Dr. James Spears, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 63
Dr. Spears
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Bellin Health ENT

1630 Commanche Ave Green Bay, WI 54313

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Dr. James Spears, MD is a Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery Specialist in Green Bay, WI and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Spears has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Florida medical school in 1983. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spears to book an appointment.

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Very bad experience! He did shoulder surgery on me and afterwards in recovery he told me, it needed to be replaced. Then he replaced my knee and I have had nerve pain ever since! I would never recommend him to anyone.
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Feb 12, 2020
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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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Mar 31, 2018
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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 could have Dr. Spears do the surgery again, but he is booked too far out, and I can't wait that long, because I'm in too much pain.
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Sally in MARQUETTE, MI – Mar 09, 2018
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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 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.
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Michael in Wrightstown, WI – Jun 29, 2017
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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 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
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Jack in WI – Jan 19, 2017
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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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Rolling Meadows, IL – Oct 31, 2016
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About Me

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.


  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery


Am Sports Med Institute
Fellowship Hospital
Medical University Of South Carolina
Residency Hospital
Greenville Meml Hosp
Internship Hospital
University Of Florida
Medical School
University Of The South In Sewanee, Tn
Undergraduate School


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Dr. Spears accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
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Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Priority (Select Network)-WI
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
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Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
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Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Well Priority-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Preferred Plus POS
Arise Health Plan
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Assurant Health
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Managed Care
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Priority Health
Priority PPO
United Healthcare HMO
WEA Trust
WEA Insurance Corporation POS
WPS Health Insurance
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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

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 Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Arthroscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spears performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Spears performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Knee Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spears performs Knee Surgery more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Spears performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Knee Dislocation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spears treats Knee Dislocation more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Spears treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Spears' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement


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