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James Ohliger, MD

James Ohliger, MD

(4.9) , 55 Reviews
  • Specialty: Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Primary Location: 254 Cleveland Ave (33 mi.)
    Other Locations
  • Languages Spoken: English

Office Locations

UH Amherst Health Center (33 mi.)

254 Cleveland Ave
Ste 101
Amherst, OH 44001
440-329-2800

UH St John North Olmsted Health Center (17 mi.)

26127 Lorain Rd
Ste 200B
North Olmsted, OH 44070
440-329-2800

UH N Ridgeville Health Center (21 mi.)

32800 Lorain Rd
Ste 1100
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
440-329-2800

UH Elyria Sheffield Health Center (25 mi.)

5001 Transportation Dr
Ste 101
Sheffield Village, OH 44054
440-329-2800

University Hospitals (36 mi.)

319 W Lorain St
Oberlin, OH 44074
440-329-2800

UH Baney Health Center (60 mi.)

1941 S Baney Rd
Ste 300
Ashland, OH 44805
419-207-2663

Biography: James Ohliger, MD

Expertise

  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstruction
  • Treatment of Soft Tissue Injuries

Education

Fellowship | Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine - Barton Health (2021 - 2022)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Summa Health System – Akron Campus (2016 - 2021)

Medical Education
West Virginia University School Of Medicine (2012 - 2016)

Undergraduate
University Of Akron (2011)

About

View Dr. Ohliger’s Health Talks

Dr. James Ohliger III is a Lorain County native. He completed his fellowship in Orthopedic surgery sports medicine in Lake Tahoe, California and is returning home to practice in northeast Ohio. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron and his medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Following completion of medical school, he completed orthopedic surgery residency training at Summa Health in Akron, OH.

During his fellowship in Lake Tahoe, California he focused his time on new advanced techniques associated with minimally invasive procedures. He has advanced training in arthroscopic shoulder, knee and ankle procedures as well as robotic joint replacements. He is an active team physician for the USA Ski and Snowboard teams. He travels internationally as the team physician for these Olympic athletes. He has presented nationally at a multitude of conferences and is well published in orthopedic surgery.

His surgical practice includes fracture care, arthroscopic procedures of shoulder, knee and ankle joints as well as joint replacements of the shoulder, hip and knee. Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries ranging from those sustained while playing sports to chronic conditions such as arthritis are his expertise.

His father James E Ohliger Jr has been practicing family medicine in northeast Ohio for over 30 years. He decided to follow his footsteps in the field of medicine. “Growing up and watching my father practice I have learned to always put the patient first. This exposure has provided me with upmost appreciation for my patients. My goal as an orthopedic surgeon is to educate patients about treatment options whether it be surgical and nonsurgical modalities. Together we will come to a treatment plan that will be individualized based on patient activities, goals of return and many other factors.”

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5
- based on 188 Ratings
(5)
3/1/2024

Very caring Doctor and staff

(5)
2/1/2024

Very good provider

(5)
1/1/2024

Easy to talk to and answered all my questions

(5)
1/1/2024

Always a good experience, however the wait time was extremely longer then usually to see the dr this time . Nobody kept us informed

(5)
12/1/2023

The physician was excellent. I was, however, concerned about the lag time between when I had my MRI and the wait to hear from the doctor's office to schedule an appointment to review the MRI with me. After 4 weeks, I called the office to inquire about scheduling an appointment with the physician which was done immediately. I never was told why I was not contacted by the office to schedule an appointment?

(5)
12/1/2023

Excellent care with Dr Ohliger and staff.

(5)
12/1/2023

He is very good ***

(5)
11/1/2023

Feel so confident in my care and with Dr. Oliver. He is excellent.

(5)
11/1/2023

Everything was very good

(5)
11/1/2023

It was my first visit with Dr. Ohliger. He came in, introduced himself, called me by name. I told him I had one question to ask him. He took the time to answer the question. That put me at ease immediately,

(5)
11/1/2023

My regular provider is with ***.Some of the questions here are not relevant to my general/regular health care. Due to injury I was referred to Dr. Ohliger. I could not have had better care for my *** and ***. Surgery went excellent, based on how I feel now, and I am glad I was referred to Dr. Ohliger. I am eager to continue my care for this specific condition with him, follow ups and therapy, rather than switch to my normal care provider.

(5)
11/1/2023

Dr Ohliger has generally been fantastic! I feel he listens really well to my concerns and addresses them. *** He is really knowledgable and I feel his personal experiences with knee surgeries have helped him to be more empathetic.

(5)
11/1/2023

Dr. Ohliger was extremely knowledgeable on new innovations for orthopedic care. He was so personable and left me feeling well cared for by someone who really knew his stuff. He was kind and respectful while explaining possible treatments. This physician is terrific.

