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James Worthington, MD

4.7 out of 5 (202 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.

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 (37)

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  • 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??

  • Dr. Worthington and his staff are always knowledgeable and willing to help.

  • I was pleased to visit my health care provider

  • I think Dr. Worthington and the front office staff and everyone did a fantastic job at helping me to understand what was going on with my knee and what I could do to further to further improve what was going on with it and let it happens during my injury and what happened in the past and you just did a great job and and treating me well and and they're treating me with respect and kindness and I think that's what anybody could hope to have and you hope to achieve and and any kind of an office visit you didn't work out on me for not for asking questions and he was overall a fantastic physician and I think in answering questions*.

  • I LOVE Dr. Worthington. He was relaxed, helpful, thorough, knowledgeable, warm and personable.

  • Dr Worthington is the Best!

  • I liked my visit from the moment l checked in til the time they were done Thank You

  • Everything was great as always. I've been going to him to doctor Worthington for a couple of years, maybe 2 or 3 years and he's always made it. They've all made me very comfortable and today was a good experience. Thank you very much.

  • Excellent doctor and staff. Very pleased! Thank you all for a good experience.

  • Provider was caring and took the time to insure my procedure was as pain free as possible therefore migrating my fear before proceeding with my shot.

  • Doctor and staff are excellent. Signs needed in front BEFORE indicate entrance is now at the rear..a long walk when it is cold and raining.

  • From checking to my doctor everyone is listening and respectful about my questions.

  • Great service

  • 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.

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