Dr. James Romanowski, MD

Dr. James Romanowski, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
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Age 41
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Dr. James Romanowski, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Charlotte, NC. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.

2826 Randolph Rd

Charlotte, NC 28211

Contact Information

(704) 358-0308

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal Financial Group
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Dr. Romanowski's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Romanowski "I offer evidence-based, patient centered care. Having completed fellowships in sports medicine, as well as shoulder and elbow surgery, I have extensive experience in dealing with both "simple" and complex problems. My training in the both the United States and Europe has given me the exposure towards dealing with failed prior surgeries and unsatisfactory outcomes. I listen to the patient, and more importantly, work with the patient to understand the problem and achieve a satisfactory result. Work related trauma, recreational and professional athletic injuries, as well as degenerative problems that inevitably come with age fall within the broad spectrum of disorders that I treat. I offer particular expertise in minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopy, instability management, rotator cuff repair, arthritis and joint replacement, and complex issues related to failed prior procedures."


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  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release


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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.


  • Davidson College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • West Virginia University
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Alps Surgery Institute-Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Mgh/Harvard Shoulder-Elbow Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Upmc-Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Mayo Clinic-Elbow Surgery Observership
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Romanowski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Romanowski to family and friends
based on 54 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Romanowski'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 (15)
in Charlotte, NC |
Dr. R replaced both of my knees, approximately 8 months apart. He exhausted all treatment methods prior to surgery. I was 69 at the time & back at work in 5 wks. He is a strong advocate of avoiding opoids, which DO result in a quicker, more positive recovery. Also a stickler about post-surgical PT diligence. I recommend him to everyone who asks "who did your knees" upon seeing my very "neat" scars! Skilled, attentive, professional, caring: Dr. Romanowski is all of these!
in Matthews, NC |
Both of my femurs broke in 2015. Dr. Romanowski operated on both femurs and put rods in them. He is a great doctor. My legs are prefect today because of him. He also gives me gel shots in both knees. They feel great. No more pain. He is so personal. He is not the kind of doctor that rushes you out of his office. He listens to everything you have to say and is always so kind and patient. I would recommend him to anybody that wants a doctor that knows how to treat you. Thanks so much
Charleston, SC |
I had an excellent experience. He took the time to review my outside records and give a second opinion regarding my shoulder injury. Would have no problem seeing again.
Hickory |
I think Dr. Romanowski is a good doctor but you may not get the help you need because he does NOT spend enough time listening or talking with his patients. He tries to be in and out the door in under 15 minutes and always has one foot"out the door" when he's with you. Have not been able to get the time or attention I need for a knee/leg injury.
in Monroe, NC |
Great surgeon! Did a fantastic job on my shoulder. I have full range of motion and feel more confident in my shoulder strength than ever before!
in Waxhaw, NC |
Dr. ROMANOWSKI HAS BEEN MY ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR FOR OVER 3 YEARS. HE TRULY IS THE BEST. He totally rebuilt and made me a new shoulder in reverse since it had been done poorly the first time of 5 surgeries was done. It works great now. Dr. Romanowski is also my husband's orthopedic doctor. He keeps us moving at 73 years without much pain. Dr. Romanowski becomes a friend as much as your doctor He truly feels for his patients and does his BEST for all.
in Charlotte, NC |
My first visit was a new patient appointment for a shoulder problem in the morning. Dr R was about 45 minutes late. I could tell he was in a rush. His staff were friendly and apologetic though. He didn't explain my x-rays at all, and the physical exam was not at all thorough in my opinion. My husband was referred to him and had a similar interaction exam-wise. No explanation of how the joint works and a rushed manner. No advice given for pain management either...a key reason we were there.
in Matthews, NC |
Dr. Romanowski saw me a few weeks ago and even though I knew i would eventually need knee replacement, told me to first try a scoping surgery and clean out the area. I just had my surgery on 9/14/16 and he was great, he explained everything in detail to my husband and checked up on me after surgery. I would recommend him to all my friends.
Charlotte, NC |
Excellent experience. Took time to listen. Reviewed the MRI with me and answered all my questions. I had a meniscus tear and openly discussed conservative treatment understanding that I may ultimately have surgery. Would easily go back or refer a friend.
Hello, I wanted let everyone know how disappointed I am with Dr. Romanowski and his choice to leave an hour early rather than stay for my appointment I had scheduled with him. I had an appointment with Dr. Romanowski on a friday, at 11:50am. I received a call on Thursday, stating that he is cancelling my appointment (because he was leaving at 10:30am for the holiday). I'm in alot of pain and only needed a cortisone shot in my hand. I called the office to see if he would reconsider and the answer
in Charlotte NC |
I think he is an awesome surgeon. He explained everything to me in detail and also told me to think about it as far as the surgery if I needed to. I had elbow surgery and he and his staff took great care of me and I appreciate it. I highly recommend him or the practice in general because the staff and nurses are very nice and informative as well. Thanks so much. Trisha
in Matthews, NC |
My 9 yr old son broke his arm at school and had to have urgent surgery and Dr Romanoski was on call. Despite not being pediatrics, he was so amazing with him! He did a phenomenal job on Constantine's arm and after physical therapy he is good as new, and this was a horrific break, all the way through the bone requiring pins. I am a physician myself and was very impressed with Dr Romanowski. My patients see him for their orthopedic needs and all come back saying the same thing. I trust him.
in Rock Hill, SC |
He was very easy to talk with. He actually listened to what I was saying. He was very thorough and professional. He connected with me, I did not feel like an object to him, but a live person.
Charlotte, NC |
Dr. Romanowski is very compassionate, talks to you so you can understand, and has wonderful bedside manner. My mother is his patient and she tells everyone (and I mean everyone!) about him and how wonderful he is.
in Charlotte, NC |
I had a bone spur, SLAP tear, and bicep tendon tear. After about one year, my shoulder almost feels like new. The previous Doctor I saw never diagnosed any of these problems.
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Dr. Romanowski accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Romanowski has admitting privileges

Carolinas HealthCare System University
8800 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy
2001 Vail Ave
Charlotte, NC 28207
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Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
1500 Matthews Township Pkwy
Matthews, NC 28105
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Carolinas Medical Center
1000 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Novant Health - Presbyterian Medical Center
200 Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital
1901 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC 28207
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