Dr. John Williams, MD

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Age 53
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Dr. John Williams, MD
John I. Williams, M.D., specializes in diseases and surgeries of the spine for SpineONE, a division of Ortho NorthEast. He is the first surgeon in the region to perform the XLIF (extreme lateral interbody fusion) procedure — a minimally invasive alternative to open spine surgery. Dr. Williams has used the XLIF in more than 35 patients, with outstanding results. The Sherman, Texas, native and 1982 graduate of Fort Wayne's Homestead High School holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Dr. Williams returned to Indiana to complete his medical training at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, where he also served his internship and residency in the department of orthopaedic surgery. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery soon afterwards at the Tulane University School of Medicine's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New Orleans. Dr. Williams is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Indiana State Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the Fort Wayne Medical Society. He is also a frequent presenter at many national orthopaedic conferences.

Ortho NorthEast

5050 N Clinton St

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Contact Information

(260) 484-8551

Dr. John Williams, MD

Dr. John Williams, MD

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Dr. Williams' Experience

Dr. Williams' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Disc Replacement
  • Discography
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, Il
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Indiana University Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, La
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Williams' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Williams to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Williams' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Ft Wayne, IN |
I have had back problems for some time now. Dr Williams is the first doctor that I have talked to tat is willing to do something to relieve me of all the pain that I have. I like his very friendly manner when I saw him and his professional approach to my problems.
in Ft Wayne, IN |
I just learned of Dr. Williams late last year and after my first appointment decided he was the one I wanted to trust to do my third back surgery. I have been very pleased with the entire staff that I met before, during and after my surgery and the constant back and leg pain I had before surgery is mostly gone. I am having a difficult time regaining the ability to walk as well as I had hoped, but I wasn't doing that well at it before the surgery and Dr. Williams tells me that should get better.
in Ft Wayne, IN |
Doctor Williams takes the appropriate amount of time with every patient. He listens to every question (or reads the list of questions as with me) and answers all of them. He is a very knowledgeable, kind and gentle doctor. Definitely there for his patients.
in Ft Wayne, IN |
He was great at explaining everything. I feel the xlif is perfect for me.
in Warsaw, IN |
Satisfied with my surgery. DR. Williams was great as far as the surgery part, it's the after surgery thats upsetting. I have Short term disability through work. Dr told me id be off 2-6 weeks. STD had me off 2 weeks went back for check up and was told I would be off 3 more weeks. I need Medical Records released to Unum so they could extend my STD but Dr still has not signed off on them. If it's not done by tomorrow, I will lose a weeks pay!! HOPE HE GETS PAPERWORK SIGNED IN TIME!
We are sorry this happened to you. We would like to talk to you about this further. Please leave a detailed message on the Quality Improvement Team line at 260-408-2562 and someone will call you back. Thank you
in Butler, in |
This was my first visit with Dr. Williams and I was very impressed. He explained my diagnosis completely and he also took a lot of time explaining my treatment with me. I would recommend anyone to him!
Edison, NJ |
Dr. Williams did not address the issue for while I was there and stated I needed surgery on a completely different area. They exposed me to unnecessary radiation with x-rays when I had a recent MRI they could reference. No treatment plan for the presenting indication and pressure to get unnecessary surgery prior to other procedures I had scheduled. Stating I ranked them a 5 for service when I never did. Misleading, misdiagnosing and only wanting money. Very disheartening.
in Columbia City Indiana |
Dr. Williams listens to his patient. Once he examines you, qualifying tests, MRI's and X-rays are ordered. I have been operated on twice by Dr. Williams with extremely good results. So grateful for having him available at Parkview.
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Hospitals where Dr. Williams has admitting privileges

Parkview Ortho Hospital
11130 Parkview Circle Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
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Bluffton Regional Medical Center
303 S Main St
Bluffton, IN 46714
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Kosciusko Community Hospital
2101 East Dubois Drive
Warsaw, IN 46580
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Dupont Hospital
2520 E Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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Parkview Regional Medical Center
11109 Parkview Plaza Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
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Lutheran Hospital of Indiana
7950 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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