Dr. James Novak, MD


Family Medicine | Male

Dr. James Novak, MD
Dr. James Novak, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Novak is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista.

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Dr. Novak's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Chula Vista, CA |
I feel very lucky to have been accepted as a patient by Dr. Novak. He has handled serious problems quickly and accurately. He is open to listening. GREAT doc.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Novak is an exceptional Doctor.. I have been to Stanford Medical Center , some prominent high profile physicians for some ailments . However, by far, Dr. James Novak is the most competent medical Doctor I have ever seen. Great human being,
in La Jolla |
Dr. Novak is a true diamond in the rough! I have been to Harvard, Duke and Stanford doctors who could not figure out what was wrong with my fast decline in health. Dr. Novak immediately properly diagnosed me and has given me hope to live again. I have Lyme disease after several tick bites on the East Coast. He is far more intelligent, compassionate, and up to date on research than any other MD out there. I highly recommend him 10+ 100%
in San Diego, CA |
He is a good doctor but his office is run without regard for the very sick people he serves. He refuses to answer questions about difficulties you might have with dugs or directions given. If you have a question a nurse will not answer it or ask him for you. There are NO return calls. You are left to make another appointment which can take 3-6 weeks. This presents a problem when one is in crisis.
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Dr. Novak's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Medical School
    Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ

    Graduated in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Kaiser Fndn Hospital Sacramento

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Family Medicine

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