Accepting new patients

Dr. James Slater, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Slater

Dr. James Slater, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Tulsa, OK and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and rheumatology.


Accepting new patients


Make an appointment


Likelihood to recommend Dr. Slater

4.7

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
85%
(17)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
5%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
5%
(1)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Slater?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 31 – 45 minutes
Dr. Slater's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. James Slater, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Excellent surgeon but having to wait 2-3 hours past scheduled appointment time EVERY time is rude and unprofessional. He’s popular true, but office manager needs to take control of schedule and stop over booking
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Slater, MD?
Reply
The best Dr. ever. Very thoughtful and always takes time to talk to you,even though I know how busy he is. Would not go to anybody else unless I had to. Sometimes you do have to wait a longtime to see him. But I know he has emergencys that happen, and well worth the wait.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Slater, MD?
Reply
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 of waiting is not a problem! He is well worth the wait!!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option3
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Slater, MD?
Reply
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 information about what to do. I believe my home care PT should have been more aggressive about getting me an appointment to check on this situation. I would recommend Dr. Slater to family and friends.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Slater, MD?
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Slater, MD?
Reply
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 Nurse and practice in the Kansas City area. I would choose Dr Slater over most of those others I have worked with in my career.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option2
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Slater, MD?
Reply
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 to stay off surgery as long as I can, as I'm only 60. He went over all preexisting conditions, and my other doctors. He is a man of faith. It is WORTH THE WAIT! The other ortho docs say he's the best!!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Slater, MD?
Reply
There is a reason Dr. Slater is considered a "doctor's doctor." He is thorough, very meticulous at detail in surgery, is extremely concerned with the patient being infection-free and personable. Dr. Slater performed my revision (5th knee surgery) from an accident experienced in high school. He helped bring my knee back into alignment. I am very pleased with the results.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Slater, MD?
Reply
I would not recommend Dr. Slater. You are asked to arrive 20 -30 minutes before your appointment time and wait; 45 minutes after your appointment time is good, 2 hours is not uncommon. As often as not you still only see the PA. When I complained Dr. Slater said he had to take care of telephone emergencies. At my one year check up. I was still in pain with my entire leg still swollen. Dr. Slater said it was text book perfect
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option15
thumbs down icon option11
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Slater, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Slater?

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Slater, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Tulsa, OK and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Slater accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(918) 392-1400

Dr. Slater accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community Care Network
Standard Network PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Oklahoma
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Slater's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Slater's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Slater performs Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Slater performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Slater performs Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Slater performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Tibia and Fibula Fractures
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Slater treats Tibia and Fibula Fractures more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Slater's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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 Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • 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 Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Slater treats patients.

Learn more

St. John Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow, OK