Dr. James Lemley, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 44

Dr. Lemley
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

5700 W Genesee St Ste 112 Camillus, NY 13031

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(315) 487-4876

Dr. James Lemley, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Camillus, NY and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lemley has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities Crouse Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lemley to book an appointment.


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Dr. Lemley is affiliated with Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center Syracuse, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lemley

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lemley treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lemley treats other conditions, please contact the office at (315) 487-4876.

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Dr. Lemley treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Release
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Lemley treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Sprain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Lemley's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • 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 Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Lemley accepts

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Dr. Lemley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CorVel
CorVel PPO
Elderplan
EmblemHealth
GHI
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Fidelis Care
Health Net
HealthNet
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthNow New York, Inc.
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Martin's Point
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
PHCS
POMCO Group
Pyramid Life
Today's Options
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Three Rivers Provider Network
Today's Options
Total Health Care, USA
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Univera Healthcare
Universal Health Network
Univera Healthcare
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Lemley's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lemley

4.9

Based on 63 ratings

5 Stars
96.82539682539682%
(61)
4 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (62)
  • Explained conditions well (61)
  • Listened & answered questions (61)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (4)
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Great visit, Dr. Lemley was very thorough with exam and explanations
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Tom Grzejka – Oct 22, 2020
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Awesome knowledgeable he cared about the problem I had
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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Sep 10, 2020
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Excellent. I connected with him right away. He tells it like it is and knew what needed to be done. I would recommend him to anyone looking for one of the very best doctors with a great bedside manner.
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Beth – Aug 14, 2020
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Dr Lemley is an excellent doctor! He performed CMC Arthroplasty and carpal tunnel repair on my right hand/thumb in June 2019 everything went perfectly and I was able to use it without any pain/difficulty in 2 months and within 6 months my hand felt completely normal. And I was ready to have the same surgery on my left hand.
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Jun 18, 2020
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He takes the time to explain options, possible outcomes, and complications associated with treatment options. Very open to patient input on treatment path, as well as pre and post treatment restrictions/ work modifications to make treatments successful and recovery easier. I look forward to seeing Dr. Lemley in the OR soon.
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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Robert Whaley – Jun 11, 2020
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Dr. Lemley was very professional when addressing my condition and explained to me exactly what he was going to do to correct the problem. Dr. Lemley is very caring and considerate as well. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Patricia Fox – Mar 19, 2020
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Dr Lemley to me was a very compassionate person, in regards, to my surgery and the potential of how the surgery of my cubital tunnel nerve damage in my left. The correction surgery performed has corrected some, but a different doctor dud not perform surgery as Dr. Kelley did to some degree of success and I am very pleased with SOS ortho and my physician Dr. Alan Lemley.
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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Randy – Sep 26, 2019
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Dr. Lemley did an excellent job in giving me the information I needed. He is very knowledgeable and personable.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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May 30, 2019
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Dr. Lemley and staff we're by far the best team. I needed surgery and two days later they got me in. They made the whole pre and post surgery a good experience, almost to the point you almost forget what your there for. Very catering and professional. Would highly recommend!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Tracey Cota in Cicero, NY – Sep 29, 2018
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Dr. Lemley has great bedside manner especially working with a tween who became very disappointed about not getting a cast!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Laurie Farrell in Brewerton – Mar 17, 2018
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Dr. Lemley is a very caring, compassionate and knowledgeable man. I tell everyone what an awesome doctor he is and have highly recommended him to others.
What went well
  • 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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Tracy Scott in Rome NY – Mar 15, 2018
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Dr Lemley was very informative,he explained everything to me in terms i had no problem understanding.he advised me on my problem and gave me simply ways for a solution.he was very honest and gave me choices on when and how important surgery would be.he also told me what issues would result if i waited to long.he told me what could wait and what could not
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What could be improved
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north syracuse,ny – Mar 08, 2018
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I travel 80+ miles one way to do my business with SOS and the doctors here and I would not change for anything. I see Dr Lemley for hand issues, his brother for feet issues and other doctors in the group for back and shoulder issues and they have all helped me tremendously. So, I highly recommend this group to anyone who is having issues and is getting no help elsewhere. Greatly worth the 160 mile round trip drive. THANK YOU SOS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
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Marlene M Kirch in Dexter, NY – Feb 27, 2018
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He took the time to explain things to me in a way that wasn’t dumbed down but also in plain English! Aligned with me on a personal level and made me feel comfortable with next steps in my treatment plan.
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Amanda Pauls in Liverpool, NY – Feb 15, 2018
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He was great. He explained everything to me and helped me understand I have two issues going on.
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Sally Oliver in Pulaski, NY 13142 – Feb 15, 2018
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very happy with everything just wish I didn't need to go there ty everyone
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al david in central square ny – Feb 09, 2018
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Awesome personal care explained everything perfectly great personality!
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Tammy in Croghan – Feb 04, 2018
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He is straightforward and to the point, about what is wrong and how to fix it. Takes time to answer your questions and your concerns.
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No results
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Rick favata in Oswego – Feb 03, 2018
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Dr. Lemley and all the staff were very friendly and informative. Dr. Lemley explained everything to me in a way that I would understand. He spent time with me and was willing to answer questions and concerns that I had.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 29, 2017
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Staff was very courteous and helpful and made me feel right at home.
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Lisa in Syracuse, NY – Nov 23, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Lemley, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Camillus, NY and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lemley has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
University Of Pittsburg Medical Center, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. James Lemley, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. James Lemley, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lemley frequently treats Hand/Wrist and Elbow. See all practice areas where Dr. Lemley specializes.

Where is Dr. James Lemley, MD's office located?

Dr. Lemley's office is located at 5700 W Genesee St Ste 112, Camillus, NY 13031. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists5700 W Genesee St Ste 112 Camillus, NY 13031
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Crouse Hospital

Syracuse, NY

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Syracuse, NY

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)