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
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
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
Lankenau Hospital, now Lakenau Medical Center
Internal Medicine 1982-1984
Lankenau Hospital, now Lakenau Medical Center
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Doctorate of Medicine 1981
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1976
Summa Cum Laude
Top Doctors, Internal Medicine, Castle Connolly May 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dr Harkins is an amazing clinician. 3 generations of my family have been his patients. There is no other physician we would trust our health with. He is knowledgeable and keeps up-to-date with all the current medical literature, he listens, he is thorough and he follows up. Dr. Harkins is a true professional and an asset to MDVIP. Happy Physicians day!