Dr. James Hartford, MD

Dr. James Hartford, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o
(12)

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Dr. James Hartford, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hartford performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Hartford'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. Hartford "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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

88  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head, Familial Form
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • 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

  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Deaconess Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mary Hitchcock Mem Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hartford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Hartford's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hartford to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Hartford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

This surgeon saved my life. Kind, gentle, compassionate. I have since moved and without question would fly back if I needed additional surgery.
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I am so grateful to have had my knee totally replaced by Dr. Hartford at Sequoia Hospital. All of my PAMF appointments in both Palo Alto and San Carlos were excellent and efficiently run. The Xray department and support staff are professional and kind. All of the nurses and therapists at Sequoia...more
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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. ...more
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