Dr. James Talkington, MD

Dr. James Talkington, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 67

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. James Talkington, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Panama City, FL. Dr. Talkington has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Talkington to book an appointment.


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Florida Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics PA

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(850) 763-0346
Florida Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedics, PA2428 Jenks Ave Panama City, FL 32405
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4.7

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Dr. Talkington and his staff is so professional and kind. This is my third surgery, shoulder, left knee and now the right and is perfect again. He takes his time and makes you feel so at ease. When it is time for my forth this is the only doctor I will see. Gene Bay 08/24/2020
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Eugene H Bay Jr – Aug 24, 2020
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My first introduction to Dr Talkington was he did surgery on my wife's wrist. I was so impressed with his approach and the efficiency of his office that when I started having issues with my hands, he was my first choice. I wasn't disappointed. He listened, discussed options and spent time to make sure I understood it all.
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Bill Lloyd – Jul 29, 2020
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Florida Sports Medicine with Dr. Talkington and his staff, Ann, Stephanie and Michelle, have taken care of our family since we moved to Panama City in 2002. Our son played lots of sports, along with that comes sports related injuries. The Florida Sports Medicine team treated his injuries with the utmost care and professionalism. When our son went off to college and played sports, this team would take time out of their busy schedule to look at any X-rays and doctors’ reports and give us that “trusted” 2nd opinion. Never a charge! I have also had injuries over the years and was taken care of with a goal of bing pain free and living my best life! Florida Sports Medicine is like family to us. You can not go wrong with this team taking care of you.
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Cami Brown Smith – Jul 22, 2020
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I had been going on base to be seen for shoulder pain that had been bothering me for over a year and it just seemed to get worse and would not dissipate so after an MRI and X-Ray I was referred me to Dr. Talkington's office to be seen. From the very first interaction with him and his staff I knew it was going to be a positive experience, I knew the health of my shoulder was in good hands. Dr. Talkington was very knowledgeable and knew exactly what he was dealing with when I described my pain and what I was feeling, he hit the nail on the head. We then decided surgery was the best route to take so we proceeded and scheduled a surgery date. Dr. Talkington is very well known and that instantly made me feel good because I had never had an actual surgery before. I showed up to the northwest Florida surgery center and had a great procedure and my recovery is going great. Dr. Talkington ended up doing Biceps tenodesis surgery on my left arm. I highly recommend Dr. Talkington, amazing Doctor.
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Jonathan Pressly – Jul 21, 2020
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I saw him for shoulder pain. He had a no nonsense approach and he was to the point about my options. I had to have surgery on my shoulder. The surgery was successful and I am so glad he was my surgeon.
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Gina – May 07, 2020
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Dr. Talkington is one of the best doctors I've had the pleasure to work with. He listens, and he encourages you to ask questions. He answers your questions with great detail, so you feel there is nothing left out. He doesn't try to hurry you like some doctors do. Plus, he has a great sense of humor ! Wait times are minimal. The office staff is first rate and eager to help.
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John Mc – Apr 20, 2020
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Amazing doctor 10 out of 10
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Jacob – Dec 04, 2019
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Rotator Cuff repair in Jan. '19 in P'cola that didn't take. After 3 months of pain that the original surgeon said was not there I found Dr. T on PCB. Told him what I had experienced. I showed him my MRI (that I paid for), he saw the problem and fixed it. He went the extra steps that some surgeons do not do. End result no more pain and regaining strength daily. Dr. T and his whole staff are very professional, friendly, compassionate, AND THEY LISTENED to what I was telling them. Fortunately Dr T. has agreed to be my "go to orthopedist" In the future. I could have use more adjectives to describe my great experience but you get my point. He and his office is definitely an asset to our community
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Fred W. (Panama City) – Oct 19, 2019
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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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JM in Panama City Beach – Jun 06, 2019
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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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Bill Hargaray in Lynn Haven, FL – Apr 02, 2019
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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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Mar 29, 2019
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Great doctor that we have seen multiple times with my active, sports loving boys!
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Daphne watts – Mar 26, 2019
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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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Mar 20, 2019
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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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Art Pearce in Panama City, FL – Feb 11, 2019
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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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RPG in Panama, FL – Jan 23, 2019
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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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Priscilla in Lynn Haven, FL – Oct 02, 2018
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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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Michelle Wilson in Panama City, FL – Oct 02, 2018
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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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Jeremy in FL – Aug 20, 2018
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Dr. Talkington and his staff are wonderful. They are always there to greet you with a smile and Dr. Talkington really listens and does everything he can to help you in the best possible way. With my injury he tried everything he could for me not to have surgery. When I did end up having surgery the staff and my recovery seemed so easy do to they fact that he did try everything before surgery. I will recommend Dr. Talkington to all my friends and family. Thank you Dr. Talkington and your staff.
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Tura Moore in FL – Aug 20, 2018
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I highly recommend Dr. Talkington. Did arthroscopic knee surgery and have had no problems. Works good as new
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Patrice in apalachicola, FL – Aug 15, 2018
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Dr. Talkington accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Adhesive Capsulitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talkington treats Adhesive Capsulitis more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Talkington treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talkington performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Talkington performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talkington performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Talkington performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talkington treats Knee Disorders more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Talkington treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Knee Dislocation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talkington treats Knee Dislocation more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Talkington treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Knee Arthroscopy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talkington performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Talkington performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

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Dr. Talkington's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • 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
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Closed Reduction Surgery
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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 Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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 Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • 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 Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • 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

  • 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 Center
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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

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Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center

Panama City, FL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)