Dr. John Fairbanks Jr, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. John Fairbanks Jr, MD
Dr. John Fairbanks Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Vidalia, LA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Fairbanks Jr is affiliated with Riverside Medical Center and Riverland Medical Center.

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Dr. Fairbanks Jr' Performance
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
Natchez, MS |
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 time. Bottom line, if you want a competent professional MD who is interested in helping his patients recover, LOOK FURTHER!! This man is a poor excuse for a M.D.
in Alexandria |
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 junkies. Withdrawal symptoms will almost kill you. Only go to him if you have a death wish or your a junkie
in Lake Providence, LA |
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.
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 this guy... The absolute worst doctor experience I have ever had. Constantly interrupted me. He said the MRI had been misread! Thats from the report, not the image. Got a PT referral at least! Jesus!
in Louisiana |
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 never said and I said something to the mean lil receptionist.next thing ya know I got a paper in the mail saying they don't think they can treat my ongoing pain in the future.but I wasn't going back anyway
Baton Rouge, LA |
Awful awful awful. Would never recommend to anyone
Vidalia , La |
He has to be the rudest person i have ever met. He keeps calling me fat . He left the door open while i was sitting there with a sheet on my lap and screamed at me where every person in his office could hear him telling me I'm 100 pounds over weight. He cut my medicine off because i didn't make it to physical therapy because i was at my mother's side while she was on a ventilator fighting for her life for three weeks. He is a complete idiot . I wouldn't recommend him to my worst enemy.
in Baton Rouge, LA |
Absolutely Impossible. This doctor and his staff are the Ruddiest and Most hideous people I have ever had to deal with in my life. It took 5 months to get an appointment. My PCP recommended a(Doctors referral) to Dr. Fairbanks after she failed for a year and half to solve my problem of extreme pain in my legs and feet. Dr. Fairbanks office is in Vidalia la. which is over a 2 hour drive from East Baton, la. where I live. When I arrived at Dr. Fairbanks office, I immediately felt the negative
Natchitoches, LA |
Rude! Disrespectful! Worst dr I have ever seen. Hollers at you if you don't answer his questions quick enough then cuts you off. Does not answer your questions. If you have medicaid, use tobacco, are overweight...he treats you like trash.
Winnfield, LA |
Very rude and arrogant. Will not look you in the face, keeps eyes closed. Prescribed me meds that I did not need and ran tests that were not needed. I will not be going back to this doctor nor recommend him to anyone. The few times I was able to speak he cut me off and did not care about any of my medical history.
North, LA |
This doctor is very, very rude! Unable to ask questions... keeps interrupting when I try to. Very arrogant & not helpful at all! I would never recommend this doctor to anyone! He is the absolute worst!!!!
in Leesville, LA |
Dr.fairbanks is a caring doctor with a great sense of humor and bed side manner. He is helping me with my neck injury.hes awesome.....jennifer carter simpson,la
Atlanta, GA |
This was the rudest most inconsiderate Doctor I have ever been to. I would never recommend this doctor to anyone.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • 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
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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

    Graduated in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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 Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate