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Dr. James A Classen has the following 2 specialties
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
Dr. James A Classen is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I like dr. Claussen, but his staff suck, at least Rebecca does. I am in a show t load of pain after gallbladder removal and the nurse just told me to take motrin. I had gastric bypass, hello?! I think if she would talk to dr. Claussen I would have some relief vs. going back to the hospital, which is where I am headed next.
I was assigned this remarkable surgeon after an admission to the hospital from the Emergency Department. He actually saved my life; literally! His humor and skill won me over. I just cannot say eenough good about him and his skill. I would, at any point, put would willingly put my life in his hands again. And since I was just discharged from the hospital a few hours ago, I hope any reader can see my admiration for his skills and his bedside manner.
Dr. Classen did one of my surgeries 4 years ago. He remembers people when he sees them in passing. He does not hesitate to help you get up by extending a hand. He seems very at home with his chosen career. I had future problems with something else and he did everything in his power to find out what was wrong with me before suggesting that I have exploratory surgery. He spends more time answering questions than almost any other doctor I have had. I also credit the office and clinical assistants at his office because everything about my history is quickly pulled up in the computer by the doctor. They document every little conversation. They have written me personallized care letters to my home. I've trusted Dr. Classen with my life more than once. I recommend him to everyone.
38 Years Experience
Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
United States Army Medical Center - Eisenhower
Dr. James A Classen accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS North Carolina
- BCBS NC Blue Value
- BCBS NC BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsVillage Surgical Associates, 1841 Quiet Cv Ste 1, Fayetteville, NC
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