Dr. James Essman, MD

Dr. James Essman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. James Essman, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Spartanburg, SC and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

391 Serpentine Dr Ste 440

Spartanburg, SC 29303

Contact Information

(864) 585-4263

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Essman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Essman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

24  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Essman to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

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)

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...more
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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....more
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