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James Trotter, MD

Transplant Hepatology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

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About James Trotter, MD

James Trotter, MD, is Medical Director of Hepatology Outreach Strategy & Planning at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas. He is board certified in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. His clinical interests include end-stage liver disease and management of liver transplant candidates and recipients. He has vast experience in immunosuppression and other complications after liver transplant. Dr. Trotter also specializes in viral hepatitis, ascites, complications of portal hypertension, including esophageal varices and hepatic encephalopathy. 

Dr. Trotter received his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He completed his internship and residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He went on to complete fellowships in Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. He later became Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at the University of Colorado before joining Liver Consultants of Texas at the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute in 2009.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Trotter also serves as principal investigator for ongoing clinical trials for liver disease patients. He has published extensively on living donor liver transplantation, organ allocation and outcomes in liver transplant candidates and recipients. He co-authored the textbooks, Medical Care of the Liver Transplant Patient and Liver Transplantation, Challenging Controversies and Topics.

Read more about Dr. Trotter's publications on PubMed.gov and the Baylor Health Sciences Library.

Dr. Trotter was nominated for the twelfth consecutive year for D Magazine's 2022 Best Docs.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenGeriatrics, Adults
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
Insurance Accepted
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Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Baptist St Anthony Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Premier HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Premier HMO-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Premier PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Solutions PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
DFW ConnectedCare - American Airlines Employee Benefit Plan
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
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Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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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
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Health Plan - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior Health Plan - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior Health Plan - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior Health Plan - Medicare/Medicaid Dual Needs Plan: Advantage HMO SNP
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Superior Health Plan - Medicare/Medicaid Plan
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Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Emory University School of Medicine (1989)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Parkland Health and Hospital System (1990)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Parkland Health and Hospital System (1992)
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Duke University Medical Center (1996)
Certifications
  • Transplant Hepatology - American Board of Internal Med/Transplant Hepatology
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, James Trotter, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (133) for James Trotter, MD

