James Flynn, M.D.

dr James Flynn, spine center Indiana, foot surgery indiana, ankle surgery indiana, orthopedic surgeon in Indiana

I am excited to return to South Bend with my wife, Courtney, a South Bend native, and our two daughters. After graduating from Notre Dame, I spent a year as a volunteer at the Sr. Maura Brannick Health Center where I developed a strong connection with the people of South Bend. I jumped at the incredible opportunity to be part of South Bend Orthopaedics, which has a strong reputation of providing exceptional orthopaedic care and service to the community. My orthopedic interests especially include the biomechanics of the ankle and foot, ankle sprains, flatfoot deformity, orthopaedic trauma, and arthritis. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and cheering on the Irish.

Dr. Flynn Practices at:

South Bend Office: 53880 Carmichael Drive (Off corner of Douglas Road and 23)
Mishawaka Office: 60160 Bodnar Boulevard (Off Elm Road)

Participating Hospitals and Surgery Centers

Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka Campus
Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend

4.8 Star Rating: Recommended

4.7 out of 5
420 Patient Ratings
106 Patient Comments
Updated 6/17

 

Undergraduate

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Medical School

University of Medicine & Dentistry of N.J., New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Residency

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Fellowship-Training in Foot and Ankle Surgery

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Certifications

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Society Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Team Experience

Hershey Bears AHL Hockey

Consulting Physician

University of Notre Dame

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Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

 

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Satisfaction Survey. Patients are not identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

SBO Patient 5/17

Dr Flynn is amazing. Compassionate. Knowledgeable. Excellent surgeon.

 

SBO Patient 4/17

VERY IMPRESSIVE.

 

SBO Patient 4/17

GOOD

 

SBO Patient 4/17

ALWAYS OVER THE TOP.

 

SBO Patient 4/17

I've been dealing with a chronic issue off and on for about two years, and seen a couple of doctors. Doctor Flynn was the first who was able to identify an issue and start dealing with it, and I'm really excited to see how it gets better.

 

SBO Patient 4/17

Dr. Flynn thanked me for coming to South Bend Ortho.  This was a second opinion and he was very decisive with how to proceed with my care.  I immediately began to trust him because of his knowledge and understanding of my issues.  The first doctor scared me and Dr. Flynn assured me.

 

SBO Patient 3/17

Dr Flynn is a very nice person. He explained everything about my ankle. Would recommend him highly to anyone.

 

SBO Patient 3/17

After spending nine months with a podiatrist, Dr. Flynn is a miracle Doctor!  He gave me back my active life!

 

SBO Patient 3/17

Dr. Flynn could be a little more cautious of people's time.

 

SBO Patient 3/17

Dr. Flynn is a very friendly guy and great bed side manner.

 

SBO Patient 3/17

Dr. Flynn left me feeling well taken care of.

 

SBO Patient 3/17

Dr. Flynn is the best!  I am so glad I had him as my surgeon and for follow up care.  All visits have been excellent. I have great confidence in Dr. Flynn. I will definitely recommend him and SBO to anyone needing care.

 

SBO Patient 3/17

Dr. Flynn took the time with me to discuss the next steps of my recovery.

 

SBO Patient 3/17

Have already give referrals to Dr Flynn.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Excellent surgeon -- very pleased with the outcome of my surgery/

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Very pleased/

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Dr. Flynn and his staff were helpful, informative and friendly! I enjoyed the visit.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Excellent service. I had Dr. Flynn recommended to me by a trusted friend and I am delighted I took this advice.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

I am very happy with the care I received from Dr. Flynn. Very satisfied.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

Dr. Flynn was very personable and friendly.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

Dr. Flynn explained my daughter’s diagnosis to both my daughter and I in words we could understand.  He answered all of our questioned and was not rushed at all.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

I love Dr. Flynn! He is so nice and really seems to care about what you are going through. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

Doctor and the lady (I am sorry I can't remember her name) who assisted him with the cast were both excellent.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

Dr Flynn = Excellence!

