Dr. James Spears, MD

Dr. James Spears, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. James Spears, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in Iron Mountain, MI and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.

440 Woodward Ave

Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Contact Information

(920) 430-4888

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Assurant Health
  • Elderplan
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WEA Trust
  • WPS Health Insurance

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Spears performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Sprain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Spears's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spears "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."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

83  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • 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)
  • Limb Pain
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • 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
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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 The South In Sewanee, Tn
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Greenville Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Am Sports Med Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spears has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spears' Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spears to family and friends
21 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Spears' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (5)

Excessive ego, poor people skills. Mocked and bullied me when I had questions/concerns. Very hurried and appeared to be bothered to see me as new patient.
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Dr. Spears did my arthroscopic shoulder surgery in Feb 2013. I had an amazing outcome and had a "hole in one" on July 4th, 2o13! We laughed and he said, "Didn't you know I guarantee a hole in one with my surgery's?" LOL! Now here it is March 2018, and the other shoulder has gone to hell, I wish I...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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