Dr. James Bothwell, MD

Dr. James Bothwell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 47
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Dr. James Bothwell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.Read his story

6301 Harris Pkwy Ste 200

Fort Worth, TX 76132

Contact Information

(817) 433-3450

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bothwell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

ACL Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Bothwell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bothwell "James Bothwell, M.D., is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and fellowship-trained in sports medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester in New York and went on to complete his general surgery internship and orthopedic residency, also at the University of Rochester. Dr. Bothwell's special interests include ACL reconstruction, sports medicine, and specialty care of the knee, shoulder and elbow. In addition to addressing all facets of general orthopedics, he treats injuries such as fractures, tendon and ligament tears, and disease and inflammation caused by tendonitis or other orthopedic conditions. Other staff include; Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician, Athletic Trainers, Surgical and non-surgical spine physicians to assist with any of your Sports Medicine needs. Dr. Bothwell is currently Team Physician for Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Southwest Assemblies of God University, and several surrounding High School programs. More information at fortworthorthopedics,com"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bothwell "Dr. James Bothwell practices at Ft Worth Orthopedics. Services include diagnosis and treatment of complex orthopedic and sports-related injuries and conditions."

9  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

68  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's 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
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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62  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Biological Therapy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Arthoscopy
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University of Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University of Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bothwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bothwell's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bothwell to family and friends
55 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

  • 5
    (47)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Bothwell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Bothwell did an excellent job of repairing my my daughters' ACL. This positive experience lead me to seek his expertise again when I ruptured my Achilles tendon. Dr. Bothwell and his entire staff are very professional and organized, yet also very friendly, informative, and caring. After...more
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I had two appointments in a span of 5 years and an MRI after the recent visit. I was seen only by Physician Assistants and never even met Dr. Bothwell. I received my MRI results from a Medical Assistant who didn't give more than a cursory summary and was told I was being referred to another...more
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Hello - I regret to hear this and would like a patient advocate to follow up with to discuss this matter further. Do you mind sending me your information including phone number to katieborders@texashealth.org Thank you, Katie

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I’m sure Dr. Bothwell does an excellent job, however his scheduler does not. I called and asked if they would accept a workman’s comp case. She told me she would speak with the doctor and get back to me. I waited 2 days for a response and never heard anything. I’ve called several more times only to...more
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Scott - I regret to hear this. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you further about this matter. If you would like to be contacted, can you please email me your information including phone number to katieborders@texashealth.org Thank you, Katie

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Dr. Bothwell is an excellent surgeon. He did extensive surgery on my shoulder and one year later, I can say that I am as good as new. My recovery trajectory was just as he described it would be. He is a good communicator. His office is organized and efficient. My experience was excellent and I...more
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Dr. Bothwell performed knee surgery on my son for a torn MPFL in his knee and then performed reconstructive surgery on my shoulder three weeks later. The professionalism from him and his staff are the best I have ever received from a doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Bothwell and would say that he...more
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