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Dr. J Wells, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Wells

Watauga Orthopedics

2410 Susannah St Johnson City, TN 37601

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Dr. J Wells, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Johnson City, TN and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State University / Quillen College Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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Dr. Wells is a wonderful orthopedic surgeon. He is very knowledgable, explains everything and you can tell that he genuinely cares about his patients. He has went above and beyond to help my husband. He takes his time to actually listen. His staff is very friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Wells and Watagua Orthopedics.
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Dr. Wells is an excellent doctor. He is very professional, knowledgable and has an excellent bedside manner. His staff is also wonderful and very friendly. I can't recommend Dr. Wells and Watauga Orthopedics enough.
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I had a great experience and outcome with Dr. Wells after he surgically fixed my shoulder. I actually work in the Orthopedic field for a large Orthopedic company and had no reservations about going to Dr. Wells to get my ligaments repaired even though I know top surgeons in America. He has great beside manner and is very up to date on the latest techniques and recommendations for my condition. I would recommend him to any of my family or friends.
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This physician spent approximately 10 min with me.... Explained nothing....His answer was here is a pill.I knew no more after I saw him than before I went.The only thing he was interested in was surgery,which I do not feel I need.The resident took all my information and did the treatment....Still no better and still looking for answers.
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Dr. Wells is an intelligent, trustworthy surgeon with incredible bedside manner. He treats his patients like family, takes the time to listen and explains your medical condition in a way for you to understand. I always leave his office feeling like he genuinely cares about me as a patient. His staff is so friendly and they go out of their way to make you feel cared for. If you are looking for an excellent Orthopaedic Physician, then look no further. I promise you won't be disappointed!
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Dr. Wells is very good Dr. Examined patient and got right to solving the problem. Listened to patient and was very nice.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

While I appreciate the chance to get to know you and treat all of my patients like family, my goal is to eliminate your pain and facilitate your recovery as quickly and safely as possible so you can get back to your active lifestyle.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Ohio Center Of Orthopaedic Excellence
Residency Hospital
University Of Mississippi
Residency Hospital
2002
East Tennessee State University / Quillen College Of Medicine
Medical School
Lipscomb University
Undergraduate School
2002

Awards

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(423) 282-9011

Dr. Wells accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wells' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wells treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Wells treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wells treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Wells treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Knee Sprain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wells treats Knee Sprain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Wells treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Wells' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • 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)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • 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 Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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 Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • 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 Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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