Dr. James Bowden, MD

Dr. James Bowden, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 76
Dr. James Bowden, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Waco, TX and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1968 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and ophthalmology.

5100 Franklin Ave Ste C

Waco, TX 76710

Contact Information

(254) 754-0375

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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more than 53% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 48% of peers
Hand Fracture
more than 41% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

2  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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3  Procedures

  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy

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.


  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Va Hosp/meth Hosp/ben Taub Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Tulane Med Sch/Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bowden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bowden's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bowden to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bowden's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I am a runner! I am 82 years old and thought my running years were over but Dr Bowden, just as he has in all my years in the past, took extra care with me and helped. He talks to ME! He listens to ME! I'm not some number that walks in the door - I am a human being! If you have a wait it's...more
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