Dr. James O'Mara, MD

Dr. James O'Mara, MD

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Dr. James O'Mara, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Jackson, MS and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

MS Sports Medicine

1325 E Fortification St

Jackson, MS 39202
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Mississippi Health Partners
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. O'Mara performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Dislocation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. O'Mara's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. O'Mara's bio

This content was provided by Dr. O'Mara "Dr. James O'Mara was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Dr. O'Mara entered medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville and received the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1993. Dr. O'Mara's professional training in Orthopaedic surgery includes a one-year general surgery internship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed his Orthopaedic surgery residency in 1998 at Georgetown University. Dr. O'Mara completed a fellowship (extra specialty training) in sports medicine and knee surgery at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. O'Mara is Board Certified in the specialty of Orthopaedic surgery with a special interest in knee surgery and he also holds an American Board of Orthopaedic Sugery Subspeciality Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. O'Mara "Caring with compassion by providing specialized orthopaedic healthcare from diagnosis to recovery"

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

78  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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23  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Mississippi.

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

  • University College of Oxford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Georgetown University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • American Sports Medicine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • National Merit Scholarship, 1985-1989
  • Southern Methodist University Presidential Scholarship, 1985-1989
Media & Publications
  • Synthesis of Basement memebrane Collagens by Human Microvascular Endothelial Cells, 1990
  • The Value of Lumbar Spine MR to Predict Low Back Pain in Asympomatic Subjects. A seven Year Follow - Up Study, March 19th
  • Lumbar Disc Disease, 1997
  • Gunshot Wounds to the Extremities, 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. O'Mara's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Mara to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. O'Mara'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Unfortunately, I severely injured my hip playing D1 college sports, and had a very complicated and recurring injury. I had 3 hip surgeries and I'm only in my mid 20s. I could not have asked for a better doctor than Dr. O'mara. He's the only doctor I've ever seen that sits down and doesn't leave the...more
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Dr. O'Mara was helpful in letting me know what was wrong and how to fix and friendly and didn't keep you wanting long times like in most doctors offices.
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