James M. Amberg, M.D.

James M. Amberg, M.D.

Dr. Amberg started caring for patients at Grossmont Hospital way back in 1983. He returned to San Diego County from residency training in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to be closer to his family in La Jolla. Starting in Santee, then at Navajo and Lake Murray, Dr. Amberg finally moved onto the Grossmont Hospital Campus where he practices now. When Sharp HealthCare started its Family Medicine Residency Program, he was selected to be a professor in their Model Clinic. He became Chief of the Medical Staff of Grossmont Hospital in 1998 (a one year term).

Dr. Amberg focuses mainly on primary care medicine. Dr. Amberg cares for patients in the office Monday through Friday. As a Family Medicine specialist he serves patients of all ages, with a wide variety of illnesses. Hypertension, diabetes, minor injuries, respiratory infections and rashes are seen daily. Preventive care (health maintenance examinations) is encouraged for men, women and children. Patients are expected to care for themselves with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and avoidance of smoking cigarettes. Minor surgery on warts, cysts, and other skin growths are performed as needed. Depression, anxiety, and male sexual dysfunction are nothing to be ashamed of, and Dr. Amberg will work with you on these problems.

He lives with his wife, Laureen, in El Cajon. His youngest son, Thomas, plays mens volleyball. Philip, the oldest son, does circuit design at Oracle. Stephen has a degree from UCLA in Biochemistry and has career in air pollution management.  In order to be able to have time for each patient, Dr. Amberg accepts a limited number of new families. If your children are feeling too old to be at the pediatrician, Dr Amberg will gladly assume their medical care.

Office Location(s):

Grossmont Family Medical Group

5525 Grossmont Center Drive
Suite 200
La Mesa, California   91942
Location Phone: 619-644-6500
Location Fax: 619-644-6526

My Phone: 619-644-6500

Accepting new patients:
I am accepting a limited number of new patients.

Primary Specialty:
Family Medicine

Undergraduate Education:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology : 1976
B.S. Chemistry
Medical Education:
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine : 1980

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals : 1983

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
UCSD School Of Medicine

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Practice : 1983-2015

In Practice Since:

Fellow, American Academy of Family : 1985
San Diego Academy of Family Physicians
San Diego County Medical Society
California Medical Association

Honors and Awards:
Grossmont Hospital (La Mesa, CA)
Chief of Staff   1998