Dr. James Scott, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 74

Dr. Scott
Accepting new patients

Tift Regional Health System Inc

2227 US HIGHWAY 41 N Tifton, GA 31794

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(229) 386-5222

Dr. James Scott, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Tifton, GA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Scott has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Hand & Wrist Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Georgia Regents U, Medical College medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with medical facilities Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Tift Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Scott to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Scott

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Scott treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Scott treats other conditions, please contact the office at (229) 386-5222.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Scott is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Scott
Similar Providers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Sprain
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand & Wrist Surgery specialists.

Dr. Scott is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Scott
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Trigger Finger
Carpal Tunnel Release
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Scott's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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 Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Scott accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Scott's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Scott

4.8

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Explained conditions well (16)
  • Listened & answered questions (16)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
  • Office environment (1)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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DR. SCOTT YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING PEOPLE THAT I HAVE EVER KNOWN IN MY LIFE AND I AM SO THANKFUL THAT YOU ARE MY DOCTOR AND IF IT COMES TO YOU NEEDING A KIDNEY IT WOULD BE MY HONOR TO GIVE YOU ONE OF MINE IF I'M A MATCH.. YOU HELPED ME WHEN NO ONE WOULD FOR 2 YEARS. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN AND KINDNESS.
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BARBARA STAPLETON – Jan 16, 2020
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Had my knee surgery in 1987. Torn cal and meniscus tear have not had one single issue with the surgery since. Would highly recommend to anyone needing surgery to go see Dr. Scott
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Steve – Jan 07, 2020
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Dr.Scott performed an eight hour surgery on my right arm almost 40 years ago. He is an excellent person and surgeon. I have had great success all these years!! Thanks Dr Scott for saving my arm!
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May 03, 2019
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He has been my doctor for about 26 years. I have needed several surgeries due to injuries and genetic hip degeneration. He has performed right and left total hip replacements. Right hip 7 years ago and left hip 7 weeks ago. No problems at all with either. ACL repair on left knee several years ago. No problems at all. Right shoulder reconstruction. Again no problems. He cares about his patients and so does his staff. I would never consider any other doctor for me or my family. He is awesome!
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Bonnie Rowe in Pearson, GA – Aug 05, 2016
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Outstanding physician and surgeon. My wife and I have had several operations preformed by him with great success. I rate Dr. Scott as one, if not the best surgeons who has ever performed surgical procedures on me and my wife and highly recommend him to anyone requiring any type of orthopedic or general surgery.
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Robert Chesnut in Broxton,GA – Aug 04, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Scott, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Tifton, GA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Scott has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1977
Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1973
Columbus MC
Internship Hospital
1972
Georgia Regents U, Medical College
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. James Scott, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Scott frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Hand & Wrist Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Scott specializes.

Where is Dr. James Scott, MD's office located?

Dr. Scott's office is located at 2227 US HIGHWAY 41 N, Tifton, GA 31794. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Tift Regional Health System Inc2227 US HIGHWAY 41 N Tifton, GA 31794
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907 18th St E Ste 150 Tifton, GA 31794
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Scott is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

Albany, GA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

Tift Regional Medical Center

Tifton, GA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)