Dr. James Worthen, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 45

Dr. Worthen
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Saint Vincent's Orthopedics

2700 10th Ave S Ste 200 Birmingham, AL 35205

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(205) 933-7838

Dr. James Worthen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Worthen has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Ankle/Foot than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Vincent's Chilton and St. Vincent's Birmingham. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Worthen to book an appointment.


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Dr. Worthen is affiliated with Saint Vincent's Chilton Clanton, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Worthen

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Worthen treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Worthen treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 933-7838.

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.

Dr. Worthen typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Disorders
Broken Arm
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Worthen typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Internal Derangement of Knee
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Dr. Worthen typically treats 66% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot Conditions
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Worthen's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • 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 Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • 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 Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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 Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • 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 Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Worthen accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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Dr. Worthen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Worthen

4.5

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
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  • Office environment (11)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
What could be improved
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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Dr. Worthen replaced my left knee August 2018. He was very professional, kind and took the time to answer my questions. He also has an excellent PA who gives wonderful and successful shots in my other knee. I will be going back this summer to have my right knee done. The surgery isn't a cake walk but Dr. Worthen sure makes things less scary and bearable.
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I met Dr. Worthen for the first time this week after being frustrated with other physicians who had exhausted their skills in my orthopedic needs. Dr. Worthen was very patient with me and very understanding to my questions and concerns. He made me feel like I wasn't so easy to give up on & that there was hope and direction for fixing issues with my knee injury that other doctors couldn't find a solution to. I am definitely looking forward to working with him more and continuing my care with him
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Auburn, AL – Nov 30, 2017
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Dr. Worthen spends time with his patients. I have been very impressed with his office staff as well. Not only is he a good doctor but he is kind and compassionate and that means a lot.
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Biography

Dr. James Worthen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Worthen has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. James Worthen, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. James Worthen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Worthen frequently treats Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Ankle/Foot. See all practice areas where Dr. Worthen specializes.

Where is Dr. James Worthen, MD's office located?

Dr. Worthen's office is located at 2700 10th Ave S Ste 200, Birmingham, AL 35205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Saint Vincent's Orthopedics

Saint Vincent's Orthopedics2700 10th Ave S Ste 200 Birmingham, AL 35205
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Saint Vincent's Chilton

Clanton, AL

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

St. Vincent's Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average