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Dr James Tymms

Dr James Tymms
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist

Qualifications: MB ChB MD FRCP


Speciality Areas:

  • Thyroid disorders
  • Calcium and metabolic disorders
  • Testosterone deficiency
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • General Medical disorders 
Contact Details:

Secretary:  01942 822341

Clinic Access Times:

Tuesday PM  Thomas Linacre Centre Suite 2,  Diabetes
Wednesday AM  Thomas Linacre Centre Suite 2, Endocrinology and General Medicine
Thursday PM  Diabetes Centre, Diabetes
Friday AM Thomas Linacre Centre suite 2, Endocrinology

James is always happy to give advice to General Practitioners by letter or phone. Thursday mornings are the best contact time.


James is on the Specialist Register for General Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes. He has worked as a Consultant Physician at WWL since 1989. He is part of the strong Specialist Diabetes team based in the Diabetes Centre at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary.

His specialty interest covers all aspects of endocrinology including thyroid disorders, andrology, metabolic medicine, adrenal and pituitary disorders. He holds a licence to use radioactive iodine to treat patients with overactive thyroid conditions at Wigan Infirmary. This service, which he established in 1992, provides local treatment for many patients who would otherwise have had to travel.

James also works as an emergency care physician and is responsible for the care of medical patients in Wigan Infirmary.

He is a keen teacher and has been involved in training doctors at all stages of their careers for many years. He is examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Manchester University.

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