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Removing patient's pain and giving them greater mobility in life is the best gift I could ever give anyone.
– James K. DeOrio, MD

James K. DeOrio, MD

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Call for an Appointment
919-613-7797
Consultation Only
Consultation Only

Please note: This provider no longer performs surgeries and only sees patients for foot and ankle surgery consultations.

Areas of Expertise
Board Certified
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Removing patient's pain and giving them greater mobility in life is the best gift I could ever give anyone.
– James K. DeOrio, MD

About Me

As a child, I loved giving presents. It gave me great pleasure to select a gift and then present it to the recipient, and watch their face as they opened it. Now, I get to do the same thing for my patients. Removing patient's pain and giving them greater mobility in life is the best gift I could ever give anyone. I am so pleased I have been able to spend my life helping others, and I look forward to helping you.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English

Call for an Appointment

919-613-7797
Consultation Only

Areas of Expertise

  • Ankle and Talus Replacement
  • Bunion
  • Achilles Tendinitis/Calcaneal Resection and Debridement of Tendon
  • Hammertoe Arthrodesis or Tendon Transfer
  • Midfoot Arthritis/Arthrodesis
  • Talar Avascular Necrosis
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Ankle Surgery
  • osteochondral lesion of the talus (OLT)/arthroscopy and microfracture

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.50 out of 5
481 ratings, 74 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Fellowship
Orthopaedics, AO Foundation (Switzerland), 1983
Residency
Surgery, Mayo Clinic (Minnesota), 1982
Education
MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Washington, D.C.), 1977

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My main research interests are in ankle arthritis, ankle replacement and flatfoot reconstruction.

 

Publications and Grants

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • Bright HealthCare
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
    • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization plans*
    • *This plan is only accepted at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke HomeCare & Hospice.

  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • FAMIS*
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
    • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Additive
  • BioPro Company
  • Crossroads Orthopedics
  • Exactech Orthopedic Company
  • Foot Innovate
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Teledoc
  • Woulters-Kluwer
  • mirus
  • treace medical