Dr. James Tumlin, MD

Nephrology •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Tumlin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Bma of Dekalbgwinnett

497 Winn Way Ste A210 Decatur, GA 30030

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(404) 294-7070

Dr. James Tumlin, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Decatur, GA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tumlin has more experience with Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy and Nephrological Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of South Florida College of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Erlanger Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tumlin to book an appointment.


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Dr. Tumlin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Practice Areas

Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy

Glomerulonephritis and nephropathy are types of kidney disease caused by damage to the small blood vessels that filter the blood, either from long-term diabetes or other conditions such as lupus.Compare with other Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nephrotic Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tumlin treats Nephrotic Syndrome more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Tumlin treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Nephrological Conditions

Nephrological conditions specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys, including chronic kidney disease, kidney injury, kidney stones, and lupus nephritis.Compare with other Nephrological Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tumlin performs End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Tumlin performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Nephrotic Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tumlin treats Nephrotic Syndrome more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Tumlin treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

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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
  • 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

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3.5

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      Dr.Tumblin is a very great doctor. My daughter has a rare kidney disease and he is doing everything in his power to help her. He has even called my daughter from his personal phone to check on her. We cant ssk for a better doctor.
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      carla pass – Feb 15, 2020
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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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      Jennifer Owens in Chatsworth, GA – Jul 03, 2017
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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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      Melinda Avila - Kennedy in Chattanooga, TN – Jul 10, 2016
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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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      Michelle F. in Signal Mountain, TN – May 04, 2016
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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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      Shannon S. in Rossville, GA – Jan 05, 2016
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      About Me

      Biography

      Dr. James Tumlin, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Decatur, GA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tumlin has more experience with Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy and Nephrological Conditions than other specialists in his ar...Read more

      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

      Awards

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Locations

      Practice

      Bma of Dekalbgwinnett497 Winn Way Ste A210 Decatur, GA 30030
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      Affiliated Hospitals

      Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Tumlin treats patients.

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      CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

      Chattanooga, TN

      79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Erlanger Medical Center

      Chattanooga, TN

      68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

      Parkridge Medical Center

      Chattanooga, TN

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average