Dr. James M. Talkington, MD

Dr. James M. Talkington, MD

Orthopedic Arthroscopy | Male | 63 years old

Dr. Talkington founded Florida Sportsmedicine and Orthopedics, P.A. in 1989, just a few years after...Read more

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Dr. Talkington founded Florida Sportsmedicine and Orthopedics, P.A. in 1989, just a few years after completing his medical training. Dr....   Read More

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      4.4 based on 56 responses
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Talkington's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      in Panama City Beach, FL |
      At the age of 71, I came to Dr. Talkington for rotator cuff surgery to address a prolonged bicep tendon injury and "frozen shoulder" condition. My choice was based on my wife's successful ACL and MCL surgery, his sports medicine credentials, and recommendations by trusted physical therapists. Through the Lord's grace and Dr. Talkington's blessed skill, my surgery was also successful. I ceased post operative pain medication 48 hours after surgery and commenced physical therapy 2 days after that.
      in Lynn Haven, FL |
      Not only does Dr. Talkington look like Kevin Spacey, but he's just about the coolest guy you can imagine cutting on your joints. From the first meeting we had, the good doctor and his staff have been fantastically professional and accommodating. The Doctor himself is confident, technical, and competent, and has a great attitude. This office is so good, that if I were injured and living in a different part of the country I would come back here just so I could be under their care again.
      in Lynn Haven, FL |
      Very good doctor. Listens to his patients.
      in Sanford, FL |
      My expierence with Dr. Talkington was outstanding. He was very nice and understanding. All the staff in the office is very friendly. I found scheduling appointments very easy and quick. I called the office and they fit me in to next day. Once in the office I waited a very short time in the waiting room. Less then 10 mins. They had me back in a room and I saw Dr. Talkington not long after being in the room. Definitely recommend anyone needing an orthopedic surgeon or Doctor to go see him.
      in Panama City, FL |
      We had a wonderful experience with Dr Talkington and his staff . I took my daughter to see him with a fractured foot. The office staff is wonderful and we didn't have to wait to see the doctor but a few minutes. He spoke with us where we understood what he found and how to treat it. He made me feel very confident in his treatment.
      in Panama City, FL |
      i woke up one morning with my shoulder killing me, call Dr. Talkington's office was offer an appointment the next day. Dr. Talkington did an ultrasound and recommended an injection, it hasn't bothered me since.
      in Panama City, FL |
      Thank you Dr. Talkington for seeing me and explaining in detail my diagnosis and options. My experience was awesome! Everyone in your office took time with me and made me feel special.
      in Panama City, FL |
      Dr. Talkington and the entire staff are a cut above the rest. They all go the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of. The digital xrays were amazing. Thank you for taking care of me.
      in Panama city, fl |
      He knew right away what was wrong. Great Dr. Listen to me and let me know what to expect after surgery. Very little down time , I was back at work 2 1/2 weeks after surgery. I'm doing great I recommend Dr. Talkington to anyone with sports injuries .
      in Panama City, FL |
      dr talkington & his wife ann do just as their name implies TALK - they don't listen enough!!
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
      • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
      • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
      • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
      • Orthopedic Fracture Care
      • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
      • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
      • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
      • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedics
      • Sports Medicine

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      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
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arthritis of the Elbow
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Avulsion Fracture
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bunion
      • Bursitis
      • Calcaneus Fracture
      • Carpal Fractures
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic 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
      • 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 and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
      • 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
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
      • Pediatric Fractures
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Injuries
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Labral Tear
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Simple Fractures
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Sports Injuries of the Knee
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Stress Fracture
      • Stress Fracture of Foot
      • Subacromial Bursitis
      • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Tibia Fracture
      • Toe Fractures
      • Trigger Finger
      • Trochanteric Bursitis
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
      • ACL Surgery
      • Ankle 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
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Elbow Arthroscopy
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Surgery
      • Excision of Cyst
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Surgery
      • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
      • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
      • Glenoid Labrum Repair
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand Surgery
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
      • Knee Surgery
      • Knee Tendon Repair
      • Lateral Meniscus Repair
      • Medial Meniscus Repair
      • Meniscectomy
      • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
      • Wrist Surgery

      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

      • Medical School
        University of Mississippi

        Graduated in 1980

      • Internship Hospital
        University of Mississippi

        Completed in 1980

      • Residency Hospital
        Jacksonville Health and Education, Jacksonville Florida

        Completed in 1985

        University Hospital Jacksonville Florida

        Completed in 1984

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Sportsmedicine-University of Chicago

        Completed in 1986

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of Mississippi Medical Center

        Graduated in 1980

      Awards & Recognition

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

      • English
      • Spanish
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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 Orthopedic Arthroscopy
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Why Does Experience Matter?

      Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

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      Dr. Talkington's Office & Staff

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      10 – 15 minutes

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      Dr. Talkington says...

      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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      Dr. Talkington's Care Philosophy

      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.