Dr. James Stafford IV, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 72

Dr. Stafford IV
7200 Cambridge St Ste 10a Houston, TX 77030

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Dr. James Stafford IV, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stafford IV to book an appointment.

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Dr. Stafford IV is affiliated with St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Houston, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Stafford IV's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stafford IV treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Stafford IV treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stafford IV treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Stafford IV treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stafford IV treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Stafford IV treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Stafford IV's conditions and procedures:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Stafford IV accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Stafford IV's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stafford IV

2.2

Based on 11 ratings

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I went to him because of the pain in my right hand one year ago.He started to examine my right hand,then he asked where I was from and when I answered his question, he started to pushing and bending my left hand very harshly, the hand which had no pain before! He pushed my wrist a lot that it started to pain so much when I left his office and since then I have pain consistently in left hand and the hand is unusable.I took an MRI image recently and it shows severe problems in my left wrist joint.
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Houston, TX – Aug 12, 2018
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Do not go to this doctor, he will hurt you! I went to him because of the pain in my right hand about one year ago. He started to examine my right hand , then he asked where I was from and when I answered his question, he started to pushing and bending my left hand very harshly, the hand which had no pain before! He pushed my left wrist a lot that it started to pain so much when I left his office and since then I have pain consistently in left hand and I can't do anything by it and is unusable!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Zayda – Jul 18, 2018
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Dr. Stafford is very short during appointments and seemingly offended with questions (as he responds with a sarcastic tone and condescending demeanor). For me, this behavior made him not approachable. His staff isn't much help either, even with detailed instructions. He could care less about you as a patient and he is very arrogant. If you need hand surgery, I would recommend going to another surgeon in Houston.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lyn Allan in Houston, TX – Sep 07, 2017
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First off, he bills me for new x-rays even though I brought perfectly good scans from less than 24 hours before at an ER. The entire appointment he seemed disinterested in my condition and even questioned my manhood when I noted the pain I was in. His bedside manner is the worst I've ever experienced in my life. Then I find out he billed my insurance over $500 for a total of maybe 3 minutes of face time. Forgot Congress, DOCTORS are what is wrong with healthcare.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Houston, TX – Jul 12, 2017
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He sees patients with a short notice and seems knowledgeable enough. I just can't recommend a doctor that talks sarcastically about your condition, your pain or (his misconception of) your knowledge. Scolded me for not mentioning issues (which he forgot or dismissed) and just kept getting increasingly scornful throughout each appointment. Belittling a patient as person and their pain is not OK. Just wish I got a proper referral instead of seeing the first available specialist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. James Stafford IV, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Precept with J Strickland
Fellowship Hospital
1982
University of Virginia Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1975
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. James Stafford IV, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Stafford IV frequently treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, and Osteoarthritis of Hands. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Stafford IV treats.

Where is Dr. James Stafford IV, MD's office located?

Dr. Stafford IV's office is located at 7200 Cambridge St Ste 10a, Houston, TX 77030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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7200 Cambridge St Ste 10a Houston, TX 77030
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St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Houston, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)