James M. Fish, DO


“Dr. Fish took the time to look at the test results and then lay out a plan of recovery that I could understand and follow. ” – L.L.

Dr. Fish is Board Certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee. He specializes in all aspects of spinal surgery, including adult and pediatric deformity, minimally invasive surgery, and all modalities of conservative care. In addition, Dr. Fish is trained to care for all aspects of general orthopaedics, including trauma. He maintains active affiliations with Southern Hills Medical Center, StoneCrest Medical Center, and the Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics Surgery Center.

Dr. Fish obtained his undergraduate education at the University of South Dakota, graduating cum Laude in 1996. He received his Medical Degree as a Doctor of Osteopathy from The University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, again graduating cum Laude in 2001.

Dr. Fish is an active member of the North American Spine Society, the American Osteopathic Association, the Cervical Spine Research Society, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics. He has been a member of Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, PLC since 2007.
Outside of the workplace, Dr. Fish enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is an avid golfer and still plays competitive ice hockey. He also enjoys music and travel.

Dr. Fish’s CV

Dr. Fish’s Specialties Include:
  • Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • General Orthopaedics
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Patient Testimonial 2017-07-18 Dr. Fish is very caring and skilled at back, neck, etc. You always get personalized attention and he takes the time to listen to all your concerns and answers any questions you have.

Patient Testimonial 2016-12-28 A down to earth doctor.

Patient Testimonial 2016-12-28 Best Dr. Ever

Patient Testimonial 2016-12-28 Dr. Fish is wonderful and the Physical Therapy is awesome.

Patient Testimonial 2016-12-28 Found Dr. Fish to be knowledgeable about what I needed to have done with my back. Cool Doc.

Patient Testimonial 2016-12-20 The Best Staff and Doctors. They Truly Care About You.

Patient Testimonial 2016-12-20 Dr. Fish is a wonderful doctor and the staff is extremely helpful.

Patient Testimonial 2016-12-20 I live north of Nashville in Orlinda, TN & will always drive to see Dr. Fish. Will not see anyone else.

Patient Testimonial 2016-04-06I come here and always great

Patient Testimonial 2016-03-09Good service great doctor

Patient Testimonial 2016-03-02Like him a lot!

Patient Testimonial 2016-02-29Thank you for your personal help with my care and for listening to me.

Patient Testimonial 2016-02-05Excellent physician


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