Meet Dr. James Parker - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Diplomate American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Jamie Parker grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and from a young age, he knew he wanted to become a surgeon. Dr. Parker moved to Athens and began private practice in 1998. In 2001, he opened a freestanding outpatient surgery center dedicated to the care of his patients. After practicing for 14 years in Athens, he has moved his practice and surgery center to neighboring Oconee county.
His practice focuses on cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and facial rejuvenation. Also in reconstructive procedures including breast reconstruction and breast reduction. His patients describe him as down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and honest and caring. Dr. Parker strives to identify and meet each patient’s surgical needs while providing the highest quality medical care. He and his team are committed to making each patient the center of their plastic surgery experience.
The Doctor’s Successes During his Career
Dr. Parker completed his undergraduate studies at Tulane University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He moved back to Kansas where he received his medical degree from The University of Kansas School of Medicine. And completed his General Surgery residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham as well as in the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He returned to the University of Kansas Medical Center where he completed his plastic surgery post-graduate work.
Before beginning private practice, Dr. Parker traveled to Guatemala as part of a volunteer medical team. He donated his time and surgical skills to repairing cleft lips and palates on those who did not have access to the specialized medical care they needed. Dr. Parker describes this trip as being one of his most rewarding experiences and hopes to return one day.
Dr. Parker is on active staff at both Athens Regional Medical Center and in St. Mary’s Hospital. He has served on the Executive Committee and Peer Review Committees at both hospitals. He also served as President of the American Cancer Society, Athens Chapter. Dr. Parker is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons .
Dr. Parker is an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, and in his spare time, he enjoys golf, snow skiing, boating, and riding his motorcycle.
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Schedule your consultation for Plastic Surgery in Athens – contact Dr. James Parker and set up your appointment. During your appointment, you will be able to ask questions and bring up any concerns you may have about the procedure. Contact us today to get the look you’ve always wanted!