Dr. James McKinnie, MD


Cardiology | Male

Dr. James McKinnie, MD

Dr. James McKinnie, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Metairie, LA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. McKinnie is affiliated with Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, West Jefferson Medical Center, CHRISTUS Saint Patrick Hospital and East Jefferson General Hospital.

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      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (8)
    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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Cardiology
    •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
    •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Internal Medicine

    Conditions Treated

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


    • Medical School
      Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      Ochsner Fdn Hospital

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      Ochsner Fdn Hospital

      Completed in 1985

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Ochsner Fdn Hospital
      Sinai Samaritan Med Center

      Completed in 1989

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Cardiology

    Procedures Performed

    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • 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
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors