Dr. James Glover, MD

Dr. James Glover, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. James Glover, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Flagstaff, AZ and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, trauma surgery, and more.Read his story

1485 N Turquoise Dr Ste 200

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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(928) 774-7757

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
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  • Coventry Health Care
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more than 88% of peers
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more than 86% of peers
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more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Glover's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Glover "Dr. Glover is a leading doctor in helping people regain their back health in Northern Arizona. An expert in the Spine and Pain Center, Dr. Glover brings more than 25 years of spine surgical experience to this region. He is fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Glover is a leader in many advanced spine procedures to help restore back health: Some of the more common are: Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) Spinal Fusion Artificial disc replacement of lumbar spine Laminectomy Dr. Glover relocated to Flagstaff in 2005 after spending 12 years as an Air Force physician mostly in San Antonio, Texas and seven years in private practice in West Tennessee. In 2015, Dr. Glover was named Physician of the Year and received the 2015 Nathan Avery Physician of the Year award from Flagstaff Medical Center. He was the 22nd physician to be named Physician of the Year for exemplifying the organization's mission, vision and values and working in partnership with the hospital to provide excellence to patients and the community. Dr. Glover is an avid scuba diver, backpacker and climber. He and his wife, Christine, love the mountain environment that Flagstaff has to offer."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Glover "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 approach and how they can improve their wellness to achieve positive outcome.

I use active listening skills to make sure I have the full understanding of what my patient's concerns, problems and expectations are to accurately diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan.  I believe in providing safe, effective, patient centered, efficient, timely and equitable care to all of my patients.

I like to use electronic education sources when available to engage my patients in their learning about their problem

I adhere to the four virtues that every physician should have: integrity, compassion, self-effacement and self-sacrifice and the two core principles of medical care: beneficence and respect for patient autonomy."

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4  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

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

47  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuritis
  • 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 Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Fracture
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35  Procedures

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Total Disc Replacement
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. James Glover, MD
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...Read More
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Alta Piechowski in Sanders, AZ – Aug 18, 2018
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I have been having back pain for years, had injections and they were not helping any more. It was at a point it hurt to do anything, tie my shoes sit or stand, or even walk. I saw Dr. Glover and had surgery 2 months after my surgery I did a quarter mile hike(did not want to over do it)and my back...Read More
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Donna Rouleau in Show low, AZ – Aug 13, 2018
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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...Read More
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Dane M. in Prescott, AZ – Aug 10, 2018
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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...Read More
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JoAnne Schaible in Rimrock Az – Feb 03, 2018
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Does not care about patients.
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Flagstaff – Oct 28, 2017
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