Dr. James Wheless, MD

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Neurology

Dr. James Wheless, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Memphis, TN and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wheless has extensive experience in Epilepsy. They graduated from SOUTHWEST COLLEGE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINEHEALTH SCIENCES in 1999. Their office accepts new patients.

Dr. James Wheless, MD

Le Bonheur Childrens Med Ctr

848 Adams Ave Memphis, TN 38103
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Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Dr. Wheless is experienced in the area of Epilepsy. See the graph below to learn more about their experience.

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Dr. Wheless' conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Cough
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Epilepsy
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Joint Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sudoscan
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tremor
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wada Test
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Wheless accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Wheless' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wheless

4.4

Based on 7 ratings

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My son was diagnosed with epilepsy 4 years ago and had been medicated to keep the seizures suppressed. He would often have breakthrough still. Dr Wheless was very aggressive and thorough in his testing and diagnosing of my son and recommended him for surgery to remove a brain tumor. He diagnosed my son to have an operable brain tumor. He worked with Dr Boop(best neurosurgeon) and my son’s tumor was safely removed within 4 days after arriving here to Memphis! He was very thorough with testing to ensure that it was indeed an operable tumor that would not leave any deficits. Can’t say enough about Dr Wheless and Dr Boop and staff! They are the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kevin Myers – Jul 14, 2019
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Words can not describe how thankful my family is for Dr. Wheless. We drove 7 hours to see him. After my 12 year old had a completely normal life, had her first seizure then later was diagnosed with epilepsy, our world got turned upside down. He was so compassionate and caring. Not only that he was hope, at that point an ounce of hope was all we wanted. He gave us that and so much more. He truly is a great Dr. I did my research, he's who I trust my child with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Melissa in Lucien oklahoma – Aug 30, 2016
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Dr. Wheless is not only a great neurologist but also one my forever heroes. He has saved my sons life numerous times. He is thorough and very personable. My son always gets a high five, a fist pump or acts silly somehow with the doctor which calms alot of my childs anxiety. It is a HUGE blessing to have had him come to Lebonheur when my son was so young as we together fought chronic seizures due to tuberous sclerosis. Constant seizure monitoring and 4 brain surgeries later my son is doing great!
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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Shana McCloud Austin Rainey in Walnut, MS – Apr 10, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Wheless, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Memphis, TN and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wheless has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Education

1999
SOUTHWEST COLLEGE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINEHEALTH SCIENCES
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. James Wheless, MD accept new patients?

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What are Dr. James Wheless, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Wheless specializes in Epilepsy. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. James Wheless, MD treat?

Dr. Wheless frequently treats the following conditions: Epilepsy, ADHD and-or ADD, and All Headaches (incl. Migraine). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. James Wheless, MD's office address?

Dr. Wheless' office is located at 848 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. James Wheless, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. James Wheless, MD holds board certifications in Epilepsy, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, and Pediatrics.

How much experience does Dr. James Wheless, MD have?

Dr. Wheless has over 23 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. James Wheless, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.4/5 for Dr. James Wheless, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Le Bonheur Childrens Med Ctr

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital848 Adams Ave Memphis, TN 38103
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