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Dr. James Spears, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Spears

Bellin Health ENT

440 Woodward Ave Iron Mountain, MI 49801

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Dr. James Spears, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in Iron Mountain, MI and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Spears accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Spears' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spears treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Spears treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

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
  • 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
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • 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

Dr. Spears' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spears

3.5

Based on 21 reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards