James W Ochi MD Closes Solo Practice After 22 Years

Dr. James Ochi Pediatric ENT and Medical Acupuncturist

Thank you for the privilege of allowing me to care for your children all these years. I have always strived to give my patients the time and attention they deserve.

The world of healthcare is changing rapidly; solo practices such as mine are subject to the whims of health plans and have no ability to negotiate or demand fair payment for our services.

The only way for physicians to cope with drastic cuts in payment is to pack as many patients into their schedule as possible. I refuse to make patients wait excessively and then rush them through like cattle. I believe it is essential to allow parents to have a relaxed, comfortable visit with enough time to have all of their concerns addressed. Unfortunately, however, I have no choice but to close my practice as of December 31, 2014 as it is no longer financially viable.

Please consult your health plan or the San Diego County Medical Society (858-565-8888) for another pediatric ENT doctor for your child.

Thank you again for entrusting the care of your children to me.

Sincerely,
James W Ochi MD

Dr. James Ochi Pediatric ENT and Medical Acupuncturist

Recent Awards

2014 "Physician of the Year"
California Medical Association - Solo & Small Group Practice Forum

2013 "Top Doctor"
San Diego County Medical Society

Education & Credentials

Medical School
Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

Internship / Residency
UC San Diego Medical Center (San Diego, CA)

Fellowship
Pediatric Otolaryngology - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (London, UK)

Board Certified
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Medical Acupuncture

Voluntary Faculty
Department of Surgery - UC San Diego School of Medicine (San Diego, CA)

Medical Acupuncture
UCLA School of Medicine (Los Angeles, CA)