Dr. James Wells, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 84

Nephrology

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. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. James Wells, MD

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

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

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wells' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Renal Scan
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wells performs Renal Scan more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Wells performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Kidney Transplant Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wells performs Kidney Transplant Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Wells performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Ultrasound, Renal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wells performs Ultrasound, Renal more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Wells performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

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
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Constipation
  • 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
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Scan
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Wheezing

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(770) 934-2585

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 Choice Option POS
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

Based on 11 ratings

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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
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.
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
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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..
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
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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 Renal Scan, Kidney Transplant Evaluation, and Ultrasound, Renal. 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.

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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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  • 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

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Atlanta, GA

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)