Dr. James Bothwell, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 51

Dr. Bothwell
Accepting new patients

Fort Worth Orthopedics

1651 W Rosedale St Ste 100 Fort Worth, TX 76104

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number

Dr. James Bothwell, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Bothwell has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bothwell to book an appointment.

Compare with other Orthopedic Surgery Specialists

Compare Dr. Bothwell with our nearby Orthopedic Surgery Specialists at Medical City Healthcare.

These providers are on the medical staff of Medical City Healthcare.

Dr. Bothwell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bothwell

4.5

Based on 62 ratings

5 Stars
85.48387096774194%
(53)
4 Stars
1.6129032258064515%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
1.6129032258064515%
(1)
1 Star
11.290322580645162%
(7)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Bothwell
(Select your rating)
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
I have had several procedures performed by Dr. Bothwell and and EXCELLENT surgeon. From scheduling (Summer) to his PA (Bonnie) and Dr. Bothwell they are a well oiled machine providing EXCELLENT results. Dr. Bothwell was also a team doctor for the TCU football team confirms his abilities to treat sports injuries at the highest level.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
Helpful
Alan Gene Wagner – May 27, 2021
Dr. Bothwell and his crew have been very excellent in the care that I have received! In facing shoulder surgery, I couldn’t have picked a better surgeon and crew! Dr. Bothwell, Jillian, the nurses, and the office staff have all been very professional, caring, and helpful in the care that I have received! I would definitely recommend Dr. Bothwell and his staff!! Thank y’all very much for your service!!
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Kevin Cox – May 13, 2021
Did my son’s surgery and did a great job
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
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Apr 05, 2021
I had my right knee meniscus,LCL, and PCL reconstructed which means no cutting of my meniscus and gotta day my knee is “strong, Strong as I ever seen” # forest Gump. Anyways I experienced professionalism and had to meet with his PA some times instead of him and I understood cause I wanted my appointments. His PA’s were very knowledgeable and professional I was happy to meet with them when Dr. Bothwell was to busy.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Dan B – Aug 05, 2020
I was referred to this physician for a condition that he treats. I was only seen by his assistant and I was offered no options for treatment of my injury. I wasted a co-pay, a morning and my insurance company paid the rest. I have had the same experience with almost every doctor I have seen in the Texas Health group. I know I have been blackballed from this group by a doctor who has a serious issue with patients who ask to switch doctors within the group.
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Jun 09, 2020
Dr. Bothwell recently operated on my son's knee and we experienced nothing but professionalism, candor, caring, and consideration. Still unknown to Dr. Bothwell, I attended medical school and knew a good bit about the details of my son's condition. His explanations, professional suggestions, and performance were spot on! My son is still recovering and Dr. Bothwell has been very instrumental in the fact that he is ahead of schedule. Dr. Bothwell has my highest regards and recommendations!
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
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Eddy Reese – Jul 13, 2019
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 surgery, do not hesitate to go to one of their other locations. Bonnie and the staff in Keller were also very thorough and nice.
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
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Bowie – Mar 30, 2018
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 surgeon. After complaining I wanted to speak to the Dr. or the PA I got more information from the PA. I wanted some medical advice from Dr. Bothwell but got none.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
G Alford, P.T. in Arlington, Texas – Feb 08, 2018
Hello - I regret to hear this and would like a...Read More
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 have my calls appear to be screened. I left 2 messages and never heard back.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Scott stoverink in Fort Worth, TX – Jan 26, 2018
Scott - I regret to hear this. We welcome the...Read More
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 highly recommend Dr. Bothwell.
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
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Kathy Fortson in Weatherford, TX – May 06, 2017
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 is one of the best (if not the best) surgeon in not just the DFW area, but in Texas. Very caring doctor that takes time out of his busy schedule to make each visit a personal able experience.
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
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
A. Bennett in Venus, TX – Sep 28, 2016
Just had ACL surgery today 6/22/2016 I appreciate you Doctor Bothwell for your professional courtesy as my surgeon and u have the perfect staffing that is excellent in customer service, and satisfaction. I felt very comfortable around you and I also like the fact that your honest and detailed on injury's and to get everything scheduled as a priority. Thanks for your service and I would recommend you to my family and friends.
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
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Terrance Williams in Ft Worth, TX – Jun 23, 2016
Dr Bothwell has very good bedside manor, geuinely cares for the people he treats! Above and beyond the call of duty.
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
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
JH in Ft Worth, TX – May 11, 2016
Dr. Bothwell made me a man again, after I tore me pec. He was no nonsense in regards to my injury and treatment, etc., which is exactly what someone hardheaded like me needs. I would see him again in a heartbeat.
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
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Dan P in Fort Worth, TX – Apr 07, 2016
He is a caring doctor. He explains everything in detail. He does not rush and takes his time to ensure we understand exactly what is going on. When a Surgeon takes the time to ensure his patients understand in detail what is happening. I know he takes his time in the surgery room. This allowed me to trust him and know that he will complete the surgery with detail and perfection.
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
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
Helpful
CJ in Fort Worth, TX – Feb 03, 2016

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Bothwell?

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. James Bothwell practices at Ft Worth Orthopedics. Services include diagnosis and treatment of complex orthopedic and sports-related injuries and conditions. Read more

Biography

James Bothwell, M.D., is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and fellowship-trained in sports medicine from Baylor College of...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
Less...

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester
Residency Hospital
2003
Baylor College Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University Of Rochester, School Of Medicine and Dentistry
Internship Hospital
1993
Union College,Schenectady,Ny
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. James Bothwell, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. James Bothwell, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Bothwell's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. James Bothwell, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Bothwell accepts your insurance.

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

Dr. Bothwell frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Bothwell specializes.

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

Dr. Bothwell's office is located at 1651 W Rosedale St Ste 100, Fort Worth, TX 76104. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. James Bothwell, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Bothwell has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Bothwell, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Frequently Treated by Dr. Bothwell

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bothwell treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bothwell treats other conditions, please contact the office at (817) 930-2030.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Bothwell is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Bothwell
Similar Providers
Knee Sprain
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Knee Dislocation
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Bothwell is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Bothwell
Similar Providers
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tear
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Bothwell's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Bothwell's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • 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 Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Bothwell accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(817) 930-2030

Dr. Bothwell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthSmart
HealthSmart PPO
Humana
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Locations

Fort Worth Orthopedics

Fort Worth Orthopedics Rosedale1651 W Rosedale St Ste 100 Fort Worth, TX 76104
1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions