Dr. James Grimes, MD

Dr. James Grimes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 66
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Dr. James Grimes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.

9330 Stockdale Hwy Ste 600

Bakersfield, CA 93311

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers
Internal Derangement of Knee
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Grimes'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. Grimes "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."

8  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

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

46  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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)
  • Still's Disease
  • Trigger Finger
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65  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 Kansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Barnes Hosp St Louis Chldns Hosp Washington University Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Barnes Hosp St Louis Chldns Hosp Washington University Sch Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Leo a Whiteside MD Adult Reconstructive and Joint Replacement Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Grimes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Grimes' Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Grimes to family and friends
77 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (77)

  • 5
    (70)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Grimes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

Dr. Grimes reconstructed my ACL 9 weeks ago. I have been walking well for about 3 weeks now. My knee feels very close to the same as my good knee and continues to get better with time.
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Dr. Grimes performed partial knee replacement surgery on my right knee in November 2017. By February I was out of physical therapy and have been delighted with my progress, no more pain! He is kind and explains things thoroughly. Will soon be having left knee partial replacement and of course...more
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I found Dr Grimes to be efficient, kind and knowledgeable, I would gladly refer him to family and friends. Shoulder impingement surgery was scheduled and completed in a timely manner. Less than one month post surgery I have been released from physical therapy and am at approximately 85 - 90% of...more
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I received my second anterior total hip replacement January 2018. Both were done by Dr. Grimes. I am excited that I was able to walk around my house, unaided, 4 days after surgery. Now 1 month after surgery, I am walking outside and going to the store with my wife. Dr. Grimes exceed my best...more
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Dr. Grimes recently did my surgery for a torn meniscus. I interviewed several other specialists before I made my decision to choose Dr. Grimes. He was, by far, the most caring doctor. He spent a lot of time with me, asking questions and really listening to my answers. He was careful to explain...more
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