Dr. James Clarkson, MD

Dr. James Clarkson, MD

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Dr. James Clarkson, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in East Lansing, MI and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Christine M. Kleinert Institute For Hand and Microsurgery in 2010 and specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

4660 S Hagadorn Rd Ste 600

East Lansing, MI 48823

Contact Information

(517) 267-2460

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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Limb Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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7  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

82  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Facial Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Low Back Pain
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain

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47  Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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, Open
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University College London
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute For Hand and Microsurgery
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • St. Bartholomew's Hospital and Royal London Hospitals
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Princess Alexandra Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Pan Scotland Training Program In Plastic Surgery, United Kingdom
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute For Hand and Microsurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clarkson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clarkson's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clarkson to family and friends
15 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Clarkson'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

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr Clarkson is an extraordinary surgeon. In a time when the average surgeon is quick to offer the average treatment Dr. Clarkson took the time to evaluate my condition and offer a unique solution that fit my career and lifestyle. My end result is far better than I hoped for, He is truly a gift to...more
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Treatment was excellent. Competent caring staff. Dr. Clarkson was friendly, thorough, competent and easy to talk to. Will go to him in future
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I had a great experience with Dr. Clarkeson from the moment I was diagnosed with breast cancer and consulted with him regarding reconstruction through my second, more recent procedure, for a capsulectomy and exchange. Very caring, always takes as much time as I need to answer any questions that I...more
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We saw Dr. James Clarkson for over two yrs for a hand injury. It is normal in his office to wait for 20-30 mins before you can see him. One time we had to wait for 1&1/2 hrs. And when we complain about the wait, lady at front desk tried to move appointment back trying to make me look like I was...more
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Dr. Clarkson performed my breast reduction surgery last month and so far I couldn't be happier with my results! From the beginning he has been honest, very patient and answered every question thoroughly. Because of his attention to detail, my results have exceeded my expectations.
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