Dr. James Pinckney II

Founder & CEO Diamond Physicians Board Certified Family Medicine Physician

Dr. James believes that integrity and hard work are critical to building customer loyalty. A visionary, he founded Diamond Physicians in 2012, a membership medicine practice that focuses on the patient-physician relationship. This healthcare niche has gained momentum in response to sprawling waste and frustrations with healthcare delivery systems. Diamond bypasses cumbersome and inefficient “middle men” to deliver personalized, high-quality medical care directly to their valued clients.

Prior to creating Diamond, Dr. James studied general surgery at the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after graduating from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He switched from general surgery to family medicine in order to pursue his dream of transforming healthcare delivery in America. Dr. James completed his training in family medicine at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas. He is a board certified family physician licensed in the state of Texas and California.

Diamond Physicians endorses a holistic approach to medicine and incorporates nutrition and fitness into the lifestyle of their clients. This well rounded conviction was influenced by Dr. James’ undergraduate liberal arts education at Wake Forest University. Dr. James’ ultimate goal is to provide exemplary medical care across America, regardless of socioeconomic class. Shine Bright, a future non-profit organization, will provide the means to deliver premium medical service to the underserved.

Dr. James also holds a United States patent for an innovative surgical gown which he developed while in medical school. He recently received accolades from the Jackie Robinson Foundation and Super Doctors recognizing him as a top leader in the country. Dr. James routinely appears on nationally syndicated radio and news programs as a medical expert. When he isn’t tending to the needs of his clients or presenting medical topics to the media, Dr. James enjoys spending quality time with his wife, golf, sports and civic philanthropic ventures.

Professional Associations

  • Equinox National Healthcare Advisory Board
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar Selection Committee
  • Preston Center Rotary Club
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Private Physicians
  • Dallas County Medical Society

Awards & Achievements

  • Super Doctors Texas Rising Stars (2015 & 2016)
  • Fox News Medical Expert (2014)
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation “42 Under 40” National Award (2014)
  • Project Access Dallas: Compassionate Care for Our Community’s Uninsured Award (2011)
  • Dallas Observer: Future Leaders of Dallas (2011)
  • Reflective Surgical Gown Patent No: US 7,627,908 B1 (December 8, 2009)
  • Baylor College of Medicine Merit Scholar (2004-2008)
  • Dean’s List Honors Wake Forest University (2000-2004)
  • Gordon Scholar (2000-2004)
  • Jackie Robinson Scholar (2000-2004)
  • National Merit Scholar (2000-2004)


  • Board Certified Family Medicine Physician
  • Certified Arteriologist Bale/Doneen Method
  • Family Medicine Residency – Methodist Charlton Medical Center – Dallas, TX
  • General Surgery Internship – Cedars-Sinai Medcial Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • Doctor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology; Minor, Chemistry with Dean’s List Honors; Wake Forest University – Winston-Salem, NC