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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Scales is Excellent. Dr. Scales has been reviewed by 12 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.2
Promptness 3.7
Courteous Staff 4.2
Accurate Diagnosis 4.2
Bedside Manner 4.2
Spends Time with Me 4.2
Follows Up After Visit 3.7

Specialties & Research

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

  • He has special expertise in 7 areas:
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injuries

Education & Awards

Dr. Scales graduated from UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson, Piscataway. He has 1 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2012)


Dr. Scales has 10 hospital affiliations:

  • Newton Memorial Hospital 
  • Wayne Memorial Hospital - Honesdale 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. James L Scales MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 33 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. James L. Scales practice?
Dr. James Scales has 2 office locations.
Dr. James Scales practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Newton, NJ.
Additional practice locations include: Dingmans Ferry, PA.
See Newton Orthopedic Surgeons.