Dr. Loren James, MD

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Dr. Loren James, MD
Dr. Loren James specializes in General Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy, including treatment of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. Dr. James joined Lemak Sports Medicine in 2013 following his Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine fellowship at New Mexico Orthopaedics. Dr. James, a cum laude graduate and Chemistry major of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he participated in intercollegiate football, obtained his Medical Doctorate from The University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2007. He was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi Medical/Honor Societies for ranking in the top percentile of his medical school class. Dr. James then completed his surgical internship and Orthopedic residency in Kentucky. During his time there, he served as Chief Resident for The University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. James is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association. His professional society memberships include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Previously, Dr. James supplied team coverage to Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School and Tates Creek High School while in Kentucky, as well as to athletes of The University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Transylvania University and Georgetown College. He also assisted Manzano High School and El Dorado High School in New Mexico, provided team coverage for the Albuquerque Isotopes, AAA affiliate of MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers, and cared for athletes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has provided his medical expertise in all types of sports, including football, soccer, baseball and equestrian games. Dr. James plays an active role in Prattville (the location of our newest clinic) and the surrounding area through various community and civic activities. He dedicates his time as Team Physician for local middle and high schools, serves as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and extends his medical knowledge through speaking engagements. Dr. James spends his spare time collecting sports memorabilia, participating in intramural athletics, watching sports, and cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He also enjoys whitewater rafting, snorkeling, scuba-diving, shark-cage diving, snow skiing, hiking the national parks and international traveling.

2709 Legends Pkwy

Prattville, AL 36066

Contact Information

(334) 310-1117

Dr. Loren James, MD

Dr. Loren James, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VIVA Health

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. James' Experience

Dr. James' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. James does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Millsaps College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. James has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. James to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. James' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Columbiana, AL |
Dr. James has operated on my son four times now (most recently today!) for repeated meniscus tears. He has never failed to be amazing, taking the time to talk me through the procedures, his findings and expectations. He has sent biopsies to the lab following three of the surgeries , even talking directly to the lab tech because he questions their decision. I recommend him to anyone having orthopedic issues - super friendly, very knowledgeable and more caring than most doctors I have dealt with!
in Prattville, Al |
He repaired a torn meniscus for me. He is very thorough and I like that about him. Will be seeing him for any other orthopedic issues in the future.
in Alabaster, AL |
I can't say enoughabout the ecxellent care I received last year from Dr. James. Dr. James is so very skilled/competent and a genuinely caring physician and surgeon. I really lucked out when the emergency room doctor referred me to Dr. James when I was treated for a broken wrist. in My surgery could not have been better and through his direction I now am back to 100%.
in Alabaster, AL |
It is a wonderful Dr. he has treated me for a cyst on my right wrist and for my knee that was injured in a car accident. He is all about being through and treating the patient without having to do major or minor surgery unless it is absolutely needed.
in Harpersville Alabama |
Dr James has completed three shoulder surgeries on me. He is very smart and acknowledgeable on his work. He is also very straight forward and cuts to the chase. Be want do surgery unless needed notl ike other doctors. He is very kind and compansionate and understands pain and procedure. Would recommend him to anyone. Alwo is very outgoing.
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Dr. James accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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