Dr. James Malone, MD

Hematology •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Malone
Accepting new patients

SLO Oncology & Hematology Health Center

715 Tank Farm Rd Ste C San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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(805) 543-5577

Dr. James Malone, MD is a Hematology Specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Malone has more experience with Blood Cancers and Blood Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with French Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Malone to book an appointment.


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Dr. Malone accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
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Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
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Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
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Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
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Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malone treats Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Malone treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malone treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Malone treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Nodular Lymphoma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malone treats Nodular Lymphoma more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Malone treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malone treats Blood Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Malone treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Myeloproliferative Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malone treats Myeloproliferative Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Malone treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Polycythemia Rubra Vera
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malone treats Polycythemia Rubra Vera more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Malone treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

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Dr. Malone's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Malone's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Malone

3.9

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
60%
(9)
4 Stars
13.333333333333334%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
20%
(3)
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  • Explained conditions well (12)
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
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  • Long wait times (9)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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This office has Real problems. It Starts with Some person called Carol Ann. She WILL NOT return phone calls and doesn't send the reports to her DR. WHY?????
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Kathy Boyer in grover beach – Oct 12, 2017
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Very down to earth and comforting! Easy to talk to and to understand.
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Joyce L in Los Osos, CA – Dec 24, 2016
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Dr. Malone saved my life by his quick action after diagnosing me with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He sent me me to Stanford Cancer hospital the next day that resulted in remission of my leukemia. I was looked at by 2 other doctor's, even had blood tests, my symptoms were classic for AML but they ignored them.
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Stephenie Kuentzel in Templeton, CA – Nov 04, 2016
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Dr. Malone treated me in 2013 for Hodgkins Lymphoma. This was not my first time fighting it. He is by far the best oncologist that I have had in my battles against cancer. He is a great listener and really helps you to understand what is going on and what the plan of action is.
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San Luis Obispo, CA – Oct 05, 2016
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Very informed, easy to talk to, spends enough appointment time, but is almost impossible to contact by phone. Phone mail is almost never returned. (
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Gerald Anderson n in Morro Bay, CA – Feb 05, 2016
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Very difficult to get appointment. Does not return calls in a timely manner. Seems rushed. Office staff is insensitive. I believe he takes on too many patients. He is knowledgeable but if you cannot get in the office that does you no good. Go some place where they act like they care about YOU!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The better we understand cancer the more we recognize the complexities of this disease. Just like people, each cancer is different. Every cancer has a unique cause and unique genetic profile. We recognize that each patient will require a distinct app...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

1995
University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
University Of Nebraska
Undergraduate School
University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Locations

SLO Oncology & Hematology Health Center

Coastal Integrative Cancer Care715 Tank Farm Rd Ste C San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Hearst Cancer Resource Center

Hearst Cancer Resource Center1911 Johnson Ave San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
2

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French Hospital Medical Center

San Luis Obispo, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)