Dr. James Cottom, DPM

Dr. James Cottom, DPM

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Dr. James Cottom, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in podiatry, podiatric foot & ankle surgery, and more.

Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center

2030 Bee Ridge Rd Ste B

Sarasota, FL 34239
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cottom's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cottom performs Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cottom performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cottom performs Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Cottom performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Foot Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cottom treats Foot Conditions more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cottom treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cottom's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles Tenotomy
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle Disorders
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Fusion
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Ankle Replacement
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle Surgery
Arthritis of the Ankle
Arthritis of the Midfoot
Arthroscopic Surgery
Bone Disorders
Bunion
Bursitis
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Diabetes-Like Foot Weakness
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
Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Foot Care
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Foot Sprain
Fracture
Fracture Care
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Gout
Hammer Toe
Heel Spur
Joint Drainage
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee Dislocation
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Morton's Neuroma
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nail Avulsion and Excision
Neuromuscular Diseases
Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Osteopenia
Peripheral Nerve Block
Plantar Fasciitis
Pseudoarthrosis
Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Revision Surgery
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sever's Disease
Sjögren's Syndrome
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Stress Fracture of Foot
Tibia and Fibula Fractures

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Cottom, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in podiatry, podiatric foot & ankle surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

Education

Magna Cum Laude From Scholl College/Chicago Medical School
Medical School
2007
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center Columbus, Oh
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Ao International Foot & Ankle Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Wa
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Ilizarov Fellowship, Kurgon, Russia
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Reconstructive & Trauma Surgery Of The Foot & Ankle At Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University
Residency Hospital
2002
Detroit Med Ctr Wayne State U
Internship Hospital
1997
Michigan State University
Undergraduate School
2007
2005
2005
2005
2002
1997

Awards

Dr. Cottom's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cottom

4.1

Based on 67 reviews

5 Stars
76.11940298507463%
(51)
4 Stars
2.985074626865672%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
1.492537313432836%
(1)
1 Star
19.402985074626866%
(13)

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Exceptional, experienced surgeon, particularly for Achilles Tendon repairs. Openly & honestly communicates the problem post examination & options for correction based on a patient's future expectations. Having torn my Achilles, & desiring to return to my previous active lifestyle, Dr. Cottom...Read More
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Dr Cottom has bn my foot specialist for the past 7yrs now he's bn very professional and consistent I am very pleased with the work he has done and I will not see any other docter but Cottom thank u Pam Holland
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Courteous, caring and super competent is Dr. Cottom! We couldn't be happier with the surgical outcome, and follow up care and therapy some two months post op. We very highly recommend his services to all! At 70 I've seen a doctor or two, and he's the best ever!
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Dr. Cottom does a great job from analyzing the situation and then doing what needs to be done. Recently had surgery at Lakewood Ranch. The surgery will hopefully get me on my feet again. The follow up has been great .
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Highly recommend! I was referred to Dr. Cottom for severe pain in both ankles due to wear and tear (bone spurs/bone on bone) from (juvenile on-set) Rheumatoid Arthritis. My options were ankle replacement or ankle fusion. Dr. Cottom has a wonderful bedside manner and was more than willing to fully...Read More
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
NetworkBlue
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
Employer Group PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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