Dr. James Spears, MD

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Orthopedic Sports Medicine | Male

Bellin Health Systems 440 Woodward Ave Iron Mountain, MI 49801 Get Directions
Dr. James Spears, MD
Dr. James Spears, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine doctor who practices in Iron Mountain, MI. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

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Dr. Spears' Care Philosophy

My goal is for each patient to feel at ease and confident that they are getting the best treatment possible. Through careful listening and analysis, and with the patient?s participation, the most appropriate and conservative goal is achievable. I am motivated and driven to get all of my patients, young and old, back into the game.

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Dr. Spears' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spears to family and friends
3.4
based on 18 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Spears' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Wrightstown, WI |
He was horrible. I would NEVER recommend him to anyone! He completely blew off my injury to my knee and basically said because I have been in to the ER for pain and due to my you age it is unacceptable. I didn't know that due to him being a doctor that he was able to dictate who can and can not be allowed to have pain and how they deal with it. I was told by him mind over matter and to deal with it. I have never been so disrespected by someone in my life.
in WI |
We were extremely disappointed with our appointment, Dr Spears spent 2 minutes addressing my pain and treatment needed- and 20 minutes lecturing me on being overweight and telling me "next it will be heart disease". He was rude, uncompassionate and offered me no help or relief for my pain. We were very upset after the appointment and very discouraged. We did not wait a month for an appointment for weight management therapy- we came for a consult for knee pain. We do not recommend Dr Spears
Rolling Meadows, IL |
He's extremely arrogant and likes to hear himself talk. He can be very overbearing and demeaning. He may be a good technician...if you can stand to be around him. I wouldn't go to him again if he was the last orthopedic surgeon on earth!
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Dr. Spears' Care Philosophy

My goal is for each patient to feel at ease and confident that they are getting the best treatment possible. Through careful listening and analysis, and with the patient?s participation, the most appropriate and conservative goal is achievable. I am motivated and driven to get all of my patients, young and old, back into the game.

Dr. Spears' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Florida

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Greenville Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical University Of South Carolina

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Am Sports Med Institute

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of The South In Sewanee, Tn

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscectomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release