Dr. Whit James
Dr. James' great grandfather and father were physicians. He chose medicine because it blended science (his favorite subject) and the art of communication. He received his bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina and his medical degree from Wake Forest University. He did his internal medicine residency at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. While at Jefferson, he was influenced by Dr. Willis Maddrey to pursue gastroenterology. Dr. James completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Rush University in Chicago. Dr. James is board certified in gastroenterology. He enjoys family activities, gardening, and swimming. Dr James is active in the TN chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Dr. James was recently selected as the physician of the quarter for Summit Medical Center.
"Dear Dr. James,
Just a token note of appreciation for giving my problem a name - reverse peristagis (sp?). I have been plagued by various symptoms for years and was totally in the dark. Needless to say, it was a blessed day when I walked into your office. It was liberating as well as comforting to have you diagnose and for giving me medication.
I am grateful to you for the thoroughness and for your vision for this practice. Also your sense of humor is refreshing for a nervy first time patient. Kudos to you and your staff."
- Sincerely, B. B.