Dr. James Tumlin, MD

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Dr. James Tumlin, MD

Nephrology | Male

Nephrology Associates 251 N Lyerly St Ste 100, Chattanooga, TN 37404 Get Directions
(423) 826-8000

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Dr. Tumlin specializes in Nephrology and practices in Chattanooga, TN. He practices at 1 location.

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3.4 based on 5 responses
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Experience with Dr. Tumlin
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (5)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (5)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (5)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Tumlin's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (4)
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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).
in Chattanooga, TN |
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.
in Signal Mountain, TN |
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.
in Rossville, GA |
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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Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Procedures Performed

  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

  • 0
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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of South Florida / College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University Hospital
    Emory University School Of Med

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Tumlin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Nephrology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Tumlin's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Tumlin

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients