Dr. Matthew Willis, MD

Dr. Matthew Willis, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 43

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Dr. Matthew Willis, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Nashville, TN. Dr. Willis has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Tristar Centennial Medical Center and Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Willis to book an appointment.


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Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

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(615) 329-6600
OneC1ty8 City Blvd Ste 300 Fl 3 Nashville, TN 37209
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4.9

Based on 155 ratings

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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (140)
  • Explained conditions well (138)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (137)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (14)
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (5)
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Went to see Dr. Willis about a rt. Shoulder issue that's becoming worse/more painful with use. I'm a returning patient. I feel like Dr. Willis knows me and is familiar with my longstanding shoulder issues. In short, he's proven his proficiency and I trust him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Randy Goolsby – Dec 25, 2020
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Very professional. Great staff. Austin is professional, courteous and very patient oriented.
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Gregory L Cook – Dec 24, 2020
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Dr Willis gave me a steroid injection in my right shoulder. I have a torn rotator cuff & need surgery. I have already had two rotator cuff repairs on that shoulder and will need a replacement next time. I have already had a complete total replacement in the left shoulder. Dr Willis did that.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Betty H Brown – Dec 10, 2020
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True professional with great interpersonal manners.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dec 03, 2020
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Dr.Willis is a very good doctor he explains and talks to you and let you know the ins and out the good and bad
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William Clay – Nov 22, 2020
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Dr. Willis takes his time and explains issues thoroughly. I have the utmost confidence in him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Daryl Moore – Nov 21, 2020
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Dr Willis and his team are wonderful. Very friendly and personable overall. I always felt well informed and taken care of each time I went in. I would highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Oct 28, 2020
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Dr willis was great, listened to my whole story, very knowledgeable, left me feeling much better about my health issue.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Oct 25, 2020
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He listens well and is truly seeking to help you get better and has a pleasant attitude.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 20, 2020
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After breaking my leg Dr Willis and his team took very good care of me and we're very attentive to my needs. The entire facility was kept very clean and I felt safe in his and his team's care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael J. – Oct 10, 2020
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Bilateral shoulder pain
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill Ballard – Oct 01, 2020
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Dr Willis repaired my left shoulder and I am very excited with the progress. He was my third opinion and when he explained the procedure I was sold. He made me feel like we had known each other for a long time. I was very comfortable after our consultation with Dr Willis conducting my surgery. Dr Willis did a great job.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Haines – Sep 29, 2020
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Excellent Doctor and Great guy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Sep 26, 2020
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SEEMLESS!!!! I went for my first appt as a new patient in early August. The staff that greeted me at the elevator & the check-in staff were professional but warm and kind. The check-in process was very quick and easy. Dr. Willis was running a bit behind schedule (maybe 45” to an hour?) because, hey, Doctors & Nurses are not ROBOTS all healthcare settings have to be Dynamic because the clients are HUMAN and have very different needs, issues and concerns!!!! The nice thing was that one of the staff members did come out and announce that Dr. Willis was running behind schedule, apologized and asked for our patience. I appreciate that proactive communication!!! My visit with Dr. Willis and his nurse, Austin, was brief but direct. He explained the reason for my shoulder pain, discussed a full treatment plan, which would progress from least traumatic/invasive to shoulder joint replacement, be depending on my individual response to treatment. He smiled & actively listened to my concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cassaundra Gladden – Sep 25, 2020
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He described everything that was going on with me he explained everything about what treatment I need to take
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Tony Person – Mar 12, 2020
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Dr. Willis was very professional and personable. He was never rushed taking time to listen and explain things to me. He was very knowledgeable advising me of the next course of action should what I try first not relieve my symptoms.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Feb 25, 2020
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Very thorough and caring. Conservative as far as recommendations for treatment- which I like. Very nice folks all the way around. Would recommend to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Alan Dysert – Feb 13, 2020
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I had a shoulder problem. I gave the Dr. a copy of my X-ray and he knew what the problem was. He suggested a shot and that is what my primary doctor recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 13, 2020
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DR. Willis is an excellent Orthopedic Surgeon. He was honest & forthcoming regarding expectations of post op success, R.O.M., as well as expected life of the device in this procedure: partial shoulder replacement. I did have some pain management issues in hospital, & unfortunately had to stay overnight. I do feel as though his rehabilitation protocols are on the conservative side for an ex-stunt woman. He appears to be a moral upstanding doctor, surgeon & humanitarian. My only complaint would be the 1 hour and 25 minutes I spent in the confined room, on my 2 month post-op follow up. Everybody's time is valuable. Nonetheless, I made good use of the step, my HRM & 3 minute step tests!
What went well
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What could be improved
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Feb 12, 2020
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Incredibly successful. Every aspect of the entire experience surpassed my already high expectations. I feel blessed to have had Dr. Willis and his very professional staff to handle my surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeffrey Zinneman – Jan 23, 2020
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Willis

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Willis treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Willis treats other conditions, please contact the office at (615) 329-6600.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Willis typically treats 64% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Disorders
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
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Dr. Willis' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Willis strives to offer his patients every possible means to become pain free, first with non-operative strategies, with consideration given to surgery...Read more

Biography

Matthew P. Willis, M.D. is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who is a specialist in disorders of the Shoulder. During his Shoulder and Elbow fellowship...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Florida Orthopaedic Institute Dept Of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2009
University Of Tennessee Department Of Orthopaedics
Residency Hospital
2005
University Of Tennessee Department Of Orthopaedics
Internship Hospital
1999
Rhodes College
Undergraduate School

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What are Dr. Matthew Willis, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Willis frequently treats Shoulder/Upper Arm. See all practice areas where Dr. Willis specializes.

Where is Dr. Matthew Willis, MD's office located?

Dr. Willis' office is located at 8 City Blvd Ste 300 Fl 3, Nashville, TN 37209. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Tristar Centennial Medical Center

Nashville, TN

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown

Nashville, TN

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average