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James Oberwetter, MD, PhD

Endocrinology

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About James Oberwetter, MD, PhD

Dr. Oberwetter is board-certified in endocrinology and psychiatry. He incorporates his psychiatric knowledge and experience into his treatment plans for his endocrine patients.

Dr. Oberwetter relishes good relationships with his patients. He gets to know them as individuals and helps them understand their medical issues so they can help themselves.

Dr. Oberwetter grew up in Houston. He has always loved Central Texas and is happy to have the opportunity to live and work in the Hill Country. He believes in the value of regular exercise, a likely topic during an office visit.

In his free time, Dr. Oberwetter is an avid hiker and finds reading on his back porch relaxing.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Baylor College of Medicine (1987)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine (1990)
  • Fellowship: Clinical Endocrinology, University of Colorado School of Medicine - Denver (1991)
  • Fellowship: Research Endocrinology, University of Colorado School of Medicine - Denver (1993)
  • Residency: Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine - Denver (1999)
Certifications
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Psychiatry
  • Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism - American Board of Internal Med/Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews (124) for James Oberwetter, MD, PhD

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Sep 12, 2022
Carefully explains treatment and listens to your questions and concerns.
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Sep 12, 2022
Dr Oberwatter is very nice ... Since this was my first visit with him, I can only comment on my first impression.
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Sep 11, 2022
It is rare to find a doctor that genuinely cares about my health and well being. I'm so grateful for Dr. O's time and guidance. I feel so much better than I ever have, thanks to him.
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Sep 3, 2022
He spent time to explain and understand my situation.
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Sep 2, 2022
Dr. Oberwetter was a JOY
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Sep 1, 2022
Dr. Is very knowledgeable and is very patient with me and takes the time to explaining what I need.
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Sep 1, 2022
I like Dr, Oberwetter very much. He is a FANTASTIC doctor.
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Aug 29, 2022
He listened very carefully and studied all my past lab exams. His seriousness and attention made me very comfortable .
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Aug 20, 2022
Very good
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Aug 20, 2022
He listened to my concerns and provided a treatment that I feel more comfortable with.
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Aug 14, 2022
Dr Oberwetter listened to me and involved me in my plan of care.
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Aug 13, 2022
Doctor overwhether was an excellent doctor very knowledgeable, Answered all my questions, And had a very good bedside Manner.
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Aug 12, 2022
We get on well
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Aug 8, 2022
Dr. Oberwetter clearly explained a lot of complex things going on with my tumor and helped diagnose that the tumor was producing too much cortisol. Also, on several occasions he took the time to actually call me to discuss certain things which was very much appreciated. That personal contact is often lacking these days and providers are hard to get ahold of.
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Aug 5, 2022
This was my first visit with Dr Oberwetter. I've been to a few other endocrinologists over the years. He's the first one that I felt really listened to my concerns and fully addressed the medical issues.
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Aug 3, 2022
Took the time to explain everything to me and make sure I didn't have any questions. Great bedside manner and made me feel seen.
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Aug 3, 2022
He's professional, thorough and kind
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Jul 29, 2022
He's Kinda flippant
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Jul 29, 2022
He explained things well looked at the information that I entered into the portal:
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Jul 28, 2022
Very easy to get along with
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Jul 27, 2022
He spends time explaining, and is very nice.
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Jul 24, 2022
He was very knowledgeable and was patient with me in explaining what was going on. He took his time to make sure I understood. Great patient care. I would recommend him to anyone. Also very personable, you can tell he loves what he does.
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Jul 23, 2022
Great ! Very engaging . Very knowledgeable and I felt a good suggestion on follow up of the condition of concern.
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Jul 22, 2022
Was an excellent exam by Dr Obervetter he listened and responded to my concern and questions
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Jul 22, 2022
I felt heard. That is a plus!
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Jul 22, 2022
Very friendly and great at explaining what was happening and what was the best course of action.
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Jul 16, 2022
He was very patient, friendly, listened to all of my concerns and answered them all. He even took the time to walk me out to the front desk to schedule my next appt - excellent patient care, courtesy, and customer service. I will definitely be seeing him again and refer him as well.
