James Brett Chafin, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville 807 Children's Way Jacksonville, FL 32207 Appointment: (904) 697-3600

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I’m West Virginia-born and raised, where most of my family still lives. I practice medicine because I enjoy helping people in a time of need, especially children. The best part of what I do is building relationships with families. I know I’ve had a positive impact if a child’s family is glad they made the decision to come to me for care.

Why I Treat Children

Children are one of our most vulnerable demographics (the other is seniors), and we need to look out for them. Because many of the kids I see have a problem that’s readily addressable, I can help improve their quality of life in a meaningful way. I really enjoy working with parents, too – because as a parent myself, I understand their concerns.

What I'm Passionate About

All children should have access to the healthcare they need. And I believe any program that improves quality of life for children, whether it’s in-school or after-school, benefits kids individually and our society as a whole.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Otolaryngology - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2006
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2005
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology - Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 2006


  • Otolaryngology/Head/Neck Surge - West Virginia University Hospital, 1997
  • Surgical - Charleston Area Medical Center, 1993

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - West Virginia University School of Medicine, 1992

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology/Otolaryngology

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriGroup GA MCAID HMO JAX/GA
  • AmeriGroup GA PeachCare For Kids Jax/GA
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Georgia Medicaid/Georgia Better Health/Peachcare
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Congenital Neck Masses
  • Hearing Loss
  • Otitis Media

Medical Interests

  • Head and neck masses
  • Pediatric airway
  • Sinus disease

  • English