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Dr. James Dowd, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Dowd

Jordan-Young Institute

5716 Cleveland St Ste 200 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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Dr. James Dowd, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Virginia Beach, VA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, bone & joint non-surgical orthopedics, and more.


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Simply the BEST
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First time visit, friendly staff, pleasant experience
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Excellent bedside manner. Explained my problems in easily understood terms. Took sufficient time with me, listened, I did not feel rushed. Courteous, compassionate and professional. Staff efficient, helpful, not difficult to obtain an appointment. Short waiting times. Will definitely recommend Dr Dowd! Great experience.
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De. Dowd did my total knee replacement in 2010. I was back in the gym in full swing in 6 weeks and back to my normal leg routine.
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Hello , James Winn here age 56 . I had Dr Dowd replace my left hip in mid December and the whole experience was wonderful . Everything was on point from the first consultation to the post op appointment 30 days after surgery . The staff at Jordan Young & Sentara Leigh Hospital were super friendly and professional . My surgery was at 10:30 am on a Wednesday and I was back home the next day by 4:00 pm ( 1.5hr drive , no discomfort ) .Thank you , Dr Dowd , staff & Sentara Leigh Hospital
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Dr. Dowd can crank out total knees and hips. However, if something goes wrong, he is not able to get a hold of. He and his staff is unable to reach and never returns calls. He also doesn’t take responsibility for any problems post op and blames everything on the patient. I would not recommend him to anyone.
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Comparison: Drive Thru dollar menu vs chauffeured limo to a 5 star restaurant. We were sent to surgery at a large hospital in the area. After a very good friend suggested we get a second opinion hours before that surgery was scheduled we contacted Jordan Young Institute. In a flash we had answers to questions we didn't even know to ask yet. Dr. Doud and Dr Vinsen are phenomenal experts, compassionate, love their work and patients. No matter the outcome I know for a fact, its the very best to be.
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I decided to have my knee replaced sooner rather than later. I'd spoken with a lot of people who waited and had the result of causing their other knee damage trying to compensate for the "bad" one. Dr Dowd was great! He answered all of my questions and took time to be sure I understood everything that was involved to completely replace my right knee. (I am 67 years old.) I followed the surgery with the prescribed exercises and have full range of motion back and continue to improve weekly.
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Dr. Dowd replaced my left hip and both knees within a year period. Before this I was hobbling! A year later, I am 72 years old, I walk several miles a day with my dogs, do routine yard work and all other recreational activities. I have no problem carrying out my routine daily events. The expertise and meticulousness demonstrated by Dr. Dowd and his team are affirmed by my individual success. I thank Dr. Dowd and his team for helping me and highly recommend him to you.
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I felt very comfortable around Dr. Dowd and his staff. They answered all my questions about the surgery. I have several friends who also saw Dr. Dowd for their hip replacement surgery too. That's how I found out about Dr. Dowd.
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The easiest thing for me to say is, I had one knew done by Dr. Dowd. I will need the other knee done in the future, and NO ONE else is doing that surgery.
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I can walk a 5 K, walk and finished, not the last one, either! I did the race in April. I am building up my miles to be able to do a 10K. If I do that, I will be very Happy.
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Dr. Dowd replaced a year ago, and, except for the first two weeks immediately following surgery, the healing process has been a breeze (so much so that I often forget that I had the surgery.) I am a 70 year old female, relatively active, and my weight is within normal range. I have just completed my year follow-up appointment, and everything looks good. Dr. Dowd came highly recommended, and I can attest that his expertise is of the highest level.
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Dr. Dowd did the anterior approach for my left hip surgery and my recovery time was amazing. I was able to resume normal activities within a very reasonable period of time. It has now been a year since my surgery and I feel great! If I ever need surgery on my other hip, Dr. Dowd will be my surgeon!
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I have had both knees replaced by Dr. James Dowd, MD. Right knee 2013 and Left knee 2014. Both surgeries were excellent. Dr. Dowd fully explained ALL that I would encounter with the surgery and my recovery and therapy time. I have been fully pleased with my experience with Dr. Dowd, his bedside manner and his attention to my "being such a baby" about PAIN. I did not experience pain after surgery except for the normal that you would expect. I have recommended Dr. Dowd to numerous others.
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Great experience!! Total right hip replacement, up and walking in a week without a walker and getting steadily better ever since.
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Dr. Dowd and his staff have been available and attentive at all times. I always refer Dr. Dowd and JYI whenever I hear of someone hurting from joint pain. Additionally, he works closely with the hospital so that the care and rehab offered to his patients is followed per his guidelines.
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Dr. Dowd performed my hip replacement 3 years ago. I have had absolutely no problems with my hip since that time. I work out at the gym, take yoga classes, and walk 15-20 thousand steps a day. I high recommend Dr. Dowd!!
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I highly recommend Dr. Dowd for total knee replacement. I am writing this after one year and have enjoyed relief from the pain and the ability to participate in many activities. The surgery is major and requires a good recuperative environment in which to heal. I followed the instructions given to me carefully and especially appreciated the professionalism of his physician's assistant who guided me. Again, I recommend Dr. Dowd as a surgeon...I have recommended him to several friends!
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Biography

Dr. James Dowd primarily specializes in the treatment of injuries and disorders involving the knee and hip. Dr. Dowd lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and children. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, outdoor sports, boating, and wine collecting.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Anderson Orth Rsch Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University Pitt
Residency Hospital
1994
University Pitt
Internship Hospital
1992
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
1999
1998
1994
1992

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(757) 490-4802

Dr. Dowd accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
HealthKeepers HMO
HealthKeepers Plus
HealthKeepers Plus HMO
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Tricare
HealthPlus
HealthPlus Amerigroup
HealthSmart
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
inHealth
INTotal Health
IN Total Health
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Optima Health
Peach State Health Plan
POMCO Group
Simply Healthcare Plans
State Farm
Staywell (Wellcare)
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate POS
United Healthcare
Universal American
Wellcare of Georgia

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Dowd's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Bursitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dowd treats Bursitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dowd treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dowd treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dowd treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dowd treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dowd treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dowd's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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