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James S Powers, MD


Professor of Medicine

4.8 4.8 202 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Geriatric Medicine
Internal Medicine
Palliative Care
Primary Care

Board Certificates

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980
Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1988
Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012


MD - University of Rochester, 1977
Residency - Case Western Reserve University Hospitals, 1980
Residency - Cleveland Clinic, 1979


Vanderbilt Adult Primary Care
Vanderbilt Adult Primary Care
1215 21st Avenue South
7th floor
Nashville, TN 37232

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.
Dr. Powers is a very concerned and compassionate doctor.
Patient | January 3, 2018

Best in town.
Patient | December 13, 2017

Very, very good!
Patient | November 17, 2017

Excellent. 9. Around 45 min.
Patient | October 9, 2017

All good.
Patient | September 28, 2017

I've been seeing Dr. Powers for 30 years, and he has never failed. He is the best doctor I've ever had.
Patient | July 11, 2017

There is NEVER a bad experience!!!
Patient | April 26, 2017

Dr. Powers is very thorough with going over medicines with me.
Patient | April 5, 2017

Dr. Powers is wonderful, good listener, a great medical provider.
Patient | March 28, 2017

Dr Powers was being followed by a resident, which I always like, so there was opportunity for some teaching. That, listening and participating in teaching, is a wonderful benefit at VUMC..
Patient | March 28, 2017

Explanations & medications - sometimes vague?
Patient | March 24, 2017

Best doctor I ever had.
Patient | March 14, 2017