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About Dr. James E Clayton

Dr. James E Clayton, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fairfax, VA. His specialties include Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatrics. Dr. Clayton has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James E Clayton is Excellent. Dr. James E Clayton has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James E Clayton is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Pediatric Lung Center

2730 Prosperity Ave Ste A
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Dr. James E Clayton has the following 2 specialties

  • Pediatric Pulmonology

    A pediatric pulmonologist is the go-to resource for children who need treatment for any kind of breathing issue or lung disease. If your child coughs up blood, has a cough that isn’t going away, or displays other symptoms such as trouble breathing, chest pain or wheezing, you can ask your doctor to refer you to a pediatric pulmonologist.
    Common conditions and diseases they treat range from noisy breathing, asthma and chronic coughs to lung disease, apnea and cystic fibrosis. They can also diagnose and treat cases of pneumonia in children and prescribe any kind of respiratory medication or equipment your child might need.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. James E Clayton has the following 13 expertise

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Neurology
  • Sleep Apnea (Sleep Apnea Syndromes)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurophysiology
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Biofeedback
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Headache Disorders
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Asthma

Dr. James E Clayton has 0 board certified specialties

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excellent doctor

Dr. Clayton is one of the best doctor's my child has seen. My son has many issues that have lasted since birth. Dr. Clayton takes the time to make sure both my son and I understand what is going on. He also interacts with my child and engages him. I strongly recommend Dr. Clayton to anyone seeking help with a pulmonologist, you will not be disappointed.

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The Best In His Field

My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Clayton's since her birth 20 years ago. He is THE best in his field - there's no one better. He's thorough, listens to what parents have to say, has an incredibly wonderful and caring bedside manner, and I can't say enough good things about him and his staff. To the reviewer who gave such an awful review of Dr. Clayton, I find it hard to believe that these things happened in any visit with Dr. Clayton as this is completely out of character for him.

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Doctor James Clayton has been seeing my son since he was a couple years old. Children's Hospital as well as UVA Hospital were overwhelmed with the complex nature of my sons illness. He has multiple airway problems, along with a trach, and malformed airway and lungs, along with more than 50 facial surgeries. Dr. Clayton stepped in and has kept my son healthy and alive for more than 20 years now. He calls us back, makes time to see us, he has even managed our son once when he became sick while out of town! His office staff are excellent every single form or phone call or problem that comes our way they are willing to help us with. There is no way to say enough about this man, his integrity, professionalism, compassion or intelligence. My son would not be alive today had it not been for Dr. Clayton.

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Not impressed at all

Yes, my daughter went to see Dr. Clayton back in the spring time because she had a bad cough that would not go away. He refused to do an allergy test and put her on a number of medications. She was taking approx. 6 or 7 medications (one of which was causing her to vomit) and we were not seeing any results. He would not spend any time at all talking with my wife and I because he said he had to go see another patient ( total time with us was approx. 5-8 mins.), which is very unprofessional. Come to find out, we took our daughter to Children's Hospital in D.C. and the first test they did was an allergy test and it came back as her being allergic to dust mites. Keep in mind that my daughter at this time was approx. 18 months old. I was just very upset at the level of professionalism I experienced.

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Dr. Clayton is my sons's miracle!

First all, I can not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Clayton. He has truely been an answer to our prayers. I wish we were able to see him soon then we did. My son is now 19 months old. He was born 5 weeks early and with phemonia. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU. He has strugled to stay healthy . Lots of respiatory infections , ear infections and several virus. Dr. Clayton started him on a few meds. I was overwhelmed at first. How ever it took little to no time to see the difference in my son. I live a hour away from his office, the drive is worth it. My son is doing much better. I wish i could write the full story on here, but that would take forever!!! He's a great caring doctor. Who truely cares about his patients!

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)

    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.

  • Education

  • United States Army Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James E Clayton accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Innovation Health
    • Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Pediatric Lung Center, 2730 Prosperity Ave Ste A, Fairfax, VA
Uploaded January 1, 2012


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