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James Worthington, MD

4.7 out of 5 (223 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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About James Worthington

Dr. Worthington earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont, where he graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Worthington completed residencies in both surgery and orthopedic surgery at the Brown University School of Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery.

Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Worthington specializes in state-of-the-art, computer-assisted joint replacement surgery involving knees and hips. His clinical interests also include fractures. He is a member of the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

A resident of Swansea since 1987, Dr. Worthington is a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Swansea. Dr. Worthington supports a local soup kitchen and frequently speaks at local senior centers. He has been married for 35 years and has three sons. He is an avid runner and has completed 14 marathons.

James speaks Portuguese and Spanish


James practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

1030 President Ave Suite 113
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.71413709999999 -71.13876849999997

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Patient Comments (36)

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  • Doctor was very thorough in explaining causes and all remedies.

  • I think the experience was good. I have faith in Dr. Worthington. I do believe that the wait time was too long, and I also never got a follow up referral that I was promised on Monday. So, I would like to follow up on that. Thank you.

  • I was pleased with the service

  • Dr Worthington is great!!!

  • You researched ailment, listened and understood and immediately tried to comfort the pain and told me future issues regarding ailment. I felt Dr Worthington was right on with all the facets of my ailment

  • My entire experience with this entire office was wonderful. I think the attitude of the doctor toward the patient sets the mood in an office Everyone from the first person I spoke to when making the appointment to the last person( the doctor) made me feel comfortable and confident in the care I received. That office should be used as an example of how to deal with patients I left with confidence that my problem was in great hands.

  • Dr. Worthington spell everything out for me to understand and when I ask him questions he answers me with words I clearly understand.

  • Southcoast Health Orthopedics and Dr Worthington restored my ability to walk without much fear of falling because of the work Dr Worthington and staff did. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an Orthopedic surgeon. Thank you Southcoast Health.

  • All was very good we have a great doctor we enjoy the office everyone is kind and they keep us well-informed of our medical issues.

  • Dr. Worthingtonwas articulate inhis explanations of my kneeproblem. He offered severalTreatment options and answered all of my questionsI never felt rushed. His havinga scribe is a real plus.

  • I was very pleased with all aspects of my visit from waiting room to exit. Receptionist was friendly and professional. The nurse who took my info and bp and pulse was very nice and thorough.and Dr Worthington I like that He was clear and very kind and explained all about what was going on with my knee and why and possible future outcomes for certain procedures. And when He injected my knee I was very surprised and please that the injection didn't hurt.

  • I really don't think there's anything that you guys have to change or anything. He's awesome. Yeah, doctor and the front desk [Name] [Name] and [Name] that brings us all in is awesome. Just want to say thank you very much, and you have a nice day. Alright. Bye.

  • I was very good continuity of care good communication between the staff and me. Informing me letting me know what needed to be done when it needs to be done and where to go. Very helpful great follow through so I can't I don't have any complaints and a very good working what I can see conditions. The doctor was excellent.

  • This was my first visit to Dr. J. Worthington. I felt very comfortable in his office. The staff was excellent. Dr. Worthington was very knowledgable about my condition and treated me with concern and kindness. I am very happy with his treatment plan for me!

  • Dr. Was straight forward. He made things very clear and was very punctual.

  • Was very happy with thePromptness of my appointment and the time the Physician actually spent listening to me. He was very thorough and explained everything with me !

  • All my Questions n Concerns were answered in Language I could Understand! Very Professional!

  • It was great

  • TAken on timeStaff in offce, xray and screening all vert pleasant

  • Follow the COVID-19 guidelines double check to make sure who I was

  • I was tied up in radiology and was late for my appointment but the office took me & understood the delay. Dr worthington didn't rush the appointment either. I appreciated all of this because I had no control over the situation.

  • Everyone was polite, considerate of my needs, listened well. Keep up the good work.

  • Dr. Worthington was a complete listener to everything and anything I was telling him and he understood exactly what I was feeling. Thank you.

  • My appointment with Dr.Worthington was very satisfactory.

  • Very well informed about my condition and explained everything to me about what is wrong and how to fix the problem

  • The entire experience was very positive, comfortable and I felt safe. The provider arranged for an x-ray just before my appointment making is an efficient use of time. He listened to my concerns, asked questions about my problem and looked back into the results of a prior visit with a different provider to explain my problem.

  • Yes, the doctor and the people in the office are very courteous and compassionate and they made me feel very comfortable.

  • Dr. Worthington fully explained everything that I wanted to know. He gave me a thorough examination. He was very pleasant and I was very satisfied with my with my visit with Dr. Worthington.

  • [Name] his nurse that came in to talk with me and asked me a few questions was accidentally she was fantastic. She was very happy go lucky person and Dr. Worthington, I I I really love him. He's excellent. He lets me know about everything of what he's going to do how he's going to do it. He's just excellent. That's all I can say. They got a great team there and the front desk gal is very good. So there's a great team.That's all I can say.

  • You were very helpful and understanding my condition ..

  • Every step from making the appt to checking in and out everyone was very nice to deal with and the doctor was excellent.

  • Office staff & nurse were pleasant & thorough. Dr.Worthington was honest about my health & personalable

  • All went very well and I can't think of anything to improve my visit

  • Prompt and reliable service from everyone.

  • good the way it is.

  • Very properly and professional.

  • Schedule the appointments better so not as much delay to see Dr.

  • Everything was very professional

  • Always an excellent visit—-he listens and explains??

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