Family Medicine

Paul James, MD

Portrait

Donald J. and Anna M. Ottilie Chair in the Department of Family Medicine
Chair and Department Executive Officer, Department of Family Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine

Contact Information

Office: 01286-D Pomerantz Family Pavillion
Iowa City, IA 52242
Office Phone: 319-384-7500

Email: paul-james@uiowa.edu

Education

BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency, University of Virginia Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
Mini-Fellowship, East Tennessee State University, Rural Medicine, Johnson City, TN
Fellowship, Faculty Development in Rural Health, SUNY, Buffalo, NY

Licensure and Certifications

New York State Medical License
State of North Carolina Medical License, The Board of Medical Examiners
Commonwealth of Virginia, State Board of Medicine
Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine (Board Certified continuously since 1987), American Board of Family Medicine

Research Summary

Quality of Care Measures for Rural Practice and Primary Care: Process and Outcomes; especially information management; Measuring the Quality of Medical Education; Adherence to Guidelines among Primary Care

All Publications

James P, Kuzel A, Davis A.  Evolving Perspectives on Population Health Management.  Annals of Family Medicine.  2014 September. 12:481-482.

 .  Let’s Prioritize the Right Care for the Right Patients with Hypertension ONLINE FIRST.  JAMA Intern Med.  2014 August 1. 
[PubMed]

Ortiz E, Oparil S, James P.  Guidelines for Managing High Blood Pressure.  JAMA.  2014 July 16. 312(3):295-296.

James P.  Family Medicine Must Find and Use Its Power to Improve the Health of The Nation.  Annals of Family Medicine.  2014 July. 12(4):379-380.
[PubMed]

Stark Z, Campbell L, Mitchell C, James P, Heath J, Boussioutas A, Lynch A, Trainer A.  Clinical problem-solving. Spot Diagnosis.  N Engl J Med.  2014 June 5. 370(23):2229-36.
[PubMed]

Ellims A, Iles L, Ling L, Chong B, Macciocca I, Slavin G, Hare J, Kaye D, Marasco S, McLean C, James P, du Sart D, Taylor A.  A comprehensive evaluation of myocardial fibrosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: linking genotype with fibrotic phenotype.  Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging.  2014 May 12. 
[PubMed]

James P, Davis A, Thompson B.  What Does Team Leadership Mean in the PCMH?.  Annals of Family Medicine.  2014 May. 12(3):282-3.
[PubMed]

Mann K, Taylor J, James P, Gaff C.  Interdisciplinary Education for Genetic Counselors: Developing the Concept and Assessing the Need in Australasia.  J Genet Couns.  2014 May 1. 
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James P, Oparil S, Carter B, Cushman W, Dennison-Himmelfarb C, Handler J, Lackland D, LeFevre M, MacKenzie T, Ogedegbe O, Smith S, Svetkey L, Taler S, Townsend R, Wright Jr J, Narva A, Ortiz E.  2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8).  JAMA.  2014 February 5. 311(5):507-20.
[PubMed]

Sadhu J, Oparil S, James P.  Co-Chairs of JNC8 Hypertension Guidelines Address a Challenging Case. .  Cardio Exchange Blog An NEJM Practice Community. http://www.cardioexchange.org/voices/co-chairs-of-jnc8-hypertension-guidelines-address-a-challenging-case/.  2014 January 16. 

Reeve J, Blakeman T, Freeman G, Green L, James P, Lucassen P, Martin C, Sturmberg J, van Weel C.  Generalist solutions to complex problems: generating practice-based evidence – the example of managing multi-morbidity..  BMC Fam Pract.  2013 August 7. 14(112).
[PubMed]

Carter B, Coffey C, Uribe L, James P, Egan B, Ardery G, Chrischilles E, Ecklund D, Vander Weg M, Vaughn T.  Similar blood pressure values across racial and economic groups: baseline data from a group randomized clinical trial.  J Clin Hypertens.  2013 June. 15(6):404-12.

James P, Pace W.  Concept of a national primary care patient-centered outcomes research laboratory.  Ann Fam Med.  2013 May. 11(3):282-3.

