Dr. James Duke, MD

Dr. James Duke, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Duke, MD is a sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction specialist in Ocala, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Associated Orthopedic Specialists

2300 SE 17th St Ste 500

Ocala, FL 34471
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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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 Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Duke's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Duke "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, 32 years ago and we have two fantastic daughters. The oldest has our 4year old grandson (apple of our eye) and our gorgeous one year old granddaughter. 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. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Duke "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 9,500 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."

2  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

40  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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • 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 and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis


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17  Procedures

  • Elbow Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • 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

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Dr. Duke's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Duke to family and friends
61 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (61)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 (22)

Dr. Duke and his staff are outstanding. I have had replacement surgery in the past in Boston and this has surpassed that surgical experience. Playing golf within six weeks without pain or discomfort. What else can I say but thank you to Dr. Duke and his great staff. I would recommend Dr. Duke to...more
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It would not be possible to exaggerate the level of appreciation for what Dr. Duke and his staff have done for me. I had both knees replaced in 2016 (Jan and Dec) and I have gone from not being able to stand for over 15 minutes to walking over 40 miles per week without pain. I am a former ultra...more
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I am 73 years old and prior to surgery I could not walk more than about 25 yards before having to sit down for about 10 minutes (the pain was too much). I had both knees replaced on Dec. 11. I was walking painfree with a walker on Dec. 12. After 2 weeks I was walking with only a cane and did not...more
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I cannot give enough stars and positive reviews that Dr. Duke and his staff truly deserve. He did a total knee replacement and a hip replacement for me and I am so grateful to him – and his wonderful staff – that I can enjoy my life again. Both surgeries went smoothly and I followed all the...more
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As a medical professional myself, I had the opportunity to treat (Physical Therapy) many of Dr. Duke's Patients throughout the years. His knee surgery patients had a much better rehab potential than patients with the same diagnoses from another physician. Their range of motion, strength and...more
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