Dr. James Tweeten, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
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Dr. James Tweeten, MD
Dr. James Tweeten, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Boise, ID. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Tweeten is affiliated with St. Luke's Boise Medical Center.

999 N Curtis Rd Ste 205

Boise, ID 83706

Contact Information

(208) 373-1200

Dr. James Tweeten, MD

Dr. James Tweeten, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Tweeten's Experience

Dr. Tweeten's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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.


  • Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • U/Ut Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U/Ut Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • U/Ut Program
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tweeten has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tweeten's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tweeten to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Tweeten'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
Patient Comments (7)
Meridian, ID |
Dr Tweeten is totally arrogant and too busy to listen to patients. Not enough room to explain several examples over the years. Dr and staff are all programmed as if they are in a factory setting and if you do not fit in with his comfort zone of standard cataract surgery, he doesn't have time for you. Definitely all about quantity of surgeries performed over quality of care. Doesn't have time to listen to patient or ask for questions. Should have switched to new Oplthalmololgist years ago.
Meridian, ID |
Took my mom in for pre-op appointment, we will not go back to him. Rude, very short with her. I have never been witness to elderly abuse but that is how I would discribe how he spoke to her. Two hour appointment all I could think of what about the other older people there with no one there on their side. Very disappointing
Los Angeles, CA |
This is the worst office I have ever been to. They treat their patients like a number book 3 to 5 patients at the same time. Then they have "helpers" run all the tests and you are lucky if Dr Tweeten spends 5 minutes with you. Our helper today was noticeably sickI had to ask him to sanitize after throwing his used Kleenex away. What qualifications do these "helpers" have I have never been given an answer. If you want to waste your day then come see him otherwise find a dr that actually care
Caldwell, ID |
I feel Dr. Tweeten has so many patients stacked up that he does not have time to relate with each patient on a personal level. I did not appreciate his response to my questions, as they did not seem to be of importance to him. I felt he was rude and could not leave the room fast enough. Wait time is absolutely ridiculous. 4 hrs in any appointment is not a sign of an organised office. It makes me question how hurried he is in his surgery's. I have canceled to seek a second opinion.
Boise, ID |
Over book patients. Spent 2 hours waiting.
Boise, ID |
He may know his medicine but his people skills are very bad. He will come into the exam room and say hello. He will then look at my eyes, turn to the nurse/assistant and tell her something technical to write in the chart and walk out without talking to the patient. This has happened on several occasions. Good luck if you are interested in your own eye health status or have any questions for him about your vision. Apparently, it only matters what he knows and writes in the chart.
in Boise, ID |
Dr. Tweeten was very rude. When I asked questions, he barely answered, and made me feel stupid for asking the questions in the first place. When I expressed concern about being able to see better without my glasses on at the end of the appointment, he handed me my new prescription and said, Well, don't expect this to change anything. It was the worst experience I've ever had with an ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Tweeten accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Tweeten has admitting privileges

St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
190 E Bannock St
Boise, ID 83712
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