Dr. Mark James, MD

Dr. Mark James, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mark James was born in Columbia and grew up in Franklinton. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University and completed his residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, where he served as Assistant Chief Resident and Chief Resident. He is board certified in Family Practice and is a member of AAFP, AMA, Washington Parish Medical Society and Louisiana Academy of Family Practice. Dr. James is on active staff at Riverside Medical Center and consulting staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He serves as Medical Director of Family Medical Clinic of St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. James' Experience

Dr. James' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.


  • La State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • La State University Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Earl K. Long Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. James has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. James to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (10 with comments)
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Thank you for taking the time to visit my Healthgrades profile to share your opinion. I value your input. Hearing from patients like you helps me examine how I come across as a caregiver and physician. It helps me improve my interactions with patients and ultimately the patient experience in my office. Please contact my office manager at 985-839-9895 if you'd like to discuss your experience in more detail.

Dr. James' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Covington, La |
Dr. James is one of the most caring physicians I know. He always takes time to listen. He always fits my kids in the same day when they are sick. He is truly one of a kind. I appreciate him more than words can explain. If your thinking of a doctor in this areoa, he is A+ one of the best.
in Folsom La |
Dr James is amazing, he listens and truly wants to help his patients. In my opinion he is smart, caring and is a doctor that is on the patient's side!!
in Franklinton, LA 70438 |
Dr. James is the best doctor that I have ever been to in my entire life. He is up-beat and friendly all the time. In addition, he listens to you, shows true concern for your situation. My husband and I have been going to Dr. James for about 20 years, or so. However, when we were approved for United Health Care Community Plan (Medicaid), we were cut off by the office staff. My heart hurts because I feel like I lost a good friend. So, Doc, if things change, please call us! We miss you!
in Covington, LA |
Dr. James has been my Dr for over 25 years. He has always be honest with me helped me through pretty hard times. He is one of the most caring Dr's. i have ever been to. All his patients will be treated the same. I am very thankful for Dr. James.
in Bogalusa, LA |
It was great! He took his time with me and he is very caring. Great bedside manner!
in Franklinton, LA |
It was great. It always is. He shows great concern and compassion for his patients. If he does not think he can help, he will send you to someone who can. Morning or afternoon, he always has a smile on his face and shows no impatience or frustration to his patients.
in Bogalusa, LA |
Dr. James is very professional and thorough with his patients.
in Franklinton, LA |
Great demeanor. Thorough, and comprehensive. Also personable... Makes it easy to be examined.
in Kentwood, LA |
very friendly an professional
in Franklinton, LA |
He has been my physican for a very long time and am very pleased.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. James accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Gold Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. James has admitting privileges

St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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