
Confusion
Constipation
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cough
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dermatitis
Diabetes Counseling
Diabetes Screening
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Diarrhea
Difficulty With Walking
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Dizziness
Dysphagia
Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
Ear Disorders
Earwax Buildup
Elbow Injuries
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Enteritis
Erectile Dysfunction
Esophageal Diseases
Esophagitis
Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fungal Nail Infection
Gait Abnormality
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gout
Hammer Toe
Headache
Heart Disease
Hypercalcemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypokalemia
Hypothyroidism
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Lactose Intolerance
Leg and Foot Ulcers
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Low Back Pain
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Migraine
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Muscle Weakness
Nail and Nail Bed Infection
Nausea
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Obesity
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
Otitis Media
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pericardial Disease
Perimenopause
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pharyngitis
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Wart
Pneumonia
Polyneuropathy
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Function Test
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rapid Flu Test
Rash
Raynaud's Disease
Reflux Esophagitis
Rh Incompatibility Screening
Ringworm
Shingles
Shortness of Breath
Shoulder Disorders
Sinusitis
Skin Infections
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stomach Diseases
Symptomatic Menopause
Thrombosis
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Screening
Tinnitus
Tobacco Use Disorder
Torticollis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Ulcer
Urinary Disorders
Urinary Hesitancy
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Stones
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Venous Insufficiency
Vertigo
Vitamin D Deficiency
Warts
Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

All aspects of primary care and health maintenance

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1994
    Trinity Luth Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital
    1994
  • 1992
    Park Lane Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital
    1992
  • 1991
    KS UNIV OF MED & BIOSCI COLL OF OSTEO MED
    Medical School
    1991

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Dr. Tarwater's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tarwater

3.0

Based on 7 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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(3)

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Waited in office for almost 2 hours, he comes in see 2 existing medicines I use and says he will not prescribe them and passes the buck. Didn’t even spend 60 seconds with me. Horrible experience!
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Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access
Preferred Care Blue
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Preferred Care Blue PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri
Blue Care
Blue Medicare Advantage
Blue Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna
Cigna Network
Cigna-HealthSpring
Medicare Advantage HMO
Coventry Health Care
Advantra
Freedom Health
Freedom Network
Select PPO
Humana
Choice
Gold Plus
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicare
MultiPlan
PHCS
UnitedHealthCare
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North Kansas City Hospital

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