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About Dr. James M Calmes

Dr. James M Calmes, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lubbock, TX. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Calmes has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James M Calmes is Great. Dr. James M Calmes has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James M Calmes is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Arthritis & Osteoporsis Associates

5220 80th St
Lubbock, TX 79424
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Specialties

Dr. James M Calmes has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. James M Calmes has the following 9 expertise

  • Gout
  • Tendinitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatology
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus

Dr. James M Calmes has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. James M Calmes is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Same Negative Experience

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.

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Five Stars

The most caring, compassionate doctor I have ever been to.

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One Star

Don't waste your time with this doctor.

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Five Stars

I was completely satisfied with my first visit to Dr. Calmes. I highly recommend him to my family and friends. He seems to be a very caring and kind doctor. His staff was equally as caring. Everyone seemed to me to be very professional. I cannot say enough good about this doctor and his staff.

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Rescheduling Appointments

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.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    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

    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

    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.

  • Education

    38 Years Experience

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James M Calmes accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • FirstCare
    • FirstCare PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana National POS
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Arthritis & Osteoporsis Associates, 5220 80th St, Lubbock, TX

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