Dr. James Johnson, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 57

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. James Johnson, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Golden, CO. Dr. Johnson has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He is affiliated with medical facilities Littleton Adventist Hospital and OrthoColorado Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. James Johnson, MD

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

660 Golden Ridge Rd Golden, CO 80401
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4.9

Based on 298 ratings

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Shoulder replacement
Dr. Johnson did one shoulder two years ago and now my other shoulder also just had a full replacement. A full shoulder replacement is extremely painful but Dr. Johnson and his team are awesome. Thanks for the new shoulder, I live now in New Mexico and drove up for the surgery (no I am not driving) because of Dr. Johnson and his team.
What went well
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  • 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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Oct 22, 2022
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Rotator cuff surgery
I have had the best people and medical professionals when dealing with Dr. Johnson's team.
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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H. Eckert – Oct 14, 2022
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Dr. Johnson is Amazing
Dr. Johnson was so nice with my son! He actually listen to him, checked his knee out and finally had some answers for us! Thank you Dr. Johnson!!!!
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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Mina – Oct 13, 2022
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Dr. Johnson is awesome!
Dr. Johnson did my left rotator surgery in 2020 and he gave me exceptional care. Today I saw him for a right rotator cuff tear. I wouldn’t think of seeing anyone else. He’s top notch, great bedside manner, listens and explains things well, just awesome. 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
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jodi English – Oct 05, 2022
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Excellent exam pre/surgery/post options dialogue
Excellent exam (exam, xray, MRI) pre/surgery/post options dialogue with a detailed rehab plan for weeks 1-6, 7-12, 13-18. Rehab is key for me being over age 60 as I want to keep my ability to snow ski, powerlift, hike and cycle and a relatively high levels with fading elements of track and field and Tae Kwon Do.
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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George Flanders – Aug 29, 2022
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Amazing Doctor
Dr. Johnson is so caring and very personable. I actually look forward to seeing him. I never feel my appointment time is cut short. Highly recommend him.
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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Lois Wilken – Aug 05, 2022
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Barry's Fall
Dr Johnson is an amazing surgeon. Very qualified and very professional. He was totally honest with me as I had two previous rotator cuff surgeries on this shoulder going back to the late 90's. this time there was nothing to repair, and replacement was my only option. Dr. Johnson did a masterful job on my shoulder. Highly recommend him for shoulder replacement.
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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Barry Sittlow – Jul 26, 2022
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Dr. James Johnson did a great job.
Dr. Johnson was thorough and professional and made me feel totally comfortable. He examined me to determine my condition and asked pertinent questions. Then he reviewed what he had found and clearly explained my treatment and that it might lead to further examination.
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
  • Long wait times
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David Smith – Jul 20, 2022
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Knee Issues
20+ years of oversight with all my knee issues from a car accident, running and general aging, Dr. Johnson and Ben Wilkinson have provided solutions that resulted in my abilities to do all the things I love. Running (half marathon, 10k), skiing, hiking. His expertise and skill are top notch and he’s kind, patient and helps me understand where I’m at. He and Ben always take time to answer any and all my questions.
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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C. Davis – Jul 15, 2022
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Good Experience
Dr. Johnson is very thorough and professional. He performed a partial meniscectomy on my right knee in spring of 2021. Appointments and surgery were easy to schedule. His staff have been very easy to work with and to schedule appointments with as well. Having left knee meniscectomy later this summer and expect it to go well.
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
  • Long wait times
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Steve M – Jun 29, 2022
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Wonderful Doctor
Dr Johnson is always professional and really listens to your issues
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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Shell – May 15, 2022
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Consultation
Excellent
What went well
  • 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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Apr 08, 2022
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Very confident & professional. The whole procedure was strategically laid out. Everybody knew exactly what to do & what came next & what to look for. Excellent nurses & drs.
What went well
  • 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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Mar 22, 2022
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Excellent Experience!
Dr. James Johnson has done a great job for me, and helped me mitigate the pain I was having with a torn medial meniscus. His care is thoughtful, professional and efficient. He provided options and alternatives, and I never felt pressured. I can’t say enough about Dr. Johnson and the entire surgical team (I ended up having successful arthroscopic knee surgery). Awesome job all around.
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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D. Taylor – Mar 16, 2022
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This was my 3rd surgery with Panorama Ortho and would not consider going anywhere else. I have complete confidence in the doctors and care teams.
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
  • Long wait times
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Mar 08, 2022
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Dr Johnson explained exactly how the procedure was and what to expect and the follow up with his pa was helpful also. He came out and explained to my wife what went on and how it went
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
  • Long wait times
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Charles J Knox – Feb 23, 2022
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Doctor Johnson has worked wonders with my shoulder and I am extremely pleased with the result. He and his team are very caring people and I recommend him highly.
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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Mild Mannered Professor – Feb 22, 2022
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Dr Johnson is knowledgeable, kind and efficient. Had a reverse shoulder done and now investigating other shoulder. I would definitely 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
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Linda – Feb 18, 2022
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Excellent!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Feb 10, 2022
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A+++
Enthusiastic and positive attitude. Great staff. My shoulder surgery was efficient and virtually painless. Did not have to use any narcotics for pain. (Ask for nerve block) Hardest part was the 3 month wait until I could fully use my shoulder, but well worth it. I Highly recommend Dr. J as he actually cares and did an A+ job surgically.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Cleo – Feb 09, 2022
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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...Read more

Biography

Jim Johnson, MD, MPH, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. Dr. Johnson specializes in sports injuries...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
2000
Vail Valley Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Of California
Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Fellowship Training
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Don Joy Orthopaedic Research Award,
  • Yale Orthopaedic Alumni Resident Research Award,
  • Blue Key Scholastic Scholarship,
  • AOA-Zimmer Traveling Resident Research Award,

Media & Publications

  • 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
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Glenolabral Suture Fixation for Anterior Shoulder Instability,
  • Early Muscle Function is Enhanced by NSAIDs Following Contusion Injury,
  • 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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What are Dr. James Johnson, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Johnson specializes in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. James Johnson, MD treat?

Dr. Johnson frequently treats the following conditions: Joint Pain, Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, and Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. James Johnson, MD's office address?

Dr. Johnson's office is located at 660 Golden Ridge Rd, Golden, CO 80401. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. James Johnson, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Johnson provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. James Johnson, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. James Johnson, MD is affiliated with Littleton Adventist Hospital and OrthoColorado Hospital.

Is Dr. James Johnson, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. James Johnson, MD holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Radiology, and Sports Medicine.

Does Dr. James Johnson, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.9/5 for Dr. James Johnson, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Johnson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Johnson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Johnson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (303) 233-1223.

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Johnson is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Glenoid Labrum Tear
Shoulder Replacement
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
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Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

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Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center - Golden660 Golden Ridge Rd Golden, CO 80401
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    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center - Highlands Ranch1060 Plaza Dr Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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