Dr. James Larson III, MD

Dr. James Larson III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

James W. Larson, M.D. is a Orthopedic Surgeon - General practicing in Winchester, VA, started practicing 2003. He is a professional member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Orthopaedic Society for Sport Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Virginia Orthopedic Society and Southern Orthopaedic Association.

Bone & Joint Specialists of Winchester, PC

190 Campus Blvd Ste 310

Winchester, VA 22601
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

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Care Philosophy

My care philosophy is to treat patients like I would wish to be treated.  I try to keep you up and moving with as little downtime as possible.  I treat injuries with conservative efforts first and offer surgery only when necessary.  When I recommend surgery it is usually because there are no other options or because your injury will only get worse with time.  I use arthroscopic and minimally invasive options whenever possible and can speed your healing of tendon injuries with stem cell injections if indicated.  All of my patients are started on early therapy programs to be sure you heal as quickly and safely as possible.
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Dr. Larson III's Experience

Dr. Larson III'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 Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Disorders


  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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 Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Pennsylvania State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Department of Orthopedics - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Department of Orthopedics - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery - Hughston Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Larson III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Larson III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Larson III to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Larson III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Winchester, VA |
I am a nationally competitive athlete that reached out to Dr Larson, who is now working out of Winchester, VA, after injuring my shoulder. He was supportive of attempting as much conservative treatment as possible, before we finally considered surgery. He was informative regarding the actual injury, surgery, and realistic expectations for recovery. He was incredibly empathetic of my own goals for after surgery. I highly recommend him to anyone with a shoulder injury!
in Winchester, VA |
Terrible doctor. Didn't listen, didn't clinically exam me properly (no bending tests), didn't even try to diagnose my disorder. Not sure he can actually read an MRI... just goes with what the radiologist says, even if it doesn't add up. Questions were not answered, he just looked at me like a deer in headlights. I am going to Johns Hopkins to see a REAL doctor. If you waste time with this doctor, or with any in Winchester for that matter (he is in Winchester VA now, not PA), then Good Luck!
Sorry the visit was not what you expected. I assure you that I do read MRI's. It sounds as though you were in to see me for a problem with your spine since you mentioned bending tests. Unfortunately, in that case, I am not a spinal surgeon and do not treat spinal disorders. In these situations I refer people on to the proper specialists instead of wasting your time and money with exam and imaging outside of my specialization.
in Winchester, VA |
I'm was a blue collar worker unable to work because of F.A.I. The pain in my hip was to severe to do the basics of my job. I went to see. Dr. Larson, and he was detailed in explaining the problem . The day after the operation I told my wife there was something different, I have woke up the first time in years without pain. I could actually sit down comfortably. There was so little trauma that I didn't need pain pills. 8 months later I 'm able to do my job pain free for the first time in years.
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Dr. Larson III accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • WellPoint
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Larson III has admitting privileges

Valley Health - Winchester Medical Center
1840 Amherst St
Winchester, VA 22601
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