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James W Felch, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor

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4.7 4.7 712 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Blurred Vision
Cataract- Pediatric/Adults
Chalazion-Sty
Diabetic Retinopathy
Ophthalmology
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Board Certificates

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology,

Education

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

Location(s)

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

Good.
Patient | January 26, 2017

Good.
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

Running so far behind in seeing patients is truly difficult as a patient. I don' know if I'll continue with his care.
Patient | November 22, 2016

I have already recommended Dr. Felch to a friend and she was going to call for an appointment.
Patient | November 21, 2016

Dr. Felch is an excellent provider for my vision care. I could not ask for a better doctor.
Patient | November 21, 2016

The place is always packed with patients waiting, and this visit was really backed up, long waits. However, the quality of expertise is better than a third world country.
Patient | November 9, 2016

everyone in office was very nice and well experienced
Patient | November 8, 2016

The only concern about referring is the long wait.
Patient | November 7, 2016

I appreciate Dr. Felch's professionalism and efficiency. I trust his diagnosis and recommendations.
Patient | November 7, 2016

Dr. Felch has been taking good care of my youngest son since he's been a teenager. We have followed him to this new office. He is the best eye Doctor!
Patient | November 7, 2016

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Patient | October 31, 2016

As previously stated, I really think highly of Dr. Felch. He first hears your concerns and addresses each question making sure that you leave with a clear understanding of any issues or concerns raised with him. Also, there is minimal wait before seeing him. A great experience!
Patient | October 31, 2016

Spoke mostly to his assistant in unknown jargon, M.D. reserved, friendly, seemed in a hurry. Did not ask questions! Very routine (to him)...or make many comments i.e. condition of my eyes, any concerns, etc...disappointing.
Patient | October 24, 2016

I respect and trust Dr. Felch which is very important considering my diagnosis as glaucoma suspect. If I did not have confidence in him I would seek another doctor. He cares for three generations of my family and my husband now has an appointment with him.
Patient | October 19, 2016

The wait time in the reception room needs attention.
Patient | October 18, 2016

He has been my provider for many, many years. I have recommend him to many friends.
Patient | September 20, 2016

Long wait time, short time with Dr.
Patient | September 11, 2016

daughter's doctor takes good care of her so I started seeing him very please with his service and expertise and demeanor as a caring and sweet provider if he says it I believe it.
Patient | September 6, 2016

The doctor told me eyesight was getting worse because I'm getting older. Just what every woman wants to hear. And no mention of how my current medication, or the fact I may be in early menopause, might actually be affecting my eyesight.
Patient | September 5, 2016

I understand that Dr. Felch is one of the best in his field and I personally like him. His 'bedside' manner is very nice but my appt. was at 3:30 p.m. and I didn't get into his exam room until around 5:30 p.m. which means I didn't get out of his office until around 6:00 p.m. This has been my previous experience. While that may have to be the case with Dr. Felch, I commute from Murfreesboro and don't get home until 7:00 p.m. or later.
Patient | August 30, 2016

I think the location and load of this provider are the problem. I'll probably find someone easier to get to from Donelson and not so busy.
Patient | August 30, 2016

Because of the long wait time, I would not be recommending this provide to others.
Patient | August 23, 2016

I would highly recommend the doctor, he is concerned about the health/vision of his patients.
Patient | August 4, 2016

The doctor was not helpful or take me serious
Patient | August 2, 2016

Too many questions
Patient | August 1, 2016

I have recommended Dr. Felch to others
Patient | July 26, 2016

the doctor talked very fast and under his breath. he did not talk to me but talked to the nurse as if I wasn't there
Patient | July 25, 2016

Have been seeing Dr. Felch for over 35 years. Very happy with him
Patient | July 25, 2016

Dr. Felch is outstanding. He is an excellent role model (I am a physician, as well)
Patient | July 24, 2016

If I didn't trust Dr. Felch I would not of been coming for 10Yrs.
Patient | July 4, 2016

Doctor was very nice, helpful, but didn't spend very long with me.
Patient | July 1, 2016

Always friendly, informative and efficient.
Patient | June 30, 2016

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Patient | June 30, 2016

I'd be happy to recommend Dr. Felch to others if I could do so knowing they would be seen promptly. as it stands currently, however, I would not send my friends to a medical office that does not respect the patient's time. in fact, I already warned others on social media.
Patient | June 28, 2016

. I'm only there once a year.
Patient | June 18, 2016

Dr. Richard L Hock is my primary physician and Dr. James W. Felch is my Opthomologist. This complete report is on Dr. Felch, only. I trust him thoroughly as I trust Dr. Hock.
Patient | June 14, 2016

Hopefully the next experience won't have as long a wait. The first thing in the am I don't expect a long wait, and if there is going to be one, they should tell you when you check in to let you adjust your appt if necessary.
Patient | June 13, 2016

great reassurance
Patient | June 9, 2016

I was informed AFTER I checked in that Dr. Felch ALWAYS has about a one to 1 1/2 hour wait past my appointment time. It was acutely 2 1/2 horus. I will not be going back to him or referring him to anyone. This is unacceptable. I was there from 3:30 until 6 pm for a 8 minute eye exam. No thanks.
Patient | May 30, 2016