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Dr. James Tatum, MD

General Surgery*
3.9 (11)
Map Pin Small Palm Springs, CA
Accepting new patients

Overview of Dr. James Tatum, MD

Dr. James Tatum, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Palm Springs, CA. Dr. Tatum, completed a fellowship at Cedar Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Tatum, completed a residency at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Tatum an average 3.9 star rating.

Dr. Tatum works at Practice in Palm Springs, CA with other offices in Long Beach, CA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Tatum's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Oscar J. Paz Altschul MD Inc
    380 E Paseo El Mirador, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (760) 323-6316
  2. 2
    St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach
    1050 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (310) 554-4127
  3. 3
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    1045 Atlantic Ave Ste 1004, Long Beach, CA 90813 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (562) 432-9911

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  • Saint Francis Medical Center

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Tracheal Surgery
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    3.9
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    About Dr. James Tatum, MD

    Specialties*
    • General Surgery

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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1114204666
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Cedar Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
    Residency
    Undergraduate School
    • University of Washington School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
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    11 patients have reviewed Dr. Tatum. The overall rating for this provider is 3.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Tatum.

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