Dr. Joan Williams, MD

Dr. Joan Williams, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Dr. Joan Williams, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1250 16th St # 2100

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Williams performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ankle Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Williams's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Williams does not have any board certifications listed.

64  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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21  Procedures

  • Ankle Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Disciplinary action in another state (9/23/2015)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
2 Board Actions
  • Informal Disposition (3/16/2015)
    Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Washington
  • Informal Disposition (1/8/2015)
    Action Taken: Informal Disposition with Terms and Conditions (Non-Disciplinary)
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Washington

Education

  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Williams has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Williams has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Williams' Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Williams to family and friends
5 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Williams' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I tore all the ligaments in my right ankle and before I saw Dr. Williams I went to 2 other doctors. 6 months with a swollen ankle, pain, PT, boot, crutches, neither orthopedist prior to Dr. Williams would help me in the way I needed even going as far as saying it was just a sprain. I went to Dr....more
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I was advised by several doctors to use Orthopedics, rather than Podiatry, to correct a bunion on my right foot. UCLA had two orthopedists who specialized in bunions. I chose Dr. Williams. I found her to be cold and uncommunicative. The surgery she performed went well as far as recovery, but it...more
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I have tried health systems in 5 different countries now. This was the worst and most transactional doctor appointment I have ever been to. After waiting for more than an hour, Dr. Williams spent about 5 minutes with me, barely looked at me, was clearly impatient to hear what I had to say, and did...more
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Extremely professional. Excellent communication skills. Empathetic. Skilled surgeon.
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Amazing surgeon! Dr. Williams repaired my ankle and tibia. They were broken from a bad fall. Physical Therapists who works with me on my rehab are all impressed by Dr.Williams skill. Furthermore, she is friendly and patient. Her confidence (not arrogance) put me totally at ease before and after the...more
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