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James W Felch, MD, PhD


Associate Professor

4.7 4.7 871 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Blurred Vision
Cataract- Pediatric/Adults
Diabetic Retinopathy
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Board Certificates

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology,


MD - Vanderbilt University
PhD - Vanderbilt University
Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Vanderbilt Eye Institute Franklin
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
4601 Carothers Parkway
Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067

Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Patient | January 25, 2018

no meds or treatment were needed
Patient | January 6, 2018

poor based on long wait times
Patient | December 25, 2017

too long a wait..... too many patients scheduled at the same time!
Patient | December 23, 2017

Dr. Felch and his staff were excellent
Patient | December 19, 2017

Dr. Felch could not be better.
Patient | December 16, 2017

Too much wait time in almost every stage of the visit.
Patient | December 9, 2017

I felt like he was rushing through my exam because he was running so far behind. Then I had to wait an additional 15 minutes because he failed to give me a prescription and I had to wait for the receptionist to go ask about it and then the nurse to bring it out.
Patient | December 8, 2017

He did an excellent job. Efficient but kind.
Patient | December 8, 2017

Dr. Felch is a very nice and friendly man.
Patient | December 8, 2017

The care provider took the time to answer my questions and explain terms I did not understand.
Patient | December 7, 2017

I complained of double vision and slanted vision in my left eye since my first visit, but was treated as if it was a new condition on my 3rd visit. When describing my double vision the doctor basically told me what I was describing was impossible. My new doctor not only understands, but is measuring the condition and tracking the improvement.
Patient | December 7, 2017

Dr. Felch is very professional and answers my questions. He does a good job of not seeming rushed while in the room.
Patient | December 7, 2017

As stated previously, Dr. Felch is one of the best physicians I see. He is always very friendly, easy to ask questions, very thorough in his exam, and never a LONG wait like so many other physicians. He is very busy, and yet, he manages to spend quality time with his patients without making them wait long periods like many offices.
Patient | November 6, 2017

Recommended my sister to this clinic and Dr. Felch and she love him also. He did her cataract surgery and my husband's
Patient | October 23, 2017

The best.
Patient | October 21, 2017

Have recommended Dr. Felch to friends.
Patient | October 13, 2017

again, this survey does not totally fit eye institute doctors. get one for them.
Patient | October 2, 2017

wait tkme excessive
Patient | September 27, 2017

Dr Felch is always calm and friendly, explains exam findings, including any vision changes. We had in depth discussion about cataract surgery and he provided all the information and answered all my questions.
Patient | September 26, 2017

I worked with Dr. Felch and he was very informative with patients I referred to him. I am an RN - I worked with him at the counseling center.
Patient | September 22, 2017

Too long to wait to recommend.
Patient | September 21, 2017

My reluctance to recommend Dr. Felch is based SOLELY on my inordinate wait time in the PAST MANY years. My confidence in Dr. Felch is 1,000 per cent, as evidenced by my continuing to come to him for YEARS IN SPITE OF THE LONG WAIT TIME, which is never mentioned or apologized by the staff. An apology would have gone far in "soothing my ruffled feathers"!!!!!
Patient | September 2, 2017

Typical Dr. Felch experience; very professional and courteous.
Patient | August 28, 2017

treatment was perfect
Patient | August 25, 2017

Excellent service and attention. No one could be better.
Patient | August 23, 2017

very good
Patient | August 19, 2017

This visit almost seemed like an assembly line. Check, check, done.....
Patient | August 14, 2017

I like Dr. Felch. He's very thorough and very nice.
Patient | August 14, 2017

Dr Felch was excellent. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Patient | August 14, 2017

very good experience
Patient | August 7, 2017

Excellent care and excellent service. Could not have been better.
Patient | July 22, 2017

As stated earlier, this care provider seems rushed due to the number of scheduled patients.
Patient | July 18, 2017

Better than last year!
Patient | July 11, 2017

Has been our family ophthalmologist for many years and I have often recommended him.
Patient | July 5, 2017

Dr Felch is excellent. He is so professional and caring. I am fortunate to have him as my doctor
Patient | June 19, 2017

Fantastic. I enjoy havin Dr Felch as my eye doctor and always feel safe and well taken care of.
Patient | May 21, 2017

Dr. Felch is great!
Patient | May 18, 2017

Dr. Fletch is a very caring person and I felt like he was there to help me....maybe that's way there was such a way to see him....he takes his time with the patients and makes sure they understand. I know he made me felt completely happy.
Patient | May 1, 2017

Once the provider came into the consult room, he was attentive, professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
Patient | April 29, 2017

Not likely to recommend due to wait time. Feel they are overlooking. Should not take 2-3 hours for a 10 min. check-up.
Patient | April 3, 2017

I have recommended him to others already.
Patient | April 3, 2017

I questioned the need for the $30 refraction test (not covered by insurance) and am not sure I understand about it. I was told it's necessary in case I need my glasses replaced.
Patient | March 24, 2017

He has treated our 3 children & my wife & I for years - cataract surgeries, etc.
Patient | March 22, 2017

All my provider was very good and professional and excellent thank you.
Patient | March 22, 2017

Great doctor have seen for many years!
Patient | March 16, 2017

Dr. Felch is very good at talking to you about your treatment.
Patient | March 8, 2017

Dr. Felch is a caring, friendly & a very excellent doctor. He helps me feel at ease & makes me feel better about my eyes & how to care for them. Great encourager. Great doctor!
Patient | March 8, 2017

again, the wait time was ridiculous
Patient | March 6, 2017

Xr Felch really cares about his patients.
Patient | February 14, 2017

Dr. Felch is excellent!
Patient | February 13, 2017

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Patient | January 24, 2017

Good experience.
Patient | January 18, 2017

The doctor was awesome - he explained what was going on with my eyes and helped me understand. Thankfully, he reassured me that I had no eye problems; allergies and told me how to treat it.
Patient | January 17, 2017

The waiting time is the biggest frustration.
Patient | January 3, 2017

good Dr. but has a history of long wait times
Patient | December 28, 2016