Patel V, James P.  Digitalis Toxicity.  emedicine;  2013.  Available from: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/154336-overview

Daly J, Xu Y, Levy B, Bedell D, Marquardt M, Vonderhaar K, James P.  Implementation of a Diabetes Management Program for Patients in a Rural Primary Care Office.  Journal of Primary Care & Community Health.  2012. 3(2):88-98.

Carter B, Clarke W, Ardery G, Weber C, James P, Vander Weg M, Chrischilles E, Vaughn T, Egan B.  A cluster-randomized effectiveness trial of a physician-pharmacist collaborative model to improve blood pressure control..  Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes.  2010 July. 3(4):418-23.
[PubMed]

Patel V, James P.  Digitalis Toxicity.  EMed;  2010.  Available from: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/154336-overview

Carter B, Ardery G, Dawson J, James P, Bergus G, Doucette W, Chrischilles E, Franciscus C, Xu Y.  Physician and pharmacist collaboration to improve blood pressure control..  Archives of internal medicine.  2009 November. 169(21):1996-2002.
[PubMed]

Carter B, Rogers M, Daly J, Zheng S, James P.  The potency of team-based care interventions for hypertension: a meta-analysis..  Archives of internal medicine.  2009 October. 169(19):1748-55.
[PubMed]

Daly J, Hartz A, Xu Y, Levy B, James P, Merchant M, Garrett R.  An assessment of attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes..  Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM.  2009. 22(3):280-90.
[PubMed]

Levy B, Joshi M, Xu Y, Daly J, James P.  Perceptions of Iowa family physicians regarding colorectal cancer screening..  Medical care.  2008 September. 46(9 Suppl 1):S103-8.
[PubMed]

Carter B, Farris K, Abramowitz P, Weetman D, Kaboli P, Dawson J, James P, Christensen A, Brooks J.  The Iowa Continuity of Care study: Background and methods..  American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  2008 September. 65(17):1631-42.
[PubMed]

Anderson M, Hartz A, James P, Nordin T, Rosenbaum M, Noyes R, Ely J, Agarwal N, Anderson S.  Community physicians' strategies for patients with medically unexplained symptoms.  Fam Med.  2008 February. 40(2):111-8.
[PubMed]

Jaen C, James P.  You have to be in to win: presenting family medicine's perspective in NIH scientific reviews.  Ann Fam Med.  2008. 6(2):179-80.
[PubMed]

Ardery G, Carter B, Milchak J, Bergus G, Dawson J, James P, Franciscus C, Kim Y.  Explicit and implicit evaluation of physician adherence to hypertension guidelines..  Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.).  2007 February. 9(2):113-9.
[PubMed]

James P, Li P, Ward M.  Myocardial infarction mortality in rural and urban hospitals: rethinking measures of quality of care..  Annals of family medicine.  2007. 5(2):105-11.
[PubMed]

Levy B, Nordin T, Sinift S, Rosenbaum M, James P.  Why hasn't this patient been screened for colon cancer? An Iowa Research Network study..  Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM.  2007. 20(5):458-68.
[PubMed]

Hartz A, Kent S, James P, Xu Y, Kelly M, Daly J.  Diabetes Res Clin Pract.  2006 December. 74(3):227-32.
[PubMed]

Levy B, Dawson J, Hartz A, James P.  Colorectal cancer testing among patients cared for by Iowa family physicians..  American journal of preventive medicine.  2006 September. 31(3):193-201.
[PubMed]

Hartz A, James P.  A systematic review of studies comparing myocardial infarction mortality for generalists and specialists: lessons for research and health policy..  Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM.  2006 May. 19(3):291-302.
[PubMed]

Nordin T, Hartz A, Noyes R, Anderson M, Rosenbaum M, James P, Ely J, Agarwal N, Levy B.  Empirically identified goals for the management of unexplained symptoms..  Family medicine.  2006. 38(7):476-82.
[PubMed]

Wilbur J, James P.  Diagnosis and management of heart failure in the outpatient setting.  Prim Care.  2005 December. 32(4):1115-29, ix.
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Milchak J, Carter B, James P, Dawson J, Bakris G, Black H, Jones D.  Physician adherence to JNC 7 guidelines and blood pressure control.  American Journal of Hypertension.  2005 May. 18(5 (Suppl 1)):A190.

