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James W Felch, MD, PhD


Associate Professor

4.8 4.8 870 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.
have recommended provider to family members who have since scheduled appointments with him.
Patient | October 25, 2018

I've been seeing Dr Felch for 27 years & am very pleased with him.
Patient | October 22, 2018

Dr. Felch is top notch!
Patient | October 8, 2018

Good visit.
Patient | September 24, 2018

Dr Felch is the BEST !!!!
Patient | September 24, 2018

Visit is pretty straight forward, annual eye exam
Patient | September 18, 2018

This was eye doctor
Patient | September 12, 2018

Dr Felch is very thorough and so nice.
Patient | September 11, 2018

good experience
Patient | September 9, 2018

I have total confidence in Dr. Felch. I have recommended him to many of my friends and co workers.
Patient | September 4, 2018

Only reason I might not recommend this care provider to others is the very long wait times. This has been an ongoing issue with this provider.
Patient | August 28, 2018

I have always received excellent care from Dr. Felch.
Patient | August 28, 2018

He's a great doctor & kind & knowledgeable.
Patient | August 27, 2018

very happy with my visit
Patient | August 21, 2018

Annual eye exam but didn't measure pressure. I answered that I had used drops for dry eyes twice in last 2 months and doctor diagnosed dry eye without any further test evidence. Diagnosed conjunctivitis but nothing said - I don't know where this came from. I didn't see this until I got home and read My Health.
Patient | August 13, 2018

Assuring Patiently answered my questions thank you
Patient | August 3, 2018

I would recommend the doctor but not the clinic he works in.
Patient | July 24, 2018

Good Experience!
Patient | July 23, 2018

Dr. Felch is very professional and a great gentleman.
Patient | July 16, 2018

Very good in all above.
Patient | July 10, 2018

No complaints.
Patient | June 27, 2018

Dr. Felch was very professional and thoroughly explained the process of my upcoming cataract surgery.
Patient | June 19, 2018

Patient | June 18, 2018

very good visit
Patient | June 11, 2018

excellent visit
Patient | June 11, 2018

Love Dr. Felch my husband does, too.
Patient | June 5, 2018

I never dread going to Dr. Felch's office. That says a lot to me!
Patient | June 4, 2018

There were slight inconsistencies in the information about taking medications.
Patient | May 14, 2018

James Felch is a very good eye dr. I have been going to him for several years. I am very pleased with him.
Patient | May 8, 2018

I have seen Dr. Felch for 25 years. After he left private practice, I continued to see him and I hope he does not retire any time soon.
Patient | April 23, 2018

I have been satisfied with Dr. Felch's care overall.
Patient | April 17, 2018

Waiting to see an eye Dr. over 90 min in the waiting room unacceptable
Patient | April 16, 2018

This was the first appointment where I was told I was showing diabetic retinopathy in my eyes and Dr Felch had no "bed side manner." He gave a very quick paced cavalier announcement but didn't explain what it meant for me personally and my future eye health. Have recently switched providers.
Patient | April 14, 2018

the dr is awesome great patient interest and very sweet and he loves his patients and we love him
Patient | April 10, 2018

Patient | April 7, 2018

He's one of the best!
Patient | March 28, 2018

He is wonderful.
Patient | March 25, 2018

Avery good eye exam doctor does a complete eye exam and corrects my lens readings for my glasses every year.
Patient | March 5, 2018

Sitting and waiting for over 2 hrs. is ridiculous!
Patient | February 28, 2018

He has been my doctor over 30 years.
Patient | February 28, 2018

Dr. Felch has always been very good.
Patient | February 27, 2018

Patient | February 26, 2018

Very direct, he seemed knowledgeable, but seemed like the staff was in hurry...... eyes dialated. I was not offered extra sunglasses when leaving. I had to pull off highway because I could barely see. my glasses transition, but I enough. scary.
Patient | February 19, 2018

All your Staff should be this GOOD>
Patient | February 15, 2018

Dr. Felch spent about 6 minutes with me.
Patient | February 14, 2018

will recommend
Patient | February 12, 2018

Dr. Felsh is very knowledgeable of his field. He is kind, personable and professional.
Patient | February 12, 2018

Very good visit.
Patient | February 10, 2018

Dr Felch has treated me for over 25 years. He is the best Doctor.
Patient | February 7, 2018

I have gone to Dr. Felch for 25 years and he has provided excellent care with absolute professionalism and genuine concern.
Patient | February 1, 2018

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