Dr. James Fish, DO

Dr. James Fish, DO

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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46 y/o
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Dr. James Fish, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics

394 Harding Pl Ste 200

Nashville, TN 37211
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Baptist Health Services Group
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet

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Top Care Areas

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

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Fish'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fish "Our team's approach to care of spinal conditions is to treat the patient first. We approach each patient as an individual keeping his or her goals in mind as we develop a treatment plan. Our goal is to educate patients and their families about the different treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical, that are appropriate for their pathology. We are then committed to providing the best care possible with both compassion and respect."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

92  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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30  Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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

  • University of South Dakota
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Health Sciences in Kansas City Missouri.
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Tulsa Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tulsa Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Rocky Mountain Spine Lone Tree Colo
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fish has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Fish does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Fish and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Fish's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fish to family and friends
37 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Fish's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

He is not only a great surgeon but a great person. He found my problem after I had suffered for 14 years and no one could find out the problem except Dr Fish. So very glad he is leaving Hughston Orthopedics as I would never refer anyone to this group. Not only are they incompetent, but some of the...more
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Dr. Fish took the time to look at the test results and then lay out a plan of recovery that I could understand and follow. My quality of life is improving significantly.
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I had been hurt , by a shoplifter running into my back . After several ct scans and MRI 's . I went to Dr. Fish found a fracture I T12 and need surgery , side after 3 months into had not to begin to heal . I like him as a dr very much . He makes you feel at ease . He is great to explain everything...more
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Amazing Doctor he's very sincere understands your level of back pain. Don't judge you or treat you as if your making the pain up or try to downgrade the pain you feel. I DEFINATELY trust him. Now his office worker Pat in scheduling for surgery is extremely rude like you've interrupted her day by...more
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I would like to say thank you for fixing my neck and getting me out of pain. Thank you Dr. fish and Mr.Day.
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