Dr. James McPherson, MD

Dr. James McPherson, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 57

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Dr. James McPherson, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Oxnard, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Los Robles Regional Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McPherson to book an appointment.

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Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons of Ventura County

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons of Ventura County1700 N Rose Ave Ste 420 Oxnard, CA 93030
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  • Office environment (9)
  • Staff friendliness (9)
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  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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He’s an excellent doctor. I’m a needle freak and a fainter but Dr McPherson is very funny and keep me busy talking and take my attention away from the procedure and needle he uses:)) I started my procedures there in middle of October. I had 3 pregnancies and during these times my varicose veins got really bad and lately I always had to cover and wear long pants and skirts. They did both of my legs and had ultrasounds a few times and the technician who’s doing it Greg he does a really good job. So, my veins got already better and we’re not done yet:)) Can’t wait for my next procedure. Now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I’ll get back my legs really soon. Thank you Dr McPherson, Greg, Debbie and Danielle. See you guys soon. Edith
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Very knowledgeable and competent doctor with an excellent bed side manner.
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. McPherson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
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Dr. McPherson treats Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. McPherson treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Thoracentesis
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Dr. McPherson performs Thoracentesis more than 81% of his peers

Dr. McPherson performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McPherson performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 72% of his peers

Dr. McPherson performs this procedure more than 72% of his peers

Dr. McPherson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Heroin Overdose
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperhidrosis and Minimally Invasive Sympathectomy
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. McPherson offers patient-centered care with minimally invasive approaches to heart, lung and aortic disease. Dr. McPherson uses the latest advancements...Read more

Biography

Dr. James McPherson is medical director of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of Ventura County. Dr. McPherson is board certified in thoracic surgery...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1997
Usc Lac Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
St Luke's - Roosevelt Hosp
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Southern California
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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How can I make an appointment with Dr. James McPherson, MD?

Call (805) 254-3785 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. James McPherson, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. James McPherson, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. McPherson frequently treats Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax), Thoracentesis, and Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs). See all procedures and conditions Dr. McPherson treats.

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

Dr. McPherson's office is located at 1700 N Rose Ave Ste 420, Oxnard, CA 93030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James McPherson, MD speak?

Dr. McPherson speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. James McPherson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. McPherson has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Marina Del Rey, CA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Inglewood, CA

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Torrance, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Saint Vincent Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital

Camarillo, CA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

St. John's Regional Medical Center

Oxnard, CA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)