Dr. James Duke, MD

Dr. James Duke, MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

I am a Florida native who grew up in Clearwater. I'm a diehard Gator who went to The University of Florida for undergrad, medical school, and residency training before moving to Ocala, FL in 1991. I married my best friend, Pam, 31 years ago and we have two fantastic daughters. The oldest has our 3 year old grandson (apple of our eye) and we're expecting a granddaughter in October. When not working or being a Grandpa, I try to play some golf and tennis, and attend as many Gator sporting events as I can.

Associated Orthopedic Specialists

2300 SE 17th St Ste 500

Ocala, FL 34471
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Duke has been a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Ocala, FL since 1991. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. We make it a priority to establish a close relationship with patients and take great pride in providing timely, caring, state of the art treatment for your orthopedic problem. Dr. Duke has performed more than 15,000 surgeries and 8,500 joint replacements and utilizes the latest techniques including partial/total knee resurfacing, gender specific knee replacement, and total hip replacement through anterior and posterior approaches. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal health and we look forward to serving you.
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Dr. Duke's Experience

Dr. Duke's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis


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  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Joint Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University of Florida-Gainesville
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Florida / Shands Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University of Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Duke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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West Marion Community Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Duke is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Duke's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Duke to family and friends
based on 56 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Duke's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in The Villages, Florida |
Dr. Duke never made me feel like I was taking too much of his time. He was always willing to answer any questions and concerns I had. He was very kind and understanding about my nervousness. He put me at ease and made this surgery a piece of cake. I wish he had been my surgeon forty years ago.
in Lake City, FL |
I researched orthopedic surgeons for a total knee replacement prior to deciding on Dr. Duke. I live 2 hours away and it was well worth the drive. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and every time I called with a question, they returned my call that day. Dr. Duke did a fantastic job on my knee. He answers all questions and took as much time as I needed to completely understand the procedure and post op. I highly recommend him!
Lady Lake, FL |
Would definitely recommend Dr. Duke to family and friends.
in The Villages, FL |
I recently underwent anterior lateral hip replacement. My entire experience from the first appointment to my surgery and stay at West Marion Hospital was exceptional. Dr. Duke and staff are amazing. Do not even hesitate for a moment to see Dr. Duke and his capable staff.
in Ocala, FL |
I'm only 56 years old and had Bi-Lateral knee replacement. Dr. Dukes office was so efficient and friendly to me. Dr. Duke put me at ease and my surgery was a breeze. My pain level was managed so well and my incisions are hardly noticeable. If I had to make the choice I would do it again!
in Ocala, FL |
After two years of terrible pain in my hip, it was time to take decision the only option surgery. i was one of those lucky ones that I was referred to Dr. Duke, his experience and God's help made my surgery a success in a month's time felt like new. I'm so thankful to him ,his office staff and the West Marion hospital for being there when I needed, for sure this is a great team!
in Summerfield, FL |
Dr. Duke, Courtney, and all the staff are fantastic. 38 years of ultra marathon running, had left me unable to walk or stand for more than 15 minutes. Dr. Duke replaced my left knee in January, 2016 and my right knee in December, 2016. Three months after my 2nd surgery, I walked the 9.3 mile Jacksonville River Run in 2 hours, virtually pain free. I can't say how grateful I am and what a profound change this has made in my life. Dr. Duke is a wonderful surgeon and equally wonderful person!
in The Villages, FL |
Had knee replacement and later hip replacement. He is the best. My wife also had her rt knee replaced by Dr. Duke. Staff is also great.
in Lady Lake, FL |
Dr. Duke enters the room for your first meeting with a bright smile, a warm handshake, and direct eye contact listening intently to all that you have to say. These seemingly small gestures of good manners and genuine interest about you, the patient, are not found in all medical offices yet go a long way in creating a sense of confidence that makes you feel you chose the right surgeon: In the case of Dr. James Duke-you did exactly that. Six months after total knee replacement I am FANTASTIC!
in Yje Villages, FL |
Wonderful surgeon ! Provides great details of what to expect prior to and following surgery. My recent hip replacement is a complete success and now allows me to enjoy pain free living. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Dr. Duke to anyone needing surgery. Harriet Wovas
in Fruitland Park FL |
I went to Dr. Duke after not having a comfortable feeling with my prior Orthopedic MD. Dr. Duke was kind, concerned and treated me like I was the President. He performed a total hip replacement on me and today being pain free. Electing Dr. Duke to perform the procedure was the best decision I could have made. Also, your interactions with his staff is outstanding. From Courtney, Dr. Dukes PA, to Susan in scheduling and Penny, the entire staff is very courteous, kind and helpful.
I would definitely recommend Dr Duke to anyone for knee replacements especially. He excellent reputation precedes him, and I work with staff that respect him. I felt totally safe under his care
in Ocala, FL |
Three years ago I had my knee replaced, and I was given my life back. I was able to continue practicing as an ARNP. I just had the other knee replaced two weeks ago. Dr. Duke and all his staff are awesome. I look forward now to a fulfilling retirement, experiencing all the amenities at OTOW. Thank you Dr. Duke.
in The Villages, FL |
I was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in my right knee and Dr. Duke was recommended as a very competent and experienced orthopedic surgeon. I made an appointment, brought my recent xray and MRI, and ended up seeing Dr. Duke's female PA who drained the fluid from my knee, gave me a cortisone shot and told me to come back in 2 weeks if I had no relief. Well, duh, a tear in the meniscus is a physical injury, not like a headache. I went to another orthopedic doctor who said I needed a knee replace
in The Villages, FL |
I can't say enough about how great everything went with my hip replacement. The home visits from the nursing staff and the PT was great.
The Villages, FL |
I had my left hip replaced by Dr. Duke three weeks ago and everything went just the way Dr. Duke told me. When i saw him in his office to set up the surgery he explained everything he was going to do. His concern about me, made me feel like I had just found a new friend. I cannot say enough about his office staff. As soon as you sign in they make you feel comfortable and welcome. Each and everyone of his staff is friendly and caring. I would recommend him 100 percent.
in The Villages, FL |
I had my left knee replaced one year ago by Dr. Duke. I was quite pleased first , by the staff in his office who treated me with kind, caring respect. I feel Dr. Duke specializes in making sure the risks for infection are extremely minimal. That was very important to me. The staff and Dr. Duke gave me specific directions to prepare for the surgery and post surgery. I am pain free in the left knee. I credit Dr. Duke and his staff for a wonderful experience!
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Dr. Duke accepts 33 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Optima Health
  • PHCS
  • POMCO Group
  • Principal Life
  • Priority Health
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Duke has admitting privileges

West Marion Community Hospital
4600 SW 46th Ct
Ocala, FL 34474
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Ocala Regional Medical Center
1431 SW 1st Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
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