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James E. Ware, D.O.

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Provider Type: Physician

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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.


  • Male

Year Began Practicing

  • 1998

Board Certified

  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • English


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

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

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

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."

Participating Insurances*

  • Morbark
  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • TriCare Humana Standard
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • US Health and Life
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*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.


  • Orthopedics (bones, joints & muscles)

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MidMichigan Physicians Group


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