James J. Bernick, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As our health system continues to evolve, patients confront diverse options when deciding upon their medical care. I believe the ability to provide personalized care with attention to prevention and an established wellness program offers a responsible choice. The opportunity to comprehensively discuss with my patients their current medical issues and jointly develop a treatment plan is essential to our relationship. I am convinced that by actively participating in their health decisions, our patients experience improved outcomes. In order to encourage my patients to attain their health goals it is essential to offer the most relevant diagnostic studies and preventive services to detect modifiable medical problems.

I am cognizant of the special importance both senior patients and their families place on preserving functional independence.  We maintain senior’s autonomy by responding promptly to acute changes, regularly evaluating chronic conditions, and effectively coordinating care with other professionals. I look forward to assisting our patients achieve their optimal health status.

Physician Profile


University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts, History 1972
University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Houston, TX
Master of Science, Biomedicine 1973
South Texas College of Law
Houston, TX
Juris Doctorate, Biomedicine 1992
Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX
Doctorate of Medicine 1977
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Oklahoma City, OK
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Family Practice 1977-1980



Professional Society Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians
American Geriatric Society
State Bar of Texas

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Health Authority, City of Baytown Department of Health 1998-present
Member, Medical and Surgical Group 1980-1982
Associate Clinical Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine 1992-present

Hospital Affiliations

San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
Kindred Hospital Baytown

Published Works

Acute Gastric Volvulus in a Nonagenarian, by James J. Bernick, MD 2010
Uncontrolled Blood Sugar: EMS Assessment of Diabetic Emergencies in Geriatric Patients , by James J. Bernick, MD 2009
EMS Initiated CPAP Treatment in the Elderly, by James J. Bernick, MD 2008
Implementation of Executive Order RP57: Local Disaster Planning for Senior Residents , by James J. Bernick, MD 2007
Where Can They Go? Hurricane Evacuation of the Elderly , by James J. Bernick, MD 2006


American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine - Geriatric Medicine
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review

Patient Testimonials

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  • Member: John

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  • Member: Maria

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  • Member: Claire

    We love Dr. Bernick.