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Dr. James Tumlin, MD

Nephrology ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Tumlin

Nephrology Associates

251 N Lyerly St Ste 100 Chattanooga, TN 37404

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Dr. James Tumlin, MD is a nephrology specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in nephrology.


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Dr. Tumlin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Tumlin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tumlin treats Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders more than 98% of his peers

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

Mineral Metabolism Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tumlin treats Mineral Metabolism Disorders more than 98% of his peers

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

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tumlin treats Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Tumlin treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Tumlin's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hungry Bone Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Tumlin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tumlin

3.3

Based on 7 reviews

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I have been a patient of Dr. Tumlin's for 8 years. He explained my medical condition (SLE) in great detail and provided solutions and treatment to help me through the process. I was also a trial patient. I never felt like I was pushed to enter the trial and was always assured my health was top priority. I have been in remission for 5 years. I am thankful of knowledgeable doctors like Tumlin to get me where I am today!
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I have been a patient of his for years. I have WG and it is my belief he saved my life. ( I never was a research patient, but gladly would have been and yes, I was also on dialysis).
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I have been with Dr. Tumlin for 6 years almost 7. He has been a lifesaver, literally. He knows his business like no other I've ever seen, and I've seen my share of doctors. I would recommend him to anyone needing a nephrologist or any one with Lupus. He is one of the few doctors who truly cares about his patients. He spends the time with you to answer all your questions and explains everything so you can understand what is going on in your body. I wish there were more doctors like him.
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Dr. Tumlin is an extremely knowledgeable nephrologist especially when it comes to FSGS and MCD. I would highly recommend him to anyone especially if they are trying to navigate through the confusing world of FSGS or MCD. Most other doctors have had little experience with these diseases. My first neph actually refered me to Dr. Tumlin because of his knowledge and experience. He cares deeply for his patients and is very passionate about medicine. I credit him for saving my life.
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Doctor Tumlin is not concerned about patient care. Instead, doctor is more interested in persuading patients to sign-up for his various research tests and programs, which most-likely further inflate Tumlin's income. Tumlin and his staff are careless and very unprofessional, often losing patient information and documentation. Tumlin isolates patients from their other doctors, so he can position himself as their primary care physician--a position he is unqualified to serve and fulfill.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Tumlin, MD is a nephrology specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in nephrology.

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

Emory University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Emory University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1986
University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1986

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)