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James Worthington, MD

4.7 out of 5 (371 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.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (24)

  • Front desk staff was very slow, recommend additional help. However they were friendly.

  • Dr. Worthington was very helpful answering my questions. We also saw the past x Ray's and talked about what was next with my knee.

  • Everyone was professional and courteous.Seen in a timely way. Dr was very considerate.

  • Folksy,caring,kind,and competent. I feel better already. Thanks doc!

  • Professional, courteous, caring.

  • Dr Worthington and the staff are great!

  • great experience


  • I'm August 2017 I had both my hips totally replaced three weeks apart.During this whole process the Doctor and his office staff as well as the ot and pt team were so helpful. It was really grueling but, I was back to work in three months! I just had my 15 month checkup and am doing great.Thanks to all involved.

  • Understood the problem,provided answers and have excellent treatment and instructions to follow in a timely and caring manner.

  • Patient care was great while I was there. And I would definitely recommend anyone to go there. My one con is follow ups I called and requested additional info for my HR and no one followed up as stated.

  • We are pleased with Dr. Worthington

  • I was just not told to expect pain discomfort the day after.

  • GREAT In All respects!!!!!!

  • Scheduled for a 1:15 pm appointment. Office was closed for lunch and re-opened at 1:15. Seen by MD at 2 pm.

  • Doctor Worthington was excellent...he was extremely informative, professional and displayed total concern for my wellbeing

  • Dr did a physical assessment for ROM and appeared to listen but I cannot explain I felt like he was more concerned about my insurance coverage than going in depth no MRI ordered no PT. Will give one more chance if I have another flare up

  • Doctor Worthington was fantastic.He made my day. Thank you.

  • You listened and acted accordingly

  • I had to wait over an hour to see the doctor. The pre examination nurse was very nice. The Doctor made me feel that if I didn't need surgery I was wasting his time & what pain I was having was inconsequential.

  • I was seen in a very timely manner. Dr. Worthington was very thorough. I was very pleased.

  • 2nd visit went well thank you for your services

  • It was a pleasant experience, the doctor is very knowledgeable and explained everything well to me.

  • dr Worthington is an excellent health care provider and truesdale building well taken care of

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