Dr. James Nitka, MD

Dr. James Nitka, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. James Nitka, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Greensboro, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Univ Of Az Coll Of Med in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

300 W Northwood St

Greensboro, NC 27401

Contact Information

(336) 275-0927

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
high
more than 89% of peers
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
more than 85% of peers
Back Pain
high
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nitka "The practice of medicine and orthopedic surgery requires skills in listening to your patient. Examination and delivering information to your patient in a manner that is understandable and clear. Most of the conditions I treat are not mysterious. If patients are able to understand it goes a long way to accomplishing the goal of return to a more normal lifestyle. The true meaning of physician is "teacher". The goal of my profession is restoration of function. Treatment is evidence based . "

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

109  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Fracture
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71  Procedures

  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Facet Block
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Az Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Duke University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Tex Inst For Spinal Disorders
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nitka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nitka's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nitka to family and friends
4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
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Dr. Nitka's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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