Dr. James Scales, DPM

Dr. James Scales, DPM

Podiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. James Scales, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Arvada, CO and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1990 and specializes in podiatry, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

7375 W 52nd Ave Ste 350

Arvada, CO 80002

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Scales performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Nail Avulsion and Excision
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 53% of peers
Hammer Toe
more than 30% of peers

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Dr. Scales' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Scales "Dr. Scales and his wife Julia have been married for 30 yrs. They have 2 grown daughters. Dr. Scales has a passion for the outdoors. He very much enjoys elk hunting and loves skiing with his family and friends. He also enjoys fishing and playing some golf when the opportunity arises. Dr. Scales first started practicing in NH, and he and his family lived there for some 18 yrs. In 2011 he moved to CO to take over the practice of Dr. William Hineser. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Scales "If patients are asked to describe the office of Dr. Scales and the staff at Foot Health Center of Colorado in one word, we hope the word caring is the first thing that comes to mind. Dr. Scales and his staff are dedicated to providing you expert care, diagnosis, and a treatment plan that will be individualized and designed specifically for you. You can also be assured that Dr. Scales strives to provide this care in the most cost-effective manner possible."

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Podiatric Medicine

17  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Spur
  • Bunion
  • Callus
  • Corn
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Warts

4  Procedures

  • Bunion Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Messiah College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Foot Clinic of Youngstown, OH, Youngstown Ostoepathic Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Foot Clinc of Youngstown/Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Scales has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Scales' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scales to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Scales' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Fast, friendly, accurate and informative.
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What I appreciate about Dr. Scales is the time he takes with me as a patient. I am always able to pick his brain and feel like the time spent was quality. He is upfront and candid with me concerning my treatment options.
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