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James R Sheller, MA, MD


Medical Director, Respiratory Care; Professor of Medicine

4.7 4.7 177 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Sleep Medicine

Board Certificates

Certified International Sleep Specialists - American Board of Sleep Medicine, 1997
Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1997
Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976


MD - Vanderbilt University, 1973
Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 1980
Residency - San Francisco General Hospital, 1977
Residency - University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 1976
Internship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 1974


Vanderbilt Pulmonary Clinic
Vanderbilt Allergy Pulmonary and Critical Care
1301 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37212

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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.
The dr. & nurse were wonderful and will definitely recommend.
Patient | November 4, 2016

Patient | November 1, 2016

My visits have always been a very good experience.
Patient | October 27, 2016

Very thorough & explained what would happen on my sleep study.
Patient | September 5, 2016

This provider is treating the issues I have in the _____ I feel they should be.
Patient | August 29, 2016

I am just beginning care with this provider. Will have a better idea about my experience in one years time. #11. I will wait to see outcome.
Patient | August 11, 2016

One of the best doctor to patient visits I have ever had. A great doctor.
Patient | August 1, 2016

No tests were performed at this visit.
Patient | August 1, 2016

Dr. Sheller and I have a very different opinion about how to handle my sleep apnea. Diagnosed 3 years ago with recognizable symptoms. I have since lost weight (20 lbs), increased my exercise, and managed my blood pressure. I am currently symptom free. I have expressed my absolute refusal to use a CPAP at this time. That is his primary focus. I appreciate his knowledge and skill. He is a consummate professional, but he is not sympathetic to my desire as a patient to improve my health and remove the symptoms. I have no complaint about his professional handling of my case. I know he has my best interest at heart.
Patient | June 20, 2016

Job well-done. Many thanks!
Patient | May 26, 2016

Good - not bad.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr. Sheller is one of the best doctors I have ever dealt with...he is kind, insightful, and thoughtful. He truly listens to what his patients have to say. He has been beyond excellent in working with my complex medical history. My health and experiences matter to him. I actually look forward to my visits with Dr. Sheller.
Patient | February 29, 2016

Excellent experience.
Patient | February 10, 2016

Dr. Sheller is excellent!
Patient | February 8, 2016

excellent experience
Patient | February 1, 2016

Always super nice - wrote a prescription for a new CPAP machine.
Patient | January 25, 2016