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Dr. Michael James, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. James

Kootenai Clinic Gastroenterology

1919 Lincoln Way Ste 415 Coeur D Alene, ID 83814

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Dr. Michael James, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Coeur D Alene, ID and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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(208) 625-4595

Dr. James accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Altius Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. James' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diverticulosis, Intestinal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. James treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. James treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. James treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. James treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. James treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. James treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. James' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

Kootenai Clinic is a network of doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are employed by Kootenai Health and provide care to patients throughout the Inland Northwest.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Kttc Med Center Keesler
Residency Hospital
Wilford Hall Med Center Aetc
Residency Hospital
1990
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990

Awards

Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. James

4.5

Based on 48 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
12.5%
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Professional, loved the staff, all questions were answered in layman terms.
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Very professional, caring and thorough.
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Very professional and competent Doctor and staff. Highly recommend.
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My questions were not answered. He did not take time to consider my questions and concerns. I tried to explain my abdominal pain and he appeared to not listen. His staff was wonderful. I will not go back to see him.
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Very thorough. Staff was wonderful.
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The experience was very professional and I felt confident with the doctor and the staff. I liked the way they called the next day to make sure all is well and if all my questions had been answered.
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Dr. James and his whole staff were kind and professional. Dr. James has been my gastroenterologist since 2000. He has always been very helpful and I will keep going to him.
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Excellent care. A physician that communicated succinctly, with a clear focus on my specific questions. I recommend him without hesitation.
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Very capable and courteous. Staff very capable also.
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Dr. James is through and professional. I have a high level of trust in him. The staff, both front office and nursing are exceptional.
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Very professional. Everyone in the office and procedure room was caring and concerned for my comfort and well being....
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Preperation, communication, and staff were top notch. The worst part was starving 24 hrs and drinking the "cleanout" solution. No need to put off this procredure. Painless.
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All of the staff was kind, caring and very professional. I was a bit nervous about the procedure and everyone put me at ease. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. James and Kootenai Gastroenterology.
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Excellent experience; all staff and physicians were wonderful. If I could give Dr. James 10 stars - I would. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and the staff to everyone.
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The facility, staff, and Dr. James were all perfect. They made having a colonoscopy as good as can be. I was out working with my husband in the the yard in the afternoon after the procedure.
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Dr James was fabulous! he put me at ease and explained the before and after of my procedure very well. Would definitely recommend to others!
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I had a wonderful experience with Doctor James. He was very polite and attentive. He listened to me and answered all of my questions. He explained my issue and the procedure he would perform. He is a real gentleman. My procedure was performed yesterday and I'm very pleased. I will be seeing him as my gastroenterologist in the foreseeable future and I would recommend him to my family and friends.
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I have seen and been cared for by Dr James for over 25 years and am very happy with his professionalism and his excellent staff!
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I highly recommend Dr. James, Kootenai Clinic and the staff. Form the moment I checked in, prepped for the procedure and recovery, each person made me feel totally at ease. Having a colonoscopy is never a fun prep but the experience of the staff left me with vitually no anxiety.
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My experience was excellent. The nurses and the Drs were informative and cheerful. Everything was as I was led to believe and I am appreciative. Thank you.
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