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One of the reasons I chose to specialize in joint replacement and joint reconstruction was actually seeing the difference you can make for patients.
– James P. Hooten Jr., MD

James P. Hooten Jr., MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Board Certified
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - General
Where I See Patients
Kernodle Clinic West - Burlington, NC
One of the reasons I chose to specialize in joint replacement and joint reconstruction was actually seeing the difference you can make for patients.
– James P. Hooten Jr., MD
My Locations
Kernodle Clinic West
1234 Huffman Mill Road
Burlington, NC 27215-8700
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About Me

One of the reasons I chose to specialize in joint replacement and joint reconstruction was actually seeing the difference you can make for patients. When a person comes in and arthritis has essentially robbed them of their quality of life and is keeping them from doing the things they enjoy doing, or want to do or even need to do, to see the difference when they come back after surgery with a smile and a tremendous weight lifted from them, able to return to the things that make life worth living, is one of the rewarding things about what I do in orthopaedics. Taking care of people involves a team, not only the nurses, physical therapists, other specialists and me, but also the patient -- making sure that they know what’s going on. What’s important is not just what I do in the operating room or in managing care after surgery. It’s also teaching the patient, giving them the knowledge about what’s going on with their bodies so they can make good decisions. Empowering patients to have an impact on their health now and in years to come is very important.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.96 out of 5
194 ratings, 68 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - General
Fellowship
Adult Joint Reconstruction, Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute (Virginia), 1992-1994
Residency
Internship, General Surgery, Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals (Louisiana), 1987-1988
Orthopaedics, Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals (Louisiana), 1988-1992
Education
MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 1987
Clinical Focus and Research
Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

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

  • Aetna
    • 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 HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access 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
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • 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.

  • CIGNA
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • 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 of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

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Industry Relationships
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