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James Holm, MD, FACP, FACEP , FUHM
James Holm, MD, FACP, FACEP , FUHM
Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars

33 Patient Ratings

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Hyperbaric Medicine

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 583-6543

Hyperbaric Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Emergency Medicine
Board Certified, subspecialty, Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2009

Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.9 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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July 2017
Dr. Holm´s is a great doctor.

May 2017
Dr. Holm was incredible in taking care of me & explaining driving with my heart condition. it is follow up information was transparent & thorough. His style was perfect for what we needed.

March 2017
Very professional service.

February 2017

January 2017
He was extremely professional and very nice.

January 2017
All contact was friendly, informative and anticipated my concerns.

November 2016
Dr. Holmes has been very attentive through the several years he has followed my case.

October 2016
I would be very pleased to recommend VM´s hyperbaric clinic to anyone. Probably the best run clinic I´ve ever encountered ? at least equal to the best I´ve seen.

September 2016
Dr. Holm was easy to talk with.

August 2016
Dr. Holm was extremely professional, explained the treatment in great detail and addressed all my concerns. A+

July 2016
Thorough and clear!

July 2016
Dr. Holm was extremely thorough and detailed in both his exam and explanations. He seemed very competent & caring.

June 2016
Dr. Holm is kind & caring w/all the patients.

May 2016
Dr. Holm and his staff are excellent care providers. Professional, personable and always willing to explain process and take the time to make you feel comfortable & safe.

March 2016
Went w/my wife and on the way home we both said what a good experience this was.

February 2016
He made me feel like I was his only patient!

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Areas(s) of Expertise
Decompression illness, iatrogenic gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, and treatment of chronic radiation tissue injury with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Special Interest(s)
Hyperbaric medicine and undersea medicine, treatment of delayed radiation injury with hyperbaric oxygen, treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning, treatment of decompression sickness and gas embolism

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1985

Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill., 1989

Personal Information

Dr. Holm grew up in Southern California and became a certified SCUBA diver in 1969 at the age of 13. He became a SCUBA Instructor in 1978, while in college at University of California, Santa Barbara, and taught diving in California and Grand Cayman Island. He is still an active diver and enjoys underwater photography and videography.

On Patients
"'Patients don't care what you know until they know that you care,' which is a quote I use to help direct my care of patients."

On Virginia Mason
"I am excited to join a great hospital system and team!"

Professional Activities and Awards

Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP)
Fellow, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (FUHM)
Craig Hoffman Memorial/Charles W. Shilling Award (UHMS 2013)
Virginia Mason's Medicine “Top 10 Best Teachers”: 2011, 2014