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Dr. James Phillips III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Phillips III

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

133 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215

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(617) 421-1000


Dr. James Phillips III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (2/16/2017)View details
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Dr. Phillips III' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Phillips III treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Phillips III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Phillips III treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Phillips III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Phillips III treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Phillips III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Phillips III' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Phillips III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Howard University College Of Medicine
Medical School
1996

Dr. Phillips III' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Phillips III

4.7

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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two hip replacements done by Dr Phillips -- completely satisfied!
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Fantastic surgeon. Currently at home recovering from bilateral hip replacements, off opioids within 3 days and getting around quite well with crutches. Highly recommend Dr Phillips.
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I did my homework. He has done both my hips. His skill, his persona, and his explanations of before and after procedure are topnotch. I cannot understand anyone being unhappy with having him as their physician. If you to disparrage him. want to walk without pain with a minimum of post op rehab, sign him up. He had one potential patient with impossible demands that chose to visit every site she could find to disparage him, and he never performed surgery on her. Draw your own conclusions.
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Feb 21, 2018 hip replacement by Dr. Phillips at New England Baptist. Excellent preparation, surgery, follow-up care. Off crutches and meds in 4 weeks. Returned to my walking, Spinning, golfing, gardening, shopping self in 7 weeks. Hope he will be available if my other hip needs to be done. Dr. Phillips was the best!!!
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Dr. Phillips replaced my hip last week, my first surgery ever. I went home with no opioids, and my bandage came off in 4 days. After a week I'm down to 1 crutch. His attention, kindness, expertise exceeded all expectations. I am so grateful.
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He rushes you. Does not give any post-surgical advice. You will feel like you're part of a machine. No contact after the surgery. Didn't even call me. I spent a total of about 4 minutes with him from the time I went into his office prior to the surgery, The day of the surgery he spent 30 seconds with me and didn't even give me any advice as to what things would be like afterwards. And I never saw him after the surgery till I went 2 weeks later to my post-surgical appointment. Spent 60 seconds.
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Dr. Phillips professionalism, knowledge, compassion and bedside manner is un-matched. Dr. Phillips appointments are thorough and not rushed. He communicates his recommendations clearly and I am confident with all of Dr. Phillips treatment recommendations. I am blessed to have found such a wonderful Surgeon.
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I am a seventy years old female. Stay clear of this doctor. He spent a total of seven minutes with me and misdiagnosed my knee problem. He told me, "that some elderly people in this world do not have access to medical help and have to live with the pain". A second doctor explained everything about my right knee and has me scheduled for a knee replacement. I do think Dr. Phillips made his wrong diagnosis because he was running 40-60 behind schedule and wanted finish his day on time.
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Dr. Phillips is the most amazing Dr. I ever had. His skills in surgery are unbelievable. My whole experience in having my hip replaced was so well handled from the staff in his office to the staff at the hospital (N.E. Baptist Hosp - Boston, MA) to the after care, the rehab, the experience of walking again. I was on my feet 4 hours after surg to get the blood flowing again and walking the corridor. Thank you Dr. Phillips.
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Dr. Phillips replaced both my knees on January 6, 2016. He did a superb job. I can't say enough good about him. I am dancing again after nine years of pain. I am so grateful for the fabulous medical care.
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I am currently 53 years old and had a Total Knee Replacement (TKR) done by Dr. Phillips at NE Baptist Hospital. The surgery went without a hitch in a couple of hours. He is quick, precise, and to the point, and is the best at his task. After the surgery, he was caring and quick to inform about the recovery that lies ahead. He and his staff are easy to reach when any issue may arise!
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Dr phillips is one of a kind! I just had dbl hip repacement on march 2 and went home on the 5th!! I am a good patient i guess but he is an amazing surgeon, im walking without croutches day 7! So what else can i tell you? Ali
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His method of hip replacement caused very little pain and a very quick recuperation. I had both done at the same time and was walking unassisted within 2 weeks. I used very little pain medication after the surgery. I think I may have had the best surgeon at the best hospital for hip replacements in our area.
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INFORMATIVE ABOUT PROCEDURE, CONFIDENT, EXCELLENT RECOVERY
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