Dr. James McCallum, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMaleAge 58

Dr. McCallum
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Scripps Green Hospital

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037

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(858) 554-7876

Dr. James McCallum, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in La Jolla, CA. Dr. McCallum has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring, and Thyroid Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McCallum to book an appointment.

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Dr. McCallum is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. McCallum

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. McCallum treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. McCallum treats other conditions, please contact the office at (858) 554-7876.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. McCallum is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring specialists.

Dr. McCallum is experienced in the area of Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Hypoglycemia
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Dr. McCallum is experienced in the area of Thyroid Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

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Thyroid Nodule
Thyroid Cyst
Thyroid Goiter
Goiter
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Check Dr. McCallum's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. McCallum's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipoprotein Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Proteinuria
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Dr. McCallum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
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 EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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 Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. McCallum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McCallum

3.5

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
56.52173913043478%
(13)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(2)
1 Star
30.434782608695652%
(7)
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What went well
  • Office environment (17)
  • Wait times (16)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (15)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (8)
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I have been a patient of Dr.McCallum's for many years and have always felt I was getting the absolute best care possible. Even when I was hospitalized for hip replacement surgery, He came to the hospital to see me and to make sure I was receiving the proper diabetic treatment (I was). Dr. McCallum is a very caring and knowledgeable physician.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kaiser M – Aug 15, 2020
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Horrible is an understatement. Women need to be aware he made me his victim. And this review won't let me post the truth. Scripps seems to not care at all. Watch your privates he's wants a look.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Every Woman – Aug 06, 2019
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Dr. McCallum is the best. There is no diabetes shaming here like I’ve gotten at other offices. He is compassionate, and recognizes the value and needs of the individual. I’ve been a patient for many years, and he has always been supportive and nonjudgmental.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Oct 06, 2018
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Dr. McCallum is THE Physician to see if you are Diabetic. I avoided seeing my various Physicians because my A1C was constantly high due to my use of Prednisone that caused my blood sugar to spike. Dr McCallum is the first and only Physician that addressed me as an intelligent adult and made me feel like I was part of a Doctor/Patient team. He arranged a plan for me to obtain a new System to better control my blood sugar, assisted me with usage and helped me all of the way to a great A1C!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Pamela Higgins in La Mesa, CA. – May 24, 2018
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A blind Dr. is not worth a dime. A Dr. who lies to his patients won't see them a second time. Scripps has seriously fallen short in hiring this fool to be in charge of a hamster. Have you got the picture yet? Move on.
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What could be improved
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James McCallum, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in La Jolla, CA. Dr. McCallum has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening,...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Education

1998
Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Summa Health Systems Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1991
Summa Health Systems Hospitals
Internship Hospital

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What are Dr. James McCallum, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McCallum frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring, and Thyroid Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. McCallum specializes.

Where is Dr. James McCallum, MD's office located?

Dr. McCallum's office is located at 10666 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Scripps Green Hospital10666 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

La Jolla, CA

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2019)