Dr. William Isbell, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 51

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. William Isbell, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Nash General Hospital and Rex Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. William Isbell, MD

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic

3001 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh, NC 27612
Accepting new patients

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(919) 781-5600

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Isbell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isbell treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Isbell treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isbell treats Osteoarthritis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Isbell treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isbell treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Isbell treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Isbell'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
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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(919) 781-5600

Dr. Isbell accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Isbell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Isbell

4.9

Based on 66 ratings

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Highly recommend
This was first visit to Dr. Isbell. He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We look forward to working with him. His nurse was also very friendly and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JDH – Jan 24, 2023
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Dr. Isbell is very knowledgeable and personable.
This was my fourth orthopedic issue addressed by Dr. Isbell. He has been spot on every time. Dr. Isbell diagnosed my problem within minutes of entering the room. He knew exactly what treatments were needed and got me on my way. I recommend Dr. Isbell to everyone in need of an orthopedic surgeon or doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dec 08, 2022
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Dr. Isbell was great— very impressed!
Dr. Isbell was very professional and knowledgeable — while also being polite and very personable. Felt very comfortable with his medical explanations and concern about situation. Very impressed on first visit.
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Dec 08, 2022
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Great Doctor. Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donald Sahly – Oct 18, 2022
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1 Year Later Shoulder surgery
Dr. Isbell was highly recommended for my busted-up shoulder. I literally ripped my shoulder from the socket August of 2021. I was in constant pain and emotional distress up to my surgery. Dr. Isbell is nothing short of a GENIUS!!! My shoulder is in better shape than when I was active duty in the Army 6 years ago... He did an amazing job with the puzzle he had to work with and put me back together with amazing results. P.T. was not easy, nor were my workouts at home, but I put the time in and struggled with P.T. and pain approximately 6 - 8 weeks. After that, I improved and exceeded all my limitations, and the pain rapidly decreased until I have no residual pain / I am totally pain-free! I highly recommend Dr. Isbell for all your shoulder issues! He's a surgical genius when it comes to shoulders!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kevin Page – Aug 25, 2022
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Always an amazing experience
Everyone is very helpful and kind. Appointments are always on-time. Dr Isbell did a fantastic job fixing my shoulder. I can enjoy riding my motorcycle again! Highly recommend Raleigh Orthopaedic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 06, 2022
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Still got game
Dr Isbell takes his time to listen to me explain my health and shoulder issues. Then he explained my options to me in a way I can understand so that we can decide how to proceed with my treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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10splayer – Jun 14, 2022
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Great doctor.Dr.Isbell has a great personality.Tells it like it is.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Judy Avdoulos – Apr 21, 2022
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Great Experience!
Dr. Isbell was amazingly helpful and thoughtful. Took the time to talk with me and diagnose my issue. He came up with a plan and let me know my options. Great experience! Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 05, 2022
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Dr Isbell did a fantastic job repairing my injured shoulder in January 2022. I would certainly recommend Dr Isbell for all of your orthopedic needs, not only because of his surgical skills, but also because of way he interacts with his patients. Spend 10 min reviewing your medical issue with Dr Isbell, and you’ll feel like you’ve know him for years. Great surgeon, and an even nicer guy!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Bob D – Jan 18, 2022
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Shoulder and bicipe pain. It was tendonitis, not a rotator cuff issue. PT and no surgery!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Angela Farthing – Jan 18, 2022
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I knew something was not right with my knee. Dr Isbell had repaired a family members ACL a few years ago. My visit was well worth the 2 hour drive. If you have knee or shoulder issues and have doubts about your trajectory, see Dr Isbell.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jan 18, 2022
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Dr. Isbell is not only an awesome surgeon but an amazing person who genuinely cares about your well being and life after surgery. The operation is just the beginning as he wants to help you get back to a level of functionality that meets your expectations and allows you to perform at a level that is consistent with where you were pre-surgery. Obviously a difficult goal but one that he strives to achieve.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Greg P. – Nov 30, 2021
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Another satisfied visit with ROC. I like the way the doctors talk to you about procedures And other alternatives than surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David L. – Nov 30, 2021
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My daughter tore her ACL skiing a year ago. Dr. Isbell and Jeremy performed an excellent surgery and the knee is in great shape.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Abby’s mom – Oct 07, 2021
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Dr. Isbell is a wonderful and caring surgeon that truly cares for his patients. Dr. Isbell does NOT rush you and makes you feel comfortable and truly cares!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pam – Aug 16, 2021
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Dr Isbell is very professional & personable. I felt great confidence under his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JimmyVern – Jun 29, 2021
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Great bedside manners! Very friendly!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alex K – May 12, 2021
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Quick, honest and forthcoming. Excellent surgeon who is caring and listens.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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May 11, 2021
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Yes. He is the best in the business.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Bryant Pearce – Mar 23, 2021
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Biography

Dr. William Isbell, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Nash General Hospital and Rex Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

University Of Kentucky Hospital Lexington
Residency Hospital
East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. William Isbell, MD treat?

Dr. Isbell frequently treats the following conditions: Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, Osteoarthritis, and Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. William Isbell, MD's office address?

Dr. Isbell's office is located at 3001 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. William Isbell, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. William Isbell, MD is affiliated with Nash General Hospital and Rex Hospital.

Is Dr. William Isbell, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. William Isbell, MD holds board certifications in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery.

Does Dr. William Isbell, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.9/5 for Dr. William Isbell, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic

Edwards Mill3001 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh, NC 27612
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, Raleigh, NC

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic- Cary Office222 Ashville Ave Ste 20 Cary, NC 27518
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Isbell is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Nash General Hospital

Rocky Mount, NC

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Sampson Regional Medical Center

Clinton, NC

51% Patients that would definitely recommend, 19% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received