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Dr. Erskine James

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Macon, GA
24 years experience male

Locations

Congestive Heart Failure Center

Macon, GA

Address

Medical Center of Central Georgia, 777 Hemlock Street, Macon, GA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

4786339915

About

Bio

Boarded in Adult Cardiology and Heart Failure and Transplant. Level III Echocardiographer with Level II Cardiac MRI training and Level II CT training. Trained in Macon, GA and Columbia Missouri

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

10 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes, in ambulance: Prehospital electrocardiogram (ekg) is a tracing of the electrical activity of your heart. It is done by an ekg machine, and can easily be one done by... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Many causes: First off, need an ultrasound (echo) of your heart, because structural abnormalites of the heart are the first big cause that needs to be eliminated. ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: Older beta blockers like atenolol can cause weight gain. In the studies, there was about 2-4 lb weight gain on atenolol. Some of the newer ones, l... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Not sure???: Hard to say what you mean by this -- ekg's and chest xrays are not 100% accurate. They help physicians make a diagnosis -- they do not make a diagnosi... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Benign abnormality: T wave abnormalities are relatively common and very non-specific. Could just mean mild high blood pressure. If the echo and the stress test (i assume ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Not usually: Low to moderate drinking has been shown to lower risk of pulmonary embolism, not raise it.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
No: Blood pressure for older women should be the same as younger people. Sometimes it is harder for them to get that, but that blood pressure is too high.... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Food diary??: Would do a food diary -- often times postprandial tachycardia is associated with high-carb meals or caffeine intake. So that would be my first step in... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Would call pcp back: Or see your cardiologist. Even though your BP and hr are normal, you could be having worsening heart failure. Not sure why your pcp did not do any fur... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Cholesterol /= clots: There is increased risk of blood clots in pregnancy, and there is an increase in cholesterol in pregnancy, but these 2 are not related. Blood clots ar... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. James is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. James is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I hadn't thought of that. I'll try that before I see my dr.
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I rechecked it and it was 40/50 - still don't know what to do
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mercer University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

MEDICAL CENTER OF CENTRAL GEORGIA
Completed 2001
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