Graber M, Hartz A, James P, Nugent A, Green M.  An alternative method of determining standard of care in alleged cases of malpractice.  J Am Board Fam Pract.  2005. 18(6):453-8.
[PubMed]

Rosenthal T, Hobbs J, James P, Newton W.  The current status of medical student education in family medicine.  Ann Fam Med.  2005. 3(6):559-60.
[PubMed]

Bergus G, Hartz A, Noyes R, Ward M, James P, Vaughn T, Kelley P, Sinift S, Bentler S, Tilman E.  The limited effect of screening for depressive symptoms with the PHQ-9 in rural family practices..  The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association.  2005. 21(4):303-9.
[PubMed]

Donham K, Wheat J, Simpson Jr W, James P.  What's in a name? Revisited: terms used to describe activities related to the health and safety of agricultural-associated populations and consumer.  J Agromedicine.  2005. 10(1):5-11.
[PubMed]

Milchak J, Carter B, James P, Ardery G.  Measuring adherence to practice guidelines for the management of hypertension: an evaluation of the literature..  Hypertension.  2004 November. 44(5):602-8.
[PubMed]

James P.  Exploring the quality chasm: an IRENE study of rural high risk diabetic patients.  North American Primary Care Research Group.  2004 October. 

Levy B, Hartz A, James P.  Exercise capacity and the risk of death in women..  Circulation.  2004 May. 109(20):e224; author reply e224.
[PubMed]

Daugherty J, James P.  A cooperative experience in rural health education for medical students.  J Agromedicine.  2004. 9(2):259-64.
[PubMed]

James P, St Clair M.  Case report: agrichemicals complicating emergency helicopter transport of a farm worker.  J Agromedicine.  2004. 9(2):49-55.
[PubMed]

James P.  An IRENE study showing lack of effectiveness of routine screening for depression: learning from failure.  North American Primary Care Research Group.  2003 October. 

James P.  Comparison of interventions to improve osteoporosis screening: an IRENE study.  North American Primary Care Research Group.  2003 October. 

James P.  How patients with unexplained symptoms in family practice respond to management: a qualitative study in IRENE.  North American Primary Care Research Group.  2003 October. 

James P.  The validity of observational studies to assess specialty differences in the quality of cardiac care.  North American Primary Care Research Group.  2003 October. 

Manyon A, Shipengrover J, McGuigan D, Haggerty M, Danzo A, James P.  Defining differences in the instructional styles of community preceptors.  Fam Med.  2003 March. 35(3):181-6.
[PubMed]

James P, Hartz A, Levy B.  Specialty of ambulatory care physicians and mortality after myocardial infarction..  The New England journal of medicine.  2003 March. 348(13):1288-9; author reply 1288-9.
[PubMed]

Kreiter C, Stansfield B, James P, Solow C.  A model for diversity in admissions: a review of issues and methods and an experimental approach..  Teaching and learning in medicine.  2003. 15(2):116-22.
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James P.  Family doctors contribute to IRENE.  Iowa Academy of Family Physicians.  2003. XXX(2):24-25.

Kreiter C, James P, Stansfield R, Callaway M.  An empirical validity study of a preceptor evaluation instrument..  Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  2002 October. 77(10 Suppl):S70-2.
[PubMed]

Ely J, Hartz A, James P, Johnson C.  Determining the standard of care in medical malpractice: the physician's perspective.  Wake Forest Law Review.  2002 October. 37(3):861-75.

James P, Shipengrover J, Crosson J, Young B, Kernan J, Heaton C, Holmes D.  Primary care education: measuring instruction to improve quality..  Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  2002 September. 77(9):922.
[PubMed]

James P.  Improving clinical instruction through medical education research.  STFM Messenger.  2002 August. 

