Ratings for Dr. James G. Norman
Procedure dates by Dr. James Norman and Dr. Gary Clayman - October 3 & 4, 2017 At 15 years of age, I had my thyroid removed as a preventive measure for medullary thyroid cancer. Then approximately 17 years later I began to develop two different health issues at one time. My family physician referred me to a specialist in Cleveland, Ohio, due to a rise in my calcitonin level which indicates a cancerous tumor developing somewhere (probably in tissue left behind from my thyroid removal). Around the same time, it was discovered that I was developing a tumor on my parathyroid gland as well ( rarely cancerous). Multiple tests and scans were performed and these tumors could not be located. Exploratory surgery was performed to try and find my parathyroid tumor. This surgery resulted in the removal of three good parathyroid glands, but not the bad parathyroid gland. The doctors indicated that maybe I had an abnormal anatomy and at some point I might need my chest bone opened to explore that area for the parathyroid gland that contained the tumor. Shortly after I had the parathyroid surgery, in researching my health problems, I found information about the Norman Parathyroid Clinic. Everything seemed too good to be true, but we always kept this facility in mind. Several years later I switched to a specialist closer to home. I asked if she had ever heard of Norman Parathyroid Clinic and she said they had helped a patient of hers. Over the years she attempted to find my cancerous tumor, but nothing ever showed up in my tests and scans (even though my calcitonin levels continued to rise). My symptoms from my parathyroid tumor were beginning to get worse. It had been over 20 years since my second surgery and each time we tried to locate the cancerous tumor it was not found. I decided to address the tumor on my parathyroid because by this time I was growing tired of the multiple kidney stones, all the tests that this kept requiring, and all the time off from work due to several kidney stone surgeries. It was time to try the Norman Parathyroid Clinic. The multiple surgeries I had made my case more difficult and there was no guarantee that my parathyroid tumor could be found. The entire process, working with the staff at Norman Parathyroid Clinic, was so easy and they were so professional and wonderful to work with. The consultation was completed by phone and I was told that I was not an easy case. Due to all the scar tissue from previous surgeries there was no guarantee that the parathyroid tumor would show up on the Sestamibi scan and be located but they were willing to try. I arrived in Tampa, had my Sestamibi scan, and the tumor showed. While waiting in the prep room for my mini-surgery, Dr. Norman stops in to talk and we discussed my high calcitonin levels and I inquired if this surgery would take care of this as well. He informed me that this was an entirely different issue and after discussing the medical history regarding this that he was postponing the surgery until the next day. He stated that he was going to get the thyroid cancer specialist, Dr. Clayman, to see me for a consult and more tests would need to be ran and there was no way in good conscious could he perform his parathyroid surgery before this had been checked out. Dr. Clayman came in for his consult and ordered testing, which led to biopsies that showed the cancer. A dual surgery was then scheduled for the following day. Dr. Norman handed me over to Dr. Clayman so he could perform the surgery to remove my medullary thyroid cancer, but Dr. Norman would perform his surgery to remove the parathyroid tumor. Cancer was found in my neck and on a nerve near my vocal cord, if it had been left much longer I would have lost my voice. After surgery the aching in my legs cleared up immediately. My parathyroid hormone levels have dropped from over 100 to 9 and my calcium levels are now within normal range. Calcitonin levels have dropped from around 300-400 to less than 2. I received the most professional, loving care from everyone that was involved in my care including all the staff at the Norman Parathyroid Clinic, the Thyroid Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital and especially Dr. James Norman, Dr. Deva Boone and Dr. Gary Clayman. Not only did they treat me as a close friend or a relative, they also treated my wife with excellent hospitality. The care did not end after the surgery though, I have been in touch daily with Dr. Boone for updates and instructions and this was at their request. I highly recommend the Norman Parathyroid Clinic and The Thyroid Center and wish I had known about them earlier and sought treatment from them prior to previous surgeries. The Norman Parathyroid Clinic and the Thyroid Cancer Center was truly a blessing to me and I could not be more thankful for everything I experienced during this past year with them! Greg Moore, Ripley, WV
