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James Wagner

James A. Wagner, DO

4.9 / 5 (Based on 50 Ratings) Learn More

“I strive to communicate with my patients on both a medical and personal level to get to know them better. I also try to listen to what they really want.“

Office Information

About Me

Expert & Compassionate Care for Women

For experienced and compassionate care for your obstetric and gynecologic needs, trust James Wagner, DO, a board-certified OB/GYN at Avera Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology in Mitchell, SD.

Dr. Wagner provides specialized care for women – everything from annual well-woman exams and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery to prenatal and pregnancy care.

“There are a lot of ups and downs when you’re taking care of people, but OB/GYN is for the most part a happy field,” he says. “The best part of my job is being able to interact with my patients and watch their families grow.”

Dr. Wagner advises his patients to try and stay balanced physically, mentally and spiritually. “You’ll persevere throughout life much better if you have balance,” he says.

Active Lifestyle

In his free time, Dr. Wagner enjoys restoring old hotrods, hiking, biking, fishing and hunting. “I love outdoor activities and mostly like to fish and hunt birds – everything from doves to pheasants.”



Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, IA, Medical School


Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK, Obstetrics and Gynecology


Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Memberships

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; American Osteopathic Association; American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Osteopathic Founders Foundation


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical Research & Clinical Trials

Use of Daptomycin in a pregnant patient with staphylococcus aureus endocarditis


March 04, 2020
Love this clinic and the people that work there. I'm always greeted by name and a smile at the front desk, love the nurses, and Dr. Wagner always takes the time to explain everything thoroughly.
February 28, 2020
My husband and I feel truly blessed to live so close to this hospital with an amazing OB-GYN staff.
February 19, 2020
The nurses were very helpful and entertained my baby while I had my procedure done.
February 15, 2020
Dr Wagner has been incredible as we enter our journey again of Hyperemesis. We love our care with Avera and feel very lucky to have outstanding providers in Mitchell. De Wagner has taken the time to come up with a plan and took our concerns very seriously. We appreciate the love and support from everyone from receptionist to him!
February 15, 2020
Dr. James Wagner is the best doctor I've ever encountered. He is very good at what he goes, knows what he is talking about, is very professional and personable!
February 13, 2020
Dr. Wagner is the best!
February 07, 2020
I truly enjoy visiting this clinic. Everyone was so kind to me and remembered me. I felt truly cared for.
January 29, 2020
The whole staff is very professional and friendly!
December 05, 2019
Very nice people and presentable
October 09, 2019
James Wagner is a great doctor and we definitely speak very highly of him with his service. We are very pleased with the service we have had!
October 02, 2019
Dr. Wagner and the entire staff were professional and very caring. From being checked in at the front desk to finishing up and setting up my next appointment they were awesome to work with!!
September 29, 2019
Dr Wagner took the time to visit with me about different concerns I had. I really appreciate that
September 28, 2019
Dr. Wagner and the nurses at the OBGYN and the hospital are BEYOND AMAZING! They calmed all of my nerves. I had to have an emergency c-section, and I couldn't have asked for a better care team for our first pregnancy. I guarantee you that even if we moved away, we would drive to have Dr. Wagner deliver our next baby as well. Best OBGYN ever!!!
September 13, 2019
Dr. Wagner and his team are truly wonderful! It starts at the front desk, greeted with a smile and continues behind closed doors. They are all so very caring and compassionate, and truly love what they do!
July 11, 2019
Dr. Wagner is really kind and caring and he takes the most awkward situations and makes you feel comfortable
June 20, 2019
What a great and caring Doctor Doctor Wagner is
June 03, 2019
I love my medical team!
June 02, 2019
I am so thankful to have such a great doctor to go to and that all of his staff recognize me and greet me by name! So grateful for all of them!
June 02, 2019
Would recommend to anyone!
May 29, 2019
I have enjoying working with the staff whom I encounter since visiting Avera. So far, my Husband and I have always been welcomed and taken care of. We're excited to continue through the process with Avera until our babe arrives! And continue seeking services for the babe!!

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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