Dr. James Grimes, MD

Dr. James Grimes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(73)
Insurances AcceptedSave
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

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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."
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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
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Board Certifications

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Grimes to family and friends
4.7
based on 73 total reviews (18 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (73)

  • 5
    (66)
  • 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 (18)

in Bakersfield, CA
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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in Bakersfield, CA
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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in BAKERSFIELD
Dr. Grimes was very thorough in explaining the procedure, and his follow up was excellent. The experience was good.
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in Bakersfield, CA
We have been to Dr. Grimes several times over the past several decades for myself, my wife and one of our children. I keep coming back. I have appreciated the care, the results and the questions answered. He has always been very informative both before and after surgeries. Yes, if more issues pop...more
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in Bakersfield, CA
The staff was friendly and helpful. Dr. Crimes took his time to explain everything to me. The surgery was great. I only had one incision on my knee and I walked out. I went to physical therapy and within 4 week visit after the surgery I was walking great and used no pain meds. If you need knee...more
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