Dr. William Barnes, MD

Dr. William Barnes, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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64 y/o
(17)
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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

4660 Riverside Park Blvd

Macon, GA 31210
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Care Philosophy

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. 

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Dr. Barnes' Experience

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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
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • 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
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Greenville Hospital System
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barnes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barnes to family and friends
3.9
based on 17 total reviews (2 with comments)
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Dr. Barnes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Macon GA |
I had a hip replacement and the recovery time using the newer techniques was not as long as other people had told me about. I have such a greater range of motion and am so relieved to not be living with the amount of pain that I was in before. Thank you Dr. Barnes and staff.
in Thomaston, GA |
One of the best doctors I have ever been too. He is compassionate and caring. Has lots of time for you and explains everything so you can understand. Would Recommend him.
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Dr. Barnes accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Universal American
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • WellCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

Hospitals where Dr. Barnes has admitting privileges

Coliseum Northside Hospital
400 Charter Blvd
Macon, GA 31210
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Coliseum Medical Centers
350 Hospital Dr
Macon, GA 31217
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Medical Center Navicent Health
777 Hemlock St
Macon, GA 31201
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