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About Dr. James W Hardacker

Dr. James W Hardacker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Carmel, IN. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James W Hardacker is Great. Dr. James W Hardacker has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James W Hardacker is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Spine Institute

13431 Old Meridian St Ste 200
Carmel, IN 46032
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Specialties

Dr. James W Hardacker has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    5 Expertise

  • Spinal Fusion
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Scoliosis

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Reviews

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Dr. Hardacker & Amanda are extremely professional and friendly. He eased my worries prior to my surgery and both have been attentive and supportive afterwards.

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A great Dr. He has a caring bed side manner . Overall a real nice guy..
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did not feel rushed

This doctor took time to educate me on my spine health after taking various X-rays and reviewing the surgery done by my former spine specialist as "best result". I am grateful. Front office staff was a sweet person who talked to me with kindness. The other two employees I saw before the doctor were factual and professional. All in all a good visit.

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Five Stars

I am coming up on two years post op for both my neck and lumbar spine fusions and could not be happier with my results. I have told Dr. Hardacker that he is a hero as far as I am concerned. I was off pain meds after the first two weeks and things have only gotten better after that. He was attentive, informative and gave me options outside of surgery during our initial meetings. Great bedside manner and sense of humor; I have recommended his services to several acquaintances with back and/or neck issues.

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Five Stars

I've seen some terrible comments about this doctor and since he has performed 4 surgeries, all successfully, on me, I'd like to comment on his demeanor. He is NOT cruel or a lot of the other things being said about him. I can see why some may call him arrogant and honestly, I'd rather have a doctor who is "that good" perform surgery on me than otherwise. He is not as arrogant as he may come across to some. He is a perfectionist. I had serious scoliosis and now have 18 vertebra fused. The first surgery took 11 hours and he did not let someone else close me up. He did it himself. If you were to look at the scar, it's pretty amazing. It looks like a crease---not stitches that can be so hideous. He is also truthful and to the point. If you want someone who will speak the truth to you and do a great job when he performs surgery on you, he's the man. If you need someone who will hold your hand and baby you, look elsewhere. Also, for those of you complaining about the wait---he is the on call surgeon for several nursing homes in the area. This means if someone elderly injures their hip or spine, they will be getting attention from Dr. Hardacker at the hospital before you---as it should be.

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  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • University Of Kansas Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James W Hardacker accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • Anthem IN Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA HIX
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Encore Health Network
    • Encore Health Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Indiana University
    • IU Health EMPLOYER PLAN
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PHP Northern IN
    • PHP Select with Encircle
  • SIHO Insurance Services
    • SIHO Network
  • Sagamore Health
    • Sagamore Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Spine Institute, 13431 Old Meridian St Ste 200, Carmel, IN
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