James D. Quarles, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal is to be there for my patients when they need me. If they need to be seen in the clinic quickly, I will be there. If they are in the hospital, the nursing home or need me at their home, I will be there. I want to get back to the “old school” way of being a doctor, where the doctor is there on the other end of the phone when you need them. I want to be with my patients at every step of their life, and help them live longer, healthier lives.

Physician Profile


Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1996
Associate of Arts, Liberal Studies 1995
Medical School
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, KY
Doctorate of Medicine 2000
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, KY
Internal Medicine 2001-2003
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, KY
Primary Care Sports Medicine 2003-2004



Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians
American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Medical Director, Tanbark Healthcare 2009-present
Medical Director, The Rehab Center of Frankfort Regional Medical Center 2008-present
Medical Director, Kentucky State Police 2008-present
Medical Director, Golden Living Center of Frankfort 2005-present
Medical Director, Bradford Square 2005-present

Hospital Affiliations

Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Published Works

Hosey RG, Mattacola CG, Kriss V, Armsey T, Quarles JD, Jagger J. Ultrasound Assessment of Spleen Size in Collegiate Athletes. Br J Sports Med. 2006 Mar;40(3): 251-4
Quarles, J., Hosey, R. Medical and Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries: Prognosis and Treatment. Primary Care Clinics-Sports Medicine. Dec. 2004;31:14. pages 957-76


American Board of Internal Medicine
Primary Care Sports Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Mark

    in 2013, I was experiencing some pretty unpleasant medical issues. I had recently been wrongly diagnosed with COPD among other th...

  • Member: William

    The last year has been a physical and emotional pinball machine for Kay and me. Dr. Quarles is a confident servant leader who comm...

  • Member: Kaye

    Dr. Quarles is the best Doctor in Frankfort, Kentucky. He is always there when you need him day or night. Doctor like him are few ...

  • Member: Kristina

    He is the best doctor in this region. The staff are accommodating and personable. The two add up to make the entire relationship a...