 

SBO Patient 12/16

I am very impressed with Dr. Flynn. He was thoughtful, patient and well informed AND thorough. Told me and explained all options.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

Dr. Flynn seems friendly, caring, and professional. I can definitely understand why he was recommended.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

Doc himself is fine and the experience when I was with him was good.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

I have recommended Dr Flynn many times.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

Again, I am very pleased that Dr. Flynn is my doctor.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

I liked that he explained everything to me in terms I could understand.  Very personable as well.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

Dr. Flynn is an outstanding doctor. Best in communication and care.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

My son has special needs. Dr. Flynn took the time to explain thing to Luke. Many times doctors just gloss over him. Dr. Flynn answered all of my questions in words I could understand and even showed me what he was talking about on the MRI. Dr. Flynn never made us feel rushed.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

Dr. Flynn was pleasant and most importantly, was knowledgeable and seemed to want to get my problem addressed properly.  If all doctors were like this, it would be fantastic.  It almost made the wait time more bearable.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

Dr. Flynn is very good at taking the time to explain everything in common terms!  He never is in a hurry and puts his patients first.  He is truly a caring physician!  I have recommended him to others.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

The Dr. that I see is very kind and takes his time explaining everything to make sure that his patients understand everything. I will definitely recommend him to someone he is by far the most kind Dr. I have felt with. He's very good with explaining and answering all your questions and concerns..

 

SBO Patient 10/16

We are extremely pleased with the care and treatment Dr. Flynn has given Jebediah.  He answers our questions and seems to genuinely care about how Jeb is doing.  He made my son aware that he had a right to make his own decisions about his treatment, which made him feel included and confident in his care.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Excellent doctor.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Dr. Flynn seems to know what he was doing and I have heard great things about him.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Dr. Flynn and his staff have been amazing through a frustrating healing process.

SBO Patient 8/16

I am thrilled to be a patient of Dr Flynn.  He was recommended to me by my Indy Dr who had met Dr Flynn at a conference.  He was quite impressed with Dr Flynn's protocol on evaluating the foot and was impressed with him in conversation.

SBO Patient 8/16

I feel very relaxed and at ease with Dr Flynn. And for me that's saying something.

SBO Patient 8/16

I had been a patient of Dr Ferlic-hard act to follow! But Dr. Flynn was excellent!

SBO Patient 8/16

Dr. Flynn was most kind and extremely upbeat.

SBO Patient 8/16

Dr. Flynn and his assistants are eager to help and explain anything I don't understand. They also have discussed in detail with me the different treatment options.

SBO Patient 8/16

I know the doctor is very good but the waiting to see him and the time he spent with me needs a lot of improvement.

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr. Flynn is very friendly and easy to talk to concerning your problems. Seems to go beyond the existing problem to the underlying reasons for it to help ease your pain.

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr. Flynn is very good!

SBO Patient 7/16

I have already referred 3 of my friends to Dr. Flynn. He & his office staff are the best!!

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr Flynn is a very nice young man who seemed quite knowledgeable on the latest techniques and offered excellent solutions to my ongoing foot issues. I feel confident enough to allow him to plan and execute surgery.

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr. Flynn is wonderful!!  I would not go to any other physician for this type of care!

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr. Flynn was very patient and apologetic about the long wait time.

SBO Patient 7/16

Care provider was great and attentive.

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr. Flynn is one of the best doctors I have ever been to see in my 61 years. As I said previously he listens to me, makes eye contact, is not evasive and is very kind.

SBO Patient 7/16

Excellent communication.

SBO Patient 7/16

Overall, very happy with medical care provided.

SBO Patient 7/16

I couldn't be more satisfied with Dr. Flynn's expertise and care.

SBO Patient 6/16

Did not help me with the pain I had in my feet.

SBO Patient 6/16

Fantastic Doctor. Very approachable, listens well. Concerned.

SBO Patient 6/16

Dr. Flynn was very nice and engaging.  Spoke in clear easy to understand non-medical jargon language.  Warned me of possible pain with injection.  I was very pleased.

SBO Patient 5/16

Great Care Provider!

SBO Patient 5/16

Dr. Flynn was our third doctor in three years for the same problem and the first to diagnosis it. He has been amazing and we couldn't be happier with him and his care.

SBO Patient 4/16

I feel blessed to have found  just the right  doctor.

SBO Patient 4/16

Doctor was very informative and was able to explain everything to where I was able to understand. He was very concerned and took the time out to explain his concerns. He ended up referring us to Riley's Children Hospital due to her condition! He was amazing! I would highly recommend other to this facility.

SBO Patient 4/16

Dr Flynn was awesome kind n compassionate personable disposition n great skills!!

SBO Patient 4/16

Dr Flynn is very competent! I've had 6 previous surgeries by other providers on my foot. I have confidence that the 2 Dr Flynn has done will turn out positive

SBO Patient 4/16

Was a totally positive experience with Dr. Flynn.

SBO Patient 4/16

I’ve never seen a doctor and his staff being so attentive and give you as much time as you needed. Never felt hurried.

SBO Patient 2/16

Dr. Flynn has been amazing!

 

SBO Patient 2/16

I have recommended Dr. Flynn to several people.

