Dr. James McGlowan Jr, MD

Dr. James McGlowan Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James McGlowan Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Brockton, MA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. McGlowan Jr is affiliated with Norwood Hospital and Carney Hospital.

49 Pearl St

Brockton, MA 02301

Contact Information

(781) 618-1944

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 92% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 84% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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 Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • New York University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • State University Of Ny
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Kingsbrook Jewish Med Cen
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Umass Memorial Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McGlowan Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McGlowan Jr to family and friends
based on 61 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. McGlowan Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Boston, MA |
I waited a while to get my shoulder repaired. I don't recommend it. I injured it 20 years ago skiing, it just got worse over the years. At 8 weeks out I have been without the sling for 6 weeks. Exercising and PT have my range of motion to almost 100%. Working on strength training now. I'm looking forward to getting back to Yoga and being able to do a plank to up dog. Haven't been able to do that in a few years.
in Buffalo, NY |
Workers Comp sent me to this guy after withholding 2 months of treatment. When I got to the office I sat in the waiting room for 20 minutes and by the time I got called in with the doctor he talked to me for about 2 minutes. He never asked me about my pain levels, I had to keep asking him to repeat himself cause his accent is rough to say the least, he was never going to asking for my paper work i had to shove it in his hands. On top of it everyone in the waiting room could hear everything.
in Queensbury, NY |
After seeing me for a few minutes McGlowan deduced that even though I had a herniated disc with a bone fragment as well as 2 vertebrae in retrolithesis that all I was suffering from was a lumbosacral strain and following continued physical therapy I was good to return to work. This was completely the opposite of the neurosurgeons findings and suggested course of care. As McGlowan is being compensated by Workmans Compensation his services are bought and paid for and NOT reliable. DONT TRUST HIM.
Massachusetts |
Worse physician I have ever seen. Visit was about 5 minutes long and during visit he was eating his lunch.. Not professional, very poor in listening and didn't seem to concern about my level of pain. Recommend you pick another Ortho physician
in Carver, MA |
I had severe pain in my shoulder that radiated down my arm into my hands and around my shoulder blade. Dr. McGlowan sent me for an MRI and knew immediately what my problem was. He gave me a cortisone shot but unfortunately it didn't work and I had shoulder surgery appoximately a month later and within about 2-3 days after surgery I removed the sling and began using my arm. At my 10 day visit my arm was feeling slightly sore but I had full movement with no physical therapy. He is a God send!
in Abington ma |
Complete knee replacement
in Boston, MA |
This man is a godsend! my shoulder was absolutely destroyed. Other doctor was saying replace the shoulder. Dr. McGlowan worked a miracle and saved my shoulder! Here we are one month and 6 days later and I have full motion! I am not a youngster either I am 51 and he is my savior! It is wonderful to be able to sleep pain free!
in 207 Sthen St South Boston, Ma 02127 |
Dr McGlowan performed a complete Right knee Surgery on me this year in Feburary 2016. During my stay in the hospital he had a CPM machine on me that bent my knee to a 90 % level, after that I went to a rehab for 2 weeks which he ordered them to have me in the CPM machine for 3 times a day 2 hours at each time & PT When I left the rehab I was almost at 100% bend in my knee! He is very caring, explains everything thourghly, excellent surgeon, I recommend him to everyone, your in excellent hands!
in Dorchester, MA |
He gave me my dance legs back! Great guy. 6 weeks after the date of surgery I am able to walk without the use of a cane. I have had only one day of physical therapy. Recovery has been super speedy due to his proficiency and expertise in his field.
in Avon, MA |
Dr. McGlowan had done a triceps repair and now a rotator cuff and biceps tendon repair. Although he talks a little fast, if you need clarification, ask him a question he will answer it. If you are a sports person, he is the man to see. Some orthopedic surgeons (I have been to many) do not understand the thinking of a person who is actively involved with sports, Dr. McGlowan does.
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Dr. McGlowan Jr accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. McGlowan Jr has admitting privileges

Norwood Hospital
800 Washington St
Norwood, MA 02062
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Carney Hospital
2100 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
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