Dr. James Gagne

Internal Medicine
Glendale, CA
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

Glendale, CA

Address

CONTACT ME RE DATE OF BIRTH, Verdugo Internal Medicine, 1809 Verdugo Blvd., #200, Glendale, CA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Verdugo Internal Medicine, Inc.

Glendale, CA

About

Bio

<h1>Biography of Jim Gagné, MD</h1> Education. I grew up in upstate New York. After graduating from high school, I moved to New York City to attend Columbia University, where I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received other academic awards. I attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. I completed the first two years of postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, wrapping up my final residency year at Kaiser in Santa Clara, California. I've lived in Los Angeles since 1977. Certification. I am certified by the boards of three specialties: the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Experience. After residency I joined the UCLA Pain Control Unit as Clinic Medical Director. In 1982, I began practicing internal medicine in Glendale at HCMG, Inc., a medical group that specialized in patients with HMO insurance. In 1988 I opened a private practice with my wife, Dr. Mary Hardy. In addition to practicing internal medicine, I was Medical Director of Glendale Adventist Drug and Alcohol Services. I left private practice in 1998 to become Physician In Charge of the Department of Addiction Medicine at Kaiser, followed by a position as Medical Director of the Care Center Rehabilitation Pain Management program in Encino. For several years I practiced pain medicine one day a week in the Department of Rehabilitation at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. I taught medical students at the USC Keck School of Medicine from 2000-2008. I've been an expert reviewer for the Medical Board of California and have been an expert witness on a few occasions. My fifteen minutes of fame was testifying as an expert witness at the Anna Nicole Smith trial in August 2010. Current practice. In June 2002, I returned to my roots in internal medicine and joined the Verdugo Internal Medicine group. I enjoy the diversity of a general internal medicine practice and getting to know many different kinds of people. I am particularly interested in the relationship between illness and emotion, and how spirituality can aid healing. I enjoy coaching people to manage their own health and wellbeing. In addition, I see patients in addiction medicine settings such as the Canyon at Peace Park , a deluxe private recovery program in Malibu. In 2005 and 2006 I was Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

70 Answers
28 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gagne
48 years experience Internal Medicine
They are addicting: Laxatives can be really bad for you and damage your colon. They stop working after a while, and then you can't have a bm without taking them.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gagne
48 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends how much: I assume somebody saw calcification on an x-ray. Unless it's a tiny amount, it means you have early atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Calci ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gagne
48 years experience Internal Medicine
See a specialist: A low platelet count is called "thrombocytopenia". Look it up on the internet. A good internal medicine specialist should be able to figure it out, or ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gagne is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gagne is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks doctor. I am no where close to such heavy drinking but have stopped so we can figure out why alt 110 and ast 47.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Couldn't be explained better. Thx you very much!
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Thank you, your tip was very helpful! I agree. It's happened to me before :). Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara CA

Residency

LINCOLN HOSPITAL, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY
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