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

525.00 every 3 months
1,050.00 every 6 months
2,100.00 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 DOROTHY in NC March 21, 2024 for James W. Jacobs, MD

In February of 2019 Steve and I were at the beach and once again I was sick with asthmatic bronchitis. My medical doctor was not concerned that I had had 13 episodes in 4 years. Steve didn’t want me to go back to him so he contacted Dr Jacobs. He explained what had been going on for years and how bad my cough was. Dr Jacobs said can you be here at 3:00 from the beach. That was my first visit… See more

from Wanda in NC March 11, 2024 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Wanda Hilliard-I was 32/33 when I begin seeing Dr. James Jacobs. I did not realize how young he was. He was taking new patients at the practice and I was young and looking for a primary doctor. He has not changed and I am approaching 66 years old.. He handled my medical need with a professional touch at all times. He is really a great doctor and I hope his medical future is as great as… See more

from Jeffery in NC March 10, 2024 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Recently my wife passed away and while very sick with cancer her treatments seemed to be working. Unfortunately, she failed very suddenly. Dr Jacobs was a great comfort to me in handling the initial shock of the loss. His quiet way was truly helpful.

In addition, during the early days of her sickness we were facing many care decisions that we were not sure how to handle. Dr Jacobs… See more

from Joseph in NC March 10, 2024 for James W. Jacobs, MD
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I got Covid in December, 2022 and stupidly flew home to North Carolina.
The congestion and inflammation in my head expanded with the high altitudes and I had a panic attack and went into a depression.
It was a long Covid-induced condition and it was horrid..
It was such a relief to talk and text my family doctor, James Jacob’s.
He was there for me offering explanations… See more

from Edward in NC March 10, 2024 for James W. Jacobs, MD

A few weeks ago I made an appointment with Dr. Jacobs to try and find about why I could not get my nose to dry up. I felt great but I just couldn't get my nose to stop running. The Nurse came to my car and gave me a covid test. Low and behold I was positive. I never did feel bad. About ten minutes after I got my test results Dr. Jacobs came out and stood by my car in the cold and gave me… See more

from Barbara in NC February 19, 2024 for James W. Jacobs, MD
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I appreciate Dr. Jacob's caring manner, especially his willingness to support my actions even when he disagrees with my decision. His staff is responsive and kind, making "going to the doctor" a pleasant experience. I consider him a part of the team that enables me to continue as an entrepreneur even though I am 77 years old!

from Ray in NC February 6, 2024 for James W. Jacobs, MD

I had had a couple of episodes of rapid irregular heart beats associated with some dizziness.
It never lasted long enough or occurred during normal office hours to document the arrhythmia which I thought was atrial fibrillation. Then I had an episode and went promptly to Dr. Jacobs office and was able to get an ekg which confirmed atrial fib. I appreciated the prompt attention which… See more

from Jeff in NC February 4, 2024 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Dr. Jacobs is consistently thorough, attentive, professional, and caring. We have an excellent relationship, and I greatly appreciate the depth of his knowledge. He can always recall from memory a study and results that are relevant to my questions; amazing?

I consider myself very fortunate to be in his care.

from Mark in NC January 20, 2024 for James W. Jacobs, MD

This is easy. On a Sunday, I was in so much pain that I was banging my head on the wall. Dr. Jacobs brought a pain prescription to my house. It's been years, but I will never forget that.

from Sumer in NC January 20, 2024 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Dr James Jacob’s has helped me put my medical health in remission. He’s been a good listener and open to running unusual test for me to stay on this healthy path. Thank you for all you’ve done!!