Dr. James M. Cottom, DPM

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Dr. James M. Cottom, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male

2030 Bee Ridge Rd # C, Sarasota, FL 34239 Get Directions
(941) 924-8777

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Dr. Cottom specializes in Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery and practices in Sarasota, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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    Dear Patients, thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. If you are happy with our care, please refer a friend. If for some reason, you are not, please feel free to contact me directly. We are committed to providing you with the best possible care. Looking forward to getting you back on your feet.

    in Sarasota, FL |
    At my age have worked with about 20 doctors including 3 concierge doctors in NY and Sarasota. 3 or 4 have been excellent including Dr. Cottom. He is able to identify and solve the problem or direct me to the solution. In addition he is easily the most responsive and quickest when a problem occurs. So all things considered, he is by far the best.
    in Bradenton, FL |
    In Sept 2015 Dr Cottom operated on my left foot doing what to me was a reconstruction of the foot. I'm now pain free and the rehab is continuing steadily. I haven't run a a marathon yet but hope to begin shuffling soon. I feel that I was fully informed prior to the surgery and after. I would go to Dr Cottom again without hesitation.
    in Bradenton, FL |
    Dr. Cottom performed surgery on both feet due to Bone spurs/Achilles tendon problems....the results were excellent !! I am back to running, I'm basically "good as new". I highly recommend Dr. Cottom !
    in Palmetto, FL |
    For fifteen years I had multiple fractures in both of my feey. I would have a fracture in my left foot. Go into a walking cast for 6 months. And recovers. Only to have a fracture in the other foot within months. Prior to seeing Dr. Cottom, I had worn out four casts. Luckily, saw Dr. Cottom. He performed surgery on my left foot. A year later he did my right foot. Recovery was tough. However, he and his nurse Shelia were always there to help me and I am now pain and fracture free.
    in Bradenton, FL |
    Dr. Cottom is a wizard! I fell in 2014 and dislocated my ankle and broke both leg bones directly above the ankle. I had extensive surgery to correct this injury-plates, pins and screws. I recovered, but by early 2015, I had extensive arthritis and had bone rubbing on bone. Dr. Cottom performed a Total Ankle Replacement, with very little down time about 6 weeks -about half the time as the initial injury, I was walking, driving and not limping, This was the best thing I ever did.
    in Bradenton, FL |
    Dr Cottom met with me and provided options for relief of my ankle problems. He supported my decision to avoid surgery and when my decision was no providing any progress we met again for more options. I chose surgery and after 15+yrs of pain i am now pain free and mending well
    in Bradenton Florida |
    I was in constant pain. I had a bad surgery up north. I was referred to Dr CottoM and I am now pain free.
    in Sarasota, FL |
    I have been in health care for over 25 years. I can't help but come to the defense of qualified physicians when I see reviews like these. Not only are they very misleading, I can't help but wonder if some patients are searching for a quick pay day. In years of experience, 99.9% of the time, it is a non-compliant patient who does not adhere to instructions when outcomes are less than desirable. Please take accountability for yourself and stop trying to ruin reputations of qualified physicians
    in Ellenton, FL |
    Just wanted to give a shout out to Surgeon/Orthopedic/Podiatrist Jamie-Devin Cottom for treating my planter fasciitis on my right foot!!! The pain was excruciating for the past six months.. He was recommended to me by several friends and I finally decided to give it a shot.. One of the best decisions of my life.. The pain now is 90% gone and I can finally live a normal lifestyle.. His new practice is located behind Walgreens on Bee Ridge and 41 in Sarasota... Highly Recommended.. Dr.Cottom (941
    Parrish, Florida |
    BY FAR THE BEST FOOT & ANKLE SURGEION
    Sarasota, FL |
    I was very nervous to have surgery but Dr. Cottom made me feel very comfortable. He always answered all the questions I had and made me feel at ease. You can tell he really cares about his patients. He is the only doctor I will see and send family and friends too. I am so happy I made the decision to see him. People should stop assuming they know the situation that happened at his previous practice, ignorance is the stupid's mans bliss. All I know is that I will follow Dr. Cottom wherever
    in Bradenton, FL |
    I had a misdiagnosed tear for 11 years. Every time I flexed my foot ( walking, swimming) I had pain that was worsening. Dr Cottom was referred to me. How relieved and angry to finally get the correct diagnosis. He assured me he could get me walking and exercising again. No unrealistic expectations because it was such an old injury...scar tissue, large untreated tear... I had the surgery Jan 15, 2015. Recovery was painful but the results.. amazing! I am very grateful for his skill and care.
    Parrish, FL |
    I would never recommend this doctor to ANYbody, not even my worst enemy. I was scheduled for a second surgery with him (he messed up the first one per two other doctors), but it was cancelled at the last minute because Dr. Cottom either walked out or was let go. I'd bet my bottom dollar that he was fired for all the botched surgeries he's performed.
    in Sarasota |
    Very nice Doctor. Spent time with me and explained all my options. He is so cute!!!!
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    Specialties

    • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Podiatry
    • Podiatry Sports Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Ankle Disorders
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Diabetes-Like Foot Weakness
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Heel Spur
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Neuromuscular Diseases
    • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Osteopenia
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sever's Disease
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Stress Fracture of Foot
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

    Procedures Performed

    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Replacement
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • 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
    • Fracture Care
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Revision Surgery
    • Steroid Injection

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      Sanctions

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    • 0
      Board Actions

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

    Education

    • Medical School
      Magna Cum Laude From Scholl College/Chicago Medical School
    • Internship Hospital
      Detroit Med Ctr Wayne State U

      Completed in 2002

    • Residency Hospital
      Reconstructive & Trauma Surgery Of The Foot & Ankle At Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University

      Completed in 2005

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Ao International Foot & Ankle Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Wa

      Completed in 2005

      Ilizarov Fellowship, Kurgon, Russia
      Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center Columbus, Oh

      Completed in 2007

    • Undergraduate School
      Michigan State University

      Graduated in 1997

    Awards & Recognition

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Cottom says...

    Dear Patients, thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. If you are happy with our care, please refer a friend. If for some reason, you are not, please feel free to contact me directly. We are committed to providing you with the best possible care. Looking forward to getting you back on your feet.