James M. Toth, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
I am originally from the Midwest and graduated from the University of Notre Dame. I attended the Medical College of Ohio, now part of the University of Toledo, and completed residency training at Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson, S.C. I am licensed to practice medicine in the State of Georgia and am certified with the American Board of Family Medicine.
About my practice
I am a firm believer in preventive medicine. I would like to work with you to prevent you from getting sick. I think vaccinations are a cornerstone to wellness, so I strongly advocate for routine vaccinations to prevent harmful illnesses like the flu, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, Hepatitis B, meningitis, HPV, shingles and pneumonia. I also enjoy managing metabolic illnesses, like high blood pressure and diabetes. And I think statins are extremely important in lowering the risk of heart attack and stroke in certain populations. I will advocate for you to have routine cancer screening, when appropriate, and talk to you about healthy fundamentals, like diet, exercise and sleep hygiene. I like to manage pain and insomnia without pharmaceutical intervention, focusing instead on meditation, yoga, physical therapy, exercise and the absence of toxic substances, like alcohol and tobacco.
How I thrive
I have an active spiritual life and I belong to a gym so that I can work out in the morning prior to coming in to the office. I enjoy swimming, jogging and using weight machines to help me stay fit. I try to eat intentionally and I make sure I get my flu shot every year! I also enjoy spending time with my family and try to leave work, at work, at the end of my day. I enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction, and I follow several authors. Finally, I enjoy time spent in continuing education as I work to stay current with patient-oriented evidence based medicine.