 

SBO Patient 2/16

Dr. Flynn, although resembling Doogie Howser, was phenomenal with my son.

 

SBO Patient 2/16

Dr. Flynn is wonderful and is worth the wait.

 

SBO Patient 2/16

I have recommended this caregiver to several friends.

 

SBO Patient 2/16

The care Provider, Doctor, Physician Assistant (PA), and Nurse Practitioner (RN), are the Best! They are Great. They take time to listen and answer any questions you may have and never rush.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

I was very pleased with all the care I received.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

I have been very satisfied with the care I have been given.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

Thank you to Dr Flynn and everyone there.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

Very good doctor and staff.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

My doctor was extremely nice, but I feel the cost and time commitment of the 10 minute appointment with the doctor was not worth the check-in visit.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

Extremely pleased and comfortable with Dr. Flynn and his staff!

 

SBO Patient 1/16

I was completely pleased with Dr. Flynn.  Dr. Flynn addressed my problem in a thorough way and provided me with options and information I have never gotten from other doctors that I have seen for my feet.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

I really appreciated Dr. Flynn asking “who is MW” and asking me to tell him what I felt.  I was in pain, upset, and scared.  This simple question put me at ease.  This Dr. wanted to give me what I cared about in my life. I will not forget this. It meant so much when I was so down.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

Dr. Flynn is an excellent physician.  My ankle replacement was relatively pain free!  He also operated on my wife's broken patella and her surgery was pretty much pain free as well!  He has a wonderful demeanor.  I highly recommend him to all our friends!!

 

SBO Patient 1/16

Dr. Flynn was very empathic and articulated very clearing the information that I needed to make an informed decision.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

Dr. Flynn has been fabulous.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Dr. Flynn did an excellent job examining the patient.  I have no problems whatsoever with his abilities as a physician.  My only issue was the wait time from arrival (11:00 am) to completion with the Doctor (12:15 pm).

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Never seen such good professionalism, personal  attention and explanation of problem and solution ever. The comfort level of his mannerism  was by far the best I have ever seen and experienced.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Dr. Flynn gave me hope that the pain I have been experiencing can be alleviated by various methods.  I appreciated his concern and care and willingness to answer my questions.

SBO Patient 10/15
Dr. Flynn is most awesome. Was totally confident with him beginning at my first appointment, during my second appointment it even further solidified my trust with my health issue. His knowledge, thoroughness, and all other tributes far surpassed my expectations. Dr. Flynn is superior and would get my highest recommendation.

SBO Patient 10/15
I could not have been more pleased with Dr. Flynn's approach to diagnosis and treatment, evidence of competency and knowledge of appropriate drugs, and interaction with me. He listened to me, answered my questions, included me in decision, and treated me with respect as a knowledgeable patient.

SBO Patient 10/15
Couldn't be happier...Dr. Flynn is the best. He went above and beyond for my son.

SBO Patient 10/15
I would recommend him to anyone. He is a superior caring Doctor.

SBO Patient 8/15
Very Good.

SBO Patient 8/15
I'm ready to move on to a normal life without a cast on my ankle.

SBO Patient 8/15
Doctor was very good, I felt very confident in him.

SBO Patient 7/15
Dr. Flynn is kind and has a great bedside manner.

SBO Patient 7/15
The whole appointment and meeting and talking to Dr. Flynn was a very good experience.

SBO Patient 5/15

Truly a Great care Provider!! Highly Recommended!!

SBO Patient 5/15

Doctor was very pleasant, however he admitted he was unsure of best treatment and referred me to another specialist. I am pleased that he did not make a diagnosis he was unsure of, but I'm disappointed that he lacked the expertise to do so.

SBO Patient 5/15

X-rays were taken of my feet which showed some things, but not my primary problem.

SBO Patient 3/15

I love Dr Flynn and his nurse Tina. I feel like a family friend.

SBO Patient 2/15

Dr. Flynn has been nothing but professional and compassionate with our daughter Caroline. He is a wonderful Dr. and we would definitely recommend him to others.

SBO Patient 2/15

Great idea to have an appointment before surgery to answer all other questions.

SBO Patient 1/15

ok

SBO Patient 1/15

Very good experience, no problems.

SBO Patient 1/15

I expressed to Dr. Flynn what I wanted to see happen in light of the situation, and he was absolutely agreeable. Based on the care provided, I would certainly recommend him to others. I would only hesitate due to the difficulty with scheduling and protracted wait room delays.

SBO Patient 12/14

Dr. Flynn has very good bedside manners and listens to any questions I have for him and answer them for me!