Dr. William Paly, MD

Dr. William Paly, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Paly, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Beverly, MA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Coastal Orthopedic Associates, Inc.

77 Herrick St Ste 201

Beverly, MA 01915
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Imaging Management (AIM)
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • American Progressive Life Insurance/Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commonwealth Care
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gallagher Basset
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

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Top Care Areas

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

Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dupuytren's Contracture
very high
more than 96% of peers
Trigger Finger
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Paly'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.

Dr. Paly's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Paly "After graduation from college, where I studied premedical studies and geography, I enrolled in the United States Peace Corps and was stationed in West Africa for 2 years working in a rural government health clinic and as a teacher in a local high school. When I returned to the United States I enrolled at Harvard University school of Public health and obtained a Master's degree in Public health. After working for a year in health consulting, I enrolled in medical school at the University of Massachusetts. I completed my medical training and then did an orthopedic residency at Yale University, followed by a hand surgery fellowship at New England Medical Center in Boston. I have been practicing at Coastal Orthopedic Associates in Beverly since 1992 treating a variety of hand and wrist related problems."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Paly "My philosophy of care is to spend time with each patient to be sure I understand their problem. I give them a menu of treatment options and work with them to decide which options fit their personality and lifestyle. I chose orthopedics because it requires precision and delicacy—particularly when dealing with the hand and wrist, which are my specialties. When I'm not at work, I enjoy cycling, fishing, gardening and music."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Paly does not have any board certifications listed.

43  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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27  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Yale University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • New England Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • New England Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Harvard School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Paly has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Paly has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Paly's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paly to family and friends
37 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Paly's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (25)

I went to Dr. Paly for my trigger finger. He explained what the procedure would be ,it took about 20 minutes... then I was on my way. Everything worked out fine. I would recommend Dr. Paly and his staff. Don't wait, don't be in pain ,just have it done. You'll be very glad you did.
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I had a lot of pain in my middle finger and was lucky enough to get an appointment with Dr. Paly. He was very pleasant and advised me that the procedure might help and it did. I was thrilled with the surgery, before the surgery I could hardly hold a pen without severe pain. I would highly...more
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Dr. Paly did carpal tunel (sp?) surgery on my left arm. Very small incision in my left hand. Hardly any pain, no unbearable pain. Did not need to fill the pain kill prescription. I think he did an awesome job.
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I am a 61 year old female who would strongly recommend Dr. Paly. Recently I broke a bone in my hand. He came highly recommended and I cannot say enough good things about his work. Seven screws and a plate later after seven weeks I pretty much have full range of motion in my hand and was given the...more
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Absolutely recommend him. He came to the ER on Saturday afternoon to manipulate my wrist. After surgery he would spend time with me answering questions and going over the Xrays. Plus he showed me Oscar. (the muppet)! And he quickly accepted my request to be able to keep the pins he took out of...more
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