Meet Dr. Bynum
“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient...” - Sir William Osler
About Dr. Bynum
Dr. James Bynum is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He is a pioneer in the Southwest Florida area for his expert skills in procedures such as:
Hip arthroscopy for FAI labral repairs
Multilligament knee reconstruction for severe knee injuries
Arthroscopic supracapsular reconstruction for chronic “irreparable” rotator cuff tears in the shoulder
Raised in Texas, Dr. Bynum graduated Summa Cum Laude from Midwestern State University with a degree in chemistry. He then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for both medical school as well as orthopedic surgery residency where he developed a passion for treating severe and debilitating musculoskeletal injuries using only the most minimally invasive techniques. It was this passion that lead him to complete a fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine in Plano, TX under the tutelage of Drs. F. Alan Barber and Alex Glogau. He began private practice in Fort Myers, FL in 2009 and is the sports medicine and arthroscopy specialist for Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida. He has published multiple peer-reviewed orthopedic research articles and book chapters as well as served as a reviewer for the Arthroscopy Journal. He has given lectures across the country on advanced arthroscopic procedures and has served as a surgical instructor, teaching other orthopedic surgeons from around the world.
Dr. Bynum's Treatment Philosophies:
1. Treat every patient as a unique individual. No two people have the same needs or goals, and no one solution is the best for everyone. It is the physician’s job to recognize this and to develop the optimum treatment plan for that patient.
2. Deliver solutions that provide the best long-term results in the least amount of time. The vast majority of the time this can be achieved non-surgically, but there are circumstances where a surgical procedure is the best option and patients should be allowed to make the decision that is best for them.
3. Make patients an active participant in their care. Tests and procedures should not just simply be “ordered”, but patients must understand the “why” and share in the decision making process through explanation and education from the physician.
4. Cultivate a patient-centered culture in the office where providing a caring, relaxing experience is the primary goal every stop along the way. From the first phone call to make the appointment to the final check-out visit, every team member is focused on exceeding expectations.
5. Respect a patient’s time. Recognize that patients have a busy schedule and there are countless things they would rather be doing than waiting for the doctor. We always strive to minimize wait-times and increase clinic efficiency, but never at the expense of patient interaction. Every patient should be provided the amount of time with the physician to be comfortable with the treatment plan and have all of their questions answered.
6. Practice evidence-based medicine. Provide only the most modern, state of the art orthopedic treatments that are supported by the medical research literature. Make a constant effort to stay abreast of the current treatments and techniques through conferences, seminars, and journals.
Anastasia D. Monzone | PA-C
Board Certified Physician Assistant – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI – Bachelors of Science in Dietetics
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Myers, FL – Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Anastasia was born in England and grew up in Michigan, and is now a member of the Joint Implant team. Anastasia’s primary practice is assisting Dr. Bynum during office hours and in surgery. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, taking her dogs to the beach, and enjoying the outdoors.