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About Dr. James F Bethea

Dr. James F Bethea, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Isle Of Palms, SC. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Bethea is affiliated with Providence Hospital Northeast and Palmetto Health Baptist Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

20 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James F Bethea is Good. Dr. James F Bethea has been rated by 20 patients. From those 20 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James F Bethea is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

James Frank Bethea Md

11 Waterway Island Dr
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
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Specialties

Dr. James F Bethea has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Laminectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Joint Replacement
  • Scoliosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip Surgery
  • Bone Fracture
  • Joint Pain/Swelling

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Reviews

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Very good expierience!.... In Charleston SC

I was very impressed with Dr Bethea.I saw him in Charleston SC today. It was very easy to get into to see him. His staff could not be nicer. He explained my case thoroughly to me. I would recommend Dr Bethea to any of my friends and family!.

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Horrible Experience

I was forced to go to him by my worker's compensation company. I don't have the time to list all that went wrong. I have two plates and 12 pins in my heel. I was not back to work for a year and a half, due to complications. He also kept prescribing meds that I did not need. Do NOT use this doctor! !!! Had another more reputable doctor look at my x-rays. He said surgery was not needed. Would have healed on its own.

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Manipulative, misleading, pushes surgical intervention when not called for

Saw this dr. for broken arm (3 clean breaks) and fractured shoulder joint. Xrays showed my arm was healing straight. He wanted to put a rod in my arm despite the excellent, natural healing already taking place. When I declined surgery, stating I would be willing to do it if xrays eventually show that healing is going wrong, he stopped my pain meds immediaely/completely (just 3 wks into breaking arm/shoulder). Ended up going to Midlands Ortho who reviewed my xrays, appreciated my condition and pain, and provided me with appropriate care, meds, and PT until my healing was complete. This dr. is manipulative and recommends surgery when it is unnecessary and presents surgery as the only option when it isn't warranted.

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Workers Comp Dr

This doctor works for workers compensation insurance companies. He did nothing to help me other than give me pain meds . After months of nothing changing, I finally saw another doctor. I can't believe I wasted so much time with him.

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HORRIBLE DOCTOR

Left me with 90 degrees ROM in my knee after doing a surgery on me that I'm not quite sure I needed to begin with. He knew I was a month away from loosing my health insurance, and said "it will work itself out". I am now unable to bend it all the way, squat, sit cross-legged, kneel or sleep on my stomach. It's effected my whole life. The pain in unbearable some days. If it was his family member he would have never left them that way. Looking into an attorney now. I want my life back. DON'T GO SEE THIS CARELESS, HEARTLESS, NO GOOD DOCTOR.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Bethea is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Sc Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James F Bethea accepts the following insurance providers.

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James Frank Bethea Md, 11 Waterway Island Dr, Isle Of Palms, SC
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