Dr. James Maxwell, MD

Dr. James Maxwell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Maxwell, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

2929 E Camelback Rd Ste 118

Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Spinal Fusion
more than 58% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 57% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 51% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Calif San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Naval Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Kerlan Jobe Ortho Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Maxwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Maxwell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Maxwell to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Maxwell'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 (9)
in Phoenix Arizona |
He put 6 screws in my back. Flopped like a fish for 5 days. Then figured out he frayed a nerve. Had to remove it, and I've had muscle spasms, no reflexes, sciatica to name a few problems. I would never trust this man again in my life!
Phoenix, AZ |
Amazing experience after going to a few other local surgeons who seemed only interested in multiple level immediate surgery. Dr Maxwell and his staff were awesome. The case went great. I was told about the latest innovative items used and my recovery was faster than expected. I couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience and am glad I didn't go with option 1 or 2 and decided to go for additional reviews. I highly recommend Dr James Maxwell as my experience relieved the typical anxiety.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I was recommended to Dr Maxwell after a serious scare at work. At first, because of insurance, his office said my insurance want accepted. After talking to his medical assistant, they had me come in. Even though Dr M wasnt contracted and I had to pay more, MY LIFE IS BACK! Thank you thank you. I can't even describe how bad my arm strength was, and he operated on my neck. Now everything is perfect. Couldn't recommend more highly.
in Phoenix, AZ |
As a former Marine, the VA has been a struggle. Dr Maxwell took my problem seriously. Thank GOD for him. I just had surgery and I can support my family more. I needed lumbar surgery, scary but it finally was done. Most respectful Dr I've ever met, and he's a VETERAN!
in Cave Creek, AZ |
Had a fusion surgery done by Dr Maxwell for spinal stenosis in 02/18/14 and I'm still in bad pain 3 years later. Went back and told him I was still in pain and he said it will go away, three years later and still in pain. Don't want to sit here trashing Dr Maxwell, just want to tell what happened to me. There is NOTHING more important than finding the best surgeon you can find. I waited till last second till I was in so much pain that I couldn't go check around, my fault and used Dr Maxwell.
Scottsdale, AZ |
Dr. Maxwell took the time to explain, in simple terms, his approach to procedures and expected results. I was back to where I wanted to be in weeks, instead of months!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Wow, great experience with Dr. Maxwell. I feel lucky. I fractured two vertebra in my back at work, Dr. Maxwell didn't tell me surgery was necessary and sent me for therapy and an injection. They've helped amazingly. He speaks the truth and I can't speak more highly. Thank you.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Helped me through everything. Can't thank the dr enough. I had a herniated disk and couldn't work. I'm back to work now and he's the best. Thank you!
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Maxwell had absolutely no interest in the fact that my mother had fallen twice after having back surgery performed my him. He simply advised her to go to the ER where she was admitted and drugged out of her mind for 5 days (twice). She kept complaining of extreme pain in her legs. His only concern was the surgical site. He made no effort to explore further the possibility of damage elsewhere from her fall. It's been 7 weeks and she is still suffering. I call this negligence.
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Hospitals where Dr. Maxwell has admitting privileges

HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
7400 E Osborn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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