Dr. James Wheless, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 65

Dr. James Wheless, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Memphis, TN. Dr. Wheless has more experience with Epilepsy than other specialists in his area. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wheless to book an appointment.

Dr. Wheless

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

848 Adams Ave Memphis, TN 38103
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Wheless

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Wheless treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Wheless treats other conditions, please contact the office at (866) 870-5570.

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 his 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
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • 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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(866) 870-5570

Dr. Wheless accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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
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
5 people found this helpful
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Melissa in Lucien oklahoma – Aug 30, 2016
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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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Wheless, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Memphis, TN. Dr. Wheless has more experience with Epilepsy than other specialists in his area. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

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

Education

University Of Oklahoma Pediatrics
Internship Hospital
1989
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Chldns Meml/Northweste
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Okla U Tulsa Med Coll
Residency Hospital
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. James Wheless, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. James Wheless, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Wheless frequently treats Epilepsy. See all practice areas where Dr. Wheless specializes.

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

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

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Locations

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

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