Dr. James Lyon

Dr. James Lyon

Welcoming new patients
| Same-day/next-day appointments available


  • Interventional Radiology (Board Certified)

Advanced Degree

  • Medical Doctor (MD)

The Sharp Experience

Most people can tell you what is wrong if you ask the right questions and listen to their answers carefully.



I have found that most people can tell you what is wrong with their health if you ask the right questions and listen to their answers carefully.

Biographical Details

Age: 60
In practice since: 1983
Gender: Male


  • Medical School: Indiana University
  • Internship: University of California, San Diego
  • Residency: University of California, San Diego
  • Fellowship: University of California, San Diego

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
    Aetna PPOs, Elect Choice EPO, Health Fund PPO, Managed Choice POS, National Advantage PPO, Open Choice PPO, QPOS POS, Traditional Choice PPO, US Access POS
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    AIM HMO, Anthem Blue Cross PPOs, Bronze EPO, EPO, Gold EPO, Platinum EPO, Plus POS, Prudent Buyer PPO, Silver EPO
  • Blue Shield
    POS, PPOs (contact Blue Shield)
  • Cash/Self pay
  • Champus Tricare
    For Life, Prime
    Open Access POS
  • Coventry Healthcare
  • Covered CA
    Anthem Blue Cross Bronze EPO, Anthem Blue Cross Gold EPO, Anthem Blue Cross Platinum EPO, Anthem Blue Cross Silver EPO, Sharp Health Plan Bronze HMO, Sharp Health Plan Gold HMO, Sharp Health Plan Platinum HMO, Sharp Health Plan Silver HMO
  • Medicare
  • Medicare/Medi-Cal
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Bronze HMO, Gold HMO, Platinum HMO, Silver HMO

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Treatments & Conditions

  • Atherectomy
  • Carotid and Arch Vascular Exams
  • Chemoembolization
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  • CryoPlasty®
  • Drug-Eluting Stent (DES)
  • Embolization
  • Extremity Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA)
  • Greenfield Filter
  • Image-Guided Biopsy/Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lysis Therapy for Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
  • Paracentesis
  • Percutaneous Liver Intervention
  • Percutaneous Renal Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Portal Hypertension Shunts
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty/Stent
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombectomy
  • Thrombolysis
  • Upper and Lower Extremity Arterial and Venous Exams
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Varicocele Treatment
  • Vena Cava Filter Insertion
  • Vertebroplasty

Practice Features

  • Second Opinions

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  • Phone: 858-634-5900
    7910 Frost St., Suite 100
    San Diego, CA 92123
  • Phone: 619-502-3639
    751 Medical Center Court
    Chula Vista, CA 91911

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