Dr. James Jastifer, MD

Dr. James Jastifer, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
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Dr. James Jastifer, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery doctor who practices in Kalamazoo, MI. He has been practicing for 9 years.

1000 Oakland Dr

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Contact Information

(269) 337-4400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas


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Foot Fracture
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ankle Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers
Fracture Care
very high
more than 97% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Jastifer does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spondylosis
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm 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
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

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0 Board Actions

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  • Mi State Univ Coll Human Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Jastifer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jastifer to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Jastifer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Battle Creek, MI |
Saw Dr.Jastifer for 1st time today...I had a terrible fall at home..Very kind and explained my (chipped) fractured fibula..even had me look at xrays they did in their office..to help me see and understand my injury! Explained my prognosis..and my plan of treatment! I feel whatever is ahead for me healing wise..etc that Im actually in Great Capable Hands.. Impressed ps ..Everyone in this office is very kind.. Thankyou Dr.Jastifer.. ?
in Plainwell, MI |
Dr. Jastifer recently performed reconstruction surgery on my foot. Dr. Jastifer is personable and knowledge and put me at ease over this major surgical procedure. Everything went well, I followed his specific medical orders and for the first time in years I have no pain in my foot! His entire staff is great to deal with!
New York, NY |
Fantastic, knowledgable surgeon with great hands. Had him do two procedures. Wonderful outcomes. Best around.
in Kalamazoo, MI |
Dr. J is young, knowledgable and easy to work with. His repair of my ruptured achilles tendon went well and my recovery has been great.
in Kalamazoo, MI |
Absolutely wonderful experience! My surgery went extremely well. Dr. J. Explained everything, and had a super office staff that did not take crap from the Veterans Choice program, which is often a nightmare for us veterans! I highly recommend Borgess Orthopedics!
in Battle Creek, MI |
I came to Dr. Jastifer to get a second opinion on a previous injury. In my first visit he found out what problem I was having, compared to multiple visits with a different doctor who did not diagnosis the injury properly. He explained what was going on in easy to understand way. His knowledge he showed when describing the procedure and what was going on helped settle my nerves regarding surgery. After he performed the surgery, every check up he showed support and answered my questions. Great Dr.
in Sherwood, MI |
Great doctor. Explained everything. Very concerned about you and took time to not only listen to you but made sure you understood.
in East Leroy, MI |
Dr jastifer is fantastic. His bedside manner is top notch. There is no great matter with him. He's brief and to the point. When he is done you know what your options are and have an idea of where to go next. Dr Jastafer is another fine example of how Borgess cultures good health care by maintaining a staff that patients are comfortable with.
Dr. Jastifer did surgery on a broken tibia and torn meniscus. He is a very caring doctor. I would recommend family and friends most definitely. Has an awesome bed side manner. Explanation of surgery and recovery very undestanding.
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Dr. Jastifer accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Jastifer has admitting privileges

Borgess Medical Center
1521 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
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