Dr. John Fairbanks Jr, MD

Dr. John Fairbanks Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. John Fairbanks Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Vidalia, LA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

107 Front St Ste 2134

Vidalia, LA 71373

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Internal Derangement of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

76  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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20  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.


  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fairbanks Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fairbanks Jr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fairbanks Jr to family and friends
39 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Fairbanks Jr' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

This man is ridiculous! The patient is made to feel like they are idiots who either cannot interpret their own pain and symptoms or someone who is wasting his precious time. He yells constantly. Is very rude and offensive. God forbid if you have Medicaid! You are automatically treated as a waste of...more
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He over prescribes meds, ups dosage every visit, gives Methadone freely. He will have you walking around like zombie. Patients are like cattle, herding them in one after another. If you fail drug screen, he still prescribes, if you run out he ups the dosage. His office? has turned into a haven for...more
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After first visit I trust him to treat the problem with my knee. I will continue to seek his treatment. His staff is professional, efficient and kind. I would recommend him to others who may need his care.
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WORST DR EXP EVER! AVOID This guy had no interest in hearing my subjective experience. He took an X-ray of my neck, and TOLD ME what I was feeling. I've been twice dx with a failed laminectomy. I had an MRI that showed disc issues at the two levels above my fusion with addt'l bone spurring. But...more
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I saw Dr Fairbanks for the first time 2 months ago..he was nice the first visit..although he didn't listen to what I had to tell him about my pain..he don't want to hear nothing you have to say.and his staff are the rudest people I've ever had to deal with.they put words in your mouth that you...more
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