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Kenneth A. James, MD

96.6% Patient Satisfaction based on 157 ratings

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4.83
Based on 157 ratings
5 stars (140)
89.2%
4 stars (12)
7.6%
3 stars (2)
1.3%
2 stars (2)
1.3%
1 star (1)
0.6%
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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 (97)

Return GYN Appointment

On time, able to accommodate a blood draw.

Return GYN Appointment

Dr. James listens to me and has the experience to know how to help me.

Return GYN Appointment

Great doctor and staff!

OB Care

Everyone is very nice and professional, and takes the time to answer all of my questions which helps me feel like they genuinely care about me and my baby. That is very important to me!

OB Care

Dr. James is the most amazing OB/GYN I have ever seen. He has impeccable bedside manner, he is very smart, and he is extremely patient. He never rushes you. He always answers all questions or concerns. He makes you feel comfortable as a patient. And he has a nice personality unlike many doctors.

OB Care

The nurse Chantelle is amazing! And Dr. James is great!

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. James is an excellent physician who listens and genuinely cares about his patients.

New Patient Visit

Beautiful office, staff was friendly, enjoyed consulting with the doctor. I was most impressed that within 24 hours, the office had already followed up with me to let me know they had submitted my blood work and ultrasound appointments to my insurance already.

New Patient Visit

Dr. James was personable, kind, patient, and delivered extremely high quality care.

Return GYN Appointment

Dr James spent lots of time explaining my condition to me and had recommendations for remediation He is always compassionate, engaged and helpful.

OB Care

Dr. James is so nice. He responds quickly to all inquiries and does everything in his power to make me feel comfortable and confident in what is going on with my body and my baby.

New Patient Visit

I met with the doctor in his office first which helped him to get to know me first. I was impressed, though he did talk fast, he spent a fair amount of time with me and I appreciate it.

OB Care

Always on time for appointment Good service Availablity if we have question

OB Care

Dr. James has excellent beside manners. He treats you with the utmost respect. He listens to your concerns & helps address it. He's always on time & never has you waiting more than 5 minutes for your appointment.

OB Care

Always great experiences with Dr. James.

Annual Well Woman Exam

I appreciated the time Dr. James spent asking about my history and explaining things to me. His since of humor put me at ease. The overall experience was better than expected, especially since this was my first time meeting Dr. James.

Return GYN Appointment

My appointment was at 9:50 and was not seen until 10:30 am. No one apologized or informed me that they were running behind.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. James did not bring a nurse into the room with him while doing my exam or treatment. I felt very intimidated and uncomfortable the entire time. He also performed all procedures without talking me through anything or telling me what to expect, for instance the painful way he removed my IUD. The degrading way that he spoke to me made me feel like a reckless teenager; I am in my 30's, and I also felt pressured to get an alternative form of birth control. To top it all off, I am a breast cancer survivor and my doctors ALWAYS perform a breast exam at every appointment. He said he didn't see any reason to do so, but if I wanted him to he would. I felt so overwhelmed and confused I just said not to. I love the group and all previous experiences I have had there for the 10yrs I have been a patient, but I never want to see Dr. James again.

OB Care

Everyone was welcoming and so calming. It's a nice environment to walk into:)

New Patient Visit

I think Dr. James is fantastic and his nurse is wonderful.