Dr. James Farmer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 52

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. James Farmer, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Salem, VA. Dr. Farmer has more experience with Elbow, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. 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

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(540) 444-4020
Salem101 Knotbreak Rd Salem, VA 24153
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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.
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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%.
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Steve B – Dec 20, 2019
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OCT. 25,, 2015 HE CUTS 2 OF MY HAMSTRINGS LOOSE, HE DID NOT IMFORM ME OF THIS,, HE LIED TO ME. SAID HE HAD DONE 4 OF THESE AND 3 OF THEM WAS GOOD. HE LIED, AFTER HE OPERATED ON ME AND I WAS WORST OFF, HE SAID HE HAD DONE 2 LIKE THIS , ONE GOOD AND ONE BAD AND NOW I GOT YOU. I AM WORST OFF. WISH I HAD NEVER SEEN THIS CUT NUT.,, DID NOT EXPLAIN OR SHOW ME A DRAWING OF WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO,,, HE JUST LIKES TO CUT AND GET PAID.. WORST DOCTOR EVER, A BUTCHER AND MONEY MAKER.. I HAVE NO GOOD WORDS.
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DON BEVERLY in DUBLIN, VA. 24084 – May 19, 2018
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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
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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
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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 !
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Salem, VA – May 09, 2016
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Dr. Farmer accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
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KeyCare-VA PPO
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Option I-VA
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KeyCare PPO
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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Elbow Injuries more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Farmer treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Farmer treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Farmer treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Farmer treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Broken Arm more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Farmer treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.

Typically treats 66% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Farmer treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Farmer treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Knee Sprain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Farmer treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hip Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Hip Sprain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Farmer treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Farmer treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farmer treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Farmer treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

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Dr. Farmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • 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 Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • 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 Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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 Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • 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
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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.

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

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Lewisgale Medical Center

Salem, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)