Dr. James Meadows, MD

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Dr. James Meadows, MD
Dr. Meadows joins Alta View Sports Medicine specializing in orthopedic sports medicine, minimally invasive rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy, hip and knee replacement, and extremity fractures. Dr. Meadows and his wife have four children and enjoy all the mountains have to offer including snow skiing, hiking, and camping. He enjoys taking care of the outdoor enthusiasts as well as the local high school athletes, not to mention neighbors and friends. He loves being able to be accessible when injuries happen and helping individuals get the care they need in a timely manner.


9844 S 1300 E Ste 100

Sandy, UT 84094

Contact Information

(801) 571-9433

Dr. James Meadows, MD

Dr. James Meadows, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare
  • MetLife
  • MultiPlan
  • Public Employees Health Plan (PEHP)
  • SelectHealth
  • 2 More

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Care Philosophy

I'm grateful to help improve the quality of life of those who desire to get back to work, sports and an active lifestyle.
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Dr. Meadows' Experience

Dr. Meadows' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Meniscectomy
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Ohio State University / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Lake Tahoe Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Meadows has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Meadows' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Meadows to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (22 with comments)
Dr. Meadows' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (22)
Riverton , UT |
My daughter tore her ACL playing competition soccer. Dr Meadows was great explaining the surgery and the rehabilitation from this injury. Everything from the office staff, to surgery, to physical therapy has been great and easy to work with. The injury was devastating for my daughter but 5 months later she is returning to the sport she loves.
in Omaha, NE |
Dr. Meadows was kind and patient. He took time to explain my injury, the surgery to repair my femur and clearly described the time-course of healing. He was upbeat and positive. Told me that I would be able to ski next year, which I needed to hear. Took time to answer all my questions before and after surgery and at my post-operative appointment. An outstanding orthopedic surgeon. Empathetic and positive patient skills.
in Sandy, UT |
I am grateful that Dr. James Meadows, MD was on duty the afternoon of December 18, 2016 at Alta View Hospital. I had arrived at the emergency room, after falling, and fracturing my femur. I was very scared, and knowing I was in a great deal of pain, I was hoping to get the best care possible. I was very happy with his diagnosis, his treatment, his knowledge of my care, and the professional, and kind way he treated myself, and my scared husband. I couldn't have been in any better hands.
in Sandy, UT |
After having a terrible fall, that left me with a shattered shoulder, I was referred to Dr. James Meadows. He did a shoulder replacement. I was very pleased with the results of surgery, and after six months, I am doing very well, and have a lot more movement that I thought I would ever have. I would so recommend Dr. Meadows and his staff to anyone needing shoulder surgery!!
Sandy, UT |
I've had a number of visits with Dr. Meadows and find him to be very competent and very direct, which I appreciate. I've also felt like he did an incredible job with my full hip replacement, and the periodic follow-up has been thorough, and worthwhile as my leg muscles are recovering and becoming stronger. There have been a couple of times where he seemed rushed and I would have liked if he would have talked longer, but that doesn't diminish my recommendation -- I think he's done a great job.
in Taylorsville, Ut |
Dr. Meadows did complete shoulder replacement on my right shoulder. The surgery could not have gone any better. The recovery was better and faster than expected. I have already recommended him to friends and relatives. He is concerned about you as an individual and not just a patient . My wife will be seeing him for a shoulder injury.
in Draper, UT |
I tore my ACL MCL and meniscus he repaired all three perfectly! I play football and hurt my knee 6 months before my first game I was suppose to be out for 8 months my season would have been done! But doctor meadows got my surgery done and did it perfectly the first time! I played in the second game and my knee is perfectly back to normal! He cares about his patients and their lives! Thank you doctor Meadows!!!!!!!
in Riverton, UT |
Dr. Meadows performed an ACL Reconstruction on my knee about a year ago. I thought he was very friendly, knowledgeable, and caring. I would highly recommend him. In fact, a couple of months after my procedure I referred a friend to him.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
We first met Dr. Meadows in the emergency room where he was on call. My son had broken his leg (tibia and fibula) and was in excruciating pain. Dr. Meadows was very informative and professional in how he handled my son's care. He was gentle, knowing how much pain my son was in. The after care was equally as exceptional. In my opinion, Dr. Meadows went above and beyond the care I have ever witnessed by a physician, even calling to discuss my son's care while en-route to his family vacation.
