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Dr. Joseph Wilkes, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Wilkes

OrthoAtlanta

105 Collier Rd NW Ste 2000 Atlanta, GA 30309

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Dr. Joseph Wilkes, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.


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3.9

Based on 59 reviews

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Not satisfactory. I am no better than I was before the R knee surgery performed by Dr. Wilkes. My physical therapy order was not submitted until 30days post surgery which grossly delayed my healing process. My follow up was short and vague. I thought he left the exam room momentarily, however, he never returned to completely explain what had been done during surgery and what I really needed to do post surgery.
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This was my first time for a broken bone--a finger--and an appointment with an Orthopedist. My treatment by Dr. Wilkes and his staff have been exceptional in terms of number of appointments, thoroughness, X rays, instructions, and explanations as to my responsibility for a successful recovery. I found OrthoAtlanta a group of caring and kind professionals, and I send my sincere thanks.
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Dr. Wilkes is very knowledgeable and listened to my concerns. He repaired my wrist and shoulder, resulting in full use of wrist and shoulder since the surgeries. He is also great in fracture care. I never felt rushed during an appointment, Dr. Wilkes takes his time to listen to his patients' concerns, discusses the treatment options, and you will leave confident that the right choice of treatment was made.
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I have been going to him for years and I wouldn't be able to keep doing half marathons without him
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Dr Wilkes was very informative & explained what was going on with my shoulder & the corrective measure.
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Dr. Wilkes is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He listened to my concerns and discussed options before we jointly decided on my treatment plan. I had a broken wrist and am a trainer. He assured me I'd have full use of my wrist, and I do! I highly recommend Dr. Wikles and the staff at Or tho Atlanta.
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Dr. Wilkes did my knee replacement and did an excellent job. A very good listener, he was willing to consider other remedies as opposed to going straight to surgery. (very different experience from other docs I saw). He took great care of me and closely followed my progress through and after rehab. He consistently answered all my questions and I trusted his decisions. As a result, I now have my life back and am very active. I have and will continue to recommend him to others.
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Dr Wilkes is great in all ways. He truly cares and takes the time to help you to get well. He loves his job and loves helping people..You can trust him to take care of you.. I have had several operations and I know that he is who you can count on.
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He is the only Orthopedic Doctor I would ever trust again.. I went to one that was close to home and he didn't even do an X-ray. Dr. Wilkes took the time to listen to what was wrong and found my stress fracture in seconds. He has the best bedside manner as well and considering doctors that is a rarity.
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I had a traumatic finger injury and Dr. Wilkes was attentive to my concerns and after the surgery I have full use of my finger. Thanks Dr. Wilkes
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He didn't properly address my hand injury and the MRI recommended by the ER doctor. I finally went to another surgeon who then had to amputate my finger.
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He is an excellent doctor. He diagnosed my problem which needed surgery and fixed it so I am now pain free and at full activity. He is very caring an attentive. I recommend him highly.
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This was the worst "Doctor" I've ever visited. He had no sympathy for what I was going through, didn't make me feel like a priority, and I was not satisfied with my knee surgery.
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Doesn't listen to his patients. Thankfully I found someone who did and fixed my problem.
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Got infection, 3 surgeries, wound failed and was open for weeks, skin is discolored and skin is stuck to tendon so moves when foot moves.
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Dr. Wilkes is an excellent doctor. I went in because I had been diagnosed somewhere else with a sprained wrist. It had been 6 weeks and I was still in pain. Dr. Wilkes was friendly, detailed in the information he gave me, took his time with me, answered all of my questions. My wrist was actually broken, not just sprained. The x-ray tech was super fast and got results without pain caused to me. I can't say enough good things about the entire staff and the whole experience. Highly recommended!
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Dr Wilkes is an amazing Dr who takes great care of his patients.
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In a word, EXCELLENT!
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While a great trustworthy doctor, the office bills you for every possible penny. I'm talking a $1,050 visit to put a splint on my broken finger... I wish i was kidding.
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Diana and Chastity were awesome. Great doctor and great staff.
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Biography

Dr. Joseph Wilkes, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

University Louisville School Of Med
Residency Hospital
University Of Ky Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1975
Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Medical School
1981
1975

Awards

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(404) 352-1053

Dr. Wilkes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wilkes' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Joint Pain
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Dr. Wilkes treats Joint Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Wilkes treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Bone Disorders
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Dr. Wilkes treats Bone Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Wilkes treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Ankle Sprains and Strains
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wilkes treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Wilkes treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Wilkes' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Repair
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion

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