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 15 years.

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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Top Care Areas

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Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 98% of peers
ACL Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. James "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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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
  • 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
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Point Injection

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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

Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. James to family and friends
3.9
based on 31 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

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...more
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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...more
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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.
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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,...more
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
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 Hospital of Folsom
1650 Creekside Dr
Folsom, CA 95630
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Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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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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