Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2013)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2014)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University/VA Palo Alto (2014) CA
  • Board Certification, Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2013)
  • Residency: Excela Health Latrobe Family Medicine Residency (2013) PA
  • Medical Education: Jefferson Medical College (2010) PA
  • Undergraduate Education, Cornell University, Nutritional Sciences (2004)

Administrative Appointments
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University (2014 - Present)

Specializing In

  • Senior Health

Practice Locations

Senior Care Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, Suite 402

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 725-5222

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(164 Ratings)

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(84 reviews)

Dr. James was very professional and easy to be with.
Dr. James was thoughtful & thorough in addressing all of my healthcare concerns. She is very accessible and responds to promptly to communications through myhealth portal.
Dr. James is a caring, wonderful doctor. She is the reason we come to this clinic.
Very good.
An outstanding doctor.
Dr. James is always empathetic, caring, and clear.
Highly recommend Dr. James & staff. Take time with elderly patient. Gets needed info to families when patient comes with care taker. In general.
Very happy with dr.
Very pleased with the amount of time the care provider gave to me.
Dr. James is amazing. I truly wish all medical professionals showed the same level of care, concerned and displayed level of professionalism for all patients and their families.
Very good doctor.
I appreciate Dr. James and staff for their prompt attention to MyHealth messages.
Very good doctor.
Very good.
I feel I am in excellent care w. Dr. James. She helps me distinguish between normal aging symptoms and treatable conditions.
I could not find a more caring Primary care physician.
Very caring and thoughtful physician. Listens carefully and works as a coach for the patient for the best health outcome. Very lucky to have Dr. James as my primary care provider
Absolutely the best physician I have ever seen. Dept of knowledge transcends ordinary physicians.
Always feel we are included in options and can ask questions.
Dr. James and Michelle Melendez (NP) have provided and continue to provide me with excellent care. I am very blessed to have them caring for me. They are the best along with all the other staff members, as indicated by my survey.
Dr. James was perfect; she tended to my concerns w/care & understanding & took care of it.
very good
Dr. James is an excellent provider anticipating my mother's needs and concerns and thoroughly evaluating her condition. She's also fantastic working with the family.
Dr. James is amazing. Her demeanor, kindness, thoroughness, and overall approach with my 85 year old mom is fantastic. We are both so appreciative of her and grateful to have her as mom's doctor.
Care provider answered all my questions thoroughly. Felt much better after seeing care provider.
Special care taken for my comfort.
Dr. James is the most responsive primary care giver. I've had (I'm 93 years old). I have great confidence in her treatment of my concerns.
Very good. Dr. James - she is a GEM.
Everything was very good
Dr. James is an amazing doctor. She cares for her patient such that my mom feels like she is family. She is just a super caring doctor.
Dr James is the best physician I have ever had. She knows her medicine and applies wisely. I feel she has prolonged my life by years.
Wonderful physician: intelligent plus empathetic.
My mother was EXTREMELY anxious about visiting a new doctor after a recent two week hospital stay. Dr James was the perfect match for her - she put her at ease immediately, engaged her in the discussion about her health care and views on treatment. She understood the out of the ordinary issues that my mother has and readily accepted her as a new patient. My mother commented to me - "That's the longest any doctor has ever spent with me." My mom event filled out a compliment card in the lobby as we made her next appointment. As a daughter who is new to parent care, Dr James was a breath of fresh air and the best security blanket I could ask for - all rolled up into one doctor!
All good!
Dr. James is an excellent doctor: making you feel she really cares!
Dr. James was WONDERFUL!!
She was pleasant, knowledgeable and interested in me/my welfare. After having read my and my family's medical history prior to coming to see me, she already knew what medical issues I was facing and was ready to help me with them. She asked me if I had any questions and concerns and ended with an appointment in 6 months or I could call earlier if necessary.
Excellent technician.
Dr, Mary James is exceptional. Not only is she knowledgeable and responsive, but her deft and creative handling of very tricky situations that my mother, her patient, has presented is quite remarkable.
Mary James is very considerate and helpful
Dr. James was thorough and very knowledgeable.
Dr. James is the very best.
The care provider (physician) was extra ordinarily kind, professional and did not hurry the appt. in any manner.
Dr. James is very friendly, nice, thorough, patient and professional.
A totally qualified doctor was Dr. James. She was highly articulate, showing great concern for the patient. A real pro!
Very knowledgeable - better than anyone in... or anyone in hospital.
She is very good & I will recommend her to others.
Very caring doctor, listens and is very nice in dealing with elderly patients and even caregivers. She is very supportive; follows up with calls every time that there is a need.
Outstanding doctor. Extremely caring about her patients.
She is the best doctor I have ever seen.
Mary James is the best doctor we have ever had. I wish she took care of my age group I would definitely make her my doctor. She is so caring & genuine. The BEST.
Dr. James was very thorough, explained the test results, & other appt. she was scheduling and why.
Best doctor I have ever had.
We (family) are so happy with the dr office. Dr James is wonderful and knows how to talk and convince my mom of what she needs. She has dementia and is opressive not with the dr.
One of the best doctors I have seen.
We are definitely leaving our moms older provider and switching fully to Stanford.
Dr. James is a good all around doctor.
Visit to care provider was very thorough.
Dr. Mary James by far is the best doctor I've ever come across. She cares about the patient (my aunt) deeply. When we have questions, about my aunts health, during the visit, she explained the answers to us very well. Dr. James is the best.
nice visit
Very patient with all questions.
Dr. James talked to me, not just to my daughter
I am very satisfied with my primary care physician - Dr. Mary James.
Dr. James has excellence in personality & knowledge for me & my problem.
We loved the clinic and staff!
Dr.James is very caring and trying to help me. I am happy to have her as primary physician.
Dr. James went, with all her ability, to get me an appointment with the burn clinic at SCV the next doc. made call to my daughter (who would be during me) to check if OK time-wise.
Dr James could teach 'bedside manners' as she certainly out shines other physicians.
Dr. James was wonderful. Answered all questions and concerns in a kind and logical manner.
Mary James = excellent. Lawrence Ma = excellent.
I will highly recommend to anyone who can ambulate without pain.
Dr. Mary James is a wonderful care provider!
Provider is very concerned about my health.
just excellent! thoughtful.
An assessment of the experience is difficult because she is a new provider.
Dr. James was extremely attentive to all concerns and knowledgeable & sensitive to all needs.
All good.
Very good experience.

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