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Dr. James Frank Bethea MD is a male Emergency Medicine Specialist, has 33 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Dr. James Bethea has 2 office locations.
1301 Taylor St
Suite 30
Columbia, SC 29201

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Locations and availability (2)
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
Patient comments (4)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Bethea is Satisfactory. Dr. Bethea has been reviewed by 6 patients who have provided 4 comments. The rating is 2 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Promptness 2.8
  • Currently 2.8 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.2
  • Currently 3.2 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 2.6
  • Currently 2.6 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 2.4
  • Currently 2.4 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 2.6
  • Currently 2.6 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 2.0
  • Currently 2 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

Dr. James Bethea, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 3 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Bethea graduated from Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.


Dr. Bethea has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • Providence Hospital 
  • Palmetto Health Baptist 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Bethea accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • Aetna - 2 plans
  • United Healthcare - 12 plans
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio - 8 plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina - 3 plans
  • Humana - 10 plans
  • Great-West Healthcare - 2 plans
  • Cigna - 1 plan
  • Premera Blue Cross - 3 plans

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Where does Dr. James F. Bethea practice?
Dr. James Bethea practices Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine near Columbia, SC.
See Columbia Surgeons and Columbia Sports Medicine Doctors.