Dr. James M. Hartford, MD

Dr. James M. Hartford, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 53 years old

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      Experience with Dr. Hartford
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Hartford's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Injured my knee awhile back, 1st skiing tearing my meniscus then the 2nd not so exciting. The first surgeon was flawless, he retired.. The less exciting accident in which I fractured my knee cap, this next Dr mediocre. Search for the next flawless surgeon and I believe I found him, Dr Hartford. Never thought I would be walking correctly. But I am, knee is excellent as is Dr Hartford. He knows what he is doing, very good with patients. Thank you Dr Hartford & staff. REAL PATIENT.Not his mum
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head, Familial Form
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Arthritis
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Arthritis
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lupus
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

      Procedures Performed

      • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Excision of Femur or Knee
      • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Replacement Revision
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Surgery
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Total Knee Replacement
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for California.

      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Dartmouth College

        Graduated in 1989

      • Residency Hospital
        Deaconess Hospital
        Mary Hitchcock Mem Hospital
        Stanford University Hospital

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Hartford's 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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      Dr. Hartford's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Hartford

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      How well provider listens and answers questions
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      Dr. Hartford's Care Philosophy

      My primary concern as a physician is for the safety and well-being of my patients. The goal of my practice is to provide the highest quality and most up to date surgical treatment for arthritic conditions of the hip, whether this is due to trauma, injury or advancing age. The ultimate goal is return my patient to the highest level of activity with the most reliable treatment available.