Dr. James Vest, MD


Family Medicine | Male

Dr. James Vest, MD

Dr. James Vest, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Myrtle Beach, SC. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

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Each person is different and Dr. Vest's customized approach, allows you to create achievable goals that are based on your lifestyle and physicality. For more information visit JamesVestMD.com.

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Dr. Vest's Reviews

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Dr. Vest's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Myrtle Beach, SC |
There are 2 kinds of doctors, those who care and those who don't. Dr. Vest has always been there to help me with my illnesses. He always tries to find out what's wrong and he truly tries to help you. He has always done his best, more than other doctors I have been to. I can always depend on him. Been going to him for 20 yrs.
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
courteous, professional and thorough
in Aynor, SC |
The worst experience with any phycian I've ever come in contact with. Completely dismissive and outright rude. He does not even look at you when he speaks. His lack of knowledge and compassion is evident. It is "doctors" like, and I call him a doctor loosely, Dr. Vest that has sent a once was decent place for medical care down the sewer.
Does not treat his patients as if they are people. If you have questions he tries to rush through your appointment and his #1 concern is not your health but collecting a payment. I wouldn't refer my worst enemy to him.
in Longs, SC |
I met Dr Vest back in 2002 when he was taking care of my mother in an area long-term care facility. I liked his approach, he was easy to talk with and he cared about his patient and their family equally. I lost track of him after Mom died, but when the GP I was going to retired and Dr Vest picked up his patients, including me, I was happy. Dr Vest listens, he cares, he doesn't condescend, he's real and he knows what he's doing. Can't ask for more than that.
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
Dr Vest is wonderful and takes the time to really listen! I would DEFINITELY recommend him!
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
I said I was there for my annual physical exam. I was asked, Well, what do you want me to do? Oh, you know, BP, blood work, that kind of stuff. I shouldn't have to tell him. Seems to operate more from a philosophy of What's broke, we'' fix it.
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Dr. Vest's Care Philosophy

Each person is different and Dr. Vest's customized approach, allows you to create achievable goals that are based on your lifestyle and physicality. For more information visit JamesVestMD.com.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Bone Loss
  • Geriatric Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Infectious Diseases


  • Medical School
    Michigan State University

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    First Colonial
    First Colonial Family Practice
  • Other Education
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Family Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Planning
  • Geriatric Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Cardiac Imaging