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James N. Arterburn, MD

Dr. Arterburn, born in St. Paul, Neb., received his undergraduate degree from Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. In 1989, he received his medical degree in Internal Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1991. Dr. Arterburn joined the Gastroenterology Clinic of Acadiana in 2000 after practicing in Atlanta for nine years.

A partner in Saints Streets Endoscopy Center (now the Lafayette General Endoscopy Center) since 2002, Dr. Arterburn’s expertise of high definition technology at the center and his results finding increased polyp detection contributed to the research data collected at the center. This data resulted in a research project and publications regarding the study’s results. He has also been a Principal Investigator for Lafayette General Medical Center in gastroenterology research and development of trial studies.

Dr. Arterburn is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Dr. Arterburn takes regular medical mission trips to Chenalho in the mountain region of southern Mexico. He practices Family Medicine to native Mayan Indians in this extremely rural area.