Dr. James Ochi, MD

Dr. James Ochi, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. James Ochi, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Mayo Medical School in 1984 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), and more.Read his story

10243 Genetic Center Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 526-6136

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas

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more than 77% of peers
Perforated Eardrum
more than 70% of peers
Ear Disorders
more than 59% of peers

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Dr. Ochi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ochi "Giving you the best of both worlds…" Dr. James Ochi graduated from Mayo Medical School (Rochester, MN) and completed his Otolaryngology residency at UC San Diego Medical Center. He then moved his family to London, UK for a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at Great Ormond Street Children' s Hospital. Dr. Ochi became trained in Medical Acupuncture through UCLA School of Medicine. He combines the best from Western and Eastern medicine to give his patients who require surgery as comfortable a recovery as possible. Dr. Ochi is board-certified in both Otolaryngology and Medical Acupuncture. He has received awards from his peers at the national, state and local levels for outstanding clinical expertise and research. Dr. Ochi welcomes adults and children who have Ear, Nose and Throat concerns to see him at Graybill's Escondido Office; call 760-291-6977 today for a consultation.


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3  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Acupuncture
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

37  Conditions Treated


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14  Procedures

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Mayo Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University California San Diego Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University California San Diego Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ochi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ochi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ochi to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ochi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Ochi was so wonderful with my son. We finally found a doctor who understood our frustrations with our sons health. He has had nothing but problems with his tonsils for over a year now. We battled pneumonia, snoring, strep throat, and tonsillitis endlessly since he turned 5. Other doctors...more
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Even thought Dr. Ochi has a very busy practice, he spends a lot of time asking & answering questions. His patience seems endless. Dr. Ochi is the most caring and concerned physician I have had the pleasure meeting.
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