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James Worthington, MD

4.6 out of 5 (260 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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.

Southcoast Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
1030 President Ave. Ste. 113
Fall River, MA 02720

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

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (36)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Excellent care don't need to change anything

  • My provider was so helpful and gave me great information and treatment.

  • I was pleased with Dr Worthington and staff. Found facility a bit confusing to get around.

  • Very informative Dr. Worthington and answered all my questions and I enjoyed that he gave me all my options.

  • James Worthington is a very very thorough orthopedic, and [Name] is a very good staff, and [Name] they're all awesome. I just wanted to tell you that, and I really like Dr. Worthington, he's very people friendly and he explains so much to you.

  • My doctor did very good job trying to figure out what my problem is. Thank you very much. Have a good night.

  • From start to finish,I couldn't ask for a better experience.Maria ,the NP is absolutely fantastic and makes you feel so comfortable.She is the best and so is Dr.Worthington.

  • I did wait a little but that was only because there was a patient with more going on then my problem I got seen and dr Worthington helped me extremely well he us a very knowledgeable orthopedic doctor

  • Everyone was very nice there and I got a lot of good answers and I really like Dr Worthington he was very nice and he was right to the point and he was very compassionate and respectful and so were the workers there. I would recommend them to go to Dr. Worthington office. They were all very nice. Thank you.

  • It was very professional

  • I thought the services were very well at South coast. I thought the staff was very well. I found it to be very happy going there. I would go back again.

  • The doctor took time to listen and explain the info to me.

  • Was thorough about my health and concerns.

  • Listened to everything I had to say and was very helpful and courteous.

  • Need to keep closer to appointment schedule.

  • Dr and staff were very friendly and things moved quickly.

  • Courteous and friendly staff

  • I was in and out in no time. The staff was very friendly

  • everybody was so nicely. excellent service .

  • Doctor was very knowledgeable but woul have made more sense to have the MRI before seeing the doctor.

  • The Staff was very friendly, I did not have to wait lone and Dr. Worthington explained everything extremely well.He answered my questions and did not rush me

  • First time at an Orthopedics office. Dr, Worthington and his entire staff were great.

  • The staff put me at ease. The staff was courteous, helpful, and easy to talk to. The Doctor was friendly and very informative. I would definitely recommend this office.

  • My appointment was 10:15 saw the Doctor after 11:35.I arrived 10:05 and left at 12:15.

  • No improvement needed. Well satisfied with service.

  • I had a positive experience at Dr. Worthington office.

  • It would have been easier when I came in if the receptionist had been at her desk, but because they had not enough help, and there was not enough time for lunch, she had to run to the back when I came in. So the nurse, not knowing that I had not been logged into the computer brought me into the back and I waited 17 minutes for anything to happen because they nobody realized that I hadn't been logged in cause no one was at the receptionist desk when I walked in it. It was a long wait and I was supposed to be the first appointment and I didn't get out of it for 45 minutes later, which should never happen. Thank you.

  • The doctor was very, how I say this he took his time and examining me to discuss with me. I didn't feel rushed. I felt that he spent an ample amount of time looking at my injury discussing what was going to happen what my choices were and I appreciated that I did not feel rushed during the examination.

  • Dr.Worthington was very professional and answered my questions without talking down to me.I really like this Dr.

  • They did a great job ty

  • Staff was amazing from beginning to end. Doctor Worthington is a great doctor and this is why I return to him for any orthopedic treatment.

  • Listened to me and went over concerns related to treatment. Tips on keeping my chart up to date.

  • Thank you so much Dr. Worthington for all your help.

  • Yes, I was very impressed with Dr. Worthington. I've had surgery there before with two other doctors and he was very courteous, explained everything to me. I was very impressed.

  • Dr should listen more carefully.

  • No problem there, visit went well.

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