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About Dr. James Powell
Dr. James Powell, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Birmingham, AL. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Legal Medicine, Ophthalmology and Pathology. Dr. Powell is affiliated with Trinity Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Emergency Department and Roanoke-Chowan Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. James Powell has the following 3 specialties
- Legal Medicine
Legal medicine specialists advise on a variety of laws and regulations regarding health care and public health. This include disability claims, hospital law, privacy laws and physicians’ obligations and liabilities. They typically have a medical degree and a law degree so they're able to address specific legal issues that apply to medical professionals, hospitals and clinics.
Compared to forensic medicine, which deals with determining cause of death in criminal investigations, they deal with issues that impact patient care and they’re also typically involved in assessing illegal substance use in athletes.
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
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.
- Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
- Retina Surgery
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Dr. Powell is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Trinity Medical Center
Shelby Baptist Emergency Department
Pitt County Memorial Hospital,Inc
46 Years Experience
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduated in 1967
Jackson Health System
Dr. James Powell accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
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Locations & DirectionsOphthalmic Associates, 840 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL
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