As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Barnes' work is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The frequency and impact of these diseases and injuries, combined with recent advances in their diagnoses and treatment, has led orthopaedic treatment to be a critical role in promoting an active and healthy life for many people. From osteoarthritis to sports medicine in high school athletes, from continuous diabetic care to acute injuries, Dr. Barnes is equipped with the technology and experience to assist people of all ages. For the past 25 years, Dr. Barnes has been devoted to applying state-of-the-art, proven procedures to alleviate pain and suffering and restoring a patient to a more productive life. Dr. Barnes was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. Following an undergraduate B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnical Institute & State University, he graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in June 1979. Subsequently, he served an Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency at Greenville Hospital System in 1980 and 1984 respectively. Dr. Barnes is a Fellow of AAOS and a Fellow of American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society and has completed post-graduate training in sports medicine with Dr. James Andrews. Dr. Barnes has been a pioneer in the Middle Georgia area in providing minimally invasive options for patients, which offer shorter recovery periods and less pain for patients. He was the first in the area to perform arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy and the direct anterior approach to hip replacement. He partnered with Johnson & Johnson to invent arthroscopic cartilage transplants, which can enhance agility, flexibility and overall knee performance for patients. Dr. Barnes' practice is focused on knee arthroscopy, shoulder surgery, hip and knee reconstruction, elbow, wrist and hand surgery, trauma, and sports medicine. When he is not with patients, Dr. Barnes enjoys spending time with his family and working outdoors. Dr. Barnes is an accomplished horseman, rancher and cattleman. He owns two cattle ranches, starts his own colts and has been a student of Buck Brannaman, star of critically acclaimed documentary, Buck. Dr. Barnes has placed first in a variety of roping competitions, including being a two-time champion of Big Loop Roping in Valentine, Nebraska. Dr. Barnes is an inductee of the Macon Sports Hall of Fame due to his contributions to the athletic community in Middle Georgia. Dr. Barnes also serves on the Foundation Board for the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Bill Barnes is the co-founder of Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex along with his father, Dr. Walter Barnes, and brother, Dr. Steve Barnes. Learn more about Dr. Barnes on our website.
Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex is an orthopaedic health care facility with a long standing tradition of excellent service in Macon, Georgia. It is our mission to help you to return to your normal life using both current technologies and time-tested techniques, while never compromising personalized care and outstanding service. At Piedmont, relationships matter.
Piedmont brings together experienced professionals from a variety of backgrounds to provide the very best in orthopedic care. With a full-service clinic, surgery center, physical therapy center, and a variety of orthopaedic specialties under one roof, Piedmont is large enough to effectively meet all of your needs but still small enough to maintain a personal touch with each patient. Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex has always been patient driven, and the leadership has striven to offer the latest proven technologies and procedures that allow for less pain and shorter recovery periods for patients.
Dr. Barnes' 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 malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Hip Surgery
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Barnes' Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
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
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
De Quervain's Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Block, Somatic
Partial Knee Replacement
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Peripheral Nerve Block
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Spinal Nerve Block
Total Hip Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Trigger Finger Release
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Georgia.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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