James St. Louis, D.O.
Physician Partners of America


Specialties: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon.


James St. Louis, D.O., is the highly acclaimed, minimally invasive spine surgeon known to thousands of patients around the globe as the surgical founder of Laser Spine Institute. In January 2018, he joined Physician Partners of America (PPOA) in Tampa, Florida. His new partnership with PPOA represents a commitment to the healthcare company’s push into laser-assisted minimally invasive spine procedures in addition to its core practice: interventional pain management.

Dr. St. Louis is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Physician Specialists. After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, he earned his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences Osteopathic Medical School in Kansas City, Mo.

After joining the United States Army, he completed a rotating internship at Eisenhower Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Ga., and completed orthopedic residencies at Fort Louis, Wash., and at Kennedy Medical Center in Cherry Hill, N.J.

He earned a Meritorious Service Award and Commendation Medal from the Army in 1994. He was appointed by former Gov. Charlie Crist to the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, serving from 2008-2012. He also worked in private practice before founding Laser Spine Institute. Dr. St. Louis is a member of many medical organizations including the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Medical Association and American Association of Physician Specialists.

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Physician Partners of America (PPOA) is a fast-growing national healthcare company that manages a wide range of medical practices. These include interventional pain management, minimally invasive spinal procedures, orthopedics, psychology, personal injury, Workers’ Compensation, and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery centers and procedure suites.


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4730 N. Habana Ave., Suite #204
Tampa, FL 33614





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