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Dr. James Glover, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Glover

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics

1485 N Turquoise Dr Ste 200 Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Dr. James Glover, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Flagstaff, AZ and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, trauma surgery, and more.


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(928) 774-7757

Dr. Glover accepts the following insurance:

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AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Medicare Advantage PFFS
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Humana
Kaiser Permanente
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Medicaid
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Dr. Glover's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spondylosis
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Dr. Glover treats Spondylosis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Glover treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Dr. Glover treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Glover treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Glover treats Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Glover treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Glover's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuritis
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Fracture

About Me

I support my patients' decisions by using a shared-decision making approach by taking into account their preferences, needs and values.
I educate my patients' on how their wellness can have an influence on the success of a recommended treatment...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2017
Master of Business Administration--Arizona State University
1994
Med College Wi
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Wilford Hall USAF Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Wright St U/Wright Patterson Air Force Base Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Medical School
1982
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
2017
1994
1993
1987
1986
1982

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Dr. Glover did my back surgery June of 2018 and did an awesome job. Before my surgery I had a hard time walking any where, it was even hard for me to do my grocery shopping. But now I'm happy to say that I am hiking with my husband and I'm up to a mile and a half in less then a year after surgery, he is totally amazing. So amazing that I'm entrusting his care once again, in April he will be working on my neck, and from my understanding this one is more complicated, but I trust him!!
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I had been suffering with low back and sciatics for over 20 years. I met with Dr. Glover and we discussed options to solve my problem and re decided on PLF L4-S1. Let me stay this as simply as I can, Dr. Glover kicked a$$! He performed my surgery in 3 hours and I'm now 9 days post-op walking 2 miles/day with minimal pain. What a great feelings to know that my work was done by an excellent and confident surgeon that knows his stuff. He explained everything for start to finish.
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I recently saw Dr Glover in the emergency room three weeks after a laminectomy. (Done by a different person). I ended up having to have my back opened again as I had a staff infection. This was very scary for me as I live alone and don’t have any family. He was very educational as well as very compassionate . I was in the hospital for 3 and he checked in every day and kept me up to speed. I just cannot say enough what a good human he is and he is also a fine surgeon. The best!
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I felt 100% confident after meeting with Dr. Glover now post op 1 week I feel even better knowing Dr. Glover was my surgeon. I am walking everyday and feel ready to tackle the world. Thank you Dr. Glover for giving me a shot at the rest of my life! Jim W.
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I had chronic back pain which affected my walking creating pain in my legs. I sought medical care from Dr. Glover. He performed lower back surgery. The pain in my legs was immediately alleviated. Thanks to Dr. Glover, I have full use of my back and legs again. A few months following surgery, I enrolled in a yoga certification program which I completed within a year. Pretty good for a 57 years old woman. Dr. Glover and his staff treated me with upmost care.
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I saw Dr Glover several years ago for some ongoing and deteriorating lower back problems that developed from an accident. Ultimately we decided on a fusion of my l4/l5. The process went flawlessly and I am very happy to say I've been able to be back to all my normal activities (and more!) for many years now. I was able to return to the work I enjoy the most (carpentry) and things I wouldn't have considered possible (a rim to rim hike at the Grand Canyon & several mountain bike endurance races!)
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Decided in December major surgery was needed. The holidays were coming up so the Dr said it would have to be after the first of the year. Asked if Feb would be ok cause I could get help then. He said that was fine and he would make a note of it. I called mid January to make sure it was still a go for Feb and was told yes scheduling will be contacting me soon. Was anxious because the pain was excruciating. Got a call first week of February to schedule for April!!! No time for me. :(
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I could not have found a better Doctor if I searched the world over. I had very old hardware in my back (26 yrs) that was permanent, and a disc below that had slipped forward, other spinal specialist only offered physical therapy and pain meds. Dr. Glover listened to what I had to say, view my images, had a plan and executed it with precision. I'm 4 weeks post-op and am already 100% better than I was before. He has bedside manners and truly cares. His office staff is also very kind.
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