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Dr. James W Pickens has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. James W Pickens has the following 9 expertise
- Family Planning
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Weight Loss
Dr. James W Pickens is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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He's a really good doctor. The issue I have with him is that he doesn't get back to you on your lab results, and if he does its some time later. I've known of people that have gone to him and months later find out about an issue that had that appeared on their lab work. I Once called and asked if I could pick up my lab results, and they gave me the results from a year before. Their billing is also a mess. When I called to speak to the billing lady, she claimed that people in my area don't recieve their mail sometimes...that's the only Mail that I have issues receiving. He's a good doctor, but I feel the negative outweighs the positive.
Upon my recommendation my family changed to Dr. James Pickens. I am second guessing my recommendation. The office staff is very discombobulated. Just trying to make an appointment is a task by itself. For an example: My family and I tried to make an appointment for our mother and was informed he (Dr James Pickens) was in the office until noon. Not only did we try calling to schedule an appointment for my mother we had a family member drive to his office at 8a.m. The family members that tried calling in from 8am to 10 am would get a busy signal. The family member that arrived at his office at 8am stood at the appointment window for approximately 30 minutes before anyone acknowledged her. The family member tried to schedule an appointment that day. We were informed he was working til noon on this particular day. I myself called and asked his staff to have Dr. Pickens call my mother. Do you think he called? The answer is no. At 11:00 am a follow up call was made asking to speak with Dr Pickens and we were informed he was not in the office. What happened to working til noon. Very disappointed with the service Dr Pickens and his staff provided my family.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 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.
Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 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.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
35 Years Experience
University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1983
Dr. James W Pickens accepts the following insurance providers.
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & Directions
Dr. James W Pickens is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Waxahachie, TX.