Dr. James Altizer

Medical Director

Dr. James Altizer was born to practice medicine. From the time he was a child he knew he would never do anything else. Graduating from Davidson College and entering the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond in 1981 was the beginning of a dream come true. After Richmond he traveled to Augusta, GA to complete a 3 year internship and residency in Internal Medicine.

To pay back his naval scholarship to medical school Dr. Altizer entered the US Navy and worked as an Internist at the Navy hospital in Beaufort, SC and as teaching faculty at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA. He also served in the first Gulf War during Desert Storm and received a total of 5 decorations prior to leaving the US Navy in 1992.

He practiced Internal Medicine for 7 more years where his special interest was asthma. He then took up the new field of Phlebology (vein disease) in 1999. He has been in Charlotte since 2001 and worked at the Vein Center of Charlotte for 15 years.

He is board certified both in Internal Medicine and Phlebology and is a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology. He is also doubly credentialed in vascular ultrasound. Dr. Altizer rides his two Harley Davidson motorcycles when weather permits and also enjoys target shooting and collecting antique medical and surgical instruments. He has a son and daughter who both graduated from college in 2010.

Being skilled at surgical and injection techniques from his work with vein disease, performing injections for joint pain and trigger points was a natural fit. “I am excited about the quality of care that we are able to deliver to our patients. The results that I have seen have been truly amazing.”

“It is quite gratifying to me to see the smiles on patients’ faces when they finally get relief from the pain that prevented them from enjoying life. I am very proud of my team members here, and they are all dedicated to making each and every patient feel special. I can honestly say that there is no other facility like ours in the Charlotte area and probably the entire southeast. We exemplify excellence.”

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