Dr. James Billys, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 66

Dr. Billys
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Trinity Spine Center

2040 Short Ave Odessa, FL 33556

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Dr. James Billys, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Odessa, FL and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventhealth Carrollwood and Holmes Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Billys to book an appointment.

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If you are considering surgery with Dr. Billys DON’T DO IT!! I had L4/L5 fusion and Dr. Billys put one of the screws in incorrectly and fractured a bone. I was never told about this until nearly four years later when I was in excruciating pain and required 3 fusions. The second surgery was necessary all because of Dr. Billys lack of skill. Run, don’t walk away from this doctor!!
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Marilyn Jackson – Aug 12, 2021
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We liked Dr. Billy's. He was very thorough and not an alarmist. A very calming demeanor.
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Apr 10, 2021
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Love everyone there all are very good
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Mariza Miranda – Mar 20, 2021
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Dr Billys was very nice and helpful. He referred me to a neurologist for more help.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Mar 15, 2021
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Dr. Billys is trying to help me understand and disagnose severe back pain I experience. He explains everything in a way I can understand and answers any questions I have. Yes, I would recommend him friends or famiy.
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jtack – Feb 26, 2021
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Very positive experience with Dr. Billys and staff. From checkin, physician encounter and checkout. Highly rec ommend this practice.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Nikki R. – Feb 25, 2021
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I had my first visit today for a second opinion. Dr. Billy and his staff was great. His entire demeanor was excellent. He explained my injuries and the procedure he will be doing to where my husband and I could understand. I would definitely recommend Dr.Billy. Every Staff member was pleasant. I will give another review after my procedure in March.
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  • 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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Pansy Schneider – Feb 19, 2021
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I loved this dr. He was so nice and had a great bedside manner. I’m excited to have surgery with him. I’ll be in great hands. The staff was lovely too, so professional highly recommended m 10/10
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jennifer S. – Jan 14, 2021
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Dr. Billy’s performed fusion on my back approximately four years ago hit a nerve and had to redo the surgery and I have been suffering with nerve damage ever since.
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Jan 05, 2021
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Dr Billys is an OUTSTANDING DOCTOR. He truly cares about EACH PATIENT and makes you feel very important to him and the practice. His experience and knowledge level are second to none and his bedside manner is one of caring, understanding and problem solving!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Stephen Finelli – Dec 17, 2020
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Dr. Billys is the best.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Oct 10, 2020
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Dr Billys takes all the time you need with him. His bedside manner is kind & gentle.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Eileen Sklon – Oct 02, 2020
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Dr.Billys has the concern of his patients well being. He goes through your procedure step by step.Listens to your concerns,and answers any questions that you might have. Also, they have a wonderful staff! Very friendly and highly professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 05, 2020
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MY only concern was that my appointment was scheduled for 3:00 but I did not see the doctor until 4:05. I was told to arrive at 2:30 which I did. I saw the doctor for about 10 minutes, at the most. I would greatly appreciated less wait time
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  • Explained conditions well
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Ann T. – Sep 05, 2020
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My visit with Dr. Billy’s was the best decision I ever made. Dr. Billys reconstructed my whole spine. He was guided by God during my very successful surgery. I have not a pain in my back or hip whatsoever ever. I thank Dr. Billys for giving me back my life and my happiness. Dr. Billys is kind, has compassion for his patients and so very intelligent. God bless Dr. Billys.Dr. Billys did my surgery September 13, 2013.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Sep 01, 2020
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I like this office visit. The doctor came and talked with me. He explained everything going on with my back and neck. Told me the next steps for treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Henry – Aug 31, 2020
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Dr. Billys is a knowable and very professional doctor. I took my mom to get her hand checked and he treated her professionally and kindly. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Billy's is very knowledgeable and takes the time to listen to his patients and explain his treatment plans. The staff at FastMD is very kind and appointment times are usually adhered to very accurately. The office is very clean and organized. No complaints.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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James – Aug 06, 2020
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Muy Buena comunicasion con migo como pasiente
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ysidro cruz – Jul 30, 2020
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The staff are all very professional and friendly. If you have to wait for even a short time they take note and apologize, which my wait wasn’t even worth an apology. Dr. Billy’s took time to explain what my issue was.and didn’t seem to be in a rush to get on to the next patient. That means a lot to any person.
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
No results
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in open communication. My goal is for my patients to really understand their issues, and the treatment options open to them.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1992
Stanford University
Fellowship Hospital
1990
California Pacific Medical Center, Davies Campus
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Duke University Health System
Residency Hospital
1987
Duke University
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Duke University Medical Center Department Of Surgery
Internship Hospital
1981
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1977
University Of Notre Dame
Undergraduate School
1974
Wabash College, Indiana
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. James Billys, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Billys has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. James Billys, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Billys frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Post-Laminectomy Syndrome, and Spinal Fusion. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Billys treats.

Where is Dr. James Billys, MD's office located?

Dr. Billys' office is located at 2040 Short Ave, Odessa, FL 33556. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James Billys, MD speak?

Dr. Billys speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Wrong-site surgery (3/18/2021)View details
2 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (4/20/2020)View details
  • Settlement (2/1/2019)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Billys' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Billys accepts

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(727) 807-2476

Dr. Billys accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Florida
Coventry Health Care of Florida PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Locations

Trinity Spine Center

Fastmd2040 Short Ave Odessa, FL 33556
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Elite Spine and Orthopedics

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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Fastmd

Fastmd1801 N Belcher Rd Ste A Clearwater, FL 33765
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Sunshine Radiology LLC

Florida Hospital Carrollwood7171 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33614
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Billys is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventhealth Carrollwood

Tampa, FL

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Holmes Regional Medical Center

Melbourne, FL

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Melbourne Regional Medical Center

Melbourne, FL

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

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