Dr. William Doherty, MD

Dr. William Doherty, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 75
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Dr. William Doherty, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chico, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

131 Raley Blvd

Chico, CA 95928

Contact Information

(530) 897-4500

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Doherty performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Elbow Sprain
high
more than 84% of peers
Thoracic Spine Fracture
normal
more than 80% of peers
Low Back Pain
normal
more than 74% of peers

Dr. Doherty's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

66  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Trigger Finger
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2  Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • San Francisco Genl Hospital Ucs
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • San Francisco Genl Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Doherty has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Doherty's Reviews

2.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Doherty to family and friends
7 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Doherty's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Very knowledgeable, very thorough, very professional. Explanations were clear, questions answered. He took his time with me.
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Horrible, horrible bedside manner. Not interested in listening to the patient, does not involve patient in decision making on plan of care/action. See someone else if at all possible.
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Mr Doherty also works at the VA in Chico, he.has given 2 mis diagnosis' to my husband. The VA really does need to get another orthopedic dr on staff...we would never allow Mr Doherty to operate on my husband. He's rude also. No we would definitely not refer him to family or friends.
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