Dr. James Sinclair, MD

Dr. James Sinclair, MD

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Age 62
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Dr. James Sinclair, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Read his story

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 830

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 552-1410

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Breast Diseases
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more than 99% of peers
Cancer
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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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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Oncology
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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sinclair to family and friends
4.3
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Sinclair's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Oceanside, CA |
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!
in Murrieta, CA |
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 to go to the ER after 4 days of no advice of immediate treatment from Sinclair and his office.
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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Hospitals where Dr. Sinclair has admitting privileges

Scripps Green Hospital
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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