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James R. Lindner, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Sports Medicine

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Dr. Lindner is a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry. He remained at the University of Pittsburgh for medical school where he graduated with honors. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan followed by spending an additional year of training doing a fellowship in Sports Medicine in Denver, Colorado at Panorama Orthopaedics.

After completing his fellowship training, Dr. Lindner went on to practice in the Phoenix, Arizona area for 4 years. During that time he served as team physician for multiple high schools. Dr. Lindner moved to Bloomington in July 2015, excited to return to the Midwest and the excitement of a sports hungry college town. Dr. Lindner currently serves as the team physician for Bloomington High School South and on Friday nights in the fall, you can find him on the sidelines of football games.

In his free time, you can find Dr. Lindner spending time with his wife, Brianna and their daughter. The Lindner’s enjoy spending time outside hiking, playing golf, and traveling. He is also in the early stages of learning to brew his own beer. Dr. Lindner particularly enjoys watching college football and basketball, especially the University of Pittsburgh.


Insurance plans accepted by this provider are below.

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Anthem Hoosier Care Connect
  • Anthem Hoosier Healthwise
  • Anthem Medicare HMO
  • Anthem Medicare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway Essentials Network
  • Care Source Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Care Source Hoosier Healthwise
  • Community Health Network - Employee Plan
  • CorVel/Corecare - Workers Compensation
Coventry/First Health
Deaconess OneCare
  • Encore Workers Compensation
  • Health Alliance Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Indiana Health Network - Workers Compensation
  • Indiana University - Workers Compensation
  • Indiana University Health - Workers Compensation
IU Health Plans
Lutheran Preferred
  • Managed Health Services Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Care Connect
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Healthwise
  • Managed Health Services Medicare Advantage
  • MDWise Excel Healthy Indiana Plan
  • MDWise Excel Hoosier Healthwise
  • Parkview Health Plan Signature Care PPO
  • Point Comfort - Refugee Medical Assistance Program
  • Point Comfort - Unaccompanied Children Program
Suburban Health Organization
  • The Healthcare Group Encircle
  • The Healthcare Group Encore
  • TriCare Prime
  • TriCare Select
  • United DSNP
  • United HealthCare
  • United HealthCare Hoosier Care Connect
  • United HMO
  • United Medicare Advantage
  • United PPO
  • VA - CCN via United Healthcare

Note: Although this listing was accurate at the time of posting, insurances change regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Please confirm with your insurance company that this provider is covered by your plan before your appointment.

Specialties & Details


Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Bedford, IU Health Bloomington

Physician Group:

IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians


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