Dr. James Dietz, MD

Dr. James Dietz, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 51 years old

St. Clair Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, P.C.
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Dr. Dietz specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI. He practices at 2 locations.

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  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
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  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Dietz's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (22)
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in Rochester, MI |
I was a little nervous when I got to the office for my first visit, because it was so busy. I got even more nervous when I was told it would be an hour wait. However, Dr. Dietz came highly recommended and I knew that I would be needing surgery and I wanted the best. After getting my X-rays and waiting for Dr. Dietz, I was so relieved when I had my visit. He was so nice and explained everything to me. He took the time to answer all my questions. I have since had surgery & highly recommend him.
Macomb, MI |
My friend referred me to see Dr. Dietz for my Carpal Tunnel. She had surgery with him and was raving about him. I made my appointment and had to wait a month to see him, but it was worth the wait. He is the nicest doctor I have ever seen. He recommended surgery and I am scheduled for that in two weeks. Can't wait for this nagging pain to be gone.
in Harrison Twp, MI |
I made my appointment to see Dr. Dietz and am so glad I waited. It was about a month wait to to see him, but he was amazing and I'm so glad I waited ... he was the nicest doctor I have ever seen. The office staff was very nice and the medical assistants in the room were so helpful.
in Clinton Twp, MI |
I am sure Dr Dietz is a good doctor, unfortunately, I did not get to see him. After having my first appt (which took 2 months to get) cancelled by the office on that morning, it was rescheduled 3 weeks out. After waiting almost 2 hours in the room, not one person came in to advise me of a delay or apologize for the delay. Having postponed a work call already once, I could not wait any longer. The staff was very unapologetic and did not even check to see why there was a delay.
in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI |
Such a great doctor. You won't ever want to see anyone else.
in St. Clair Shores, MI |
Was having ankle pain and was referred to Dr. Zingas. He was very thorough and made me feel good about my options. I am finally starting to feel back to normal.
in Clinton Twp, MI |
I had to wait a while for my appointment with Dr. Dietz, but I am so glad I did. He was the nicest doctor I have ever seen and he was able to fix my ongoing problem with my elbow. I have referred anyone who complains of a hand/wrist/elbow issue to see him. He's the best!
Rochester, MI |
So nice. Took his time and answered all my questions. The wait in the office was long, but he was a great doctor.
in Clinton Township |
Dr. Dietz did both of my carpal tunnel release surgeries. The first one took longer than normal for recovery, but Dr. Dietz was reassuring and confident that I would completely heal, which I did. The second surgery had a much shorter recovery time. Dr. Dietz was always pleasant, answered all of my questions and spent time, never making me feel rushed.. Sometimes I had to wait 2 hours to see him, but he always apologized for running behind. He is an excellent surgeon.
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee 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
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Henry Ford Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    St University Ny/Hand Center Of Wstrn Ny

    Completed in 1998

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Dietz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Dietz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Dietz

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Dietz's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
31 – 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Dietz

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients