Dr. James Bowers, MD

Dr. James Bowers, MD

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Dr. James Bowers, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Middleton, WI. He has been practicing for 18 years.

2275 Deming Way Ste 180

Middleton, WI 53562

Contact Information

(608) 417-8500

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthEOS
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • The Alliance
  • WEA Trust
  • WPS Health Insurance

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Top Care Areas

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bowers "Meet Dr. Bowers at www.meriter.com/bowers. Through his work in orthopedics, he is able to restore his patients' active lifestyles through both rehabilitation and surgery. He likes to be on the cutting edge of orthopedic techniques and technologies, always looking to improve and learn new procedures. Dr. Bowers specializes in knee, hip and shoulder surgery and uses a novel approach to his work, clearly communicating how he will perform a procedure."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • 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
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • 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
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bowers has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bowers' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bowers to family and friends
4.3
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Bowers' 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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Madison, WI |
Doctor Bowers did both of my knee surgeries. He takes time to answer any questions you may have, explain procedure . He is extremely knowledgeable , skilled surgeon with many years of experience. I would trust his expertise completely and grateful for the care I received.
in Mount Horeb, WI |
Partial knee replacement in June 2016. Recovery was much faster than I expected. Met all by PT goals by the 2nd week and exceeded them by the 3 week after surgery. Went off pain med oxycodone with in the first week after the surgery [Tylenol was more than enough to relieve what little pain I had]. I would highly recommend Dr Bowers [ and his staff] and Meriter Hospital at all levels of the procedures that occurred.
in Madison, WI |
Dr. Bowers has replaced both my knees (left, 2012; right, 2016) He is an excellent surgeon and a very knowledgeable and caring person. He and I agreed to be very conservative with my first knee, spending 2 years working through the options for relief before deciding to do the full replacement. That surgery went VERY well and I was rehabbed at home and on an outpatient basis with GREAT results. This second replacement a week ago went smoothly as well and I am already back to an astonishing level
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Dr. Bowers accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthEOS
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • The Alliance
    The Alliance PPO
  • WEA Trust
  • WPS Health Insurance
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Hospitals where Dr. Bowers has admitting privileges

Meriter Hospital
202 S Park St
Madison, WI 53715
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