Dr. James Sinclair, MD

Dr. James Sinclair, MD

Medical Oncology  ·  
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Age 62
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Dr. James Sinclair, MD is a medical oncology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1981 and specializes in medical oncology, hematology, and more.Read his story

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 830

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 552-1410

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sinclair performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Sinclair's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sinclair "Dr. Sinclair was raised in Wisconsin where he completed his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His mentor at Madison, Robert Schilling, M.D. suggested he do his post M.D. training at UCSD with Helen Rainey, M.D. and Mark Green, M.D. who continued to mentor him in the field of hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Sinclair began his private practice in 1987 and has spent the last several years fully engaged in the private practice of hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Sinclair has offices in La Jolla and Encinitas. He is the Medical Director of the Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His interests include benign hematology, all forms of cancer as well as palliative medicine that lead to his position as medical director of a local hospice program. He sees himself as the "quarterback" for his patients as they try to navigate their way through the complex arena of cancer care. In his spare time, Dr. Sinclair enjoys spending time with his family and pets."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sinclair "The Physicians and staff at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence Inc dedicated to one goal – providing the highest quality care for our patients. Our approach is based on our belief that patients do best when they receive comprehensive care with medical specialists and support staff working together on their behalf. We believe that our patients need to have access to the latest research, technologies, treatment programs and drug therapies. We believe that support groups, psychosocial counseling and complimentary programs can improve quality of life for many patients. And we believe that to beat cancer, we must treat more than the disease itself. We must treat the whole person by being responsive to how cancer impacts all aspects of their lives."
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4  Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Oncology

4  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

91  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

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.

Education

  • University Of Wisconsin, Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of California, San Diego, Dept Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of California, San Diego, Dept Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of California, San Diego, Hematology/Oncology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sinclair has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sinclair's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sinclair to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 3
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Dr. Sinclair's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (2)

I had an extremely positive consultation with Dr. Sinclair. He explained my options for treatment and the side effects of each. Dr. Sinclair is very bright and I totally trust his judgment. His staff is wonderful!
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Dr. Sinclair completely dropped the ball regarding my wife's ITP. He was impossible to get a hold of directly without making an appointment (even when she had bleeding gums and a CBC below 10) and his staff improperly filed paperwork to get an IVIG (they failed to expedite it). My wife finally had...more
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David, Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. Our doctors and staff strive to provide top level care, and this includes timely communication. There are times when it is important for providers to see their patient in person before offering medical advice to ensure that the best treatment plan is offered. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at (760) 212-0567 if you would like to discuss the situation further. Thank you, Alicia Shell, Director of Operations

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