Dr. James McKinnie, MD

Dr. James McKinnie, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James McKinnie, MD is a cardiology specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1982 and specializes in cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and more.

4224 Houma Blvd Ste 300

Metairie, LA 70006

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas


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Cardioversion, Elective
very high
more than 99% of peers
Atrial Flutter
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Ochsner Fdn Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Ochsner Fdn Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Ochsner Fdn Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Sinai Samaritan Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McKinnie has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McKinnie's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McKinnie to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. McKinnie's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

in Lake Charles, LA
Dr. J. McKinney knows his profession so very well and tells the patient what we need to know regarding the surgery. I believe he is intent on doing a perfect surgery and I have all the confidence in the world in his success.
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in Belle Chasse, LA
Point blank...Dr. McKinnie not only saved my career, but probably saved my life. I have been seeing him for several years, he performed an Ablation therapy procedure on me, and I could not be more happy with the outcome. He fixed my heart...good as new. His staff has gone OUT OF THEIR WAY to...more
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in Belle Chasse, LA
I would not recommend Dr McKinnie, he has some very disturbing attributes as a physician. I terminated my business with Dr. McKinnie because of a lack of trust, negligence, and concern that he denies having records of EKGs and 3D imaging during my CARDIAC ablation so that I may move on to another...more
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in Metairie, LA
Femoral Bleeding after a procedure that he has done hundreds of times requiring a vein surgeon to repair his error in surgery follow-up.
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in Marrero, Louisiana
I am a patient of Dr.Mckinnie at West Jefferson Medical Center. It is easy to make an appointment and the wait times are never long unless he is stuck in a procedure which then the staff notifies us quickly. Dr. Mckinnie is very professional and gives me as much time as I need to ask questions.
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