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James R. Seeds, MD,FAAOS

About Dr. Seeds

Dr. Seeds is an accomplished and compassionate surgeon who has been trained to handle every aspect of orthopedic surgery. With solid experience in both minimally invasive and traditional techniques, he can choose the most appropriate approach for the patient’s individual circumstances. In addition to practicing general orthopedics, Dr. Seeds focuses on sports-related conditions and injuries in athletes of all ages. His fellowship training enables him to treat orthopedic conditions of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, and wrist using an arthroscope. These minimally invasive procedures allow him to repair and reconstruct cartilage and ligaments as well as perform meniscus transplantations through tiny incisions. For patients, this means minimal time under anesthesia, no hospital stay, reduced pain, and faster recovery.

During his career, Dr. Seeds has served as a Team Physician for sports organizations at all levels – from professional to recreational. This includes covering a multitude of high school football teams spanning four states - Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Illinois.

A lifelong athlete, Dr. Seeds understands the active lifestyle and a patient’s desire to get back to participating in sports. His first approach is always the most appropriate conservative (non-operative) option. He believes the best results are obtained when the surgeon and patient work together to formulate a recovery plan. He takes the time to explain every option in detail and provides patients with comprehensive literature to ensure they understand and feel comfortable with their treatment plan. Most importantly, Dr. Seeds believes the learning process never ends for a surgeon. Therefore, he continues to attend orthopedic conferences and stays involved in academic orthopedics to offer patients the best and most current treatment options available.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Education
  • College
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Miami University
    Oxford, OH
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • Residency
  • General Surgery Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center/Cook County Hospital
    Chicago, IL
  • Orthopedic Surgery UPMC Hamot Medical Center
    Erie, PA
  • Fellowship
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic American Sports Medicine Institute
    Birmingham, AL
  • Clinical Orthopedics St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • Board Certification
  • Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Insurances Accepted:
  • AARP MEDICARE HMO/PPO 
  • ADVOCATE GOOD SAMARITAN & SHEPHERD 
  • ADVOCATE SHERMAN 
  • AETNA HMO 
  • AETNA PPO 
  • AETNA EPO 
  • AETNA POS 
  • AETNA MEDICARE PPO 
  • AETNA SELECT 
  • AETNA WALMART HRA 
  • BEECHSTREET PPO 
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Comm. MMAI 
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Medicare Adv 
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD PPO 
  • CATERPILLAR PPO 
  • CHAMPUS 
  • CIGNA HMO/PPO 
  • CIGNA Connect 
  • CIGNA CONNECT IFP HMO 
  • CIGNA HEALTHSPRING 
  • CIGNA ONE HEALTH 
  • CORESOURCE 
  • COVENTRY HMO/PPO 
  • COVENTRY SELECT 
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK 
  • FOX VALLEY MEDICINE 
  • GALAXY HEALTH NETWORK 
  • GREAT WEST HMO/PPO 
  • HEALTH ALLIANCE PPO 
  • HEALTHLINK PPO 
  • HEALTHPARTNERS 
  • HFN PPO/EPO 
  • HUMANA Medicare Adv 
  • HUMANA HMO/PPO 
  • HUMANA GOLD PLUS & INTEGRATED HMO 
  • HUMANA MEDICAID INTEGRATED CARE PLAN OF ILLINOIS 
  • HUMANA MEDICARE REPLACEMENT PLANS 
  • IDPA 
  • IMAGINE HEALTH 
  • LIFE SHIELD INSURANCE 
  • MEDISHARE PPO 
  • MERIDIAN MEDICAID HMO 
  • MERITAIN PPO 
  • MULTIPLAN PPO 
  • PHCS PPO 
  • PREFERRED PLAN 
  • PRESENCE HEALTH HMO 
  • TRICARE PPO 
  • UHC All Savors 
  • UHC Choice 
  • UHC Select 
  • UHC PPO 
  • UHC HMO 
  • UHC Care Imp +