James Ferguson, MD

James Ferguson, MD

Family Medicine


170 West Main Street, East Islip, NY, 11730



new-patients Accepting new patients
videovisits Video visits available

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” - President John F Kennedy

Raised on Long Island, Dr Ferguson has been advocating for patients in his own private practice and abroad for over 40 years. He chose family medicine for its clinical breadth and the ability to treat any ailment. When asked what he likes most about being a physician Dr Ferguson states it’s the personal stories his patients share about themselves, their trials and tribulations and the unique ways they overcome various challenges, all making him not only a better doctor but a better human being.


Over the years, Dr Ferguson has shared his medical gifts across the world, traveling to over 30 different countries to provide medical services to those in need. These trips often become family expeditions where his wife, a nurse practitioner, and children participate. Dr Ferguson is dedicated and fearless in his desire to serve, traveling to remote and often inhospitable parts of the world and enduring austere and harsh conditions. In addition to his medical travels abroad, Dr Ferguson has donated his services to medical clinics in Bedford Stuyvesant, and currently runs a free medical clinic for migrant farm workers in Eastern Long Island.

Training & Credentials


Medical School: State University of New York, College of Medicine (New York)
Internship: Southside Hospital (New York)
Residency: Southside Hospital (New York)

Advanced Degree

Doctor of Medicine
Masters Public Health, Adelphi University

Board Certification & Accreditations

Board Certified, Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine

Medical Interests

Preventive Medicine/Healthy Aging
Heart Disease
Annual Physicals & Wellness Visits

Insurances Accepted
We accept Medicare and most forms of insurance, please call (516) 233-2484 or the physician's office for more information.
Patient Testimonials
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My husband and I both trust doctor Ferguson with our health care. His office staff is very kind and willing to seek information. He knows and is known by many medical specialists if you need a referral. You're sure to get a funny tail and joke when you visit. Health care is prominent with doctor Ferguson and he always asks you how you're doing and listens.
Elisabeth. Verified Patient
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He is the most compassionate Doctor in the World. on many Occasions he came to save my life including coming toa hospital emergency to make sure the resident Doctor have all my medical information and to make sure I'm getting the proper care.
Samir. Verified Patient
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Dr James Ferguson Has been our go to primary care physician for over 15 years. He has literally saved my wife’s life. We’ve moved out of state and seen other Dr’s in the interim and honestly, Dr. Ferguson is still the only Dr. whose opinion we totally Trust.
Anonymous. Verified Patient
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I went to Dr. Ferguson and loved him. He gave me a good exam, I went to him on a Friday and my test results were in my gmail from patient fusion on Monday morning.
Anonymous. Verified Patient
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Ferguson is one of the most compassionate, personable, and charitable doctors I have ever met. He is knowledgeable and genuinely cares for individuals. I have seen him for years, and it is obvious that medicine and
Kel. Verified Patient

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