Dr. William Brooks, MD

Dr. William Brooks, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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37 y/o
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Dr. William Brooks, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Macon, GA. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 10 years.

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brooks "Forsyth Street Orthopaedics is a premier provider of orthopaedic medical services to the Macon area. We realize that comfort and convenience are important to our patients and have invested in extensive diagnostic and therapeutic services all in one location. By having Orthopaedic, Rehabilitation, Surgery and Imaging facilities, we are able to quickly diagnose and treat your problems. Our physicians received specialized training in orthopaedic medicine and can diagnose and treat even the most complicated conditions. Working with our clinical staff, they ensure that you receive comprehensive orthopaedic care for problems or diseases of the bones, joints, nerves and muscles. When you come to Forsyth Street Orthopaedics, first we listen, then we diagnose your problems. We strongly believe in maintaining our commitment to providing our patients with the highest quality Orthopaedic care."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis

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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • 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 Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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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

  • Medical College of Georgia
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Atlanta Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Atlanta Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brooks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brooks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brooks to family and friends
4.0
based on 25 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Brooks' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
Macon, GA |
Dr. Brooks did my hand surgery back in February at OrthoGa. After months of being unable to use my hand, I had to have a second surgery to repair the damage caused by Dr. Brooks. I now can do what I had not been able to do for months!
Bonaire, GA |
Very thorough in his explanation. Offered me a variety of care options and explained the pros/cons to each. Took the time and made me feel comfortable regarding my issue.
in Perry, GA |
I was referred to Dr Brooks by another Dr in the ortho ga practice that was treating my shoulder and discovered the issue with my neck. . Dr Brooks sat down with my husband and I and explained the MRI in detail and diagnosed herniated discs in my neck. He gave us all the options and performed the ACDF when I was ready. He is an excellent surgeon, personable with great bedside manner. I continue to be treated by him for lower back disc issues and he has proceeded at my pace conservatively.
in Kathleen ga |
In my book, Dr. Brooks is an excellent surgeon. He and his staff quickly diagnosed my condition (herniated discs in my neck), recommended and encouraged me to have repairs done by the most minimally invasive surgery. That said, there was absolutely no pressure to rush into my decision for the ACDF procedure and he and his staff surely answered my same questions a dozen times. I am still recovering but very thankful that I found this doctor. His calm confidence put me at ease.
in Americus, GA |
I was 2 years away from permanently using a wheel chair. Other mds has told me the surgery was too risky. He looked at MRI and said "you will walk out of surgery ". I said "you're pretty young. He said "remember young Dr. old cook". He was recommended to me by another orthopedic md who said he went through surgical rotations with him and he was the best surgeon he had ever seen. He also said that if he needed the surgery I needed, he would without any reservation use Dr Brooks. Would do again.
Bonaire, GA |
I am so very pleased to have become Dr. Brooks' patient! I received outstanding service. Dr. Brooks & his staff are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, efficient, & they went that extra mile to ensure I understood my condition and the steps toward getting me better. I needed surgery. After surgery & throughout recovery, Dr. Brooks & staff were there for me. I'm feeling better now than ever! Thank God for Dr. Brooks, PA Foote, Nurses Christy, Melissa, Candice, Jeanne, Debbie, Darla, and Brandi.
Milledgeville, GA |
Ortho Georgia is all about the money and not the patient. I was told that I had to pay up front and, when I cancelled the procedure to get a 2nd opinion, I had to contact my credit card company in order to recover the deposits I had paid. In addition, the 2 collars I was told I had to buy that day in the office, were never used and the money for them was not refunded. The hospital I was sent to that day was horribIe. I would never go back to them or recommend them to anyone else.
in Macon, GA |
I have visited Dr. Brooks on several occasions. He has a friendly manner and top-notch staff. He seems sincerely interested in my problems and discomfort; and though he has an excellent reputation as a skilled surgeon, his first suggestions haven't involved surgery but rehab, which to date has worked for me. I would recommend Dr. William Brooks to anyone suffering from back & neck pain as the top doc around to work to improve your health and well-being.
in Warner Robins, GA |
My experience is still ongoing,but I'm so satisfied,thus far,that I want to acknowledge him and his staff for bringing me back to good health,and doing so in such a caring and professional manner. He might not know,but I'm very pleased! T.James/Warner Robins
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Brooks went above and beyond in each step of my treatment.
in Warner Robins, GA |
Dr. Brooks is a very good surgeon and he is very knowledgeable in his field of the spine. He is very personable and very willing to help me as much as he can. He is the top of his field and I would recommend him to everyone who needs a spine doctor and surgeon.
in McRae Helena Georgia |
Wonderful caring physician. ..very humble man. ...not something that you see often anymore. ..our entire experience before, during and after my mother's back surgery was one that made us know we had chosen the right physicians to care for my mother. thank you for the care your gave to my mother, Ms Joyce Mills.....you are a wonderful man...Thank you again and God bless you
in Bonaire, GA |
I had suffered from neck pains and associated nerve numbness for over a decade. We saw multiple doctors, but none were clear on their diagnosis nor did they put me at ease. Dr. Brooks explained my diagnosis in a calm, easy to understand way without making me feel stupid. His professional manner placed my husband and I at ease instantly pre and post surgery. I would do it all over again trusting my fate to Dr. Brooks and highly recommend him to anyone who wants to feel better - God bless him!
in Macon, GA |
Would not recommend. Can be a totally arrogant jerk. Well educated, insensitive and judgement youngster with no bed side manner. He should read "Good Manners for Nice People" by Amy Alkon.
in Macon, GA |
Dr. Brooks was very attentive & explained the entire procedure in detail before surgery. Post operative care was excellant & the results of the surgery were exactly as he said. I was impressed with Dr.Brooks education & training , as it far exceeds any that I have come in contact with in our area. I would highy recommend Dr. Brooks !
in Lizella, GA |
He was very professional. Explained everything not in a hurry. Very nice. He just did a ACDF n me.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Brooks accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Brooks has admitting privileges

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