Dr. Ron James, MD

Dr. Ron James, MD

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Dr. Ron James, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. James is affiliated with Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy General Hospital and Mercy San Juan Medical Center.

Northern California Orthopaedic Associates

1 Scripps Dr Ste 102

Sacramento, CA 95825
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BPS Healthcare
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Joint Benefit Trust
  • Managed Care Administrators, Inc.

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Care Philosophy

I prefer personal and professional care. I believe in personal responsibility and empowering the patient to be involved in her or her own recovery.
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Dr. James' Experience

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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
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • UC Davis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • UC Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University of California At San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. James has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Mercy General Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. James is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. James to family and friends
3.9
based on 31 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. James' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Elk Grove, CA |
Regretfully, I sought the care of this individual which at his recommendation resulted in a metal on metal hip prosthesis (resurfacing vs. replacement) being used in July 2011. Never did he disclose to me the dangers associated with this type of device and now I have a very elevated level of chromium and a high level cobalt. Quite frightening and what a mistake to trust in his judgment. My current orthopedic surgeon whom was a former associate of James stated that he will not use this procedure.
in Sacramento, CA |
Dr. James did a great job on a partial knee replacement in May 26, of 2015. Although it was to be expected directly after surgery that I had a high level of pain, Dr. James worked with me even though my narcotics tolerance was extremely high to control adequately my pain levels. He came to my room after surgery and replaced my bandage instructing me "not to touch it" to reduce infection danger. It healed nicely, and I still have pain only when I overdo bike riding or walking/standing.
in Fair Oaks, CA |
Great doctor. Took his time, very nice and friendly. Gave me painless shoulder injection. If you need Ortho Doctor please select Dr. James.
Dr. James is an excellent surgeon but his current support staff sucks. I have tried emailing 5 times and no response. The last time I went onto the portal to leave another message, it had been disabled and fixed to where I could not leave a message. I live out of the country and before this point, I had been able to make appointments prior to my returning to America so that I could have my annual checks from my total hip replacements. The saddest part is...they don't care...
in Folsom, CA |
Dr James is simply amazing! When I met him I was in constant pain and completely physically unstable due to knee issues. I just had a baby and injured it several times in training. My knee kept giving out. He figured out a solution quickly. He also made me smile every time i went in for a visit which was refreshing. He listened, never rushed me, and explained everything perfectly. He is also hilarious! I would recommend anyone to Dr James.
in W. Sacramento , CA |
Dr. James has one of the best "bed side manners" the I've ever come across. He is caring, thorough, quick and honest. I've been a patient for several years with different presenting issues and he not only treats the ailment but the person as well. Without a doubt would recommend him 10 times over!!!
in Sacramento, CA |
Dr. James was my surgeon at Mercy. He made sure to meet me before the surgery to make sure I fully understood what the x-ray was dictating. He came in after to make sure I understood what he had to do. I felt very comfortable with this man standing over me with a knife.
in Sacramento, CA |
I was crippled by this so called dr on 9/22/15 he put my leg on crooked so my foot was 3 inches to the left he said it only happened 1 other time he had me back at mercy general on 11/16/15 and tried to fix it he cut my lower leg bones so short my leg now is over 1 inch short leaving ligaments very lose and wobbly leg foot is also nor 90 degrees twisted to the left in major pain,unable to walk without crutches , full length brace , 2 6 ace bandages disappeared after revision
in Grass Valley, CA |
Dr. James has replaced both of my hips. He is an incredible surgeon. He explained everything to me in ways I could understand and made me feel assured. Not only is he a great surgeon, his bed side manner is wonderful. I would highly recommend him to friends and family. Thanks Dr, James for giving me my life back .
in Sacramento, CA |
Dr. Ron James is an outstanding surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner and his work is impeccable. Dr. James replaced both of my knees and right hip. Thanks to Dr. James my quality of life is fantastic. Dr. Ron James is the best and I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. James accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Capp Care PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • BPS Healthcare
    BPS Healthcare PPO
  • ChoiceCare Network
    Choice Care (Humana) PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • CorVel
    CorVel PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Payors Organization
    Health Payors Organization PPO
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group PPO
  • Joint Benefit Trust
    Joint Benefit Trust PPO
  • Managed Care Administrators, Inc.
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Networks By Design
    Networks By Design PPO
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
    Pacific Foundation for Medical Care PPO
  • Pacific Health Alliance
    Pacific Health Alliance PPO
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Western Health Advantage
    Western Health Advantage HMO
  • York Risk Services
    York Risk Services PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. James has admitting privileges

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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Mercy Hospital of Folsom
1650 Creekside Dr
Folsom, CA 95630
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Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
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Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
7500 Hospital Dr
Sacramento, CA 95823
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