Dr. James Slater, MD

Dr. James Slater, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(18)
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Dr. James Slater, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Tulsa, OK and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and rheumatology.

4802 S 109th East Ave

Tulsa, OK 74146

Contact Information

(918) 392-1400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Osteoarthritis
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.

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 Oklahoma
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Campbell Fndn University Of Tn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Methodist Hsp Central Unit
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tufts U-New Eng Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Slater has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Slater's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Slater to family and friends
4.7
based on 18 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Slater's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Tulsa
Dr Slater has replaced both of my knees just a few months apart. I’m more than satisfied with the results. If I knew how much better I would feel I would have done it sooner. The compassion and care you receive in combination with the quality of the surgery is a rare combination. The minor issue...more
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in Stillwater, OK
Dr. Slater was very informative about my knee replacement surgery. I felt comfortable about his competency in doing this surgery. He was highly recommended by friends. Great job of pain management and follow up. I had a hematoma develop several weeks after surgery but did not do as well getting...more
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in Tulsa, OK
Dr. Slater is the very best in my opinion. He has replaced a knee for me & will do the surgery in the future on my other knee. He is competent, thorough & kind. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking an orthopedic surgeon.
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in Broken Arrow OK
Dr Slater has replaced both of my hips. While appointment times are often delayed (sometimes over an hour), he never is rushed when he does get to me for the appointment. He is concerned about my overall welfare as well as the functioning of my new joints. I am an Orthopedic Advanced Practice...more
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in Tulsa, OK
I was there today for my first knee replacement consult. I was there 30 min. in advance. At my appt. time they announced he was running an hour behind. I didn't see him for 2 1/2 hours after I arrived and was it ever worth the wait!! I've never had a surgeon take so much time with me, helping me...more
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