Dr. James Bee, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Bee
Accepting new patients

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group

4110 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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(719) 632-7669

Dr. James Bee, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Centura Health-st Thomas More Hospital and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bee to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bee accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
CU Health Plans Exclusive-CO HMO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
MediBlue Plus-CO HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Principal Financial Group
Travelers
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bee's conditions and procedures:

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Torticollis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Bee's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bee

4.5

Based on 135 ratings

5 Stars
85.92592592592592%
(116)
4 Stars
2.962962962962963%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0.7407407407407407%
(1)
1 Star
10.37037037037037%
(14)
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He is professional,caring and an excellent surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ruth – Oct 09, 2020
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Charlatan, utter rot. Blew me off, completely.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Maria F – Sep 24, 2020
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This was a follow up to surgery.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Sep 09, 2020
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Dr bee was patient and understanding. He explained my condition and he had developed a plan to relieve some of my pain and I feel that we will be quite successful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carol fontana – Sep 04, 2020
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Dr. Bee did a great job on my back surgery. He’s to the point and tells you like it is. His nurse, Karen is an angel. Took care of all my needs, always called back promptly when I had questions or concerns. I can’t thank them enough for their help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Kerry Meier – Sep 02, 2020
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Great surgeon! Knowledgable, and he tells you like it is. Holds no punches!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Aug 29, 2020
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Outstanding experience. Surgery was 100% successfull and he explained everything in advance. I will definitely go back to Dr. Bee for my back surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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timothy a lammon – Aug 28, 2020
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He did not examine me. He just looked at my MRI from June and told me he would not do my needed surgery because I was too young and needed to lose more weight. I lost 95 pounds already and now weigh 196. I felt he didn't care. He told me I had 2 choices for dealing with my pain. I can live with it or get surgery for my L5/S1 disc bulge, but he wouldn't do the surgery. After all this he said he wanted me to get another MRI. I worked hard to lose weight and felt he didn't care and wouldn't listen to anything I had to say. I just think he wants more visits so he can get more money. I would never recommend him to anyone. If I could give him zero stars I would.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 21, 2020
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Sciatic nerve pain and lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve on my L4 and L5. Tried injections and they didn’t work. Ended up having back surgery. Best decision ever! Thanks to Doctor. Bee and his expertise I’m pain free right now.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Vendrell – Jul 31, 2020
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I wouldn’t recommend Doctor Bee to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jul 26, 2020
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Excellent staff and doctor patient communication. Dr. Bee is a confident professional who brings peace of mind to those who worty or are concerned. From start to finish I was amazed at the blessings the Lord has given Dr. Bee in discovering the issue and restoring my spinal health after 15 years of pain. I will return for consoltations with my Lumbar very soon.
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Jerry Abriam – Jun 24, 2020
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He is very thorough. He is highly, very highly recommended by other physicians and friends who have seen him. He got me in for an MRI within 2 days of my first visit. I have complete confidence in his medical service for my very painful injured back.
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David G – Jun 19, 2020
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Excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Mark Griffin – Jun 19, 2020
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Dr. Bee is the best! He took the time to explain my injuries in detail and helped me develop the best treatment plan. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is the best in the field, and truly cares about his patients.
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Joe Micou – Jun 18, 2020
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At 28 I was referred for surgery after years of not knowing what was causing my pain. Prior to the surgery I was scared to drive from the pain in my right calve. My L4L5 surgery was successful in giving me hopefully many more youthful years before needing a spinal fusion. Dr. Bee made it a point to be upfront and explain how bad my back was and that the pain may never fully go away. At some point I may need a fusion. 6 months later, while I still have pain it is manageable. I feel confident I wont need the fusion for some time. Many massage therapist have said my scar is beautiful. I have a few other conditions that I think is giving me a slower recovery but I wouldn't hesitate to undergo the surgery with Dr. Bee and his staff. Medicine is a practice not a science. A practice that has patience to explain their reasoning, provide compassion and a warm helpful staff is what's important to me in my self advocacy.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Jun 11, 2020
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Dr. Bee does excellent work and is a highly skilled surgeon. He has done two microdisc surgeries on my lower back, which have held up extremely well over the last fifteen years . Recently, I had a fall which was pretty serious and giving me major myelopathic symptoms from the neck-he did not hesitate to explain the situation and sense of urgency-and performed a c4-7 anterior and posterior fusion on me two weeks later. I couldn't walk well (balance/gait), had lost a lot of hand strength (couldn't hold a can of shaving cream) and had several other scary symptoms. He, his P.A. Nathan and his nurse Karen were very supportive, knowledgeable, and patient in listening and explaining pre op instructions, what to expect after surgery, post op instructions and follow up-all of that just couldn't have been done better. Karen always returns your calls promptly. You won't go wrong choosing this doctor and his team- Awesome care and results you can't easily find these days.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Chad Swanson – Jun 09, 2020
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I had back problems, I met with Dr. Bee he reviewed all my medical history, ordered new MRI and after reviewing all the results with him. I decided to have surgery on my lower back. Dr. Bee was great thru the entire process, at 10 months out I'm very glad I had this done.
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Chris – Jun 04, 2020
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Dr Bee takes each clients issues and addresses as best suits the needs. In my case I have extensive back issues and prefer to do as much as I can utilizing exercise, no drugs and no surgery. I would recommend Dr Bee to anyone!!
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Jun 03, 2020
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I saw Dr. Bee for a herniated disc in my neck that was causing extreme pain. He and his staff were friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable. Dr. Bee and his PA told me all of my options and what would be the best solution for my disc, including pros and cons. It was so nice to talk with doctors I can trust. I had surgery with Dr. Bee as my surgeon, and everything went very well. I would recommend Dr. Bee to anyone with spine issues.
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Rebekah Lusk – Jun 03, 2020
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Dr Bee along with his entire office... especially Karen were superb. My lower lumbar surgery was a great success. It is a relief to be able to walk and yes even hike again with almost no pain at all. He does not sugar coat anything and I appreciated that. Thank you Dr Bee!
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Lisa G – Jun 03, 2020
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Care Philosophy

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group is dedicated to comprehensive, specialized and exceptional patient care. Our subspecialized physicians treat sports...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Panorama Orthopedics& Spine Center
Fellowship Hospital
St John Hospital And Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Wayne State University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
Saint John Hospital and Med Center
Internship Hospital
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Medical School
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group

North Campus4110 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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South Campus1259 Lake Plaza Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Centura Health-st Thomas More Hospital

Canon City, CO

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Colorado Springs, CO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central

Colorado Springs, CO

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

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