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James Nieman, MD

Dr. Nieman is an orthopedic surgeon in the Van Wert area. He is affiliated with St Rita's Medical Center and 4 more hospitals.
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Dr. Nieman saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more torn meniscus patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Nieman saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more carpal tunnel syndrome patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more sprained joint patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw drug allergies patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more synovial cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more sprained knee patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more peripheral neuropathy patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more neuropathy patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw swelling patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more sprained leg patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more abnormal gait patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw more weakness patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw rotator cuff tear patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw sprained shoulder patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw trigger finger patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Nieman saw sprained hip patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw patellar tendonitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw broken arm patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nieman saw sprained ankle patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Repeat hip replacement rate

Dr. Nieman’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Nieman’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Nieman’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We measure how many of Dr. Nieman’s primary hip replacements resulted in a second hip replacement within 90 days of the first one — we call this their repeat hip replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary hip replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat hip replacement rate for patients like Dr. Nieman’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Nieman’s rate of repeat hip replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Nieman’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Nieman’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 2%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Nieman’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Nieman’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Nieman’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Nieman’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Nieman sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
1180 Professional Dr
Van Wert, OH 45891
704 miles away
Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery
801 Medical Dr
Lima, OH 45804
681 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program
    RESIDENCY
  • The University of Toledo College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1994

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Nieman is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • St Rita's Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Lima Memorial Health System
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Van Wert County Hospital
    D
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Hardin Memorial Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Paramount
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield