Dr. James Turner, PHD

Dr. James Turner, PHD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 79
Dr. James Turner, PHD is a dermatologist in Bartlett, TN and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in dermatology and diagnostic laboratory & dermatologic immunology.Read his story

6570 Stage Rd Ste 140

Bartlett, TN 38134

Contact Information

(901) 372-4545

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
more than 5% of peers
Skin Tag Removal
more than 5% of peers
Hair Loss
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Turner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Turner "Has practiced 35 years in Dermatology with an emphasis on Medical and Surgical problems. Is a specialist in anti-inflammatory diseases with an emphasis on Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis and other auto-inflammatory diseases. Is well published on Dermatologic issues and is on the Advisory Board of multiple pharmaceutical firms. Is active in teaching and clinical research and gives lectures on local, regional, national and international levels giving an average of over fifty lectures and advisory board events a year."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Turner "The well being of my patients is of the utmost importance in my life.  I strongly consider my patients to be a partner in their safe and effective care.  Every day is a gift for both my patients and myself and, may I never take that for granted"

2  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatologic Immunology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

8  Conditions Treated

17  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mole Removal
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Louisville
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University of Louisville
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Master of Science, University of Arkansas
    Other Education | Completed 1966

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Turner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Turner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Turner to family and friends
33 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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Dr. Turner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Turner Says:

It is of the utmost importance that my patients receive the best of effective, safe and financially rewarding care by all the members of my staff.  I am on call 24/7 at 901-825-1889,  and openly welcome any evaluations of our care at mid south dermatology and skin cancer center.


Patient Comments (9)

Do not schedule an appointment with this so called “Doctor.” My visit was one of the worse experiences I have ever had. He was in the examining room for all of 3 minutes. I had a hard knot on my chin. He aspirated it, & when no pus came out, he decided to cut it open to “Drain” it. I did not know...more
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My in-laws, immediate family and I have gone to Dr. Turner for years and we wouldn’t go anywhere else. Professional, knowledgeable, caring and thorough are just a few of the words I would use to describe Dr. Turner and his staff. I highly recommend him for any dermatological issue.
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I went to Dr Turner for light spots on my face. He gave me some cream to darken them but now I look like Aunt Jemima.
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I've been seeing Dr Turner for over ten years now for psoriatic arthritis and am very pleased with results. I would recommend definitely recommend him!
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I was very impressed with the care I received today. The staff was friendly and professional. Dr.Turner was very friendly and professional as well. This is a busy office so the dermatologists may not have a ton of time to stay but they do their job and they do it well. I would recommend Dr.Turner...more
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