James W. Jacobs, MD

Internal Medicine
115 Crescent Commons Drive Suite 250
Cary, NC 27518 Get Directions
James W. Jacobs, 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...

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.

Dr. Jacobs' Credentials

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University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Internal Medicine 1992-1995
Acting Chief Resident 1995

Medical School:
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH
Doctorate of Medicine 1992

Cedarville University
Cedarville, OH
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry and Biology, Bible minor 1988

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
WakeMed Cary Hospital
Rex Hospital
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 Board1994-1995
- 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 RecipientPatients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
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
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.

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Jacobs

from Terry in NC March 22, 2018 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Thank you, Dr Jacobs, for always being so kind and attentive to me during our appointments. You have always given me good advice and have helped me manage my health; you are always patient with me and you treat me with such respect. I am so grateful that you're my doctor.
Terry W.

from James in NC March 22, 2018 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Top notch, and class act are a couple terms for how I would describe Dr. Jacobs. In addition to being a caring doctor and in tune with my health, he has shown his support and interest in my personal endeavors which bring me joy. For example, I write songs as a hobby, and Dr. Jacobs has taken time to listen to my songs, view my music videos, and send congratulatory emails of support. Things… See more

from Rebecca in NC March 15, 2018 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Dear Dr. Jacobs,

How fortunate Hugh and I are to have had you as our primary care physician for the past 23 years. You are indeed a Very Important Person in our lives. The fact that we have aged well is due in large part to your excellent care in the area of preventive medicine as well as treatment.

In addition to being tops in the medical field, you have the personal… See more

from Hugh in NC March 15, 2018 for James W. Jacobs, MD

The best doctor-patient relationship that I have experienced is the one I have with you. Not only are you professionally competent, you are compassionate. You are an excellent listener and communicator, focusing well on what I say and responding clearly to my queries. Someone said, What you see is what you get. In seeing you, I am getting a friendly physician who is never in a hurry and… See more

from Teresa in NC March 10, 2018 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Being a part of Dr. Jacobs' practice is like being apart of a family. The staff is always helpful and kind, and very quick to respond. Dr. Jacobs gives more time and thought to my concerns than any physician I have ever worked with. His concern is genuine and he offers expert care and solutions. He is also well read and up to date on the latest research. He is professional yet… See more

from Catherine in NC March 8, 2018 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Dr Jacobs has taken incredible care of me for 15 years. I had to see him monthly for about 10 years and with each and every visit he took whatever amount of time was needed always showing compassion for me . He has helped me face countless obstacles with my health and gave me hope when I was short on it . Im forever grateful to have a Dr that I know always has my best interests at heart. I am… See more

from Harry in NC March 6, 2018 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Dr. Jacobs demonstrates genuine interest in his patients well being, and engages them in a positive manner, so as to ensure that they (the patient) is also engaged in their own well being. Dr. Jacobs will ONLY prescribe RX when it is absolutely necessary to do so, preferring instead to treat the patient naturally first, then when all else fails, offer suitable RX's to address the patient… See more

from Kim Andrew in NC March 6, 2018 for James W. Jacobs, MD

I am very appreciative of the many ways Dr. Jacobs has made a positive difference in my health and well-being. Some are the following:
+ Spends the correct time to explain details of my conditions and blood test results
+Listens for what you tell him and what you don't tell him
+He practices what he tells us to do. Walks the talk, like eating the correct foods
+… See more

from Barbara in NC March 4, 2018 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Dr. Jacobs deserves the highest praise as a medical doctor. He has been my physician for many years, and he is absolutely the best diagnostician ever! His knowledge, patience, and caring exemplify his outstanding personal characteristics. It is obvious that he spends much personal time in study and research, which is certainly to his patients advantage! I must mention, also, that he has a… See more

from Manly in NC March 3, 2018 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Peggy and I have had a health partnership with Dr. Jacobs for 22 years. I credit his skills, combined with wellness and prevention, to our health at nearly 79 years old. He is a great listener and communicator. He exceeds any expectations one could have for a family physician.