Dr. James McKinnie, MD

Dr. James McKinnie, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James McKinnie, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Metairie, LA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. McKinnie is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center, CHRISTUS Saint Patrick Hospital and East Jefferson General Hospital.

4224 Houma Blvd Ste 300

Metairie, LA 70006

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Insurance Accepted

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

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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

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 Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney 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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  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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)
Dr. McKinnie's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • 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.
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 accommodate me with paperwork needs for multiple governmental agency requests. Always a pleasure to work with the Dr. and his staff of health professionals.
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 cardiologist and continue my care. His behavior of calling my new physicians even after I terminated my care with him is even more frightening.
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.
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.
Metairie, LA |
I have been a patient of Dr McKnnie for years. He has performed a successful cardiac ablation and still follows me. He is one of the most compassionate and humble not to mention skilled physicians that I have come across. You don't have to wait months for an appointment. You may have a wait in his office but it is well worth it.
New Orleans, LA |
Dr. McKinnie saved my husbands life! My husband had a condition that was ignored by previous doctor. McKinnie and his most professional and knowledgeable staff stepped up to the plate and most aggressively cured his condition and continues to be proactive in assuring us of the best continuing care! What a great staff! Thank you Dr. McKinnie for providing us with the most state of the art procedures and for sharing your wealth of knowledge and expertise and for being the best MD ever.
in Raleigh, NC |
He has use my daughter like a lab experiment at West JEfferson Medical Center in New Orleans, LA and basically left her to die. He is callous, unconcerned, incompetent, a liar, and will not release the truth about what happened during her WPW Procedure so that other Cardiologists can effectively, efficiently try to salvage her life. Run, don't walk, from this man. Remember also he has a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration so he cares about the money only. He ranks with Hitler. RUN AWAY
in Hammond, LA |
Horrible Cardiologist. Completely negligent and incompetent. Honestly, you're better off going to a monkey. He's not proactive and waits until problems arise to address them.
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Dr. McKinnie accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
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Hospitals where Dr. McKinnie has admitting privileges

West Jefferson Medical Center
1101 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072
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CHRISTUS Saint Patrick Hospital
524 Doctor Michael Debakey Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006
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