Dr. James Farmer, MD

Dr. James Farmer, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 53

Accepting new patients
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(540) 210-3689

Dr. James Farmer, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Salem, VA. He is affiliated with Lewisgale Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Farmer to book an appointment.

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Virginia Orthopedics

Salem101 Knotbreak Rd Salem, VA 24153
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Farmer is affiliated with Lewisgale Medical Center Salem, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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4.7

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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (31)
  • Explained conditions well (30)
  • Listened & answered questions (30)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Long wait times (4)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
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Dr. Farmer is compassionate, thorough, and knowledgeable. He listens to the patient without the "one size fits all" approach to orthopedics.
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Stacy – Mar 31, 2021
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Have had 2 Knee surgeries with Dr. Farmer. I understood what was going to happen. And trust was formed even when the pain still was around. He still is working with me to reduce it.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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I visited with Dr. Farmer yesterday. He is setting up a knee replacement for me. Dr. Farmer was very helpful and His nurse and X-ray staff are excellent too. He came highly recommended by a close friend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Monty – Jan 22, 2021
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Dr. Farmer was really only who wanted to help me right away to fix shoulder I had a lot going on he truly cares. About his patients.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tammy Martin-Whorley – Dec 29, 2019
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Dr. Farmer did an outstanding job with my hip surgery. I have had no pain since and almost back to 100%.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve B – Dec 20, 2019
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Dr. Farmer is very knowledgeable and explains things with great detail. The only downside is the wait time in the office. Usually over 30 minutes in the waiting room
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jan 25, 2018
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Dr. Farmer is great . he understands how you feel and tries to help in many ways. Thank you Doctor Farmer. sincerely Erma Rosier
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Erma Rosier in Salem, VA – Aug 26, 2017
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I have had both knees replaced ,he does great work !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Short in Vinton, VA – May 31, 2017
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Dr Farmer did my husband's knee replacement and did an excellent job. He is very dedicated and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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moneta, va – Apr 15, 2017
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I would recommend Dr Farmer to anyone. He gave me my life back I had 2 shounder surgery and I was still in pain.you couldn't even touch my shoulder.I went to Dr Farmer and he knew right away what was wrong he did surgery and I came out feeling better than I had in 5 years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Carolyn Woody in Rocky Mount va 24151 – Jan 27, 2017
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Two knees replaced with excellent results. Very helpful and caring. PA also great caregiver. Staff excellent in bill processing and scheduling appointments.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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William D in New Market, VA – Sep 13, 2016
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Very personable, explains fully, listens..answers all questions. Time well spent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Salem, VA – May 09, 2016
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Dr. Farmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Farmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I treat patients and staff with the respect and compassion that we all deserve. Being a former physical therapist, I bring a unique approach.

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. James Farmer is a transplanted Texan who has lived and practiced in Salem since 2008. He grew up in...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2002
Wake Forest University
Residency Hospital
1998
Wake Forest University
Internship Hospital
1990
University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Farmer, MD?

Call (540) 210-3689 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. James Farmer, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Farmer has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. James Farmer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Farmer frequently treats Joint Pain, Osteoarthritis, and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Farmer treats.

Where is Dr. James Farmer, MD's office located?

Dr. Farmer's office is located at 101 Knotbreak Rd, Salem, VA 24153. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Lewisgale Medical Center

Salem, VA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)