Dr. James Hong, DPM

PodiatryMaleAge 44

Podiatry

Dr. James Hong, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Merrillville, IN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community Hospital and Franciscan Health Crown Point. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. James Hong, DPM

Bone & Joint Specialists

9001 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410
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Everything went very well. The nurses was very caring and helpful. Dr Hong a excellent Dr. Did a excellent job on my foot surgery. Thanks to everyone God bless.
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Rexsell J Glenn – Jun 24, 2022
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Thank you, Dr. hong!
Excellent surgeon! Dr. Hong fixed my ankle that was broken in 2 places, and I'm happy to say that I have made a strong recovery without any complications. He took the time at every visit to explain things, listen to questions, and check my progress. Dr. Hong, Maggie, and his entire staff are very kind and caring. The upbeat environment at every visit is so nice to see!
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Erin L. – Apr 21, 2022
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Bunion surgery
Dr James Hong performed surgery using the "lapiplasty" method. I am very pleased. I went from crutches & a scooter to a walking boot in 5 weeks; tennis shoes @ 7 weeks; released from his care at 12 weeks and in normal street shoes. He was very thorough, explained the procedure and was as minimally invasive as he could be. He explained the X-rays to me and spent time with me to be sure I understood and was comfortable. Very little pain post surgery. I would highly recommend this fine Dr - he is terrific!
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VickieK – Feb 05, 2022
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Doctor Hong gives excellent care to his patients. While under his care, he came to create a cast before a very early surgery, and then took a few minutes to get to know me as a person as well. His exams are very comprehensive, with x-rays as needed. Dr. Hong welcomes questions, and great advice. Not only are his visits thorough, his office runs smoothly and his appointments run pretty much on time. He is a great doctor!
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Stephanie – Sep 17, 2021
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Show of concern. Takes his time to discuss options.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Aug 18, 2021
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Dr. Hong was very knowledgeable and honest during my appointment. He explained that my issue could takes months to heal, and I appreciated knowing this in advance. His staff was very courteous and never had an issue with waiting a long time. Highly recommend him as a Podiatrist!
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Sarah – Apr 23, 2021
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Dr Hong is the most pleasant, professional Dr with tons of personality and charm! He truly fixed my broken leg and both ankles on the same foot 4 years ago! Need some minor tweaks now and he remembered me and took all factors into consideration. His staff is lovely too. I’m extremely lucky to have had him when I was hospitalized for my injury!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Kathy Guy – Jan 30, 2021
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Excellent bedside manner. Took care of my issue in the office with no pain. Easy to communicate with, addressed all my questions and listened to my concerns for follow up. Would highly recommend Dr. Hong.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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BBerry – Jan 29, 2021
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Great covid care. He was super friendly not rushed and took care of my concerns and questions professionally. His support staff was amazing as well which also helped me to feel welcome as a new patient.
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Jan 13, 2021
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Dr. James Hong was very pleasant and kind. He cared about what I had to say and also referred me to one of his co-workers for my wrist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Deb – Jan 07, 2021
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I've been seen by Dr. Hong for about a year now, and he is very knowledgeable. any questions asked he took time to explain and elaborated the details that needed to be specified.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tom – Jan 06, 2021
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Very impressed with Dr. Hong. Explained injury and suggested a boot for a metacarpal, 4th and 5th.......this "magic boot" and his suggestion to walk and place on 1 pillow (not 2-3 as I was using). After 1 day and followed his directions I was able to finally walk without pain and edema reduced.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Evelyn Bevis – Dec 24, 2020
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Dr. Hong is an excellent physician. He take time to explain your medical condition, x-rays and any procedures. In addition, he is open to questions if you have any . The staff is courteous and friendly. He is very accommodating, professional, and knowledgeable. I'm glad I chose him to be my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R Williams – Oct 05, 2020
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I was highly impressed with Dr Hong! I have seen multiple foot doctors before & was referred to Dr Hong by a friend. Dr Hong is, hands down, the best! He is an excellent physician & a true asset to his profession. He is very thorough with his explanation of the diagnosis & plan of care for your problem. He takes his time with all your questions & you never feel rushed by him. I am in the medical profession & Dr Hong’s medical expertise combined with his respectful manner to the patient is outstanding! If you want the best, he’s the real deal. You won’t be disappointed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 30, 2020
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I went to Dr. Hong because I had broken my ankle and was having some issues from my fall. He is a very intelligent, caring, and friendly doctor. He explained everything so I could understand, and his bedside manner was very comforting. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 25, 2020
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Great patient interaction! Explained everything in detail and listed to patients questions/concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tanja – Jul 28, 2020
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Always perfect
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dawn Gilliam – Jul 13, 2020
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Dr. Hong is the man! I really recommend him, he's a great Doctor! He is straight forward, he listens, gives straight forward explanation on procedures, recovery, and the do's and don't's. His team of assistance, as well were very friendly and helpful! I ruptured my achilles tendon and was back on my feet in about 4 months with his guidance! Its a different journey for everyone as everyone's body heals differently. But I do recommend him! Thank you Dr. Hong!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 30, 2020
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He was explicit in giving instructions and telling me how to handle the injury.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anna Rominger – May 16, 2020
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After my second injury with the help from Bone & Joint Specialists, I could not be happier with the entire staff. The front desk, x-ray and physician are all kind, professional and efficient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Jennifer K – May 14, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I enjoy working with my patients from teenagers to senior citizens and believe that all of their conditions and/or injuries need to be addressed and...Read more

Biography

Dr. James Hong, a native of Merrillville, brings extensive foot and ankle surgical expertise to Bone & Joint Specialists. During his medical training...Read more

Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

Education

Scholl Colg Of Podiatric Med
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. James Hong, DPM's top areas of care?

Dr. Hong frequently treats Foot Fracture, Plantar Fasciitis, and Ankle Fracture. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hong treats.

Where is Dr. James Hong, DPM's office located?

Dr. Hong's office is located at 9001 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Hong's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foot Fracture
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hong treats Foot Fracture more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Hong treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Plantar Fasciitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hong treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Hong treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Ankle Fracture
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hong treats Ankle Fracture more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Hong treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Hong's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures

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Dr. Hong accepts the following insurance:

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Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Locations

Bone & Joint Specialists

Bone & Joint Specialists9001 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Bone & Joint Specialists3800 Saint Mary Rd # 101 Valparaiso, IN 46383
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    • Mon: closed
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    • Wed: 8:30am - 12:00pm
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Bone & Joint Specialists2213 Main St Highland, IN 46322
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Hong is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Community Hospital

Munster, IN

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

Franciscan Health Crown Point

Crown Point, IN

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Franciscan Health Dyer

Dyer, IN

59% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% lower than the national average

Franciscan Health Hammond

Hammond, IN

57% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% lower than the national average

Franciscan Health Munster

Munster, IN

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

Methodist Hospital Southlake

Merrillville, IN

2 Awards Received

Pinnacle Hospital

Crown Point, IN

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. Mary Medical Center

Hobart, IN

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average