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Jul 15, 2022
Just excellent. Knowledge and concern.
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Jul 15, 2022
Absolutely loved this Doctor
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Jul 13, 2022
All Good
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Jul 12, 2022
Very good.
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Jul 6, 2022
Very attentive, knowledgable, and did not rush my visit. This was my first visit and I am so glad I chose Dr.Oberwetter.
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Jul 4, 2022
Dr. Oberwetter was EXTREMELY thorough and knowledgeable. He took into consideration my concerns and thoughts about everything discussed. He weighed out EACH and EVERY possible option for me and gave his recommendation on what would be best for my health. He didn't pressure me into making any final decisions instantly but instead, encouraged me to look into all options prior to making a final decision. Superb service!
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Jul 1, 2022
Excellent
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Jun 17, 2022
Very professional and listened to my concerns. Explained treatment very well.
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Jun 9, 2022
Was my first visit with Dr. O. Was impressed. Thanks.
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Jun 9, 2022
I felt he cared about my well-being and getting me where I wanted to be.
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Jun 7, 2022
Very good at explaining how my new medication works.
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Jun 3, 2022
Very knowledgeable and friendly.
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Jun 1, 2022
Dr Oberwetter is amazing, he really takes the time to understand my issues. He truly seems to care and is very knowledgeable about the endocrine system. Best Dr visit I've had in years, I would highly recommend him to everyone
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May 26, 2022
Loved the dr. And his staff. I left a different endocrinologist at austin diagnostic clinic; negative experiences with them. So thankful I found Dr. Oberwetter
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May 24, 2022
Listened throughly and explained everything thoroughly.
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May 21, 2022
Dr. Oberwetter was so friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable. I was really impressed with his level of attentiveness, and ability to listen, ask questions and explain thoroughly what things meant. He was also a joy to be with. I highly recommend him!
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May 17, 2022
Excellent clinician, straight forward, personable. Great recruitment catch from Colorado!
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May 13, 2022
Doctor O. Was kind, courteous and professional. He addressed each concern I had in a way that I could understand, and discussed the treatments available, along with the pros and cons.
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May 13, 2022
Great Doctor who was knowledgabe & caring of my questios & concerns.
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May 11, 2022
He took his time and answer all my questions. Outstanding doctor.
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May 10, 2022
Dr. Oberwetter spent a significant amount of time with me discussing my health concerns and explain thoroughly my options. Specifically with regard to thyroid medication I did expressed concern about increasing the dose but he gladly and patiently reviewed my options with me and made me feel comfortable. He is very responsive via the portal as well if any health questions arise and is able to see me promptly. My visits never seem rushed and the staff are always very courteous to me.
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Apr 30, 2022
I really like Dr. Oberwetter. He Is caring, concerned & very informative. So far, he's my favorite. Even though everyone at BS&W have been great.
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Apr 29, 2022
He took the time to explain the how and why in terms that were easy to understand. Even with an hour drive, I will keep coming to this office.
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Apr 25, 2022
We had a good conversation about my visit. He was very courteous.
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Apr 21, 2022
Good listener, unique these days. Asked good questions. Had reviewed information previously provided. Left with confidence in his knowledge that we will properly address my concerns/problem.
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Apr 20, 2022
So glad I picked him! He was awesome!!
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Apr 17, 2022
Incredibly impressed by Dr Oberwetter
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Apr 14, 2022
Explained causes, remedy & cure clearly
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Apr 13, 2022
Dr. Oberwetter was excellent in helping me to understand my situation regarding my health. He showed great concern in all areas of my health and in future assessment of my well being through testing, etc. Thank you so much for all you are doing for me.
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Apr 12, 2022
Loved this Dr! He provided good info, was not rushed and was warm and friendly!!!
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Apr 8, 2022
Dr was excellent, he was very thorough and explained everything for me, he has great chair side manner
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Apr 8, 2022
All I can say is the visit was an awesome experience and the doctor even more awesome than that.
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