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Medical Director

Phone: (541) ***-****  
Email: s***@***.org
Local Address:  Oregon , United States
Jackson County
10 S Oakdale (Room 116A)
Medford , Oregon 97501
United States


Employment History


  • M.D.
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Dr. Jim Shames, medical ..., 8 Nov 2015 [cached]
Dr. Jim Shames, medical director for Jackson County Health and Human Services, has been spearheading the local effort to curb use of addictive opioid painkillers.
Shames said the pharmaceutical industry oversold the benefits of opioid painkillers. New research shows they are only about 30 percent effective in treating chronic, long-term pain. Exercise, physical therapy, adequate sleep and cognitive behavioral therapy can yield better results, he said.
For years, Dr. Jim Shames, a ..., 9 Jan 2009 [cached]
For years, Dr. Jim Shames, a physician who prefers a down vest to a lab coat, has argued the benefits of vaccines with Harding, his next-door neighbor.
As Jackson County's chief medical officer, Shames would like every child immunized. Ashland always has some whooping cough around, which can be devastating to babies, but has seen no spike in measles. Still, Shames fears the community is vulnerable because so many international visitors come to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University.
Shames has been working with nursing students from Oregon Health & Science University on a pamphlet that would promote immunization.
Dr. Jim Shames, Health ..., 24 Sept 2014 [cached]
Dr. Jim Shames, Health Officer, Jackson County Health and Human Services, Oregon
Addictions Recovery Center | Agency Leaders, 16 June 2015 [cached]
Jim Shames
Jim Shames, MD, ABOM; Medical Director
Jefferson Regional Health Alliance, 11 Nov 2015 [cached]
Jim Shames M.D.
Health Officer
Jackson County Health & Human Services
In-kind Project Director
Jim Shames is a family practice physician who has practiced medicine in Southern Oregon for the past 40 years. He started his career at the Takilma People's Clinic in Josephine County and became the Medical Director of the Siskiyou Community Health Center (SCHC) when the clinic became an FQHC. He has provided health care in Josephine County at the SCHC, Josephine County Public Health, and the Josephine County Jail. Since moving to Ashland in 1989 Dr. Shames has worked at La Clinica, the Jackson County Jail, Allied (providing medication assisted treatment to individuals with opioid substance abuse), and for the past 10 years he has served as the Medical Director for Jackson County Health and Human Services. He is board certified in Family Practice as well as Addiction Medicine. In addition to his public health work he is also currently the Medical Director at both Allied and the Addiction Recovery Center and is a consultant for On Track.
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