Dr. Claude Williams IV, MD

Dr. Claude Williams IV, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
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48 y/o
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Dr. Claude Williams IV, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Metairie, LA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Williams IV is affiliated with Ochsner Baptist and East Jefferson General Hospital.

Southern Orthopedic Specialists

1615 Metairie Rd

Metairie, LA 70005
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Williams IV "Claude S. Williams, IV, M.D. received his orthopaedic training at Louisiana State University Medical School. He completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Philadelphia Hand Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has additional board certification in surgery of the hand. He is a clinical faculty member of the LSU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and has participated in the training of LSU Family Practice Sports Medicine fellows. Dr Williams has served a team physician for high school and professional athletic teams in New Orleans. His interests include treatment of traumatic, congenital and degenerative conditions of the hands and upper extremities as well as sports related injuries and pathology."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Washington And Lee University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Medical Center Of La-Charity Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Louisiana State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Children's Hospital
    Other Education | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Williams IV has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Williams IV' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Williams IV to family and friends
3.5
based on 13 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Williams IV' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
New Orleans, LA |
I've given Dr. Williams 5 starts, and I do not take that lightly. I have been unfortunately enough to have seen MANY orthopedic surgeons in my life so far and I really believe Dr. Williams is one of the best. He takes to the time to explain the issues/risks/benefits and takes the time to vet any concerns. His support staff is fantastic as well. The results I've see far exceed expectations.
New Orleans |
Great doctor in the office. Staff is great. Could have explained more about the surgery and spent more time w me in the operating room. Luckily the results have been great.
in Luling la |
Dr Williams be treating a major wrist injury he's a very good man in very detail with his work he's Cares abount you as human and cares for your health and don't let the insurance companies tell him what to do if you on L T D he's very understanding and he don't sugar coat the injury tells you a straight answer and was wrong and what the outcome And makes sure the staff gets the paper work out for the insurance carrier and proper time I highly recommend him Thanks doc
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Dr. Williams IV accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    Medicare
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
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  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Williams IV has admitting privileges

Ochsner Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
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East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006
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