Dr. James E. Nitka, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery • Male • Age 58

300 W Northwood St
Greensboro, NC 27401
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The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
1200 N Elm St
Greensboro, NC 27401
Wesley Long Hospital
501 N Elam Ave
Greensboro, NC 27403

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Piedmont Orthopaedics
Greensboro Office
300 W Northwood St
Greensboro, NC 27401
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    Dr. Nitka's Experience

    Dr. Nitka's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Ankle Fracture Repair
    • Arthrocentesis
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Cervical Spine Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
    • Facet Block
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Replacement, Cemented
    • Hip Replacement, Cementless
    • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
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    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Laminectomy
    • Laminotomy
    • Lower Spine Surgery
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lumbar Spine Surgery
    • Medical Branch Block
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
    • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Discectomy
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Internal Fixation
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Spine Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Injury
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Avulsion Fracture
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Calcaneus Fracture
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Compound Fracture
    • Compression Fracture
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Extra-Articular Fracture
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Injuries
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
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    • Fractured Lower Leg
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Insufficiency Fracture
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intra-Articular Fracture
    • Joint Fracture
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Metatarsal Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathologic Fracture
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
    • Pediatric Fractures
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Simple Fractures
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stress Fracture
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Tibia Fracture
    • Toe Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Upper Extremity Fracture
    • Vertebral Fracture
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    Background Check for Dr. Nitka

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for North Carolina.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Univ Of Az Coll Of Med
    Graduated in 1983

    Internship Hospital

    Duke University Hospital

    Residency Hospital

    Duke University Hospital

    Fellowship Hospital

    Tex Inst For Spinal Disorders
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Nitka & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Nitka's Hospital Quality

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    • The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

    • Wesley Long Hospital

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nitka to family and friends

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    Dr. Nitka's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    5 out of 5

    4 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    5 out of 5

    4 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    5 out of 5

    4 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

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    Experience with Dr. Nitka

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    5 out of 5

    4 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    5 out of 5

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    How well provider listens and answers questions

    5 out of 5

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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

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    • Aetna
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    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • CHAMPVA
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Humana
    • MedCost
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    Office Locations

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    Piedmont Orthopaedics
    Greensboro Office
    300 W Northwood St
    Greensboro, NC 27401
    (336) 275-0927 (Office)
    (336) 275-4834 (Fax)
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