Dr. Norman saved my life. It took twenty minutes inn the OR. Remaining glands were biopsied and diagnosed healthy. He sent me home and after ten years of waiting to die, I started living my life again. Sorry I didn't do my research for the first surgery in 2010. Yes two MD.s that didn't know what they were doing and sent me home with the same disease, Hyperparathyroidism. Don't be a fool. Do your research. I recommend Dr. Norman
Having lived for 8years with an undiagnosed hyperparathyroid i was looking forward to a surgical removal in Jan 2017 here in the U.K. I was in the operating theatre for 5 hours and unfortunately the adenoma was not found. Not wanting to live with a high calcium indefinitely, I began to researched the excellent work that is undertaken at the Norman Parathyroid Centre in Tampa Florida. I finally made contact with them and after many emails to Dr Norman I became more confident that this might be an option for me. I finally took the plunge and went over to Tampa in September. From the moment I arrived at the clinic each individual member of staff treated me with kindness and respect. The sestamibi scan was able to locate the adenoma and an ultrasound performed by Dr Norman clearly showed the offending adenoma. Dr Norman and his team successfully removed the tumour in just 26 minutes. I found the whole experience amazing from start to finish. The knowledge and expertise displayed by Dr Norman is beyond words. I would urge anyone with this condition in the UK to explore fully the expertise of the surgeon, particularly if the scans have not revealed the adenoma prior to consenting to surgery. Not everyone is in a position to go over to Dr Norman's clinic but he indicated to me that he would be willing to share information and offer advice if required about this condition. My sincere thanks again to Dr Norman and his team for giving me my life back. Debra
Owner Of Tampa Parathyroid Practice Agrees To Pay $4 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Tampa, FL – Dr. James Norman, the owner and operator of James Norman, MD, PA, a/k/a James Norman, MD, PA Parathyroid Center, d/b/a Norman Parathyroid Center (collectively, Norman) has agreed to pay $4 million to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by knowingly engaging in various unlawful billing practices with respect to Medicare and other federal health care programs and their beneficiaries.
Awesome…the entire staff… from the office support, fabulous doctors/nurses, the surgical team including the hospital staff!!! Tampa General Hospital provided an atmosphere of peace and calm. This energized bunny has been re-energized!!! I am so thankful and blessed to have found the Norman Parathyroid Center. May God bless all of you for your dedication and caring in giving people back their lives in an easy, no non-sense manner!!! If you are having any parathyroid issues look no further…put your complete trust in the Norman Parathyroid Center these professionals know what they’re doing! Claudia B, Largo, FL
It's now very easy to see why people travel worldwide to see Dr Norman and his staff. From the initial office visit to the process and staff at Tampa General's Parathyroid Unit, I was very impressed with the interactions of the staff, the anesthesia team and the professionals on Dr Norman's team (the Surgeon, the ARNP and his OR nurses) it was a professional and compassionate experience from start to finish.
I cannot praise Norman Thyroid Center enough. We brought our mother to the center three years ago. Because she was 89, I did extensive resource to find the best place for surgery. We brought her from Texas in a wheelchair. From the moment we stepped into the center she was treated like everyone's mother. She was quickly put at ease. Because she had multiple tumors in ALL glands, her surgery too 30 minutes. She did wonderful and we took her to the hotel within a few hours and brought her home to Texas the next day. She walked onto the plane and has never used a wheelchair or walker since that trip. Her mind quickly cleared and her body was back to normal almost immediately. We went on a two week cruise within a month and she actually started a new business. She is now approaching 93 and her doctor said she will make 100 quite easily! It has been a pure joy to see her and know she enjoys her life once again. I recently was diagnosed with tumors on my parathyroid glands. I will give you one guess where this Texas gal is heading in a few days!
Dr. James G. Norman's Credentials
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- Oral Roberts University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1986)
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