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Dr. Creighton is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and became a diehard Notre Dame fan at an early age. After his freshman year at Indiana University, Dr. Creighton transferred to the University of Notre Dame, receiving his Bachelor of Science. He then attended Indiana University School of Medicine, and after graduating, he stayed there for his orthopedic surgery residency. Dr. Creighton then did two fellowships to specialize in upper extremity surgery. The first was with the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, focusing on hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery. The second was a Shoulder and Elbow fellowship with Florida Orthopaedic Institute.

Dr. Creighton cares for all upper extremity conditions, including fracture care, arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, nerve decompression and repair, Dupuytren’s disease, arthroplasty, and arthroscopy. He cares for patients of all ages. Dr. Creighton’s goal is to get patients back to their regular activities as soon as possible by working as a team with caregivers, family, and other medical professionals.

He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Creighton spends his spare time with his wife and two sons. Together, they enjoy outdoor activities such as golf, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and time at the beach and in the water. Dr. Creighton also enjoys traveling, grilling, and watching sporting events.


Had my surgery with James Creighton, and he did a fantastic job. Very little scar tissue, just a fine line! Everything with surgery and appointments when very smoothly. When looking at MRIs and x-rays, he would go into detail to make sure you understood what he was showing you. Very pleased.

Sherman I.

The office was spotless, with multiple hand sanitizers around for use. Everyone I came into contact with was professional and friendly. I did not feel rushed, nor did the staff present as being rushed or stressed. Most importantly, however, was that Dr. Creighton did not appear rushed. He spent the time necessary for me to understand my condition. Showing me images of my condition was a great help as well. I highly recommend him and his staff.

Donna W.

Dr. Creighton was punctual, friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. He performed a thorough exam and explained his findings in easy-to-understand terms. I would highly recommend him to others.

Terry D.

The entire office was awesome, from the intake to my exit receptionist out front. The staff was great and very compassionate and caring. The office was legitimately interested in my pain.

Linda L.

I have visited Florida Ortho on three different occasions for three different issues, and each time the staff is incredibly cordial. They get you seen in a timely manner, and most importantly, they successfully treated my ortho issues.

Tammy R.

Very gentle! Treated my daughter well. Spoke to her like she was an adult and let her answer the questions. It really boosted her confidence that she was treated with respect. Highly recommend!

Samantha G.

On time, M.D. takes time and explains well. Had great discussions regarding surgery. Very good bedside manner.

Pat D.

Friendly, professional and excellent doctor. Thoroughly explained the issue with my finger. Laid out a treatment plan and arranged the next appointment. Within an hour, a summary of my visit was on the patient portal. Great experience from check-in to check-out.

Carol W.

Quickest office visit I have ever had. If every office were run like this one, there would probably be a lot more happy patients out there. But aside from that, Dr. Creighton is the best. He is thorough with his explanations and is personable.

Sara H.

I was delighted and impressed with Dr. Creighton. He is professional. He explained everything in a way that was understandable. I would recommend him to anyone who needs his services.

Ava K.

Very satisfied with my Dr. Creighton…he is the best of the best. Very knowledgeable and takes time to listen to me. Answers any and all questions with expertise, and his staff are very accommodating. Thank you, Dr. Creighton, for being you.

Scheryl L.


  • Fellowship, Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery
  • Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Medical Degree, Indiana University School of Medicine

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