Dr. James Wells, MD

Nephrology  |  
Male  |  
Age 80
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Dr. James Wells, MD
Dr. James Wells, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 80 years old and has been practicing for 54 years. Dr. Wells is affiliated with Dekalb Medical and Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE Ste 240

Atlanta, GA 30342

Contact Information

(770) 934-2585

Dr. James Wells, MD

Dr. James Wells, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas


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more than 44% of peers
Chronic Kidney Diseases
more than 29% of peers
Kidney Disease
more than 12% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders


  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Renal Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Wake Forest University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1960
  • Wake Forest University
    Medical School | Graduated 1963
  • Emory University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1964
  • Emory University Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Georgia State University Mba
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • NIH Fellowship in Nephrology, Mayo Clinic, 1969
  • "Specialisrt in Clinical Hypertension" by American Society of Hypertension, 2000
Media & Publications
  • Author or co-author of 31 abstracts, articles, chapters, etc.,
  • www.jowells.com,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wells' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wells to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Wells' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
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.
in Newnan,GA |
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.
in Savannah, GA |
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.
in Dacula, GA |
He is great. A one man show. Great with what he knows and without a doubt the best BP Dr. in Atlanta..
in Lawrenceville GA |
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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Dr. Wells accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Wells has admitting privileges

Dekalb Medical
2701 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
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Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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