Dr. James Wells, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 83

Dr. Wells
Accepting new patients

James O. Wells, M.D., F.A.C.P.

2300 Henderson Mill Rd Ne Ste 421 Atlanta, GA 30345

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(770) 934-2585

Dr. James Wells, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Atlanta, GA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wells to book an appointment.

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Dr. Wells is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Atlanta, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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  • Hospital Satisfaction
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wells' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Malaise and Fatigue
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wells treats Malaise and Fatigue more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Wells treats this condition more than 37% of his peers

Hypothyroidism
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wells treats Hypothyroidism more than 36% of his peers

Dr. Wells treats this condition more than 36% of his peers

Arthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wells treats Arthritis more than 27% of his peers

Dr. Wells treats this condition more than 27% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Dr. Wells' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Pain
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Wells accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Wells' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wells

5.0

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    Dr. Wells is by far the best physician I've ever had. He listens, prescribes accordingly, follows up carefully and most importantly "he is always accessible". He, after so many others immediately helped my hypertension when no one else could. I adore this physician - you can't ask for better.
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    Aug 08, 2020
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    Dr. Wells provides the highest level of care I have ever received. He is very thorough, answers every question and is very accessible.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Oct 03, 2018
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    Excellent physician. People like him are rare to find these days.
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    Feb 12, 2018
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    I met Dr Wells over 2 years ago on the recommendation from a friend who told me Dr Wells was excellent at prescribing the proper medication. After my initial appointment and blood work with Dr Wells, he told me to discontinue taking Lipitor and reduced my Synthroid medication by 50% and reduced or stopped some of my other medication. I'm 75 and no spring chicken and Dr Wells gave me special attention and listened to me. I had some business issues and he detected afib and send me to a good Dr.
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    3 people found this helpful
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    Samuel Kent O. – Mar 22, 2017
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    Dr. Wells is the most knowledgeable, efficient and thorough physician I have ever had the pleasure of consulting. I am 54 years old and have had uncontrollable blood pressures since I was 21 years old. I have been a patient of Dr. Wells for the past 15 years; and he is THE ONLY physician who has ever been able to control my blood pressure. A truly one of a kind physician whose dedication, knowledge and experience are not to be equaled in today's society.
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    Melissa Scott in Newnan,GA – Jun 05, 2016
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    Great physician. Practices medicine the way it used to be practiced. Intellect, knowledge and experience go far beyond hypertension. Very generous with time. Always available via text/email when out of office or traveling. Nothing negative to say. All five stars. Likely will never have another physician as good or caring as Dr. Wells. Wait time usually zero. Very punctual. I travel from outside Atlanta just to see him for hypertension management.
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    Jack Stout in Savannah, GA – Dec 28, 2015
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    He is great. A one man show. Great with what he knows and without a doubt the best BP Dr. in Atlanta..
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    Herb Alfrey in Dacula, GA – Dec 28, 2015
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    Dr. Wells is an outstanding physician and my primary care doctor. I have been a patient for many years. He is not part of a large practice so making an appointment is prompt and easy and he will be the physician who will see and treat you. My experience with Dr. Wells is sumarized in the ratings that follow. I recommend him highly.
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    James E. Greene, Jr in Lawrenceville GA – Dec 17, 2015
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    see www.jowells.com

    Specialties

    • Nephrology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology

    Education

    1970
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital
    1966
    Grady Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1965
    Emory Afil
    Residency Hospital
    1964
    Emory Affil Hosp
    Internship Hospital
    Wake Forest University
    Undergraduate School
    Georgia State University Mba
    ,

    Awards

    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • "Specialisrt in Clinical Hypertension" by American Society of Hypertension, 2000
    • NIH Fellowship in Nephrology, Mayo Clinic, 1969

    Media & Publications

    • Author or co-author of 31 abstracts, articles, chapters, etc.,
    • www.jowells.com,

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. James Wells, MD accepting new patients?

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    What are Dr. James Wells, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Wells frequently treats Malaise and Fatigue, Hypothyroidism, and Arthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wells treats.

    Where is Dr. James Wells, MD's office located?

    Dr. Wells' office is located at 2300 Henderson Mill Rd Ne Ste 421, Atlanta, GA 30345. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. James Wells, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Wells has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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    Locations

    James O. Wells, M.D., F.A.C.P.

    James O Wells MD2300 Henderson Mill Rd Ne Ste 421 Atlanta, GA 30345
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    • Call
    • Fax
    • Hours
      • Mon: 9:00am - 3:00pm
      • Tue: 9:00am - 11:00am
      • Wed: 9:00am - 3:00pm
      • Thu: 9:00am - 3:00pm
      • Fri: closed
      • Sat: closed
      • Sun: closed
    • Directions

    Practice

    2193 Northlake Pkwy Ste 102 Tucker, GA 30084
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Wells is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

    Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

    Emory Decatur Hospital

    Decatur, GA

    62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

    2 Awards Received

    Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

    Atlanta, GA

    77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

    24 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)