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James Brian Esther, MD

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My specialty:
Radiology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

This Web page is an exciting opportunity for me to introduce myself, and for you to learn more about me as a physician and as a person.

Biography

A native Californian, I traveled east for my education and training, but always felt drawn back to my West Coast roots. After completing my training, I became a partner in a radiology practice group. After years of traditional private practice, however, I decided to join Kaiser Permanente because I found that they are also dedicated to the mission of providing high-quality care while ensuring that members know they have a compassionate and caring advocate for their total well-being. Kaiser Permanente’s integrated health care delivery system and emphasis on preventive medicine assures that I provide exactly that. While I enjoyed experiencing other regions of the country, and I’m proud to have studied at some of the best institutions, I’m thrilled to be able to live, practice and thrive in sunny San Diego with my beautiful wife.

About my practice

Diagnostic radiology is a fascinating field utilizing cutting-edge technology to look, in a noninvasive way, deep within the human body for any signs of real or potentially harmful conditions—even if they are hidden from the naked eye. I enjoy the challenge of keeping up with the rapid advance of medical technology so that these breakthroughs can be used to serve my members’ health. Nothing is more rewarding than using the latest in modern technology to detect a developing condition in time to provide remedy—before it can negatively impact a member’s well-being.

How I thrive

I enjoy world travel, experiencing other cultures, and fine dining. I enjoy running, cycling, surfing, mountain biking, soccer, and local sporting events—go Chargers!

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My office

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Radiology Department
4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

Contact information

  • Admitting
  • 619-528-0140
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Operator/information
  • 619-528-5000
  • Pharmacy information/refills by phone
  • 1-866-370-1958 (toll free)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School
North Chicago , IL

Board certification

Diagnostic Radiology

American Board of Radiology

Medical training

Internship

Internal Medicine

St. Mary Medical Center
Long Beach , CA

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston , MA

Fellowship

Imaging/Musculoskeletal Radiology

Los Angeles County/University of Southern California
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2007

Active license information

License number

A75843

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1114987096
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My hospitals

All Kaiser Permanente physicians and podiatrists have admitting privileges or the ability to refer patients to our plan hospitals. Admitting privileges of other providers may vary by plan and facility. Contact your plan administrator for details.

9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123
4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

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This page was last updated on:

11/14/2018