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Kenneth A. James, MD

97.2% Patient Satisfaction based on 115 ratings

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4.86
Based on 115 ratings
5 stars (102)
88.7%
4 stars (11)
9.6%
3 stars (1)
0.9%
2 stars (1)
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1 star (0)
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About Kenneth A. James:

Dr. James is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who moved out to Laguna Beach from New York City in January 2007 where he had been in private practice for 18 years.

He graduated from the University of Rochester and then completed medical school at the Chicago Medical School. His OB/GYN training was done at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and then began his career in private practice in NYC. He built a large, respected and successful practice and his patients were sad to see him leave the NYC area.

Dr. James has a tremendous passion for obstetrics. He specializes in low and high-risk obstetrics. He has extensive experience in all types of pregnancy issues. For example: hypertensive disorders, diabetes, preterm labor and multiple gestation. He is also very skilled in operative deliveries and cesarean sections.

Gynecologically he loves spending time talking with his patients about preventive care. He is very thorough when following his patients with their routine gynecologic care. He spends equal time with all his patients whether adolescent, reproductive age or menopausal. Dr. James is very competent in a multitude of surgical procedures. He enjoys laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, vaginal and abdominal procedures. He spends plenty of time discussing all the options with each patient in order to readily prepare them for their procedure.

He comes from an extended family of Obstetrician and Gynecologists. His father, Dr. David James, whom he practiced with for 8 years, was a highly respected OB/GYN in New York. Dr. James’ brother Richard also found his passion in Obstetrics and is taking over the family business in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ken’s Uncle Geoffrey James and Cousin Jason James as well are a father-son duo in Miami, Florida and Cousin Raymond Poliakin is a practicing OB/GYN here in Thousand Oaks, California. These are truly generations of physicians with a passion for caring and treating women.

Dr. James has a wonderful family. He has been married to his college sweetheart Mara for 23 years and they have 3 great children: Brian, 21; Scott, 18; and Alexa, 15. Dr. James enjoys spending as much time with them as possible playing sports, helping them with homework and projects and just spending quiet time together.

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Kenneth A. James, MD Reviews (73)

Return GYN Appointment

Good tip.

OB Care

It was a pleasure meeting Dr. James for my first appointment to confirm pregnancy. He comes highly recommended. He was funny, direct, yet sensitive to all aspects of examination and interviewing. He took the time and effort to get to know me and my choices for the pregnancy. He also gave a month by month guide of tests, office visits and what to expect. He answered all my questions and has also been quick to respond to questions on the online portal. I'm very happy to have found him and look forward to being under his care for the remainder of my pregnancy.

New Patient Visit

I did not have a long wait, everyone was very warm and friendly.

OB Care

I have been with the same OB/GYN for over 25 years until she retired. I've tried a few different GYNs over the last few years and I have never felt so relaxed and comfortable as I did when I was in Dr. James' office. From his front office staff to the in-take nurse, to Dr. James himself. Never felt an ounce of judgment coming from anybody and felt as if for the first time, I could be very open and honest about what was going on and my thoughts.

New Patient Visit

EVERYONE in the office made me feel comfortable and well taken care of. Everyone listened and was VERY responsive.

New Patient Visit

Dr. James is wonderful and informative. As was my ultrasound administrator.

OB Care

My doctor and his staff are great.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Very comfortable with Dr. James.

OB Care

I got an appointment with Dr. James super last minute for an urgent situation. The office was beautiful, Dr. James was extremely comforting, positive, and helpful in a time where I was feeling so nervous about my situation before my appointment. I walked out feeling 100x better. Can't say enough good things.

OB Care

Dr. James is a highly recommended OB. He's professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. In addition, there are minimal wait times, friendly staff, clean and comfortable office.

New Patient Visit

Dr. James made me feel very comfortable about being his patient during my pregnancy.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Facility was clean. Doctor and staff are amazing. I was able to be seen quickly.

New Patient Visit

Everyone was very friendly in the office. Dr. James really took his time to sit down with me as a new patient even though I knew he was behind schedule due to a delivery.

Return GYN Appointment

Knowledgeable doctor, explained in a manner that I could understand. I have confidence in his assessment. Friendly staff.

Annual Well Woman Exam

I liked the flow of the appointment, it was nice to have a health discussion before I had to put on a gown, etc.

Annual Well Woman Exam

I have been going to Dr. K James for years, and I will continue to do so.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. James is always listens to my concerns and then helps me make informed decisions without feeling pressured. He takes his time to make sure all my questions are answered.

Annual Well Woman Exam

The office staff were very polite, professional and friendly. Also, Dr. James is the best. He is timely, explains procedures and has an excellent bedside manner. He is very knowledgeable, personable and makes me feel very comfortable.

New Patient Visit

Great experience. Happy to be delivering with Dr. James!

OB Care

I feel like the staff was very caring for me with both my visits. Dr. James was awesome because I came in early before my 8 week appointment due to bleeding. He calmed my nerves and made me feel confident in my pregnancy. Also! He is hilarious and has a great bedside manner. The nurses and other staff are also so great. In addition, the midwives called me to follow up with me to see how I was doing. I just feel very well cared for.