James H. Frey, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal is to manage and anticipate your unique healthcare needs. As an MDVIP-affiliated doctor, I will partner with you on a personal level to help you achieve the optimal health we all value. We will closely collaborate on what it takes to stay on the path to wellness. You will feel welcomed by the relaxed, individualized attention you will receive from everyone in our office.

Physician Profile


University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Summa Cum Laude 1979
Medical School
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL
Doctorate of Medicine 1983
Baroness Erlanger Medical Center
Chattanooga, TN
Categorical Internal Medicine Internship 1983-1984
Baptist Medical Centers
Birmingham, AL
Internal Medicine 1984-1986

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

American College of Physicians, Chairman Department of Medicine, Medical Center East 1992-1993
Birmingham Medical Network, Board Member 1995-2000
Health Services East, Board of Directors 1997-2006
Jefferson County Medical Society, Ethics Committee, 2000-2003
Eastern Medical Specialists, President 2003-2005
Medical Center East Operations, Board of Directors 2000-2006
CareFirst Home Health Care, Medical Director 2005-present
CareFirst Hospice, Medical Director 2005-present

Hospital Affiliations

St. Vincent’s East

Honors and Awards

Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Tim

    Dr. Frey is truly sincere regarding the health of his patients. I could not ask for a more sincerely concerned, caring, profession...

  • Member: Bob

    Last year, in the early spring I broke a fall by grabbing a table on the way down with my right hand injuring my shoulder. After a...

  • Member: Tom

    Hum. Where to start. I've been A patient of Dr. Frey for well over 20 years. I was with him before he went to MDVIP. When...

  • Member: Deborah

    Dr Frey became my doctor in 1988. Through the years he has always been there for me when I need him. He has seen how my body has c...