James P. Harkins, MD

Internal Medicine
3217 West Chester Pike Suite B
Newtown Square, PA 19073 Get Directions
James P. Harkins, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

475.00 every 3 months
950.00 every 6 months
1,900.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My mission is your health and your wellness. My style is not just caring for my patients but caring about them. Critical to their health management is a true understanding of their lives, their world, which so greatly impacts their health. The MDVIP personalized healthcare model provides me the time to do just that. Wellness takes on different meanings at different ages – from running your first marathon at age 40, planting that vegetable garden at age 60 or dancing at your granddaughter’s wedding at age 80. I look forward to partnering with you in optimizing your health and your wellness wherever life finds you.

My MDVIP-affiliated practice in internal medicine primarily serves the Main Line and western suburbs of Philadelphia. Similar to conveniences often associated with concierge medicine practices, I also offer same- or next-day appointments that start on time. I am associated with the Main Line Health system and serve on the active medical staff of the Lankenau Medical Center. I have over three decades of trusted relationships with skilled specialists and surgeons qualified to assist you with your unique needs. Join me now and let us work together so that you may be all that you can be.

Dr. Harkins' Credentials

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Lankenau Hospital, now Lakenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA
Internal Medicine 1982-1984

Lankenau Hospital, now Lakenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA

Medical School:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medicine 1981

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1976
Summa Cum Laude 

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Lankenau Medical Center
Top Doctors, Internal Medicine, Philadelphia Magazine May 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Top Doctors, Internal Medicine, Castle Connolly May 2014-2024
Active Medical Staff, Lankenau Medical Center 1984-present
Medical Director, Occupational Health Department, Lankenau Medical Center 1988-2004
Medical Director, Occupational Health Department, Bryn Mawr Hospital 2000-2004

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Harkins

from Frederick in PA March 24, 2020 for James P. Harkins, MD

I am alive today because of the medical expertise/personal care of Dr. James P. Harkins, MD. During the summer of 1995, my wife and I along with a friend from work and his wife were leaving, on Friday, to spend the week-end at the New Jersey shore. Because I was having coughing episodes and I thought it was the beginning of a cold, I stopped to see Dr. Harkins. After the initial examination, I… See more

from Gina in PA March 19, 2020 for James P. Harkins, MD

Dr. Harkins is always available to meet our medical needs. He is patience, attentive, thorough, honest and has a great sense of humor. My husband has serious heart issues and Dr. Harkins is always available when in need. He is very detailed in his diagnostics and relates the findings in a simple and understandable manner. His staff is the greatest! Thank you Doctor for keeping my husband… See more

from Eunice in PA March 13, 2020 for James P. Harkins, MD

My story will be short because Dr Harkins keeps me in top health. It has been more years than I can count, I could never leave his care. Thank you Dr James Harkins. 👏 Eunice 

from Steve in PA March 12, 2020 for James P. Harkins, MD

I have been going to DR. Harkins for over 30 years, when I see him at the office for any problem I feel like I am talking to one of my brothers. He takes the time to listen to everything you have to say, whatever it is family or non family. During my time with Dr Harkins has been rewarding and sometimes emotional, recently my wife was going thru a rough 5 months with some stomach issues that… See more

from P John in PA March 12, 2020 for James P. Harkins, MD
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Dr. Harkins initially noted that my PSA had increased from 2.8 - 3.8. Not particularly high for my age, but rising too fast. (A friend's doctor didn't think a PSA of 11 was a problem and he too had prostate cancer). This led to a fortunate, early prostate cancer diagnosis, after which I chose surgery at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. I mailed, then later faxed in the pre-… See more

from Nicholas in PA March 12, 2020 for James P. Harkins, MD

Dr. Harkins is our family doctor and also was my father's primary physician. Early on in his relationship with my father (over 25 years ago) he detected a heart issue which ended up with my father having quadruple bypass surgery. Great catch. He continued to care for my father through the years. Even as my father's health deteriorated, he was kind and caring towards him doing… See more

from Terese in PA March 12, 2020 for James P. Harkins, MD
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I have many stories about my doctor, Jim Harkins...too many to count. I have been with him for over 30
years. That does say something. He is always there for me and I have complete trust in his care.

A few years ago, I was having terrible stomach pain. I did call my GI doc but was told he could not see me for a week or so. I called Jim’s office and
was told to come in… See more

from Joseph in PA March 11, 2020 for James P. Harkins, MD

A few months ago, my cardiologist suggested that I no longer need to take my blood thinning medications. I called Dr Harkins and, he in turn, called the
cardiologist and requested that I remain on the blood thinning medication. To make a long story short, a month later I suffered a heart attack, but did not sustain damage to my heart muscle. I believe if I had not stayed on my blood… See more

from Karen and Joseph in PA March 10, 2020 for James P. Harkins, MD

We could not envision having a physician other than Dr. Harkins. It would be difficult for someone to be as professional and thorough, as well as being extremely caring towards his patients. He has always been responsive to our concerns, even tracking us down in a hospital ER while he was on a much-needed day off! Sincerely, Joe and Karen 

from Cheryl in PA March 10, 2020 for James P. Harkins, MD
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Dr. Harkins has always provided MDVIP excellence and superior attention for now three generations of our family with my mom at 90 and dad almost 89!
Dr. Harkins provides the foundation of our well-being and we are so very grateful! We have years and years of special stories!
Please take care of our Dr. Harkins and his
wonderful staff!