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James E. Ware, D.O.

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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James Ware D.O., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with MidMichigan Health, and a member of MidMichigan’s comprehensive musculoskeletal team. As an orthopedic surgeon, he is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries, disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. This system includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons.

Dr. Ware currently sees patients at his offices in Alma, Clare and Mt. Pleasant and performs surgeries at MidMichigan Medical Centers in Gratiot and Clare, as well as the Mt. Pleasant Surgery Center. He has been in practice since 1998.

Philosophy of Care

“My general philosophy of care is to ensure that my patients always come first,” he said. “It is my goal to provide the best orthopedic care possible so that I can help my patients return to their day-to-day lives as safely and quickly as possible.”

Special Interests and Procedures

While he offers a full range of general orthopedic and fracture care, Dr. Ware also specializes in variety of specific areas. These include anterior approach hip replacements; arthroscopic knee surgery and outpatient total knee replacements; shoulder surgeries, including arthroscopic rotator cuff and shoulder labral tear repair. He also specializes in a variety of hand surgeries, including carpal tunnel release surgery. Dr. Ware serves as a medical director for the Mt. Pleasant Surgery Center.

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


  • 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 so that I can help my patients return to their day-to-day lives as safely and quickly as possible."

Participating Insurances*

  • Morbark
  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • Optum VA Choice
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • TriCare Humana
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • 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
  • 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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