Doctor's office
Enter your doctor's name to get office information.
Find labs in your network
Enter your primary care doctor's name to find labs in your network.
Enter your doctor's name to get office information.
Sharp Community
About Sharp Community Medical Group
Enter your doctor's name to get office information.
Find urgent care centers in your network
Enter your primary care doctor's name to find urgent care centers in your network.
Urgent care centers
Enter your doctor's name to get office information.
Driving Directions
Update Information
Forgot Password

Please enter your e-mail address.

Dr. Jim Turnage

Dr. Jim Turnage

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

"I have deep respect for other approaches to healing and for your power to return to good health."

  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Advanced degrees
  • Medical Doctor (MD)



Mon. - Fri., 9 am to 5 pm

3655 Ruffin Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123

Get Driving Directions


Mon. - Fri., 9 am to 5 pm

3655 Ruffin Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123

Get Driving Directions



It is my belief that our health is best understood from the viewpoint of the biopsychosocial-spiritual model. This means that our bodies, minds, community and spirit usually work together in a wondrous, healthy harmony without much thought or care on our part. But when things don't seem to be working out so well, it may be time to seek out someone who can work with you and help you return things to the natural balance and order.

I look forward to working with you if you find yourself in need of help from a traditionally-trained physician who has the deepest respect for other approaches to healing and for your own power to return to good health.

Outside of work, I am very active in spiritual study, work and teaching. I have been a professional musician, writer and performer since my teens and I continue in these creative activities for the sheer fun of it.

Biographical Details

Age: 68
In practice since: 1990
Gender: Male
Additional Language Spoken

Additional Language Spoken

  • Spanish
Hospital and Medical Group Affiliations


  • Medical School: Saint Louis University
  • Residency: Sharp HealthCare
Treatments and Conditions

Treatments and Conditions

  • Acupuncture/Acupressure
  • ADHD - Adults
  • ADHD - Pediatrics
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Back Evaluation/Treatment
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Complementary Therapies
  • COPD
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diverticulitis
  • Eczema
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Esophageal Reflux
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Geriatrics
  • Hay Fever
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Hypnosis
  • Impotence
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Kidney Stones
  • Liver Disease
  • Menopause
  • Nutrition
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Psoriasis
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Shingles
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Techniques
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcer Evaluation/Treatment
  • Wart Treatment
  • Weight Management
  • Wellness Programs
  • Women's Health
  • Wound Healing
Practice Features

Practice Features

  • Nurse Practitioner (Female)
  • Second Opinions
  • Treats Kids (Newborn to 18 years)
Insurances Accepted

Insurances Accepted

  • Elect Choice EPO, Health Fund PPO, Health Fund HMO, HMO, Managed Choice POS, National Advantage PPO, Open Choice PPO, QPOS POS, Select Choice HMO, Traditional Choice PPO, US Access POS, Value Network HMO
  • AIM HMO, California HMO, EPO, Plus POS, Prudent Buyer PPO
  • HMO, POS, PPOs (contact Blue Shield)
  • Care1st
  • Cash/Self pay
  • For Life, Prime
  • PPO
  • HMO, Open Access POS, PPOs
  • PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan Bronze HMO, Sharp Health Plan Gold HMO, Sharp Health Plan Platinum HMO, Sharp Health Plan Silver HMO
  • EPO, ExcelCare HMO, HMO, PPOs, Select POS, Seniority Plus Retirees HMO
  • Assignment, UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
  • PPO
  • PPO
  • Bronze HMO, Choice HMO, Gold HMO, Performance HMO, Performance Plus, Platinum HMO, Premier HMO, Silver HMO, Value HMO
  • Choice EPO, Choice HMO, Choice Plus POS, Options PPO, Signature Value HMO
  • Performance HMO-Network 1 HMO

All affiliated physicians referred by Sharp HealthCare are in good standing with a Sharp hospital or medical group and pay no fees to be included in this service. Physicians are not employees or agents of Sharp HealthCare. Selection is based on your particular needs. Learn more about how doctors are included in this service and the information displayed here.

I want Dr. Turnage to be my primary care doctor

Call Your Insurance Company

Choosing a new primary care doctor is done through your insurance company. Call the number on the front or back of your card and tell the representative that you would like to change your PCP.

Sample Insurance Card

Every insurance card is different. The customer service phone number could be on the front or the back of your card. The following is just an example.

I want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Turnage

Call to Make an Appointment

Phone: 858-569-6800
3655 Ruffin Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
I need help from a referral nurse

If you have questions about your insurance coverage or anything else, our physician referral nurses are here to help you. Call 1-800-827-4277. Nurses are available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, to take your call.

Call or Email Me Back

A physician referral nurse will contact you within one business day. Fields are required unless otherwise noted.

All Categories
Contact Sharp HealthCare
Call us


Email us

Please do not use this form to convey personal or medical information.


Find other numbers

View our phone directory

What's This?

These important numbers are located on your billing statement.

Find your SHC#
SHC Number

Find your account number
Account Number