Overall: 4.9*
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Sep 5, 2023
He takes time to explain tests and procedures
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Sep 1, 2023
Always straight forward. Extremely intelligent
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Aug 31, 2023
Excellent
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Aug 29, 2023
Best Doc I've ever been to. Very thorough and the best bedside manner.
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Aug 29, 2023
Dr TROTTER really seemed to care
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Aug 26, 2023
Great knowledge in his field. Takes his time with his patients.
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Aug 25, 2023
Even though hep c was eliminated and I am "healed" the yearly checkup to monitor for Liver CA is an important to my overall health status. Dr Trotter reviews my lab and the scan of my liver results with me. I always feel optimistic that my current health strategies are working. But know if there are changes related to my liver, he is ready to move into action on my behalf.
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Aug 25, 2023
I would like to express my sincere thank You to Dr Trotter and his staff. He is without a doubt the very best.
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Aug 24, 2023
He always has time for me and listen. He explained everything he knows in to detail
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Aug 24, 2023
Staff were very helpful and courteous. Dr Trotter was personable, seemed VERY knowledgeable, and emphasized with my health struggles.
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Aug 22, 2023
Listens well, explains care and treatments well, involves not only me in my care, but my family too.
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Aug 22, 2023
Honest feedback; amiable; professional
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Aug 16, 2023
Personable, empathic, experienced, and took the time to talk me through my concerns
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Aug 12, 2023
Responses vert timely and helpful
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Aug 10, 2023
Great doctor
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Aug 4, 2023
The most caring doctor I have ever seen!!! Always there when I need to talk to him, explains everything in a manner I understand. Very dedicated and knowledgeable. I am alive because of him!
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Aug 3, 2023
This was my first time to meet with Dr. Trotter. He was kind, caring, calm, and extremely personable in discussing my health situation. He truly cares about his patients. His medical expertise was so reassuring and gave me great peace of mind. He wanted to make certain all of my questions were answered to my satisfaction. Most of all, I appreciated his willingness to respond with a phone call to me on multiple occasions when he had test results to share. I cannot say enough good about Dr. Trotter. His personal communication skills are amazing! I feel so thankful to have met him and to know I have a trusted Liver Specialist should another health situation be of concern to me and/or my Internist.
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Aug 1, 2023
My wife had used Dr Trotter and we both think he is outstanding
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Aug 1, 2023
Outstanding doctor
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Jul 27, 2023
Dr Trotter did his research of my history so was very in tune to my history. I would have preferred a bit longer time as I felt very rushed. He never really gave eye contact, just read things on his computer most of the time.
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Jul 14, 2023
Dr Trotter was very courteous and answered all my questions. He was knowledgeable of my condition and helpful as outlined treatment options.
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Jul 14, 2023
He is so knowledgeable and easy to talk to. His whole office staff was amazing!
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Jul 13, 2023
He took the time to answer my questions, and was very professional
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Jul 13, 2023
Dr. Trotter is very thoughtful and shows compassion.
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Jul 11, 2023
Very punctual, in every way. Doctor was helpful & informative & eased my worries.
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Jul 8, 2023
Always there for me
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Jul 5, 2023
Very credible and knowledgeable
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Jul 1, 2023
Dr. Trotter very caring doctor
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Jun 20, 2023
He is the best
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Jun 16, 2023
Dr. Trotter is the best.
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Jun 15, 2023
He is amazing
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Jun 13, 2023
Got to the office early and was seen early it was so nice to be so prompt on seeing me. All were very friendly and professional !
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Jun 8, 2023
Responsive, concerned, empathetic, knowledgeable
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Jun 3, 2023
Always thorough, answers questions, listens well!He really cares
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Jun 1, 2023
Dr. Trotter is professional and caring. I trust his recommendations.
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Jun 1, 2023
Dr Trotter us an amazing Dr. I would not see any other Dr. Happy I found him.
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Jun 1, 2023
Dr. Trotter is an outstanding doctor. He is personable while at the same time making the patient feel totally comfortable and well taken care of. He was recommended to me by another Physician here in the Dallas area.Am so glad he did.
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May 30, 2023
He is prompt, kind, knowledgeable and seems to be paying attention to my diagnosis.
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May 23, 2023
Patient oriented
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May 19, 2023
Dr Trotter is a caring gentleman and his office staff, as a result of his leadership, is excellent.
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May 18, 2023
He is very compassionate, understanding Doctor. He is to the point and describes everything perfectly. Dr Trotter is awesome is bar far the best doctor I have ever had!!! Please understand that I have a lot of doctors so when I say Dr Trotter is great, I mean it.
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May 18, 2023
Very warm and caring!
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May 18, 2023
Dr Trotter has always had my health as a top Concern and will spend time asking and allowing me to ask questions.
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May 17, 2023
Dr Trotter and staff are always so kind and helpful anytime I need them.
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May 6, 2023
A doctor who focused on me as a patient and not just data. Extremely knowledgeable and a great communicator.Demonstrates caring and concern. The best that I have seen.
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Apr 23, 2023
Answered all my questions, Let's me know where my numbers are at. How I am doing with zmy medication.
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Apr 22, 2023
I think Dr Trotter is the best Doctor I have ever visited
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Apr 20, 2023
Dr Trotter is an excellent doctor, very profesional, and shows concern and understanding of his patients medical needs.
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Apr 15, 2023
I could not find a better doctor anywhere. Always willing to discuss problems.
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Apr 11, 2023
Dr James Trotter simply listens to me, as I advocate for myself. He's extremely intelligent and talented I respect him and I feel it's reciprocal. I'm thankful that he's been by my side during this ordeal.
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Apr 11, 2023
Compassionate and thorough
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Apr 8, 2023
Excellent care provider. Caring, thorough, a great listener, very knowledgeable, explains everything and makes you at ease.
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