Hartz A, Lucas J, Cramm T, Green M, Bentler S, Ely J, Wolfe S, James P.  Physician surveys to assess customary care in medical malpractice cases.  J Gen Intern Med.  2002 July. 17(7):546-55.
[PubMed]

James P, Kreiter C, Shipengrover J, Crosson J.  Identifying the attributes of instructional quality in ambulatory teaching sites: a validation study of the MedEd IQ..  Family medicine.  2002 April. 34(4):268-73.
[PubMed]

James P, Kreiter C, Shipengrover J, Crosson J.  Identifying the attributes of instructional quality in ambulatory teaching sites: a validation study of the MedEd IQ..  Family medicine.  2002 April. 34(4):268-73.
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Meggs W, Langley R, James P.  Farm Toxicology.  New York: McGraw-Hill Inc.  2002. 

James P.  IRENE: Developing and sustaining relationships.  Iowa Academy of Family Physicians.  2002. 

James P, Kreiter C, Shipengrover J, Crosson J, Heaton C, Kernan J.  A generalizability study of a standardized rating form used to evaluate instructional quality in clinical ambulatory sites.  Acad Med.  2001 October. 76(10 Suppl):S33-5.
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James P, Shipengrover J.  Developing benchmarks to measure instructional quality for ambulatory education.  Acad Med.  2001 May. 76(5):571-2.
[PubMed]

James P.  Building IRENE to study family practice in Iowa.  Iowa Academy of Family Physicians.  2001. 

Patel V, James P, Smith T.  Digitalis Toxicity.  EMed.  2001. 2(10).

James P.  Protecting our patients and communities.  Iowa Academy of Family Physicians.  2001. Winter:27.

Patel V, Carter W, James P.  Rabies.  EMed.  2001. 2(9).

Graham R, James P, Cowan T.  Are clinical practice guidelines valid for primary care?.  J Clin Epidemiol.  2000 September. 53(9):949-54.
[PubMed]

James P.  Presbycardia.  eBMJ.  2000 August 25. 

James P.  Managing patient information longitudinally. It's about time..  J Fam Pract.  2000 August. 49(8):716-7.
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Siepel T, Clifford D, James P, Cowan T.  The ultrasound-assisted physical examination in the periodic health evaluation of the elderly.  J Fam Pract.  2000 July. 49(7):628-32.
[PubMed]

James P, Tumiel L.  Congestive heart failure clinical outcomes study in a private community medical group.  J Am Board Fam Pract.  2000. 13(3):226-7.
[PubMed]

Patel V, James P.  Left flank pain and suspected pneumonia.  Patient Care.  1999 December. 33(20):171-2.

Shipengrover J, James P.  Measuring instructional quality in community-orientated medical education: looking into the black box.  Med Educ.  1999 November. 33(11):846-53.
[PubMed]

Zayas L, James P, Shipengrover J, Schwartz D, Osborne J, Graham R.  Exploring instructional quality indicators in ambulatory medical settings: an ethnographic approach.  Fam Med.  1999 October. 31(9):635-40.
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James P, Cowan T, Graham R, Jaen C, Majeroni B, Schwartz J.  The following menu user interface control may not be accessible. Tab to the next button to revert the control to an accessible version.  J Fam Pract.  1999 October. 48(10):790-8.
[PubMed]

James P.  Guidelines, clinical practice, and uncertainty: finding direction when the maps do not work.  J Fam Pract.  1999 September. 48(9):669-70.
[PubMed]

James P, Osborne J.  A measure of medical instructional quality in ambulatory settings: the MedIQ.  Fam Med.  1999 April. 31(4):263-9.
[PubMed]

James P.  Playing clinical jazz.  J Fam Pract.  1999 April. 48(4):306.
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James P, Cowan T, Bliss M, Graham R, Rosenthal T.  Readiness for Medicaid managed care reform initiatives: a profile of rural family physicians.  J Rural Health.  1999. 15(3):277-84.
[PubMed]

Young B, Graham R, Shipengrover J, James P.  Components of learning in ambulatory settings: a qualitative analysis.  Acad Ned.  1998 October. 73(10 Suppl):S60-3.
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Daugherty J, James P.  A cooperative experience in rural health education for medical students..  Journal of agromedicine.  1998. 5(1):59-65.

