James W. Jacobs, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal is to manage and anticipate your unique healthcare needs. As an MDVIP-affiliated doctor, I will partner with you on a personal level to help you achieve the optimal health we all value. We will closely collaborate on what it takes to stay on the path to wellness. You will feel welcomed by the relaxed, individualized attention you will receive from everyone in our office.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
Cedarville University
Cedarville, OH
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry and Biology, Bible minor 1988
Medical School
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH
Doctorate of Medicine 1992
Residency
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Internal Medicine 1992-1995
Acting Chief Resident 1995

Professional Society Memberships

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine 1997-present
Managing Physician Raleigh Medical Group/Cary Medical Group 2000-2009
American College of Physicians
North Carolina Medical Society
Wake County Medical Society
North/South Carolina Quality Management and Peer
Review Committee Cigna/Healthsource 1998-2003
Cigna Credentialing Committee 1998-2007

Hospital Affiliations

WakeMed Cary Hospital
Rex Hospital

Honors and Awards

University of North Carolina
- “Golden Boots” Award for Jr. Resident with Superior Clinical Judgment 1994
- David Ontjes Intern of the year 1992-1993
- Representative to Chairman’s Advisory Board
1994-1995
- Nominee of Resident Teaching Award 1993
One of the Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Inc. 2007-2008, 2015-2016.
One of the Triangle’s Top Physicians, Cary Magazine 2009
United Health Care Premium Designation Program for Quality and Efficiency 2009
National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), Certification for Delivery of Quality Cardiovascular and Stroke Care 2007-2010, renewed 2012-2015
National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), Certification for Delivery of Quality Diabetic Care 2007-2010, renewed 2012-2015
National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCOA), Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3 (Top Level) 2011-2014, renewed 2014-2017
Patients' Choice Award Recipient
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

Interests

Dr. Jacobs lives in Cary with his wife Kimmie and their five children since adopting a 14 year old from Ukraine in 2015.
Dr. Jacobs and Kimmie have served together on a short-term medical mission trip to El Salvador and since 2008 he serves as a board member supporting this ongoing work.
The entire Jacobs' family was able to serve short-term in two orphanages in Beijing, China in May 2008. Subsequently members of the Jacobs clan have served in Kenya, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Red Springs, NC.
They are active members in the children's and youth ministry at Colonial Baptist Church and in the sports ministry where Dr. Jacobs volunteers as a developmental league basketball coach.

Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Shirley

    My health was receiving half hearted attention by doctors and specialist. It was time to find my own solution. My sister in San D...

  • Member: Charles ( Woody)

    It is so nice to call up your doctor and get in to see him that day if you really need to or just get that call back telling you j...

  • Member: Mark

    Since becoming a patient of Dr Jacob's, I have gained a new understanding of the importance of nutrition to my overall health. I h...

  • Member: William

    Dr. Jacobs was the best Dr. we ever had long before he joined MDVIP. When he moved his practice to MDVIP, we followed without any...