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 BURTON in NC December 10, 2021 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Jim Jacobs is an outstanding Doctor and Medical Professional as well as an exceptional human being. He is detail oriented, through, extremely competent,. in addition to being highly skilled, he is very compassionate with an excellent bedside manner. In my experience, this type of balance is very hard to pull off. He is the total package, and I consider myself very fortunate to have him as my… See more

from Robert in NC April 22, 2020 for James W. Jacobs, MD

The months of January and February I was finishing up with my rotator cuff therapy and was noticing that my upper arms were Were aching and I was feeling discomfort in my neck and a slight burning down the middle of my chest like I drank a hot orange soda. I Was in touch with Dr.Jacobs during this time and we were discussing what it could be. I thought it might have been from the work out in… See more

from Manly in NC March 20, 2020 for James W. Jacobs, MD

My wife and I have been patients of Dr Jacobs for 25 years. His approach to wellness and prevention is key to our now having reached 80 yesrs of age.
He excells in professionalism, communication skills, availability, and diagnostic skills. All in all, he's the best.

from Steve in NC March 16, 2020 for James W. Jacobs, MD

I was first under Dr. Jacobs' care when he was with another practice many years ago. I was impressed with the breadth and depth of his knowledge in health care matters that were important to me. He took time to listen and explain courses of treatment. He was not in a hurry to move to pharmaceuticals or procedures, preferring lifestyle and behavioral changes instead. He was patient in… See more

from Philip in NC March 13, 2020 for James W. Jacobs, MD

I was a patient of Dr. Jacobs before he became a MDVIP Doctor and when I received a letter from him advising of this change I was disappointed that I would be required to pay a fee to see my doctor. I decided to follow him into this new practice and this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Based on the executive annual physical, same day appointment when I am sick or need a doctor… See more

from Jean in NC March 12, 2020 for James W. Jacobs, MD

Dr. J Jacobs has been my internist before he joined MDVIP. I feel very privileged to be under his care. He is very caring, professional and attentive to detail.
Dr. Jacobs stays informed of the latest research in Internal Medicine and freely shares that information. Having worked in the medical field I can truly appreciate the quality of the care I receive from him. I have had some rare… See more

from Carolyn in NC March 12, 2020 for James W. Jacobs, MD

I feel so fortunate to have a special doctor who really cares! He doesn’t stop until he is satisfied that all possible answers to your problem is addressed. He thinks about you even when it is not your visit time. Doctor Jacobs finds answers and let’s you know the best things for your continued good health.

from Vera in NC March 11, 2020 for James W. Jacobs, MD

I have asthma that occasionally flares to serious levels when I catch a cold or flu. Several years ago, I had such an experience, and as often happens I got worse on a Friday after hours. Dr. Jacobs was readying to travel overseas, to adopt a child that weekend. In spite of his own stresses of international travel, he made sure (on saturday) that I was able to obtain a home nebulizer, and… See more

from Carrie in NC March 11, 2020 for James W. Jacobs, MD
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I was a reluctant MVP convert. It was not my idea to ask Dr. Jacobs to be my doctor. It was a directive from my urologist. He wanted and needed a doctor on my "team" who would help coordinate my care. From my first visit, I knew I had found something better than a "healthy care coordinator." I had found a doctor who took the time to listen. To care. To take into consideration a complex medical… See more

from George in NC March 4, 2020 for James W. Jacobs, MD

I appreciate your attention to detail and the complete evaluations that you provide on a yearly basis. I was especially impressed with the advice which you gave me regarding an episode of atrial fib on Thanksgiving morning. You were calm and provided good suggestions. One would never have known that it was a holiday in the kind and helpful manner that you spoke with me.