Dr. James Pappas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 57
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Dr. James Pappas, MD
Dr. James Pappas, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Reno, NV. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Pappas is affiliated with Renown Regional Medical Center, Northern Nevada Medical Center and Renown South Meadows Medical Center.

Active Sports Medicine

5255 Longley Ln Ste 140

Reno, NV 89511

Contact Information

(775) 322-1200

Dr. James Pappas, MD

Dr. James Pappas, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Benefit Planners, Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • Preferred Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr Pappas has advanced training and certification, as well as a vast experience in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. His surgical practice emphasizes shoulder and knee repair and reconstruction. Non surgical treatment is available for all other sports related injuries. Dr Pappas treats patients of all ages. The mission of Active Sports Medicine is to assist the patient in returning to an active and functional lifestyle.
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Dr. Pappas' Experience

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Dr. Pappas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
47

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Sprain
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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 Of Nevada At Reno
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University So Fla
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University So Fla
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Vanderbilt University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • So Sports Med and Orth Center Vanderbilt University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pappas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pappas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pappas to family and friends
3.9
based on 33 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Pappas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Reno, NV |
Dr. Pappas gave me a second opinion regarding possible shoulder surgery. He was very thorough in researching the history of my problem and spent a significant amount of time talking with me. He was very clear and helpful. I really appreciated him and his whole staff
Reno, NV |
Dr. Pappas is of high integrity as an individual & physician. When I injured my shoulder he was the only Orthopedic physician that suggested an aggressive PT approach first which truly impressed me. Dr. Pappas has proven to me that his approach to orthopedic healthcare is the best. He has completed significant work on my shoulders and knees which has allowed me to maintain a high level of physical activity, to include competitive tennis and recreational skiing. Thank you Dr. Pappas.
in Reno, NV |
This is a efficient, friendly, professional office. I had a huge knee issue over the holidays, and Dr Pappas' office got me in quickly, worked around my busy patient schedule for surgery, and after surgery have been great with the post operative care. Head nurse, Terri, is so good very people, and very knowledgable. I love this office, and you will too.
Spring Creek, NV |
I had a shoulder injury that was responding very slowly, even with physical therapy, and I was advised to get an orthopedic consult. Dr. Pappas saw me in Elko (Nevada) where, thankfully, he comes once or twice a month, and he ordered an MRI after assessment. He read the MRI himself and determined that I could heal without surgery. He gave me an Rx for physical therapy, if needed (I didn't - am regaining full function with own gym routine). I appreciated his conservative and thoughtful help!
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Dr. Pappas accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Benefit Planners, Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • Preferred Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pappas has admitting privileges

Renown South Meadows Medical Center
10101 Double R Blvd
Reno, NV 89521
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Renown Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill St
Reno, NV 89502
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Northern Nevada Medical Center
2375 E Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89434
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