Dr. James Davidson, DO

Dr. James Davidson, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o
42 reviews

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Dr. James Davidson, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Clearwater, FL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital and Largo Medical Center....See Less

Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay

1011 Jeffords St Bldg D

Clearwater, FL 33756
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Continued tradition of over thirty years of multi-specialty orthopaedic care for North and Central Pinellas County with a focus on treating our patients as we ourselves would be treated. Areas of expertise: Spine (Back) Surgery, Spine (Back) Diseases & Disorders, Spine Injuries.
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Dr. Davidson's Experience

Dr. Davidson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Univ Of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine, University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Ohio University-Doctor's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Ohio University-Doctor's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Florida Spine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Davidson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Davidson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Davidson to family and friends
based on 42 total surveys (9 with reviews)
Dr. Davidson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
in St Pete, FL |
There are just so many wonderful things to say about Dr. Davidson that I think I am not allotted the space to say them all. He is the most caring, sweet, understanding, and amazing surgeon with a great bedside manner! He takes the time to listen to you and explain everything and all options there are, no matter how long it takes. I was experiencing migraine headaches for about 1 year and had been to many doctors and tried all kinds of other treatments to no
in hudson |
we can not say enough on how great dr davidson and his team are. Marbee is so efficient and dedicated to set up an MRI and follow up appointments...it's flawless. she makes you feel comfortable and at ease
in Indian Shores, FL. |
Yes I would Highly Recommend Dr. Davidson to anyone that has back issues. I had suffered for years when I went to Dr. Davidson, he evaluated my condition and pain level and we decided to go forward with surgery. I had L 4-5 disc fusion with rods and screws. I was placed in the Best Hands and my results are nothing short of Miraculous. I walk 4 miles a day, and swim 45 min a day. I recommend Dr. Davidson to everyone. My husband also had surgery and is doing as well as I am. Thank you Dr. D
in Seminole, FL |
I was a patient of Dr. B. Davidson in July 2016. I was suppose to have a simple lamenctomy on my L1-2. Dr. Davidson collapsed the vertebrae during the surgery & I loss the use of my left leg. I contacted him and he performed surgery for a second time 19 days later. He put in a cage to replace the L-1 vertebrae which has a loose screw in the cage..He also released me with acute hemorrhagic anemia from loss of blood. I am no better than before the surgeries. Do not use Dr Davidson--awful.
in St Petersburg |
Again, after leaving 4 reviews, they keep getting taken down ! Why do you only keep up the good reviews, and not the bad.This Dr. Destroyed my life!He left me with dropped foot in both feet,and destroyed the nerves that control my balance! I would not refer him for a dog !I can no longer walk ! Yet he can just go on with his life and play with his children. I can't even do that! And he just gets away with what he did to me.If my review gets taken down again, then it would appear that something i
in Parrish, FL |
Dr Davidson is the most professional doctor I have ever met ! He is compassionate , understanding, and spends necessary time to answer and solve the situation. After quite some time with multiple issues, Dr Davidson pin pointed the problem and has solved my situation completely . He truly cares and is an asset to his profession . Today I am pain free , able to continue my daily activities, and I know if I should need him again , he will be there ! I will continue to refer and follow up prn !
in Safety Harbor, FL |
Excellent surgeon. He performed a multi- level ACDF with hardware on C-4 -C5, C-5-C-6, C-6-C-7,C-7-T-1. I am able to completely move with no numbness and tingling sensation in arms, hands and feet. My quality of life has improved 100 percent. I would highly recommend this surgeon.
in Clearwater, FL |
Dr. Davidson is a very caring doctor and answers all questions and gives you all the time you need. He did surgery on my neck Sept.2016. I woke up from surgery with a 3 pain level, the next morning I had no pain, stopped taking pain meds second day home. Saw Dr. Davidson next morning after surgery, he came in the room all smiles.Will see him again Dec 1, 2016. Please consider Dr. Davidson for your surgery. My neck feels like new. Thank you Dr. Davidson. Esther Marchisio
in St Petersburg, Fl |
Dr Byron Davidson is the best Dr. ever. He is caring , understanding and exceptional in what he does. He has a wonderful bedside manner . Thank you Dr Davidson for helping me get my life back. The only problem I had was with the office manager who was very rude.
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Dr. Davidson accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Davidson has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Morton Plant Hospital
300 Pinellas St
Clearwater, FL 33756
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