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

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 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

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Bernick

from Patsy in TX March 12, 2020 for James J. Bernick, MD
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Dr James Bernick has been the one doctor my husband David and myself knew without a doubt we could depend on.
He has been there with us steadfast through many trying times. I dont know where we would be without him. Pleseas
don't retire anytime soon. You are the best.

from Grace in TX March 12, 2020 for James J. Bernick, MD

I have been with DR. Bernick for over 30 years, from my very first appointment I knew he was going to be our family doctor. DR. Bernick has always been very compassionate and has always taking the time after each visit to talk with you no matter if you were very sick or just had a small cough. He is very knowledgeable and always puts the care for his patients first. I am so glad he has not… See more

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 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 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