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Dr. Annette Billings, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Female · Age 52

Dr. Billings

Orthocenter Medical Group

425 S Fair Oaks Ave Ste A Pasadena, CA 91105

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(626) 744-0434


Dr. Annette Billings, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.


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Dr. Billings accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Billings' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Billings treats Elbow Injuries more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Billings treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Billings treats Broken Arm more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Billings treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Billings treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Billings treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Billings' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Billings' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Billings

3.4

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
52.17391304347826%
(12)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
3 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
2 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(2)
1 Star
30.434782608695652%
(7)

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My appointment was early. She came in didn't bother introducing herself, didn't even bother with a "good morning" or "how are you." She grabbed my arm, tried to push it and I told her "that hurts." She told me surgery wasn't going to fix it. The only thing I could do is take Ibuprofen....then left. I had a Dr. Appt with my primary and requested that she write a letter for the record. Reading the letter angered me, she totally fabricated the whole appointment. She stated that she made me do several exercises to measure how extensive my injury was. She never once asked me how I injured my arm or why I was there. She only asked what hurt and how often then suggested that I take medicine for the pain.
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Dr. Billings performed two surgeries on my hands - first the right and then the left. She was always warm and friendly. She listened to what I had to say and answered all my questions. These two surgeries ended years of pain and debilitation. My hands work better than they have in years. These surgeries were performed 11 and 12 years ago and my hands are still in excellent shape and not causing me any pain.
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I arrived for a 10:00 appointment. So did 3 other patients, according to the sign-in sheet. I asked if she always booked her patients this way, and the person at the desk said yes. The wait was an hour. The waiting room was jammed and unpleasant. This is like going to a slaughterhouse in terms of patient experience. Dr. Billings was fine, I guess, if you catch her at a time when she’s not triple-booked.
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She's an amazing surgeon with a great bedside manner. I'm glad I found her.
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- Is it ever appropriate to *not* tell someone a *single thing* about how to care for wearing a new cast for the first time in their life? - Or, to blatantly, relentlessly, humiliate a nurse in front of a patient? This begrudging God complex that US doctors are getting is becoming insane... Here's my appointment, nearly verbatim to the best of my memory: Me: (gets off phone, roughly 3 second process) - "Okay the doctors here I gotta go, bye babe. Hi doctor." Billings: "So whats going on wi
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she is such a kind,caring dr. who is very concerned about your problems with hands and does a wonderful job of taking care of you. very trustworthy and explains in simple terms what she is going to do and how it will be done. i have complete confidence in her without any doubts at all. KEEP UP YOUR GOOD WORK AND THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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I waited 56 minutes from the scheduled time of my appointment. When Dr Billings came in she was very apologetic. In the five minutes to spend with her I found her to be not forthcoming with information. She was also very condescending.
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Dr. Billings is nice enough, but as with many doctors, was only with me 5-10 minutes. She ordered an x-ray, after which she said my thumb ligament was torn and a small chunk of bone came off my joint when it happened. This sounded very strange given I didn't recall any major force to my thumb joint. After a second opinion, turns out I have a bone spur in the joint and that was causing my joint discomfort. I was injected with an anti-inflammatory and I'm basically good as new.
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I have been very impressed with Dr Billings...competent...caring...professional...takes time to see you as a real person...not in a rush...i am very happy with the care and treatment i received for my hand/finger injury...
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Dr. Billings is kind, patient and competent. She listens empathetically to her patient. Only complaint is with office which is severely overbooked and/or understaffed. All waiting room chairs are full with some patients having to stand to wait. There is only one person manning the front desk and she seems to be overwhelmed. Waiting room time was over 45 minutes. Exam room time only about 10 minutes. There should be a better method to keep patients moving in and out of the office.
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Biography

Dr. Annette Billings, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1998
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)