James G. Blount, MD James G. Blount, MD

James G. Blount, MD

Family Medicine Doctor, Primary Care Doctor, Sports Medicine Specialist

4.9 out of 5  (871 ratings, 167 reviews)
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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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919-238-2000 Office number
919-238-5010
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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ABOUT ME

As a provider in specialty of family medicine, I am committed to providing compassionate, yet evidenced-based primary care. From the care of children and their well-child checks and visits for acute needs to the care of their grandparents with their follow-up visits for their medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, etc.), I take care of the whole person rather than just a specific diagnosis. With additional training in primary care sports medicine, I can take care of your non-operative musculoskeletal issues and injuries (including concussion). Education is very important to me. A patient cannot make a good decision unless they are well-informed. Care has to include consideration of patient context and coordinating care with other providers if/when they are needed. These days those discussions often entail cost considerations as part of the pros and cons of treatment. What’s “correct” academically is not always feasible for a patient when you have to consider high deductible insurance plans, inability to miss work, etc.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (North Carolina), 1998
RESIDENCY
Family Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center (North Carolina), 2001
FELLOWSHIP
Primary Care Sports Medicine, Moses Cone Elon University Site (North Carolina), 2002
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View James Blount's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (871 ratings, 167 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.