Dr. James Talkington, MD

Dr. James Talkington, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. James Talkington, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Panama City, FL. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.Read his story

Florida Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedics, PA

2428 Jenks Ave

Panama City, FL 32405
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Dr. Talkington's Experience

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Dr. Talkington's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Talkington's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Talkington "Dr. Talkington founded Florida Sportsmedicine and Orthopedics, P.A. in 1989, just a few years after completing his medical training. Dr. Talkington graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1980, graduating with honors (magna cum laude), second in his class. After completing a four-year residency in orthopedic surgery at University Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida in 1984, Dr. Talkington pursued a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Chicago. When he opened his practice in Panama City, he was the first sports medicine doctor in Bay County. Dr. Talkington is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has hospital privileges at Gulf Coast Medical Center and Northwest Florida Surgery Center. He is an active member of the American Medical Association, Arthroscopy Association of Northwest Florida, and Bays Medical Society."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Talkington "Whether you are an elite athlete or returning to the work place, we use the most advanced techniques available. Dr. Talkington takes a personal approach to each patient."
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Closed Reduction Surgery
  • 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 Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Surgery

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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 Mississippi Medical Center
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University of Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • University of Mississippi
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Jacksonville Health and Education, Jacksonville Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Hospital Jacksonville Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Sportsmedicine-University Of Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Magna Cum Laude-University of Mississippi Medical School, 1981
  • Goodpasture Award for Paathology,
Media & Publications

Dr. Talkington has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Talkington's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Talkington to family and friends
4.5
based on 85 total reviews (33 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (85)

  • 5
    (70)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Talkington's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (33)

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Dr. Talkington is awesome. He actually LISTENS to his patients. He took the time to show me my x-rays right there in the office, and explained my options in terms I could understand. His office staff is extremely knowledgeable, kind, and caring. Highly recommend. Utilized cutting-edge technology...more
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Simply the best! Dr. Talkington talked to me through the beginning and the ending of my surgery. The results were outstanding! Thanks.
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my experience with Dr. Talkington was a pleasant one. i have had trouble with my knee for years but avoided doctors because all ways mentioned knee replacement. i was not ready for such a drastic measure. i was referred to Dr. Talkington by another DR. I was elated Dr. Talkington said he could...more
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Have been in pain for years with my right knee, went to another doctor first who said there was nothing he could do for me, first visit Dr. Talkington explained the x-rays very well and showed me things the first doctor missed, I was given options and chose to take a cortisone shot which was...more
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in Panama City Beach, FL |
Outstanding Health care. I'd bring my mother here!
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Dr. Talkington accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Talkington has admitting privileges

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center
449 W 23rd St
Panama City, FL 32405
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