Dr. James Chow, MD

Dr. James Chow, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Chow, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.

2122 E Highland Ave Ste 300

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 2 More

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Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chow "My focus is on soft-tissue preservation and rapid recovery. With advanced training in hip and knee arthroscopy, and total joint replacement surgery, I strive to provide comprehensive care for a wide range and severity of joint disorders of the hip and knee."


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Spine Disorders


  • ACL Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chow has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chow's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chow to family and friends
based on 48 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Chow's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Paradise Valley |
Dr Chow is a true expert in his field. The surgery went perfectly & the recuperation was uneventful. Three months after surgery I was hiking steep mountains without pain for the first time in 9 years. As an engineer he has an outstanding mastery of biomechanics and applies them precisely to solve his patients' problems. He is compassionate, professional and kind; truly an outstanding surgeon. As a physician myself, I am proud to acknowledge that Dr Chow is as good as a Physician can be.
in Norwich, Vermont and Sun City, Arizona |
I had makoplasty done by Dr. Chow in 2011 at Luke Hispital in Phoenix. I cannot find enough accolades for Dr. Chow. His competency, ability to relate to patients and anticipate questions was superb. Xrays are done on site. Makoplasty was a relatively new procedure at the time, but now, 6 years later, my knee is still fully operable with no restrictions and no pain.
Phoenix, AZ |
Dr Chow is one of those doctors that may be excellent in his field, but has horrible skills and staff supporting patients. He was quick to schedule surgery that should have resolved a long standing leg pain, but complications set in after surgery requiring follow up plastic surgery and several appointments were cancelled or lost when trying to follow up after. As of date, he is still not available for the follow up.
in Phoenix, AZ |
In April 2013, Dr. Chow did my hip replacement. I was very happy with the results. However after a fall, my pain was back & worse than ever! He did a surgical release of the iliopsoas that provided some relief for a short period. Today, 8/18/16, I researched "pain AFTER a hip replacement" and found out that iliopsoas impingement & tendinitis after a hip replacement happens & can be treated with bursa injections. Over 3 years of severe pain & I had to find this out on my own...enough said!
in Phoenix, AZ |
infection in my knee replacement, had to have a revision. my permanent award on a injury at work was taken away bacause he is to busy making money to show up at my hearing. he would not mention my back problem, he has cost me 750 dollars a month for life,I think he and his group pay me a monthly payment for all the business i sent him before his bad knee procedure. I hope you read this Jimmy and know all the damage you have done to me and my family. William Lammers
in glendale AZ |
Dr Chow is THE ONLY doctor I will go to for my orthopedic needs. As a medical professional myself, Dr Chow is by far the best orthopedic surgeon I have ever worked with and had the pleasure as calling my physician.
in apache junction, az |
We are wintering here from Oregon and I started having problems with a hip replacement I had done in 2013. We found Doctor Chow and are so pleased with him and his approach to figuring out what is wrong with with my hip! Well worth having to wait to be seen. The front desk informed us there would be a wait but Dr Chow didn't rush through my appointment! His assistant Bricia is wonderful about returning phone calls and is a real asset!
Phoenix az |
Encourages patients to let him do compartmental knee surgery instead of full replacement. First visit we waited 3 hours. Second appt he brings in 5 students , patients need to know that he is only at the office 1 day per week and that two weeks out of every month he is iff training and his assistant refused to send a simple message/question when he is not in office. Then I left two messages for the office manager asking for a drug my insurance company sent to them, guess what no return call
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Dr. Chow accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
    Health Net of Arizona HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Chow has admitting privileges

St. Luke's Medical Center
1800 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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