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Dr. James Atkins, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

If you have sinus problems then Dr. Atkins is the right choice for you. He founded the Texas Sinus Center in 2001 and only sees patients with sinus problems. He is a leader in balloon sinus surgery. He is the second most published physician in the world on this topic. No one in the San Antonio area has more research experience on balloon sinus surgery than Dr. Atkins. He also helped design one of the leading balloons in use today. Dr. Atkins feels that all patients need a comprehensive sinus evaluation to determine the cause of their sinus problems. Only then can effective treatment be recommended. Accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment has been the core of our practice since it started. If you have been struggling with sinus issues come see us.

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • Kendall County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Appointed to the Rhinology and Paranasal Sinus committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology in 2009. This committee is composed of sinus specialists who help make policy and advise the American Academy of Otolaryngology on sinus related issues.
  • Honored as one of Scene in S.A. Magazines top Otolaryngologists for the last three years.
  • Top Doc for SA Magazine, 06,07,08,09,10,11,12.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1396730776

Office locations

Texas Sinus Center

15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Suite #20210

San Antonio, TX 78256

Texas Sinus Center

745 W San Antonio Ave, Ste 200

Boerne, TX 78006

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Dr Atkins is absolutely awesome!
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Great staff, took care of all of my concerns and provided a great treatment.
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Excellent and thorough care. Highly recommend this Doctor and his staff.
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I was in and out quickly but did not feel rushed with the Dr. He did a good job of explaining my treatment plan.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Atkins treated me with full professionalism, & understanding. He did not rush thru his explaining my illness & he was able to examine me thoroughly with patience & care. He was also able to explain why I had what Ihad & why I felt as I did. Dr. Atkins made me feel relaxed & made me feel important, as he continued to explain all my concerns. Dr. Atkins, I honestly feel, one of a kind.
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Doc and staff were very friendly and efficient. I threw Dr Atkins a curveball with my travel plans, and he was able to deal with that and get me going on a treatment plan.
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straight forward, not rushed, highly recommend him
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He was very knowledgeable and professional. The nurses and staff were great as well!
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Thank you! I feel like my sinus infection is finally going to clear and we'll get my allergies under control.
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Best doctor in San Antonio for ENT related issues. Great staff & very knowledgeable PA Lori Rollwitz .
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Excellent plan for my medical care
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I loved every bit of it as we discussed my issues and got them taken cared of so I could breath all the better now.
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My first visit with Dr Atkins and I'm very impressed with their new patient onboarding process, his courteous staff and his bedside manners.
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He was great, on time, and the front office people were great too. The office is going to call my insurance and verify the test and cost before I come in for my next appt. Great!
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Very very nice, the wait was longer than I would have liked but no too. If of a deals
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit with Dr. Atkins. I'm pleased with his approach so far. I have another appt in 3 weeks. Will see how that goes.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Atkins is very focused and listens. I greatly appreciated his expertise and treatment strategy. Finally a solution to my sinus problem.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very nice and efficient.
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Very professional
More than 1 year ago
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Great service and friendly staff!! Dr. Atkins was very informative, explained everything with great detail and answered all my questions. Told me what the plan was to deal with my situation. Overall, loved it! Looking forward to getting my situation resolved.
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Very thorough and thoughtful approach. I hope I don't have to go back, but if I do I'm sure that Dr Atkins will be able to help me get better quickly.
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Very pleased
More than 1 year ago
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Highly recommend Dr. Atkin, just disappointed in the wait time. Seem to be overbooked and we waited almost 45-50min for a 9am appt. When called up for paperwork I noticed there were 5 people signed in for the exact same appointtime and same doctor. I understand a little overlapping to be cost/time effective but this just seemed a bit much that early in the day. To be fair - some of the time delay once we were in the room seemed to be software not working properly as well for the staff to place info in.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent, very informative
More than 1 year ago
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In my visit to the office I saw 10 maybe 15 people go in before me. Some were already there, that is fine but 6 people arrived after me and they still were seen before me. I arrived at 2:15pm earlyfor my 3:00pm so I can fill out the paper work I know all doctors ask for and at that I finished well before 3 and still didn't get seen till 5pm . That is just wrong.
More than 1 year ago
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Unfriendly and spent very little time with me. Website and commercials all advertise a great new procedure for dealing with sinus problems, but in actuality it appears that procedure only applies to a small percentage of patients. I felt hehad no new suggestions to offer me for dealing with my sinus issues and allergies. ALSO - VERY IMPORTANT - they do an in office procedure (I think a CT scan?) and it is very expensive and they give you no indication of the cost ahead of time. Make sure you ask them what the cost will be.
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Dr. Bauer is thorough, pleasant and well educated and I feel very comfortable with him in charge of my care.
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I met with both Dr. Atkins and one of his PA's they were both very professional and discussed my problems and and appropriate course of action. I think they recommended a very reasonable course of treatment and we will see howit works out. They were very good at listing to me and my concerns.
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Just wish something could have been done to fix sinuses today instead of having testing done. But it is probably for the best this way. I am tired of sinus issues!
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He was very kind and informative
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He is real and down to earth - positive experience with a true knowledgable professional.
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I really liked this doctor and their office. I had a bad experience with a different office beforehand and Dr Atkins caught things the other place didn't. He was very nice and I was seen immediately both times, hardly any wait.The staff is nice and they're all very knowledgeable. I'm so thankful I found this doctor!
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Very professional. All staff was happy and friendly. Made you feel welcome.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Atkins was very nice and took time to explain what he was going to do. They were able to do a CT scan right there in the office which was nice...he was able to go over findings right away. Hewas clear on his recommendations and a plan. The office was very clean. Office staff was very nice. Hector and Kristen both were very courteous.
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Awesome Doctor, very friendly, and made me feel comfortable in his recommendations.
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He really cares about his patients and wants you well...!
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Very friendly person who showed genuine interest in my health problem.
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great.to the point
More than 1 year ago
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Staff was very courteous and had very little wait from time pf appointment.
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Overall Excellent Drs visit
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I wish I would have found him years ago.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Atkins and his staff was very curtious and efficient. Dr Atkins explained my sinus issues and mapped out a definite plan of action.
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Excellent
More than 1 year ago
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I thought he was awesome. Informative and right to the point. My kind of Dr.
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit and didn't know what to expect. I was in and out in record time yet treated with great customer service. Looking forward to my follow up next month when I meet the doctor.
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Dr. Atkins and his great staff are very helpful and caring. Highly efficient, yet very personable.
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I felt Dr Atkins and his staff were knowledgeable and professional. However, while being seen, I felt a bit rushed, especially; during the time when Dr Atkins was in the exam room. Overall, a good first visit. Will wait until after more appointments to form lasting opinion.
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Very positive experience
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Professional, courteous, and quick. Staff was great.
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So different from what I am used to. Dr. Atkins wasn't in a rush to finish the appointment. He sat down and answered all of my questions. Staff was very friendly and accommodating as well.
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