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Specialties & Research

Dr. James O'Brien, FACP, FCCP, MD is board certified in Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.

  • He has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Insomnia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Narcolepsy

Education & Awards

Dr. O'Brien graduated from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis.


Dr. O'Brien has 8 hospital affiliations:

  • Centura Parker Adventist Hospital 
  • Centura Health-St Anthony Central Hosp 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. James K O'Brien FACP, FCCP, and MD is a male Internist, has 24 years of experience and practices in Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.
Where does Dr. James K. O'Brien practice?
Dr. James O'Brien has 1 office location.
Dr. James O'Brien practices Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease near Norfolk, VA.
See Norfolk Critical Care Practitioners and Norfolk Pulmonologists.