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James Holm, MD, FACP, FACEP , FUHM Photo
James Holm, MD, FACP, FACEP , FUHM
Hyperbaric Medicine
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise
Decompression illness, iatrogenic gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, and treatment of chronic radiation tissue injury with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Special Interests
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
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.

Clinical Experience
Hyperbaric Medicine
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Emergency Medicine Board Certified, subspecialty, Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1985
Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill., 1989
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

Patient Ratings and Comments
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
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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December 2017
Gave me a mini physical for every visit. If I was uncomfortable they always took care of me. I saw my doctor every other day. I felt very confident.
December 2017
Excellent dr.
November 2017
He is the department head, & diver & long time instructor. Thorough, answered all questions, clearly & waited for the follow up questions. We spent the time necessary, & sent me the findings within 2 days! All around, pretty amazing! 8. Thorough, not in a rush.
October 2017
Both Dr. Holm and resident and nurse spent an enormous time with me explaining the oxygen treatment. I was very informed by the time I started.
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!