Dr. Loren James, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 41

Dr. James
Accepting new patients

Grandview Medical Center

3690 Grandview Pkwy Birmingham, AL 35243

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(205) 329-7508

Dr. Loren James, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Elmore Community Hospital and Grandview Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. James to book an appointment.

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Dr. James' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. James treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. James treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Meniscus Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. James performs Meniscus Surgery more than 87% of his peers

Dr. James performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Knee Arthroscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. James performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 85% of his peers

Dr. James performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving

Dr. James' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • 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 Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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 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 Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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 Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. James accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. James

4.5

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
85.71428571428571%
(24)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
10.714285714285714%
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What went well
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  • Explained conditions well (24)
  • Listened & answered questions (24)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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All of my visits with dr.James are always great he doesn’t try to tell you that you need surgery he always tells you straight up about your needs and let you make the choice as to what you want to have done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dr. James has done right and left rotator cuff surgery as well as a meniscus tear. Currently he is treating 2issues with my wrist, of which it appears that surgery is going to be my final option after trying other possibilities. He has always given me all the options and we’ve tried everything and only surgery as a last result. He is very easy to talk to and has always answered any questions I’ve had. My husband has also used him. I have and will continue to recommend him to others. The only drawback is that he doesn’t have hospital privileges locally in our Prattville area. With that said, we have always gotten excellent care at Grandview and at the facility in Calera. I hate I have had any issues but am happy that Dr. James is my surgeon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Alana Jackson – Mar 23, 2021
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Dr. James is a highly intelligent physician that deeply cares about his patients and is confident and thorough with what he does. My family has used his services for knee , foot and shoulder surgery and will use him again in the future if needed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeffrey H Thompson – Jan 12, 2021
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Dr James has operated on my husband and I both twice and all four experiences were great! We recovered nicely, he’s very patient in explaining any questions, and has wonderful bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Catey Hall – Dec 04, 2020
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Everything went well and helpful, especially for the pain I had. Thanks
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 05, 2020
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Great staff with a smile. Wait time is great. Dr. James is easy to talk to and addresses the issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jean Holley – Jan 16, 2020
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Excellent orthopedic surgeon! He takes the time to explain everything in detail. Dr. James gives you all of your treatment options and discusses the pro's and con's if surgery is needed. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Richard – Oct 11, 2019
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Dr. James is wonderful. After seeing other orthos for a decade, he was able to diagnose my issue and scheduled surgery quickly. I felt like he truly listened to my concerns and addressed all of them.
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What could be improved
No results
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Apr 15, 2019
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Dr. James fixed my shattered wrist and most recently a rotator cuff tear. He has always been very easy to talk with. He discusses all options and encourages participation in the final decision making process as far as physical therapy to surgery. I live in Pelham but would go to him in Prattville if needed. I had my surgery at Shelby.
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What could be improved
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Cynthia Palmer in PELHAM, AL – Nov 05, 2018
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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
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Brenda in Prattville – Dec 15, 2017
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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 Dr. James to anyone needing orthopedic care!!
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What could be improved
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G.O.A.T. in Prattville – Dec 15, 2017
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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 options for course.of treatment, which allowed me to make an educated decision. He was spot on and I was back to my normal actice lifestyle, including playing tennis within two weeks.
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What could be improved
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DeborahW in CHICAGO, IL – Dec 12, 2017
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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 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!
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Cindi in Columbiana, AL – Dec 15, 2016
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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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Cheryl in Prattville, Al – Oct 14, 2016
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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%.
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No results
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CK MITCHELL in Alabaster, AL – Jun 29, 2016
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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.
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What could be improved
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Karen M in Alabaster, AL – Jun 27, 2016
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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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Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Loren James specializes in General Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy, including treatment of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2007
Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
Medical School
Millsaps College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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

Dr. James frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Meniscus Surgery, and Knee Arthroscopy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. James treats.

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

Dr. James' office is located at 3690 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Grandview Medical Center3690 Grandview Pkwy Birmingham, AL 35243
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. James is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Elmore Community Hospital

Wetumpka, AL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

Grandview Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Alabaster, AL

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average