(5)
11/1/2023

I was very excited to have Dr. James Ohilger III as my orthopedic surgeon. He did amazing! He drew pictures of how my bone broke, and how he was going to fix it. He is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr Ohliger is superior. I have referred several family members to him.

(5)
10/1/2023

The clinic had a power outage during my visit, but the provider did the best they could.

(5)
10/1/2023

Professional and very caring. Did not down because I was standing when he entered the room and he and I spoke eye to eye. No need to sit down for this visit. I would choose this doctor again In the future.

(5)
10/1/2023

Very good experience

(5)
10/1/2023

This was an all around amazing experience from the workers at the front desk, to the nurse, the medical student learning, and Dr Ohliger were all so respectful, professional, kind and accommodating.

(5)
10/1/2023

Very satisfied with my visit

(5)
9/1/2023

Dr. Ohliger is excellent. He listened to my concerns, was thoughtful in our treatment plan and was genuine and thorough in explanations. I would highly recommend him to anyone for orthopedic needs.

(5)
9/1/2023

Nice, and helpful. No complaints

(5)
9/1/2023

I have been very happy with my care with Dr. Ohlinger. He has an excellent bedside manner and really seems to genuinely care.

(5)
9/1/2023

Dr Ohligher was excellent. ***

(5)
9/1/2023

Even though they were running behind time, the doctor and physicians assistant took their time with me. This was the first time I saw this doctor.

(5)
8/2/2023

Excellent experience. Highly recommend this doctor, highly professional and personable .Need more like him.

(5)
8/2/2023

This doctor is amazing and I very glad I found him. His staff is kind and courteous. I have recommended him to quite a few people .

(5)
8/2/2023

Excellent physician. Always does an exceptional job of helping me manage my knee arthritis/pain

(5)
8/1/2023

Grt dr

(5)
8/1/2023

Dr. Ohliger was fantastic

(5)
8/1/2023

Very concerned about my pain

(5)
8/1/2023

The PA and Doctor were very attentive and concerned with my condition and spent the time to diagnose and explain things to me. I was very happy with the visit

(5)
7/1/2023

He was very concerned and helpful

(5)
7/1/2023

The staff and off ice was very nice , and helpful. Dr ohlinger , was a wonderful dr. Explained everything throughly , gave me option for my condition. I will go back if need be. Will also recommend this dr. Highly.. Thk u

(5)
7/1/2023

My experience was the best!

(5)
7/1/2023

Overall, a very good experience.

(5)
7/1/2023

The doctor, receptionist, and other staff were all extremely kind and made it a positive atmosphere. My doctor was thorough and explained every step of the healing process.

(5)
7/1/2023

All good, options offered, explained and I am to cell when I reach a decision.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Ohlinger and staff were outstanding.

(5)
7/1/2023

I couldn't be any more satisfied with the care Dr. Ohliger provided. I left the office feeling confident with the care plan.

(5)
7/1/2023

Always get excellent care when I see this dr. He's awesome and has great bedside manners.

(5)
6/1/2023

Good experience, only thing is he has the exact same name evidently as another provider in your office.Seems that could and should be correctable

(5)
6/1/2023

Wonderful service

(5)
6/1/2023

Outstanding care from Dr. Oligher! Very happy with the level of care he has provided and his care and concern for me as a person.

(5)
6/1/2023

Excellent care and compassion for my injury

(5)
6/1/2023

Good

(5)
6/1/2023

Totally confident with this provider & his PA. Thankful for their competence & care!

(5)
5/1/2023

Dr Ohliger is excellent and has excellent bedside manner. His nurse or medical assistant was pleasant and courteous as well.

(5)
5/1/2023

Excellent physician and surgeon

(5)
5/1/2023

This is one of the best providers I've dealt with in over 20 years.

(5)
5/1/2023

Very caring doctor

(5)
5/1/2023

Dr James Ohliger is an excellent orthopedic surgeon. He is easy to talk to, encourages questions, and wants his patients involved in their care. I would recommend him to anyone. He was one of the most pleasant medical professionals I have ever interacted with.

(5)
5/1/2023

The care provider was very attentive & courteous. He was very knowledgeable & explained everything clearly. He showed genuine concern In understanding me & my issues. I highly recommend this doctor!

(5)
5/1/2023

Dr. Ohliger at the Center for Orthopedics performed a surgery on my elbow. I'm 84 years old and I'm very pleased with Dr. Ohliger.

(5)
5/1/2023

Dr Ohliger and his staff are phenomenal. They care, compassion and understanding they gave to my scared 7 year old was comforting and reassuring as a parent. I would highly highly recommend them to anyone

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

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As of December 31, 2016, James Ohliger did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.