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James Duerkes, DO

4.7 out of 5 stars

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Clinical Interests:

Gynecological surgery
Preventive health and wellness
Birth control management

Languages Spoken:


Patients Treated:

Young Adults


Many people have asked Dr. Duerkes why he became a doctor who specializes in women’s health. Among other things, he cherishes the relationships he develops with his patients and their families. He understands that whether it’s pregnancy or gyn surgery, fear and anxiety may take over. It is these unique, sensitive, and sometimes scary scenarios that he believes create a relationship that doctors in other specialties of medicine may not have. It may be a hard life at times, but these moments keep him going.

Dr. Duerkes was drawn to Lee Health as an extensive not-for-profit health system with patients at the center of care. As healthcare systems change, it is easy for some systems to lose sight of the ultimate goal,
resulting in patients and staff being seen as just numbers. Dr. Duerkes is committed to maintaining or restoring the close physician-patient relationship that is often lost in corporate medical care settings.

Dr. Duerkes believes a modern approach to care balances cutting-edge medical management with an environment that is nurturing, personable, and genuine. He also recognizes that education is a vital component that empowers patients to collaborate with their physicians to help prevent and treat disease.

Education & Training

Medical School:

Novasoutheastern University, Ft. Lauderdale , FL


University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Board Certification(s):

Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.7 out of 5 (70 ratings, 25 comments)

  • May 1, 2024

    Dr. Duerkes explained about the symptoms and procedures in a very friendly and professional way. I was really nervous about the whole process but he made me feel at ease, assured me that everything is okay. I really appreciate his kindness and professionalism.

  • May 1, 2024

    Everyone I came into contact with was outstanding! It is so hard to remember names when in a stressful situation so I cannot single out any specific person. However, everyone made eye contact, smiled and listened. These 3 things go a long way towards making a person feel valued and cared for. As a retired nurse from Lee Health, I can honestly say that this is a Lee Health standard. They teach and uphold great customer service. Thank you!!

  • Apr 25, 2024

    Nice timely matter

  • Mar 19, 2024

    I felt heard at my last visit which I appreciate. Thank you

  • Mar 2, 2024

    Dr Duerkes was very caring when discussing treatment.

  • Mar 2, 2024

    I thought Dr James was very helpful skilled doctor and he educate my treatment and he was very honest and helpful and patient toward patients

  • Feb 24, 2024

    Dr. Duerkes and my nurse Lauren were outstanding. I would need more than 1000 words to describe my experience. They both went above and beyond my expectations. I also work in the medical field, I have experienced many different doctors personalities. I highly recommend Dr. Duerkes. The professionalism, understanding, listening, caring, sharing words of encouragement. I just felt so comfortable and not just a patient. They genuinely care. During this difficult time they (Dr. Duerkes & Lauren) followed up even after my visit multiple times, to make sure I was okay and that I verbalized my orders given. I am beyond blessed to have both. Sincerely, [ ]

  • Feb 20, 2024

    Dr Durkes and staff were very kind, helpful and understanding of my health needs.

  • Feb 14, 2024

    I loved my experience. A wonderful and knowledgeable physician. Great office.

  • Jan 31, 2024

    Made me feel very comfortable.

  • Jan 30, 2024

    The doctor

  • Jan 30, 2024

    From the instant I arrived until I left every member of the staff was amazing! I feel very grateful for the service I received! Keep up the good work! God bless you all and thanks for helping us with kindness

  • Jan 30, 2024

    The front desk is always amazing and so is the ultrasound woman as well as the nurses and doctors.

  • Jan 30, 2024

    Excellent services !

  • Jan 27, 2024

    The doctor and staff were very skilled and knowledgeable. Dr. is very thorough and helpful. Thank you

  • Jan 26, 2024

    Besides being a good physician, Dr. Duerkes is extremely considerate, kind and responsive. I will recommend him to all the local women I know....

  • Dec 26, 2023

    This was my first visit. I’m very happy that I found Dr Duerkes and his Team

  • Dec 20, 2023

    Dr Duerkes was very thorough and knowledgeable. He took the time to listen to my concerns. I would highly recommend him as a gyn provider.

  • Dec 16, 2023

    Dr. Duerkes went above and beyond what was expected at this appt. He did an excellent job at establishing rapport and making me feel comfortable. I never felt like he was rushed, and I felt as though he cared about me holistically. I was very impressed.

  • Dec 14, 2023

    Dr. Duerkes was very attentive and he explained everything to me in terms I could understand. He was patient and caring. Highly recommend him for his attention to detail, knowledge and respect. He is the only doctor to explain my issues to me for the last 10 y ears. He is amazing!

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