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Dr. James M Calmes has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. James M Calmes has the following 9 expertise
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
Dr. James M Calmes has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. James M Calmes is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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This happened a couple years ago but since another person had my same experience, I wanted to include mine. When I had an extreme flare-up of pain, they refused to see me except as a new patient, and that would be four months. Seem not to care at all if someone is in pain. I went to physical therapy (Spectra), and that helped enormously. Can't recommend Spectra and PT highly enough. It did the trick. So all's well that ends well. Just as glad this happened as it did.
I have had to reschedule my Mother's appointment due to illness within the family. Staff was extremely accommodating. She lives 175 miles from Dr. Calmes office. Staff and Dr. Calmes are always very cogniznant of the distance and the fact that family members schedules to drive our mother to the appointments.When working with other doctors, Dr. Calmes' staff always works with us and provides any data requested.He listens and is very willing to answer any questions that we have.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2016, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
38 Years Experience
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Dr. James M Calmes accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- FirstCare PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsArthritis & Osteoporsis Associates, 5220 80th St, Lubbock, TX
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