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About Dr. James E Dowd Jr
Dr. James E Dowd Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Virginia Beach, VA. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Dowd is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. James E Dowd Jr has the following 3 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
Dr. James E Dowd Jr has the following 5 expertise
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
Dr. James E Dowd Jr has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. James E Dowd Jr is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I would not recommend this doctor to anyone. He's arrogant, can't take the time to talk to family and when I had some concerns about one leg being longer than the other his response was "Get a shoe lift" I've had hip pain for four years in spite of physical therapy and strengthening classes. I suspect upcoming knee problems and thinking that Dr. Dowd was the only one at Jordan Young who treats knees, I have been putting off calling for an appointment, but I have found that another doctor there treats knees, so that's who I'll be calling.
Dr. Dowd has, at different times, replaced both of my knees. In each case recovery and rehab time were less than expcted, pain was minimal, and I've ad little or no difficulty with either knee since. Both times I met with Dr. Dowd for examination and diagnosis and immediately before and after the surgeries. Follow-up office meetings have been conduced by his PA, who seems very capable. I have great confidence in Dr. Dowd's surgical skills.
Dr. Dowd offered me physical therapy for my hip bursitis, rather than do a repeat injection. He said he thought that might fix the problem "for good" -- and it DID. The stretching and exercises not only helped the affected hip, they helped a two-year-old knee replacement that was still painful. The therapist's evaluation noted the need for a heel lift which has also helped the pain and reduced my limping. I'm a fan.
Dr. Dowd is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
26 Years Experience
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
University Health Center Of Pittsburgh
Dr. James E Dowd Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
- Optima Vantage HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsJordan Young Institute, 5716 Cleveland St Ste 200, Virginia Beach, VA
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