Dr. James Talkington, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Panama City, FL and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.


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(850) 257-7033

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Dr. Talkington's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • 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 Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Closed Reduction Surgery
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • 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
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Surgery

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Magna Cum Laude-University of Mississippi Medical School, 1981
  • Goodpasture Award for Paathology,

Dr. Talkington's Reviews

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4.7

Based on 126 reviews

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Very pleasant office environment. Staff is very efficient; Nurse, office staff, and backup. Dr. Talkington is a good listener. He is willing to try the less invasive course of action first. He walks through the options with the patient.
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Dr Talkington is extremely straightforward and I appreciated his options that were non-surgical before recommending any surgeries. He won’t try to sell you into a procedure unless he feels strongly it is the BEST option. This last procedure I had performed was the second operation I had by Dr Talkington and it has been extremely successful, like the first. Hopefully my old body won’t require any more procedures like this but if I do, Dr Talkington will be the first person I will call!!!
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Dr Talkington is a friendly and competent doctor. He does not rush you and he listens to your concerns. I saw him for a frozen shoulder. This was the first problem I have gone to him for and I was very pleased!
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Great doctor that we have seen multiple times with my active, sports loving boys!
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Thumb surgery for osteoarthritis went extremely well. The Doctor and Staff were very professional, competent, and personable.
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Very pleased with outcome of arthroscopic surgery on first right and then left knee! I can walk again and not hobble. Thank you!!
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Dr. Talkington is a very professional very competent doctor. He is a good person who listens and seems to really care about his patents and their best outcome. His staff are also wonderful and very accommodating to your needs. I am three weeks post op and already improving by leaps and bounds. I would recommend him to anyone. I have little to no pain and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of care and the therapy which help me each day.
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After years of dealing with a bursa, I was finally referred to Dr. Talkington. He took the time to listen to what I had to say and professionally handle my situation. I am very please with him and his staff. They are courteous and loving to, not only myself, but each patient that I witnessed them dealing with.
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Finally, for me a doctor who really cared to listen. There was something wrong with my right shoulder. It became so painful that I could not sleep on my right side. I came to Dr. Talkington. He recognized the issue straight away. He sent me for an MRI to confirm his diagnosis. He performed arthroscopic surgery not only fixing the torn ligament, but also discovered damage to my rotator cuff and fixed it. A doctor like this is a remarkable gem within the medical profession.
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Everyone is so nice. Dr Talkington explains everything very well and you leave with no questions. I have had to surgeries with him and definitely recommend him to everyone.
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