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Dr. Timothy James, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. James

Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates at St. Joseph

1802 Yakima Ave Ste 102 Tacoma, WA 98405

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Dr. Timothy James, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Yale University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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(253) 272-7777

Dr. James accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Managed Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Cigna
Behavioral Health
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Open Access HMO
Cigna-HealthSpring
CorVel
Worker's Compensation WC
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthLink POS
HFN
HFN PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Humana
Choice
Choice Care
Choice PPO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
LifeSynch
Behavioral Health
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Private HealthCare Systems PPO
UniCare
UniCare HMO
UniCare POS
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
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Dr. James' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Maze Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. James performs Maze Procedure more than 78% of his peers

Dr. James performs this procedure more than 78% of his peers

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  • Mini-Maze Procedure
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. James treats Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders more than 70% of his peers

Dr. James treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. James performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 65% of his peers

Dr. James performs this procedure more than 65% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Dr. James' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Veins

About Me

Care Philosophy

In my view the words "patient first" mean continuous improvement, and that's what we're trying to do. If you put the patient first it means you're taking the trouble to understand your processes, and trying to perfect them.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1999
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1988
Yale University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
1999
1996
1995
1989
1988
1983

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Dr James and staff are always compassionate and professional in the office, on the phone or in the hospital. They discuss your questions and actually teach you. Quick to respond and very helpful when dealing with other medical offices or pharmacies. Dr James treats your current medical needs and is proactive. His surgical procedures assure that if future issues arise they can be treated in less invasive ways. We trust him completely. He removed our anxiety about needing open heart surgery.
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If there is a special place in Heaven for doctor's, Timothy James, M.D. will have golden wings. Eight years ago, after having a heart attack with the "widow maker" being 100% blocked and two other arteries blocked, Dr. James saved my life. Today, he successfully performed a quadruple bypass on my ex brother in law. My ex brother in law is a very important part of my children's lives. When he called me and asked me for a referral, there was NO question who should do his surgery.
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Dr. James is hands down the most compassionate, skilled surgeon around. He performed heart surgery in my husband in April. The way he talks to the patient and family is unlike any doctor we’ve ever met. He’s genuinely cares for his patients and it shows through his bedside manner. His team is amazing as well. Myself, my husband and my family can’t say enough about him.
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Dr. James has an excellent bedside manor, very empathetic and takes lots of time to explain things to you. I trust Dr. James and his nurse practitioners (Witney). Having a heart condition is terrifying, but knowing you have a medical team that you trust is imperative ??. I am lucky to have found this team to care for me-
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He was fantastic from beginning to end.
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