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Dr. James Wilkes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Wilkes

Wisconsin River Orthopedics Ltd

140 24th St S Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

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(715) 424-1881


Dr. James Wilkes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Wisconsin Rapids, WI and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Wilkes accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna
American Republic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Arise Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
HealthEOS
Humana
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Mutual of Omaha
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NTCA Benefits
Physicians Mutual
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Advocare Medicare Advantage HMO
BadgerCare Plus HMO
Classic
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
WEA Trust
WPS Health Insurance

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Dr. Wilkes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wilkes performs Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Wilkes performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Midfoot Fracture/Dislocation Surgery
Knee Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wilkes treats Knee Disorders more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Wilkes treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wilkes performs Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Wilkes performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Wilkes' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Subluxation
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • 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 Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Wilkes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wilkes

4.6

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
89.47368421052632%
(17)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
5.2631578947368425%
(1)

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So far I have been very pleased with the surgery and my recovery. I am hopeful that the billing department will work quickly and efficiently with my insurance company and MediCare to keep my bills at a manageable level.
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My poor, over used "yoga knee" needed help, and Dr. Wilkes was able to do just that. Thank you !
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I feel I had great service and cared for by all. Really liked my doctor and his happy and fun loving nurse. What more needs to be said!
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I was very pleased with the doctor and staff. Thank you
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Surgery for torn meniscus. The entire experience was very positive, from the MRI to the surgery and physician visits. Problem was taken care of, wonderful to be pain free in that area once again!
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Dr Wilks was very direct with answers that were clear.
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Everyone I met this morning were super friendly like I've known them for years friendly!! Absolutely fantastic experience, was my first time there also. Dr. Wilkes explained everything and made sure I understood what he was talking about all the way through!!! Very amazing attitude he has, impressed!!! Would most definitely recommend him to anyone I know! Thank you
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Dr Wilkes went over the mri i had and he explained it very well, he also found a spot in my shoulder and gave me another shot which i hope will help.
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Very good place to go. Everyone is very friendly. Did not take long to get seen. Doctor was very good,and went through everything.
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About Me

"I truly believe in offering all treatment options to patients.  I try to educate my patients about all those avenues of treatment and help them decide which one is best for them. I hope to provide confidence and help patients feel comfortable. My best quality is delivering the best possible care to patients"

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1983
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1982
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Medical School
1973
Ripon College
Undergraduate School
1987
1983
1982
1973

Awards

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Aspirus Riverview Hospital

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

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