Dr. James M. Fish, DO

Dr. James M. Fish, DO

Orthopedics | Male | 44 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • UnitedHealthCare

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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Fish
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (27)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (27)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (27)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (26)
Dr. Fish's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (26)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (27)
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in Murfreesboro, TN |
He is excellent surgeon and my back is wonderful compared to where it was. This is my seventh spine surgery. I wish I had found Dr. Fish long ago and I would not have had this surgery or many of the others.
in Smyrna, Tn |
Dr Fish did both of my back surgeries and would have him do any other ones I may have great Dr
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Specialties

  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • 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
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Procedures Performed

  • 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 Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Health Sciences in Kansas City Missouri.

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Tulsa Regional Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Tulsa Regional Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rocky Mountain Spine Lone Tree Colo

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    University of South Dakota

    Graduated in 1996

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Fish's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  • Specializes in Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Fish's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Fish

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Fish's Care Philosophy

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.