James D. Phillips Jr., DO

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About the Doctor

Dr. James D. Phillips Jr. is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Bradenton, FL

Residency: Kansas City University – Kansas City, MO

Fellowship: University of South Florida – Tampa, FL

Languages Spoken: English

Background

A Florida native, Dr. Phillips earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery through Kansas City University in Kansas City, Missouri. After residency, Dr. Phillips pursued a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. During fellowship, Dr. Phillips worked with elite athletes and medical staff to maximize outcomes and return to sports. He also received additional training in arthroscopic surgery, joint cartilage restoration, and shoulder replacement.

In addition to sports medicine, Dr. Phillips’ other areas of focus include knee and shoulder injuries, hip pain, and joint replacement. He strives to educate patients on their conditions and options, including non-surgical treatments.

Interests

In his free time, Dr. Phillips enjoys spending time with his wife Tori, family, and friends. He enjoys spending time outdoors, including fishing, hiking, and traveling. He also loves sports, especially soccer, basketball, and golf.

“I enjoy collaborating with each of my patients to develop an individualized treatment plan to get you back to your active lifestyle.”

Examples of conditions treated:

Shoulder pain

Shoulder instability

Rotator cuff tears

Biceps tendinitis

Labral tears

Shoulder arthritis

Shoulder trauma

Tennis elbow

Cubital tunnel

Carpal tunnel

Trigger finger

Hip pain

Hip fractures

Hip arthritis

Knee pain

Knee instability

Knee ligament injuries

Meniscus tears

Knee arthritis

Ankle pain

Ankle fractures

Ankle ligament injuries