Dr. James Vevaina, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Vevaina, MD
Dr. James Vevaina, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 50 years. Dr. Vevaina is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital.

8929 University Center Ln Ste 100

San Diego, CA 92122

Contact Information

(858) 581-0400

Dr. James Vevaina, MD

Dr. James Vevaina, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare

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Dr. Vevaina's Experience

Dr. Vevaina's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pulmonology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pulmonology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Whooping Cough


  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Gross Negligence (8/24/2017)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Mumbai
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1972

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Vevaina has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Vevaina has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vevaina's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vevaina to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Vevaina's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in San Diego, CA |
I saw Dr. Vivaina for the first time today . He was able to quickly diagnose my condition and recommend a course of treatment . I would highly recommend Dr. Vivaina and his office staff . I've got to rate my overall experience an A+ .
San Diego, CA |
I have found Dr Vevaina to be a very knowledgeable, excellent doctor and willing to go the extra 5 miles on my behalf. I would very much recommend him. And I have always found it easy to make appts with him on short notice. Wish more doctors were like him and his staff.
San Diego, CA |
Don't go here! I moved to the UTC area and wanted to establish a new PCP. On my 1/ only visit I had waited quite a while despite no other patients present. When I was actually seen, his demeanor was apathetic towards my well-being and I felt rushed. He could't find a glove so proceeded to use a plastic bag he found to do a physical on me..can't make this stuff up. He billed me for an extensive visit $400 even though it was brief. I fought and had the charges reduced. Shady business, avoid!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Vevaina accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Vevaina has admitting privileges

Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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