Dr. James O'Brien, MD

Internal Medicine •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. O'Brien

Spectrum Internal Medicine

4870 Barranca Pkwy Ste 250 Irvine, CA 92604

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(949) 272-3800

Dr. James O'Brien, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Irvine, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. O'Brien to book an appointment.


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Dr. O'Brien accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Basic HMO
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Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
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Dr. O'Brien's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cervicitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Brien

4.5

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
76.47058823529412%
(13)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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3 Stars
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  • Explained conditions well (16)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (15)
  • Listened & answered questions (15)
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  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
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I have been with Dr. Obrien since I moved to Irvine 7 years ago since 2009 and he has been one of my best personal doctors I have had and I'm 66 years old and I've had quite a few doctors. Dr Obrien is a very compassionate man who will do his best for you at all times, no questions asked. He was introduced to me by my daughter-in-law as he was her teaching doctor at UC Irvine Medical. I was very seriously ill when we moved over to Irvine and he took very good care of me. Thanks Dr Obrien.
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George Hwang in Irvine, CA – Nov 20, 2017
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My mom was a patient of Dr. O'Brien. Our first visit was very positive. Dr. O'Brien recommended a possible procedure to help my mom''s congestive heart failure. He informed us that he would review her medical records and get back to us in 2 weeks. We still have not heard back from him and we are going on 5 weeks. Her health condition is critical and Dr. O'Brien is not professional enough to follow up with his patients. We do NOT recommend Dr. O'Brien.
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John Palmer in Ballston Spa, NY – May 22, 2017
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I would recommend Dr. James O'Brien to my family and friends because he is a dedicated, professional, experienced doctor who is very concerned about his patients' welfare.
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Bernadette M McInerney in Mission Viejo, CA – May 13, 2016
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I have known dr. O'Brien. 25 years and he is a very throw and complete doctor. I've been to many other doctors and as far as I'm concerned dr. O'Brien is it one of the best. If not the best. His bedside manner is great but more than that he is a true healer and actually cares about the outcome. If he doesn't call to find out how you're doing one of his staff will. They follow up they make sure that you're doing okay and they ask if you need any help. I have been so happy with dr. O'Brien
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Biography

Dr. James O'Brien, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Irvine, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. O'Brien to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

University Ca Irvine Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School

Awards

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Spectrum Internal Medicine

Family Care Centers Medical Group Inc4870 Barranca Pkwy Ste 250 Irvine, CA 92604
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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)