Dr. James Carr, MD

Dr. James Carr, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
52 y/o
(35)

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Dr. James Carr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

Coastal Spine

1551 Bishop St Ste 220

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Carr's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carr "I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Carr does not have any board certifications listed.

57  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • California State University Northridge
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Via Christi Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Via Christi Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of California Davis Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Carr has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Carr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carr's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carr to family and friends
35 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Carr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I saw Dr. Carr for the first time today. I was impressed with his office staff from my first phone conversation. Now that i have met the Dr himself, i am doubly impressed. He spent quite alot of time with the physical examination and going over my x-rays and MRI in the room and explaining...more
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I was referred to Dr. Carr for a back problem. He walked into the room and asked if the pain was down the back of my legs. I said, no. He said "call me when it does" and walked out of the room. The charge $400.00.
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Prompt, professional care in an urgent situation. It's really great to have found a spinal specialist in our area who radiates compassion and competence. I could not have been more pleased.
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Totally unprofessional in his lack of follow through and attention to patient care and well being. I called every day for a week to get a RX changed...everyday I wwas promised a return call. I was never given the courtesy of a return call. Totally disappointed with this doctor's compassion,...more
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