Meggs W, Langley R, James P.  Farmers.  Stamford, Connecticut: Appleton & Lange.  1998. 

James P, Cowan T, Graham R, Majeroni B.  Family physicians' attitudes about and use of clinical practice guidelines.  J Fam Pract.  1997 October. 45(4):341-7.
[PubMed]

James P, Schwartz D, Jaen C, Shipengrover J, Graham R, Osborne J.  Model still needed for defining and evaluating quality of ambulatory care education.  Acad Med.  1997 October. 72(10):831-2.
[PubMed]

James P, Schuman S.  Cancer in farmers, foresters, and fishermen: Guidelines for prevention.  Rockville, MD: Government Institutes, Inc..  1997. 

Wysong J, Rosenthal T, James P, Bliss M, Horwitz M, Danzo A.  Introducing Medicaid managed care in rural communities: guidelines for policymakers, planners, and state administrators.  NY Rural Health Research Center, funded by a grant from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS.  1997. 

Rosenthal T, James P, Fox C, Wysong J, FitzPatrick P.  Rural physicians, rural networks, and free market health care in the 1990s.  Arch Fam Med.  1997. 6(4):319-23.
[PubMed]

James P, Schwartz D, Rosenthal T, Feather J.  State University of New York at Buffalo: Community Academic Practices Initiative.  Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians.  1997. 

James P, Cowan T, Graham R, Majeroni B, Fox C, Jaen C.  Using a clinical practice guideline to measure physician practice: translating a guideline for the management of heart failure.  J Am Board Fam Pract.  1997. 10(3):206-12.
[PubMed]

James P, Wysong J, Rosenthal T, Bliss M, Osborne J, Lin G.  Access to care in regionalized health care systems.  JAMA.  1996 March. 275(10):758-9.
[PubMed]

Hershey C, Reed P, James P, Rosenthal T.  Experience with community academic practice: strategies for the ambulatory education of residents.  Am J Med.  1995 November. 99(5):530-6.
[PubMed]

Graham R, Forrester M, Wysong J, Rosenthal T, James P.  HIV/AIDS in the rural United States: epidemiology and health services delivery.  Med Care Res Rev.  1995 November. 52(4):435-52.
[PubMed]

James P.  Agromedicine: What's in a name?.  J Agromedicine.  1994. 1(5):81-7.

Meggs W, Langley R, James P.  Farm Toxicology.  Norwalk, Connecticut: Appleton & Lange.  1994. 

Horwitz M, Wysong J, James P, Rosenthal T.  Health care reform for rural Medicaid: finding solutions with limited resources.  NY Rural Health Research Center.  1994. 

Wysong J, Horwitz M, James P, Rosenthal T.  Rural coalitions and health care reform: Medicaid managed care in New York.  NY Rural Health Research Center.  1994. 

James P, Rosenthal T, Wysong J, Crawford M.  Medicaid managed care for underserved populations: the rural perspective.  New York Rural Health Research Center.  1993. 

James P, Langley R.  Using the cooperative extension service in agricultural health education.  Occup Med.  1991. 6(3):519-27.
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James P.  Case report: pediculicide ocular toxicity.  East Caroling University School of Medicine.  1990. 

James P.  Religion and family medicine.  J Fam Pract.  1989 May. 28(5):625.
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James P.  House calls - a "new" procedural skill.  East Carolina University School of Medicine.  1988. 

James P, Cowan T, Graham R.  Patient-centered clinical decisions and their impact on physician adherence to clinical guidelines.  J Fam Pract.  46(4):311-8.
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James P, Cowan T, Graham R.  Patient-centered clinical decisions and their impact on physician adherence to clinical guidelines.  J Fam Pract.  46(4):311-8.
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