welcome to Bellefonte Orthopedic Hand Center

Welcome to Bellefonte Orthopedic Hand Center. It is our sincere desire to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. We are committed to providing compassionate care.

Contact Information
Bellefonte Orthopedic Hand Center
1101 St. Christopher Dr.
Suite 340
Ashland, KY 41101
Phone: 606-833-HAND (4263)
Fax: 606-833-4266

Our Physicians:

James K Lanter M.D.


James Lanter, M.D., orthopedic hand surgeon, earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis, Tenn. and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is fellowship trained in both hand and microvascular surgery (Duke University Medical Center) and reconstructive spinal surgery (Gainesville, Fla.). Dr. Lanter is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and has more than 20 years of experience treating upper extremity disorders.

Persistent or recurring hand and wrist pain should be evaluated by a physician familiar with both the anatomy and pathology of the upper extremity and treatment should begin as soon as possible to minimize disability and dysfunction. The Bellefonte Orthopedic Hand Center specializes in orthopedic conditions and injuries of the hand and wrist including:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome                
  • Tendon and Nerve Lacerations
  • Work Injuries
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Fractures of the Wrist, Hand and Fingers
  • Trigger Fingers
  • DeQuervain’s
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Tendinitis of Elbow, Wrist & Hand
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Vascular Problems and Injuries of the Upper Extremities

If you would like to schedule an appointment call the office and we will accommodate you as soon as possible.

In order to provide the best possible care, please remember to bring your insurance card and a list of any medication that you are currently taking to your appointment.

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Insurance and Payment Information
We accept most insurance plans including Medicare. Co-payments are required at the time of your visit. If you are a self paying patient, payment is expected in full at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.

If you have an emergency, the OLBH Emergency Department operates 24 hours a day. If your situation is not emergent, but is urgent and cannot wait for an appointment, OLBH also provides urgent care conveniently located at:

Ironton Urgent Care
1005 East Ring Rd.
Ironton, OH
Office Phone: (740) 533-3950
Office Hours: 
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday

Prescriptions Refills

Patients are responsible for monitoring prescription refills. Please make the physician and nurse aware of the need for refills at the time of your visit. If you are not scheduled for an appointment but need a prescription refill, please call the office during business hours and leave a message for your nurse. We request 48 hours to process refill requests.

Please remember that in certain situations appropriate medical care requires the benefit of a patient examination before a prescription can be filled.


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