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About Dr. James Wheless

Dr. James Wheless, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Memphis, TN. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Child Neurology and Neurology. Dr. Wheless is affiliated with Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St Jude Children's Research Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Wheless is Great. Dr. James Wheless has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James Wheless is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

LE BONHEUR CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

848 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
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Specialties

Dr. James Wheless has the following 2 specialties

  • Child Neurology

    Pediatric neurologists diagnose neurological conditions in children as young as newborn, all the way up to adolescence. They can recommend treatment for sleep disorders, head injuries and headaches, but they also specialize in issues such as epilepsy, seizures and brain tumors.
    Their expertise in childhood development and the nervous system make them an excellent resource for parents of children with autism, cerebral palsy, mental development issues or learning disabilities. You can consult with a pediatric neurologist before, during and after diagnosis depending on your child's specific condition and needs.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Expertise

    1 Expertise

  • Epilepsy

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Dr wheless is the best hands down

Our son rock has dravet syndrome and we ran to over a dozen different doctors for 18 months and no other neurologists had a clue what to do,he was having seizures every other day.now since seeing Dr wheless he has at the most 2 seizures a year.it's a 8 hour trip to go see him but well worth it.he is a extremely smart doctor. And is so nice and caring to rock and the parents,and that is hard to find in a doctor..we are blessed to have him as rocks doctor

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You can't do any better than Dr. Wheless

Dr. Wheless is a world-class expert in pediatric epilepsy. He is as knowledgeable as anyone in his field, yet his manner with patients and parents is very friendly and upbeat. If you are anywhere near Memphis and need a pediatric epileptologist, Dr. Wheless can fill the bill.

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Austin Rainey

My son is not only alive because of Dr. Wheless, but also has a quality of life that we had never expected. Every time my little boy giggles, my family thinks of him. At hard times a compassionate doctor means the world.

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Best Pediatric Neurologist, Epileptologist

Dr. Wheless is the best Ped Neuro, Epileptologist in the U.S.! He and his staff are beyond reproach and become your family while diagnosing and treating your child when no other doctor can. He is a genius that can get on the same level as your child. He has a gift of listening, evaluating and informing. We thank God we found him, he saved our son's life and gave us hope for the future.

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Three Stars
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Wheless is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
  • St Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Tulsa Medical College

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James Wheless accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee
    • BCBS TN Blue Network S
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Memphis PPOx
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

LE BONHEUR CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, 848 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN

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