in Draper, UT |
I recently injured my rotator cuff. The muscles were severely damaged and shredded. It looked like there might not even be enough healthy tissue to reattach them. Dr Meadows performed surgery on this shoulder. Dr Meadows performed a miraculous job in reattaching and repairing my rotator cuff. Post op I had minimal bruising, swelling, or pain with a very speedy recovery. Dr Meadows' work was outstanding and extremely professional. He took expert care of me throughout my healing process.
in Sandy, UT |
His office respects my time. Wait time was minimal. He gave options and explained each one in detail. Considering the complexity of this particular surgery, I am ahead of schedule with my recovery. His office finance person also gave me options and was considerate of my financial situation. His front office staff were always friendly, remembered my name on each visit and were accommodating with my follow up appointments. I look forward to my next broken body part. jk
in Sandy, UT |
Dr. Meadows was the on call orthopedic surgeon at Alta View hospital when I fractured my humerus right at the shoulder. Due to the severity of the injury I didn't have much time to shop for doctors. Dr. Meadows showed up the morning of the surgery, explained exactly what he planned to do, and assured me that I would recover well. It has been 4-1/2 months since the injury and I have near full range of motion, and am rapidly regaining strength. Great doc, who truly cares for his patients.
in Draper, Utah |
Dr. Meadows was excellent! My sons situation was unique with his broken collarbone. Dr. Meadows allowed the body to do its job first and when it failed, then he moved on to surgery. He genuinely had my sons best interest in mind and not his wallet. He wasted no time, once surgery was required he performed it the same day. Very thorough with us viewing X-rays and follow-up care. 100% satisfied! Great Dr. and highly recommended!
in Draper, UT |
Dr. Meadows took time to explain everything that was going on and what the limitations of my injury would be or not be. He also explained all of the options. I appreciated Dr. Meadow's concern and care through the whole process. I also appreciated that he suggested a more conservative approach with therapy before I it was necessary to do surgery. He's the best and I would recommend him to anyone needing
in Draper, UT |
Dr. Meadows was an excellent surgeon. I was very satisfied and happy with the procedure. He was very kind and considerate during the whole process. Even though he was totally booked, he was willing to fit me in for surgery that day. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Draper, UT |
Excellent surgeon. Worked me in for surgery immediately even though he was totally booked that day. Very caring with great follow ups. Very willing to answer all of my questions and spent a lot of time with me explaining everything. Would recommend him to anyone.
Draper, UT |
Dr Meaows was amazing! I felt I was taken such good care of after I broke my ankle & had to have surgery. Definitely would recommend him to my family & friends!
in Salt Lake City, UT |
The experience of meeting and seeing Dr. Meadows as been terrific. He has helped me with two different issues and during both, he has always been patient, pleasant and explains everything in very easy terms to understand. He is, in my opinion, an outstanding doctor!!
Riverton, UT |
I had my ACL done this a few months back. He wasn't kidding it would be a little rough the first few weeks, but I've made progress and happy again with my knee.
Draper, UT |
Dr. Meadows was great to work with. He took the time to listen to me and was very informative in describing my X-rays and MRI with me. I ended up having surgery to repair my torn meniscus and have done great! I had a ton of questions and he answered them to make me feel comfortable with my decision.
in Sandy, UT |
Dr. Meadows want to go to corrective procedure when I fell and broke both ankles, dislocating my foot from my leg. His expertise enabled me to be able to fully function post surgery. He always explains to me in terms I can understand what my condition is, what my prognosis is, and what my chances of success are. He is very personable and down to earth. And, he is an excellent surgeon .
in Sandy, UT |
Terrible, money hungry, doctor. He charged me for an MRI in full after checking if my insurance covered this. They then charge my insurance and my insurance covered 90%+ of this. He got double the money for one service. In another instance, he had me come in for a follow-up after my MRI when he could have simply saved me some time AND MONEY and called me to say there is no tear. Also, he had obviously not reviewed my scans when I got there because he had no clue what he was looking at.
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Dr. Meadows accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MetLife
  • MultiPlan
  • Public Employees Health Plan (PEHP)
    Public Employees Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Meadows has admitting privileges

Riverton Hospital
3741 W 12600 S
Riverton, UT 84065
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Lone Peak Hospital
11925 S State St
Draper, UT 84020
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Alta View Hospital
9660 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT 84094
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