Dr. James Perry, DO

Dr. James Perry, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. James Perry, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

1325 San Marco Blvd Ste 200

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Contact Information

(904) 858-6500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
Back Pain
more than 89% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Perry's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Perry "When asked why he chose such a complicated and challenging profession, Dr. Perry stated, "It's not a question of having the courage to become a spine surgeon. When you are well-trained and proficient, it's just a matter of being honest with your patients about the risks and rewards." Dr. Perry clearly took his training very seriously. He earned the prestigious Bob Green Award for obtaining the highest score in the nation on the orthopedic certification examination after completing his orthopedic surgery residency at York Memorial in Pennsylvania. He was voted most valuable resident and served as Chief Resident during his tenure. Following his residency, Dr. Perry completed his Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Colorado. It was there he trained in minimally-invasive techniques that spare muscle tissue and decrease recovery times for spine patients. "Over the past 20 years, there have been so many advancements with the technology used during spine procedures. Whether it's through the use of minimally-invasive techniques or a more traditional approach, the tools we are using have improved dramatically, allowing us to approach the spine with more accuracy and precision than ever." Dr. Perry says a torn meniscus from a high school wrestling injury was what originally attracted him to orthopedic care. While the injury made it difficult to compete in the State Championships, he bounced back from surgery and was able to thrive in Division I college wrestling. Making this kind of difference in someone's life is what inspires Dr. Perry today. "When you see someone go from being wheelchair bound to walking with a cane, you know you've done something good." As a self-described people person, Dr. Perry emphasizes treating the whole person, not just the condition. "I want a good relationship with my patients and an open line of communication that allows us to have an honest conversation about treatment options as they relate to their individual needs. Non-operative treatments are almost always an option." Dr. Perry is impressed with the recent advancements in implant technology and with continuous improvements in the navigation and accuracy of surgical spine techniques. The challenge with innovative spine techniques is that doctor and patient must agree to share the risk when there is no data to support what the patient's quality of life will be like 10 years from now. "These are very intimate decisions that require absolute trust between doctor and patient." Dr. Perry, along with his wife and son are looking forward to becoming part of the Jacksonville community. The high school sweethearts grew up in the same small town, just two blocks apart. While there were opportunities back in Pennsylvania, Dr. Perry was impressed with JOI and Baptist Medical Center and looks forward to serving the community."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Perry "I believe in treating my patients as I would want a member of my family to be treated.  For many conditions a conservative option exists.  These options should be considered and attempted prior to invasive surgical procedures.

A thorough and honest discussion about the risks, benefits and expectations with surgery should always be offered.  These days our diagnostic capabilities are much better as well as our understanding about the spine and it's ailments.  Recent advancements in surgical tools and techniques have made spinal surgery a safe and effective option for those suffering from painful conditions.  The right operation for the right problem often has favorable outcomes."

7  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Perry does not have any board certifications listed.

86  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Bone Trauma
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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53  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • 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
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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 Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Memorial Hospital of York PA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Memorial Hospital of York PA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of Colorado Orthopaedic Spine Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Perry's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Perry to family and friends
13 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Perry's 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 (9)

After today’s visit, I will be scheduling surgery with Dr. Perry (lumbar fusion, laminectomy, cyst removal). He has expedited my care aggressively from day 1 based on my symptoms & other diagnostic tools & procedures, too. He has been patient during visits & answers all my questions. Most...more
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Dr Perry, please come to my Grandmother’s room before she is discharged. She has been admitted since Saturday and my family has questions to ask you. Even Dr Nima is surprised you have not came to discuss her situation with us. Her room number is 812 in the Weaver Tower. Sincerely, Heather Ritchie
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I'm sorry that I've missed the family on rounds. I have evaluated and followed up with your grandmother while in the hospital. She is stable and receiving appropriate care. I will continue to follow along with her recovery. Please don't hesitate to call my office with any questions 904-346-3465. I apologize that I wasn't able to catch you, however please know that you can always have the nursing staff contact a physician to bring specific concerns to their attention.

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I had ACDF neck surgery. Everything went as Dr. Perry explaibed. It was a phenomenal success with improved balance and walking.
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I had lower back surgery on Feb 19th of 2018. Dr. Perry first tried physical therapy and then a steroid epidural . My pain left for about a month. Dr. Perry explained all aspects of the surgery. I am now recovering. The pain in my hip and right leg is completely gone. I have a little pain at the...more
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I simply cannot say enough about the quality of care I have received from Dr. Perry. He never lost his patience with me and my thousand questions about the surgery I needed, He speaks very softly and reassuringly. From the time I woke up from surgery I have not had one single pain & after...more
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