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James Schwender, MD

Dr. Schwender is an orthopedic surgeon in the Minneapolis area. He is affiliated with Essentia Health St Joseph's Medical Center and 4 more hospitals.
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270 doctors
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270 doctors
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135 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more spine condition patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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280 doctors
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280 doctors
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140 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more back problems patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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75 doctors
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75 doctors
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37 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more spinal stenosis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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72 doctors
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72 doctors
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36 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more spondylosis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more spondylolisthesis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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64 doctors
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64 doctors
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32 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more herniated disc patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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99 doctors
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98 doctors
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49 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more pinched nerve patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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29 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more scoliosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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244 doctors
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244 doctors
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121 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more back pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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442 doctors
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441 doctors
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220 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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481 doctors
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480 doctors
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240 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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427 doctors
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426 doctors
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213 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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77 doctors
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76 doctors
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38 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw spina bifida patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Twin Cities area. Learn more.
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281 doctors
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282 doctors
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140 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more obesity patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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140 doctors
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140 doctors
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69 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more neck pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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181 doctors
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182 doctors
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90 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw hemorrhage patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Twin Cities area. Learn more.
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100 doctors
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100 doctors
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49 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw fibromyalgia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Twin Cities area. Learn more.
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385 doctors
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385 doctors
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192 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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338 doctors
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338 doctors
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169 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Twin Cities area. Learn more.

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227 doctors
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228 doctors
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113 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more congenital disorders patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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222 doctors
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223 doctors
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111 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more birth defects patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw synovial cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Twin Cities area. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw more ganglion cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Twin Cities area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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222 doctors
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221 doctors
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110 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw chronic pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Twin Cities area. Learn more.

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178 doctors
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178 doctors
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89 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw peripheral neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Twin Cities area. Learn more.

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180 doctors
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180 doctors
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89 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Twin Cities area. Learn more.

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197 doctors
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198 doctors
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98 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw arthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Twin Cities area. Learn more.

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128 doctors
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129 doctors
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64 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw broken bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Twin Cities area. Learn more.

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116 doctors
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116 doctors
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57 doctors
Dr. Schwender saw weakness patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Twin Cities area. Learn more.

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Locations

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

Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
913 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404
510 miles away
TRIA Orthopaedic Center
8100 Northland Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55431
511 miles away

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Credentials
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1993

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Essentia Health St Joseph's Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Fairview Lakes Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Banner Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • 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
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hill Physicians
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield