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James E. Ware

James E. Ware, D.O.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Considering new patients. Please see Participating Insurances for details.


Year began practicing:


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Provider Type

  • Physician

Board Certified

  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • English

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Acromioplasty
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Epicondylitis
  • Fracture Care
  • Labral Repair
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Slap Repair
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

Participating Insurances*

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • BCBS- Blue Preferred
  • BCBS- Federal Employees Plan
  • BCN Medicare Advantage
  • BCN-Blue Preferred Plus
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Preferred Plus
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross PPO & Comm. Blue
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - SC Johnson
  • HAP - PPO
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • McLaren Health Plan - Commercial
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Physicians Health Plan
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • TriCare for Life
  • TriCare Prime
  • TriCare Standard & Extra
  • US Health and Life

Education & Training

Medical School

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE


Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI


Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI

Professional Memberships

  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • Michigan Osteopathic Association


"It is my goal to provide the best orthopedic care possible to help patients return to their day-to-day lives."


James Ware, D.O., takes pride in helping his patients return to their day-to-day lives. Dr. Ware is an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and welcomes new patients at his offices in Alma and Mt. Pleasant.

Dr. Ware received his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri and completed his internship and residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc. While completing his residency, Dr. Ware served as the chief orthopaedic surgery resident.

Philosophy of Care

“My patients always come first,” says Dr. Ware. “It is my goal to provide the best orthopedic care possible to help patients return to their day-to-day lives.”

Dr. Ware enjoys outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and sons.

Special Interests and Procedures

Dr. Ware specializes in orthopedic surgery and has special interests in the anterior approach hip replacement; knee and hip replacement and arthroscopic knee surgery; shoulder surgery including arthroscopic rotator cuff, shoulder labral (SLAP) tear repair, shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements; carpal tunnel release and fracture care.

*Insurance Disclaimer

These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider". This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.

Address, Phone & Map

Provider's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 989-463-2333