James Hall, MD
“My goal is to help patients identify the cause of their pain and offer a full range of treatment options to help them live their best life.”
Board Certification: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Fellowship: Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Division of Orthopedics
Residency: Tripler Regional Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Medical School: State University of New York Health Science Center
Undergraduate Education: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Professional Memberships: Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, National Medical Association, Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
Dr. Hall is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult total joint replacement and reconstruction, minimally invasive hip replacement surgery, cartilage reconstruction surgery, and computer assisted joint replacement surgery. He is also certified in Makoplasty robotic technology for total hip replacement, total knee replacement, and partial knee replacement surgery. Dr. Hall was one of several physician leaders at The Center that laid the groundwork to begin offering outpatient joint replacement at Cascade Surgicenter in 2015, the first Ambulatory Surgery Center to offer same day joint replacements in Central Oregon.
He has extensive experience identifying the cause of joint problems and determining the best course of action with his patients to enable them to get back to what they love doing. Treatments may include exercise, activity modification, injections, or sessions with a physical therapist. When surgery is necessary, he uses the most advanced techniques to minimize pain and shorten recovery times.
Dr. Hall’s medical career has literally taken him all over the world. After graduating from medical school at SUNY Health Science Center in New York, he served 14 years of active duty with the US Army, working as a flight surgeon in Germany and in Somalia, and as part of NASA’s Space Shuttle Emergency Medical Team in Morocco. He left the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and joined The Center’s orthopedic team in 2005. In his spare time he enjoys many of the outdoor activities available in Central Oregon, particularly fly fishing, and spending time with his family.
“Being a young and active woman, I was devastated when I learned at age 51 that I was going to need a new hip. I had been a runner for ten years when I started feeling intense pain in my right hip. I sought treatment by first going to a physical therapist and then a chiropractor, who recommended I get an x-ray and see an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Hall told me I had no space in my joint and that I would eventually need surgery to replace the hip. I got a second opinion and did everything possible to delay surgery, including yoga, glucosamine, turmeric, etc. By Christmas, I could barely walk without limping and I wanted to be able to carry my new granddaughter. I knew it was time to have the surgery. I had outpatient total hip replacement surgery with Dr. Hall and because of his reputation, I felt really good about my decision. Cascade Surgicenter was amazing, I was treated so well and was happy I didn’t have to go to the hospital. I went home the same day of my surgery. Physical therapy was great; I was anxious to become active again and they helped me pace my recovery so I wouldn’t get injured. Now, five months later, I’m running a little bit, hiking, and enjoying my active life again.” – Darla Naugher
“Hip works like it did when I was 20. I didn’t play tennis until exactly three months after surgery. However, I did play at 100 days out, our sectional tournament over in Portland, and we won the thing, inexplicably…so on to nationals in October! And it’s all thanks to you guys.” – Gwil Evans (outpatient total joint replacement)
“Your sense of professionalism and customer service is unmatched. I feel very confident about my relationship with everyone at The Center and have had a marvelous outcome to my knee replacement. Thanks to everyone for their excellent care, especially Scott Tyler and Dr. Hall.”
“Dr. Hall is amazing. From the first moment I met him three, almost four years ago, maybe longer, he told me the truth. He never pushed for me to rush into a knee replacement. In fact, he worked with me for nearly a year before he said okay, it is time to get this done. He walked me through every aspect of what needed to be done, how it would be done, and what to expect after the surgery. Everything he told me was exactly how it turned out. Dr. Hall has a bedside manner that is beyond amazing. He really cares how you feel, what is on you mind, and how can he help make things better.Thank you so much, Dr. Hall, for giving back the faith that caring doctors do still exist.” – Violet Thurston
“I can’t thank Dr. Hall and his staff enough. They truly changed my life. I’m kind of skeptical and wasn’t sure that a hip replacement was everything it was said to be, but in my case it was truly a miracle. I guess I suffered for years, but being brought up to be tough I just thought it was my lot. Now people comment on how ‘good’ I look and I think it’s because I’m not in pain anymore. I can now tie my shoe, cut my toe nails, shave my legs, go for a walk, ride a bike, and most importantly, ride a horse.Thank you, Dr. Hall, from the bottom of my heart for giving me back my mobility.” – Jane Jones”
- Avascular Necrosis of Pediatric Femoral Head After IM Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures”, Hall, J.A., Ono, C., Reinker, K. Presented at Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting, 1995 Vail, Co.
- “Malunited Pediatric Forearm Fractures – A Hawaiian Experience, Hall, J.A., Murray, P., Chung, S.K.
- Presentation on Knee Extensor Mechanism Reconstruction After Traumatic Patellectomy, Hall, J.A., Elliot, A.
- Single Radius vs. Multiradius Total Knee replacement designs on extensor mechanism function, Hall, J.A., Colwell, C.W.
- Enoxaparin: single vs. twice daily dose for prevention Deep venous thrombosis in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty patients, Hall, J.A., Providence, B., Walker, R.
- Rank of Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army – 14 years Active Duty service
- Flight Surgeon of the Year (US Army Europe) – 1993
- Meritorious Service medal – 2 citations
- NASA Space Shuttle Medical Course (Air Force) – 1993