Board Certified Pediatrician in Oak Ridge, TN
Clifford James III, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and the proud founder of Kids Central Pediatrics in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He specializes in pediatric services and strives to make every visit as fun and relaxing as possible for his young patients.
Dr. James has wanted to be a pediatrician since he was 9 years old. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, in 1997 before going on to complete a three-year residency at the MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in 2000 and opened Kids Central Pediatrics two years later, in 2002.
Dr. James’s goal has always been to create an environment in which every child feels safe and secure, with none of the anxieties that often accompany a trip to see the doctor. He treats all common childhood illnesses with care and great attention to detail, making sure that every child receives an individualized treatment program that best suits their needs. He believes it’s essential to engage parents and guardians in their child’s care plans, so he clearly and patiently explains each course of action.
Dr. James has four younger sisters, and they had an incredibly happy childhood in the countryside. The “country” way of life instilled strong values of being friendly, helpful, and always there for one another, and he works hard to bring that ethos to his practice and home life every day.
When he isn’t taking care of children in his practice, he enjoys spending time at home with his own three kids.