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About Dr. James L Kelley

Dr. James L Kelley, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tacoma, WA. He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology and Pathology. He speaks English.

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The overall average patient rating of Dr. James L Kelley is Bad. Dr. James L Kelley has been rated by 1 patients. From those 1 patients 0 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James L Kelley is 1.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Digestive Health Specialists

2202 S Cedar St Ste 330
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Specialties

Dr. James L Kelley has the following 3 specialties

  • Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology

    Similar to what pathologists do, cytopathologists analyze specimens in a lab to help your doctor diagnose your condition. However, cytopathologists primarily analyze cells from tissues, tumors and lesions in order to detect disease, whereas pathologists primarily focus on bodily fluid samples.
    The most common example of this is pap smears, which cytopathologists use to detect and study the precursors to cervical cancer in women. Additionally, they help oncologists detect blood cancers and blood disorders. You can think of all pathologists as a type of lab consultant for doctors. You consult with your doctor and then he or she often consults with a pathologist who uses lab testing to confirm what they suspect your condition might be.

  • Pathology

    A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
    Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
    In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.

  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Fluid Testing
  • Tissue Biopsy
  • Blood Testing

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  • Education

    47 Years Experience

  • Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1971

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James L Kelley accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Digestive Health Specialists, 2202 S Cedar St Ste 330, Tacoma, WA
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