Dr. Timothy Stapleton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Macon, GA. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedics.


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(478) 207-6588

Dr. Stapleton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Assurant Health
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
POMCO Group
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Universal American
WellCare
Wells Fargo Insurance

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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. Stapleton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton performs Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Stapleton performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Joint Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Stapleton treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton treats Shoulder Disorders more than 97% of his peers

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

Dr. Stapleton's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

Getting Better Together

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic Columbus Ga
Fellowship Hospital
Wilford Hall Medical Center Lackland Airforce Base San Antonio Texas
Residency Hospital
Eglin Airforce Base Ft. Walton Beach Fl
Internship Hospital
Mercer University School Of Medicine Macon Ga
Medical School

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Dr. Stapleton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stapleton

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What People Say About Dr. Timothy Stapleton, MD
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He performed the wrong surgery on my knee. When I spoke to the heads of two orthopedic surgery centers, they told me that not only was it the wrong surgery but also that he most likely did it so he could later do the correct surgery and get more money out of me. But the worst thing was when the surgery failed and my leg turned black he abandoned me. He wouldn't see me for follow up. I sat in my chair taking pain pills for 1.5 years before I went elsewhere. When the proper surgery was done, the doctor informed me that Dr. Stapleton had forgotten to properly glue the partial knee device into my leg, that the apparatus had come apart and trying to walk with the broken apparatus resulted in loss of bone, so my leg would never be OK again, no matter what. Subsequent surgery from someone else resulted in me being to walk again, but only with the assistance of a full leg brace and occasional narcotics for pain. Thanks to his poor care I will never ever walk properly for the rest of my life.
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It has now bn 3 yrs sin h buthred my kn and abandond m. With th hlp of anothr dr I am just now walking again and not taking narotis for pain. H took 3 yars awaay from my lif.
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He gave me the wrong surgery left me crippled refused to see me when my leg turned black. Every time I tell my story in Macon people say I know who you’re talking about. He did the same to me. I have personally warned the Mercer administration that though he gave them a new stadium they should never seek treatment with him. They understood and agree.
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Dr. Stapelton is one of the best around! He took the time to explain my condition, treatment options, and outcomes. I knew what to expect every step of the way. He was upfront and honest. He also was very encouraging before and after surgery.
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Dr. Stapleton has great bedside manners and his office staff is very professional and courteous. I've never had to wait an unreasonable amount of time to see him, and when he does come in he sits down and explains the issues and has a great sense of humor and really makes me feel like he cares, rather than just being another chart on his desk. He has performed a shoulder surgery on me and now is treating my knee and I would highly recommend him
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Dr. Stapleton and his staff will give you excellent care and prompt attention to your needs. I had roto-cuff surgery and elbow surgery and both are doing great!
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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

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