James R. Mcwilliam, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
688 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY
(914) 849-7897
122 Maple Avenue, Floor 8, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 849-7897

Biography

James R. Mcwilliam, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. His treatment philosophy stresses conservative management and, if non-operative treatment fails, he applies an evidence-based approach to surgical correction and repair. An emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, when applicable, frequently returns his patients to an active lifestyle faster than traditional, open techniques.

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As the foremost foot and ankle surgeon in Westchester County, Dr. Mcwilliam has pioneered cutting-edge techniques in foot and ankle surgery including ankle replacement and minimally invasive fusion, arthroscopic cartilage and ligament repair, percutaneous Achilles tendon repair, and minimally invasive bunion surgery. As such, he is an in-demand speaker on a national and international level. A lifelong educator, Dr. Mcwilliam continues to train medical personnel in orthopedic surgery, from medical students to experienced surgeons.

Dr. Mcwilliam received his medical degree from Georgetown University, and completed his internship and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He went on to complete a Fellowship in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at the American Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Mcwilliam is also a Fellow in Deformity Correction, Limb Lengthening, and Lower Extremity Reconstruction from the Ilizarov Center in Russia.

His sports medicine experience encompasses consultancies with USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon, US Air Force Rugby, and the PGA tour. He was the team physician for the New Rochelle High School Football Team, which was named the 2003 New York State Champions. Dr. Mcwilliam is an Assistant Clinical Professor at New York Medical College.

Dr. Mcwilliam has conducted clinical research on the improvement in fixation of ankle fractures, minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair, conservative and surgical management of heel pain, minimally invasive bunion repair, and arthroscopic treatment of cartilage disorders of the ankle.

He is the author of more than 40 publications and presentations on arthroscopy, arthrodesis, Achilles tendon injury, and bunion repair. Dr. Mcwilliam is also a peer reviewer for the professional journal American Journal of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Knowledge Online.

 

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • AETNA
  • AFFINITY
  • BLUE CROSS
  • BLUE CROSS PATHWAY EXCHANGE PLANS
  • CIGNA
  • Elderplan
  • EMBLEM HEALTHCARE SELECT- NYS EXCHANGE PLAN
  • GHI
  • HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN OF NEW YORK (HIP)
  • Healthfirst
  • Humana (Medicare/Medicaid)
  • LOCAL 1199
  • MAGNACARE
  • Medicare
  • MULTIPLAN
  • MVP
  • OSCAR- NYS EXCHANGE PLAN
  • OXFORD
  • POMCO
  • TRICARE
  • United

Before your appointment, please confirm with your insurance company that this provider accepts your insurance.

Recent Patient Comments

Press Ganey
5
05/28/2022
Excellent attention to medical condition.
5
05/24/2022
The doctor was very concern of my pain and explanation was very understanding. He makes sure I got all the equipment I need to be comfortable and feels better.
5
05/16/2022
Nothing but good things
5
05/08/2022
Excellent experience! Will definitely recommend, he answered all my questions and was very patient. Very skilled in my ankle injury.
5
05/04/2022
Dr. McWilliams was prompt professional and direct.
5
04/26/2022
Good
5
04/23/2022
The first time I came to WPH I was so impressed with the way how the staff care for me
5
04/04/2022
EXCELLENT
5
03/30/2022
Everyone there was so caring
5
03/29/2022
*Dr. McWilliam always my questions and explains procedures in an understandable way.
5
03/25/2022
My care provider was excellent, thorough, & patient.
5
03/18/2022
Excellent
5
03/13/2022
Terrific Doctor. No Pain anymore.
5
03/07/2022
Dr. McWilliam is very helpful throughout this transition for me. Truly appreciate him
5
03/04/2022
Dr. McWilliam and his entire staff, including * in the orthotics department, always listen, show concern, have patience and the medical expertise and care provided, have given me the utmost confidence in my care and future, thank you
5
02/25/2022
Wonderful dr.
5
02/15/2022
All good.
5
02/15/2022
Dr. McWilliams is very thorough and shows genuine concern about the well-being of his patients.
5
02/15/2022
Very good
5
01/31/2022
Very attentive
5
01/01/2022
*Dr. James McWilliam explained my condition to me an he analyzed it and told me what to expect in the future. He was clear and concise.
5
12/20/2021
Both the Physician Assistant and Dr McWilliam were both attentive listeners and good responders
5
12/12/2021
Great
5
11/10/2021
Dr McWilliams is very thorough and knowledgeable.
5
11/10/2021
Team of nurse, PA and provider worked well together
5
11/10/2021
I have been with Dr. McWilliam for almost 15 years & trust him with my life....no mater what orthopedic problem I have he is the doctor I rely on to either treat me or make sure I am refferred to the most trusted of his collegues
4.17
11/02/2021
Good
5
10/30/2021
Dr. McWilliam was kind and thoughtful, he answered all of my questions thoroughly and was willing to listen to my concerns. His explanations were easy to understand and his willingness to discuss options was refreshing. Feel VERY BLESSED to have the opportunity to work with him. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anyone.
5
10/27/2021
Dr. McWilliam is extraordinary. Clear, caring, forthright, willing to go the extra mile and beyond.A great experience!
5
10/10/2021
I did not have a bad moment, everyone was very good.
5
10/07/2021
Dr. McWilliams clearly explained the reasons for my foot pain/issues and recommended good, practical solutions, including PT
5
07/21/2021
I would definitely recommend this provider.
3.75
07/21/2021
Good.

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree
    • Georgetown University, Washington DC
    Post-graduate Training
    • Residency and Internship, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    • Fellow, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL; John S. Gould, MD, Fellowship Director
    • Fellowship, Deformity Correction, Limb Lengthening and Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Kurgan, Russia
    Affiliations
    • Orthopedic Consultant, World Team Tennis, Inc.
    • Orthopedic Consultant, LPGA, HSBC Women’s Match Play World Championship
    • Medical Committee, US Open Golf Championship
    • Team Physician, New Rochelle High School Football
    • Orthopedic Consultant, U.S. Air Force RugbyOrthopedic Consultant, Cape Cod Baseball League
    • Orthopedic Consultant, USA Track and Field
    • Orthopedic Consultant, USA Triathlon
    Memberships
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
    • American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
    • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    Institutional Affiliations

    • White Plains Hospital
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    Overall Satisfaction

    4.6 / 5
    179 Ratings | 33 Comments
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