Dr. James Johnson, MD
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Dr. James Johnson, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

To practice high quality orthopedic care for my patients. The philosophy is the patient drives the practice. The employees are team members who are mutually accountable and pursue our goal of high quality care in a team approach.


Dr. James Johnson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Westminster, CO. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with St. Anthony Hospital and St. Anthony North Hospital.

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    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (14)
    in Westminster, CO |
    Dr. Johnson is not only an excellent doctor, but he has a great bedside manner. I trust him and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a top-notch orthopedic surgeon.
    in Denver, CO |
    I had a great experience with Dr. Johnson and his PA. I went in with knee pain and he immediately put me at ease and explained in detail what the diagnosis was, and what I should expect as far as improvements and next steps. It was a very good experience from start to finish.
    Denver, CO |
    Very professional and personable. Answered all my questions pre and post op. Explained what was in my MRI and what would be done in surgery to correct it. Everything went as planned. Surgery center is very nice and staff was friendly and professional.
    in Brighton, CO |
    Dr. Johnson and his staff can't be beat. He listens to what you have to say about your issues. He's an expert in what he does and I trust his judgement of the situation. He and his staff (all of them, but shout out to Nick), are very personable and patient with any questions you may have.
    in Littleton, CO |
    Very thorough in his analysis . Takes the time to completely review your options and explain the recommended treatment in detail but also in terms you can understand.
    in Denver, CO |
    I found Dr. Johnson very informative and professional. His bedside manner, along with his PA's, was very nice and pleasant. His office was very efficient and they have great follow up skills. After surgery, the modern day check-in tool Dr. Johnson used was right up my alley in that it was through email and not me having to call in with someone.
    in Littleton, CO |
    Dr Johnson and his team are consummate professionals with a very solid combination of technical and customer advocacy skills. They are fabulous to work with. I highly recommend them.
    in Denver, CO |
    For someone who "studied" physician/patient interaction from a physical and mental perspective he was underwhelming. He appeared to come to conclusions even before directly assessing my situation.
    in Littleton, CO |
    This was a very positive experience. Dr. Johnson was very detailed about my shoulder surgery and listened to my concerns and needs. Surgery was without difficulty and my recovery is better than expected.
    in Greenwood Village, CO |
    Dr. Johnson was able to diagnose my injury without X-rays and within minutes of seeing him. Within 24 hours I was feeling much better and was impressed with the attention and professionalism that I received all around.
    in Denver, CO |
    Dr Johnson has treated me twice in less than 6 months for broken humerus. The first break on the left arm/shoulder, he monitored for about 3 months until X-rays determined that it healed beautifully without surgery. I was very impressed because he is a surgeon and could have easily just done surgery but he chose the natural healing path instead. The second break, this time my right arm/shoulder was a complex fracture that misaligned bones. Even I could see that nature needed help
    in Denver, co |
    Excellent care and communication, friendly staff, confident and compassionate bedside manner, thoughtful aftercare plan. This is no surgery mill. Very grateful to Dr Johnson's, and his team's, work in getting me up and running again. Highly recommend.
    in Denver, CO |
    Dr. Johnson and his staff are extremely approachable. He takes time to answer questions and assuage any concerns regarding your condition, treatment options and likely outcomes. He doesn't push surgery, and is clear about prognosis. Post surgery he and his staff are answer for questions and are just as helpful as before surgery. Results were awesome too. I had a partial meniscectomy + something-something. 90% at 14 days. Virtually no scars. Only neg: They are almost ALWAYS running late.
    in Arvada, Colorado |
    I would recommend Dr. Johnson in a heart beat. He knows what he's doing and does not cut corners telling you what you need to get better. I believe his experience and talent as a surgeon will get me back to my old 66 years old self!!
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    Dr. Johnson's Care Philosophy

    To practice high quality orthopedic care for my patients. The philosophy is the patient drives the practice. The employees are team members who are mutually accountable and pursue our goal of high quality care in a team approach.

    Dr. Johnson'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 Internal Medicine, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology and Sports Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Don Joy Orthopaedic Research Award
      • Yale Orthopaedic Alumni Resident Research Award
      • Blue Key Scholastic Scholarship
      • AOA-Zimmer Traveling Resident Research Award
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    • Media & Publications
      • Biomechanical Evaluation of Glenolabral Suture Fixation for Anterior Shoulder Instability
      • Early Muscle Function is Enhanced by NSAIDs Following Contusion Injury
      • Single Screw Fixation for Acute and Acute-on-Chronic Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, 1996
      • The role of pulmonary phagocytes in host defense against group B streptococci in preterm versus rabbit lung, 1992
      • Surfactant in Clinical Practice: Formulating a surfactant therapy for preterm infants who have bacterial pneumonia and repiratory distress syndrome
      • The Spectrum of Injuries Associated with Acute Tears of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament

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    • Internal Medicine
    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Radiology
    • Sports Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arthritis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dislocated Joint
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Meniscus Tear
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tendonitis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


    • Medical School
      Georgetown University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1994

    • Internship Hospital
      Yale New Haven Hospital
    • Residency Hospital
      Yale New Haven Hospital
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Vail Valley Medical Center

      Completed in 2000

    • Undergraduate School
      University of California
    • Other Education
      Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Fellowship Training
      University of California

      Completed in 1989

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Glenoid Labrum Repair
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • 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
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Surgery
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Debridement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate