James J. Bernick, MD

Family Medicine
2717 West Baker Road Suite 2
Baytown, TX 77521 Get Directions
James J. Bernick, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

412.50 every 3 months
825.00 every 6 months
1,650.00 each year

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.

Dr. Bernick's Credentials

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University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Family Practice 1977-1980

University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Medical School:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX
Doctorate of Medicine 1977

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

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts, History 1972

American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine - Geriatric Medicine
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
Kindred Hospital Baytown
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
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 Academy of Family Physicians
American Geriatric Society
State Bar of Texas
from DAVID & NETTIE in TX March 6, 2018 for James J. Bernick, MD

Dr. Bernick has been so helpful in assisting us maintain our life style. We are retired and travel extensively and yet he treats us in spite of that. His gentle manner and ability to be comforting have helped us overcome our white coat syndromes. We appreciate the time he takes speaking to us and answering our questions regarding our health care. His staff is exceptional and ever ready to… See more

from RAY in TX March 5, 2018 for James J. Bernick, MD


from Hattie in TX March 5, 2018 for James J. Bernick, MD

Dr. James Burnick has a wonderful attitude; he is kind, dedicated, great patience, and understanding. Dr. Burnick has a good relationship with his patients.

I want Dr. Burnick to know how grateful and thankful I am to have him for my primary physician.

from Deborah in TX March 1, 2018 for James J. Bernick, MD

Dr Bernick is a blessing in my life. I respect him and trust him without question. He is always available. He takes all the worry out of medical concerns for me.
Love having him as my physician.

from John in TX February 28, 2018 for James J. Bernick, MD

The extra time you can spend with you patients as well as the quick ease in seeing you in a timely manner. The slower more relaxed time in your office is a great asset. To know that you will come see me when I get old and can not come in on my own, say twenty years from now

from John March 30, 2017 for James J. Bernick, MD

Dr. Bernick has been our physician for a long time before MDVIP. He treated my wife before I became his patient. She actually died before seeing him after the MDVIP program (June-2014). She would have loved this additional service. Being an MDVIP has allowed him to spend more time with his patients. Just being able to see him the same day when you need is well worth the price. Some of the… See more

from Refugio March 31, 2017 for James J. Bernick, MD

I like the service we are receiving from Dr Bernick. I rate doctor Bernick at #5 but I do not know anything abount mdvip. That is between mdvip and Dr Bernick.

from Maria March 29, 2017 for James J. Bernick, MD

I appreciate how Dr. Bernick paid the strictness of attention to my husbands diabetes. My spouse was on to many medications in order to control his blood sugar. Dr. Bernick has done an excellent job fine tailoring my spouses diabetic medication down to a lesser amount. We also enjoy that he keeps up with up to date information regarding health and we enjoy the fact that he has informative… See more

from Claire March 29, 2017 for James J. Bernick, MD

We love Dr. Bernick.

from DAVID & NETTIE March 28, 2017 for James J. Bernick, MD

We have been patients of Dr Bernick for years and decided to go with MDVIP when he joined the program We are retired and travel extensively and Dr. Bernick has accommodated our different lifestyle whenever he is able. He and his staff are friendly, they know us when we call the office but best of all, I can contact him via email about medical situations which arise and the response is timely… See more