Dr. James Bolz, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(27)
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Dr. James Bolz, MD
Dr. James Bolz, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Novi, MI. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Bolz is affiliated with Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus.

26750 Providence Pkwy Ste 200

Novi, MI 48374

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Dr. James Bolz, MD

Dr. James Bolz, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Bursitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

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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.

Education

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Metro Nw Detroit Hosps Inc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bolz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bolz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bolz to family and friends
2.3
based on 27 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Bolz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Royal Oak, MI |
Minimal exam, interaction, explanation, and incorrect diagnosis. Gruff demeanor.
Farmington, MI |
This doctor does NOT listen to his patients. I was in constant pain for over 2 months and bringing in an MRI and x-rays, he did not want to here about where the pain was or that the MRI showed a meniscus tear. He insisted that I only had arthritis. I waited 4 months with no changes and no help from cortisone shots. Went back and got the same story. No problem with meniscus, just arthritis, lose some weight. Second opinion showed me the tear on the MRI and had surgery. 7 months wasted
Farmington, MI |
Unsatisfied in Novi, MI | Feb 9, 2017 Arrogant and rude, does not listen to his patients. Sent medications order to wrong pharmacy. One medication is not covered by my insurance, despite I asked to check my catalog. Stuff is impolite and rude. Avoid this place.
in Novi, MI |
Arrogant and rude, does not listen to his patients.
in Farmington, MI |
This guy has terrible bedside manner. Like the others say, he z is not compassionate at all, he will rush you in an out, it you don't have something straightforward or easy to diagnose he is useless.
in Novi, mi. |
I have been going to Bolz since 2014, after i played a pick up game. Dr.Bolz is not compassionate at all, he will rush you in an out, the whole time I was seeing him insisted I needed a hip replacement. Then 4 year's later after 6 cortisone shots and a mri i have a labral tear, and the Dr tells me he doesn't do those, so i continue to work until im schedule to see his colleague, meanwhile hip is so bad i call Dr to see if he could take me off until my next opmt. No, after misdiagnosed me.
in Livonia, MI |
I would recommend Dr. Bolz. He did a knee replacement surgery on me in August, 2016 and it was very successful. Dr. Bolz is very thorough, tells you what to expect and will refer you to another physician if necessary. He has always spent sufficient time with me.
in Detroit, MI |
I went to Dr. Bolz for a knee injury. He barely spent any time in the office with me and asked very few questions. I felt that he was very short with me, especially when I asked for an MRI sooner rather than later, since I knew something was wrong with my knee. When I went for my results and follow up I again felt he was very short with me and he said he couldn't do anything operatively for me. I went for a second opinion and they found a tear in my meniscus, which Dr. Bolz missed.
in Novi, MI |
Easy to talk to; took his time and answered all of my questions. He explained things thoroughly but in terms I could understand.
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Dr. Bolz accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Bolz has admitting privileges

Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus
16001 W 9 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48075
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