Dr. Loren James, MD

Dr. Loren James, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Loren James, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Prattville, AL and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med in 2007 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

2709 Legends Pkwy

Prattville, AL 36066

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

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Top Care Areas

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Sprain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. James' bio

This content was provided by Dr. James "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. James "We are committed to exceptional patient care. Your experience is all that matters to us. From the moment you contact us for an appointment, visiting us for an initial consultation, to the days and weeks after surgery, we are here to help you every step of the way."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. James does not have any board certifications listed.

73  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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31  Procedures

  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • 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

Dr. James has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. James to family and friends
17 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 (8)

Dr. James is great with his all his patients. He takes time to listen to all your concerns. I would highly recommend Lemak Health and Dr. James
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Dr. James is a TOP NOTCH surgeon. He extremely thorough with his exams and not pushy with his diagnoses. He goes above and beyond to make sure that you are comfortable moving forward with whatever decision you make. His staff is very knowledgeable, polite, and professional. I would recommend...more
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Dr. James is outstanding! He was able to specifically diagnose my knee pain. While he is an Orthopedic Surgeon, he did not push me into a "surgical only option". After ordering the approproate tests, he was able to explain, in detail, the multitude of issues with my knee. I was given honest...more
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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...more
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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.
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