Dr. James Essman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(8)
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Dr. James Essman, MD
Dr. James Essman, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Spartanburg, SC. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Essman is affiliated with Spartanburg Medical Center and Mary Black Memorial Hospital.

391 Serpentine Dr Ste 440

Spartanburg, SC 29303

Contact Information

(864) 585-4263

Dr. James Essman, MD

Dr. James Essman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 93% of peers
De Quervain's Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Akron City Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Jewish Hospital Of Cincinnati
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Essman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Essman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Essman to family and friends
3.1
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Essman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Spartanburg, SC |
Office visit time.. Appointment was for 9:15. I arrived at 8:55 I saw Dr Essman and was back in my car at 8:13. Shocked at the quickness. Every visit is fast informative and on point. He's my hero along with the entire staff at Spartanburg Surgical Center. The wait for surgery was about 45 minutes the actual surgery 8 minutes for Trigger Finger release. Follow up was excellent! There was one step in the entire process that was not near perfect.
in South Carolina |
The waiting times for this office are ridiculous. Of the three visits so far, my average wait time is over an hour with a total investment of about 1.5 hours per appointment. Even an 8:30 am appointment, supposedly the first of the day, is met with a minimum of a 30 minute wait. Unacceptable. Without Liz, I would give this place 1 star.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Essman accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Essman has admitting privileges

Mary Black Memorial Hospital
1700 Skylyn Dr
Spartanburg, SC 29307
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Spartanburg Medical Center
101 E Wood St
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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