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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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Biography

Dr. James Grimes, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Grimes is affiliated with Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District, San Joaquin Community Hospital and Bakersfield Heart Hospital.

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    Dr. Grimes' Performance
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    • Explains condition(s) well
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    • Answers Questions
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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (6)
    in Bakersfield, CA |
    Dr. Grimes is an outstanding orthopedic surgeon! He recently replaced my left hip w/o complication while demonstrating excellent bedside support throughout my hospital stay. Dr. Grimes stopped by to check on me twice, late into the evening, well beyond normal work hours. He stayed for several minutes answering all of my questions. He is very personable and easy to communicate w/. After 3 months I continue to improve and have complete comfort and true alignment. I would highly recommend him!
    in Bakersfield, CA |
    I had arthroscopic knee surgery on my left knee by another surgeon using two ports of entry on my knee. It was so painful for six weeks afterwards . Dr Grimes performed my right knee arthroscopic surgery using one port of entry. What a difference! Much less painful afterwards, I needed very few pain pills, I'm able to walk without a cane after just a few weeks. I recommend Dr. Grimes. .
    Bakersfield, CA |
    Straightforward no nonsense Dr. Staff is very nice and attentive.
    in Bakersfield, CA |
    Dr. Grimes helped me get back to the things I enjoy. As a golfer we depend on healthy hips, I was having issues with my left hip and remembered that Dr.Grimes was in the same office as 2 of my previous physicians. Made a call they got me in and found that my hip needed to be replaced. He explained the process they took care of all my insurance info went to the hospital after the procedure a few hours later i was up walking and sent home a day and half later. No pain at all. Highly recommend
    in Tehachapi, CA |
    Nursing staff is terrible does not return calls while I suffer in pain
    in Bakersfield, CA |
    I had the Single Portal Arthroscopy for a torn Menicus and I had a pain level of #16. Three days after the procedure, I had no pain and I was back to work within a week. Dr. Grimes is the Best Doctor.
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    Dr. Grimes' Care Philosophy

    I work in partnership with patients, offering high-quality, and individualized care with compassion. I believe communication and collaboration with patients is the foundation for effective relationships. Please contact our office with additional questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

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

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Injuries
    • Knee Ligament Injuries
    • Knee Ligament Rupture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Limb Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Trigger Finger

    Education

    • Medical School
      Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University

      Graduated in 1979

    • Internship Hospital
      Barnes Hosp St Louis Chldns Hosp Washington University Sch Med

      Completed in 1980

    • Residency Hospital
      Barnes Hosp St Louis Chldns Hosp Washington University Sch Med

      Completed in 1984

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Leo a Whiteside MD Adult Reconstructive and Joint Replacement Fellowship

      Completed in 1985

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Kansas

      Graduated in 1975

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
    • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
    • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
    • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
    • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
    • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
    • Arthrocentesis
    • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
    • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
    • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Glenoid Labrum Repair
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Replacement, Cemented
    • Hip Replacement, Cementless
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Surgery
    • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Cartilage Implantation
    • Knee Cartilage Repair
    • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
    • Knee Osteotomy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee Tendon Repair
    • Mini Knee Surgery
    • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
    • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
    • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Reconstruction
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Resurfacing
    • Shoulder Stabilizations
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement Revision
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate