Dr. James Stafford, MD

Dr. James Stafford, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
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Dr. James Stafford, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Gulf Breeze, FL and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and plastic surgery of the hand.

1040 Gulf Breeze Pkwy

Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 94% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Stafford'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.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

20  Conditions Treated

20  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm 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 Replacement
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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 Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Va Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Precept With J Strickland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stafford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stafford's Reviews

2.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stafford to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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

Dr. Stafford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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