Dr. James Tweeten, MD

Dr. James Tweeten, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. James Tweeten, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Univ Of Co Sch Of Med in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology.

999 N Curtis Rd Ste 205

Boise, ID 83706

Contact Information

(208) 373-1200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tweeten performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Nearsightedness
very high
more than 94% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 85% of peers
Senile Cataracts
high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Tweeten's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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6  Procedures

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.

Education

  • 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

2.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tweeten to family and friends
25 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Tweeten's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Over book patients. Spent 2 hours waiting.
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