Dr. Donald Ames, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Ames
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Far Oaks Orthopedists

3737 Southern Blvd Dayton, OH 45429

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(937) 433-5309

Dr. Donald Ames, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Dayton, OH and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ames has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Wayne State University medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Grandview Medical Center and Kettering Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ames to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ames accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
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Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
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Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
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Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
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Silver Pathway-OH HMO
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Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Behavioral Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Delta Health System
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Practice Areas

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Elbow Injuries more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 49% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Shoulder Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

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Dr. Ames' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Biography

Dr. Donald Ames, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Dayton, OH and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ames has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He gr...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Northwest University
Residency Hospital
Mt Carmel Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1984
Wayne State University
Medical School

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Locations

Far Oaks Orthopedists

Dayton3737 Southern Blvd Dayton, OH 45429
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Far Oaks Orthopedists

Kettering Office3737 Southern Blvd Ste 2100 Kettering, OH 45429
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Grandview Medical Center

Dayton, OH

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Kettering Medical Center

Kettering, OH

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Miami Valley Hospital

Dayton, OH

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Sycamore Medical Center

Miamisburg, OH

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)