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James N. Arterburn, MD


Dr. Arterburn, born in St. Paul, Nebraska received his undergraduate degree from Hastings College in Hastings Nebraska. In 1989, Dr. Arterburn received his medical degree in Internal Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1991. Dr. Arterburn joined the Gastroenterology Clinic of Acadiana in 2000 following his 9 year practice in Atlanta, GA. He became a partner in Saints Streets Endoscopy Center in 2002 which changed its name to Lafayette General Endoscopy Center and moved to the Burden Rheil Center next door to Lafayette General Medical Center in 2009.

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 into a research project and publications regarding the study results.

Dr. Arterburn is also the Principal Investigator for Lafayette General Medical Center in gastroenterology research and development 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 annual 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.