Dr. William Paterson, MD

Dr. William Paterson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Paterson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Gilbert, AZ. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Paterson is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital, Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital, Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center.

OrthoArizona - Mezona Division

2940 E Banner Gateway Dr Ste 200

Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Accepted insurance

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas


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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Paterson "Providing comprehensive orthopedic care of the highest quality to our community with exceptional compassion."


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Paterson does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • 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
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Injection Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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  • Davidson College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Chicago Medical School/Univ Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Tennessee-Campbell Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Paterson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paterson to family and friends
based on 53 total reviews (24 with comments)
Dr. Paterson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (24)
in Tempe, AZ |
I’m very impressed!
Chandler, AZ |
Dr. Paterson is a brilliant surgeon. He performed my reverse shoulder replacement and my recovery was meteoric. His bedside manner is excellent as he listened carefully to everything I said. He took the time to answers all my questions at each visit.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Verry understanding and informative, explained my options and helped me undrstand the pros and cons to my situation and helped explain the long term efect of my injury.
in Chandler, AZ |
After breaking my shoulder skiing, Dr. Paterson and his staff were extremely helpful working me in for an appointment, expediting a related CT scan and in thoroughly explaining my options. There was a 7 mm gap in the break - on the border of requiring surgery. Dr. Paterson called the evening he had the CT scan results, listened to my questions and ultimately helped me in deciding to forgo surgery. I am now able to do everything I did prior to the injury.
in Apache Junction, AZ |
Willing to spend time with you to make sure all your questions have been answered. Not in a hurry to just suggest surgery, he suggested trying therapy first for a month, so far it is working, otherwise a reverse total replacement of the shoulder is on the menu. Thanks ,Dr. Paterson.
in Mesa, AZ |
Recently had a left shoulder rotator cuff repair. Everything went smoothly and recovery was better than expected.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Dr Patterson has operated on both of my shoulders in the past 4 years. The results, as it relates to range of motion and strength, have been remarkable. I would highly recommend him. Thank you Dr Patterson!
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Paterson did my total shoulder replacement. The surgical site is the cleanest, straightest I have ever seen. There were no complications. I will be asking him to do the other shoulder when the time arrives.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Patterson was recommended to me by another orthopedic at Arizona Orthopedic as his specialty was shoulder issues. I had a full shoulder replacement in October, 2016 and I am very pleased with the care of Dr. Patterson and his staff. They are very professional and easy to communicate with. Dr. Patterson is very knowledgeable and explains all issues in detail.
in Gilbert, AZ |
I certainly WOULD recommend Dr. Peterson & his entire Team for folks seeking TSA. The entire process was 2-yrs in the planning. This intervention requires total patient commitments to trusting instruction, home & mind preparations for healing & recovery, as well as patience w/self-therapy routines & exercising vigilant caution. These theatres of concern were the most helpful discussions & explanations for me.
in San Tan Valley, AZ |
I had surgery on my shoulder in 2009 but not by Dr. Patterson. It started hurting in Oct 2015. I saw him in March 2016. He gave me an injection in my shoulder and recommended physical therapy. I have not had to deal with the pain thanks to Dr. Patterson. I wish I had known about him when I had the surgery. Great Doctor
in Apache Junction, AZ |
Excellent, Great Doctor very knowledgeable.
in Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Paterson was extremely thorough and patient and he truly takes the time needed with his patients to make sure that everything is understood and I would highly recommend him to friends and family!
in Gilbert, AZ |
Total right shoulder replacement. Doctor knowledge and staff asst is wonderful. I had no questions as everything was explained completely so that I know what to expect. Followup is perfect also. You will be please when you select Dr Paterson for your surgery. This was my third ortho surgery within twelve months, two hips and shoulder. I feel like a new person thanks to these fine doctors.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Paterson is wonderful. Before my surgery he explained the procedure and the healing timeline. He and his staff have been thee for me if I needed questions answered. If I ever need shoulder or arm surgery again I would only want Dr. Paterson.
New York, NY |
Dr Paterson is outstanding in every way. I fell and had two rotator cuff tears, one a major full thickness tear. Dr. Paterson, very skillfully, performed the needed surgery and related treatment. In addition to being a highly skilled surgeon, Dr Paterson is a wonderful human being and treats you with utmost care and understanding.
Mesa, AZ |
Extremely competent. Therapist said my quick 7 week recovery from shoulder replacement was because of the ability of Dr. Paterson. Was fully informed about the procedure and recovery from Dr. Paterson. Very fortunate to have found him and Mezona OrthoArizona.
in Gold Canyon, AZ |
After stepping off a ladder and breaking my arm I had the pleasure of being treated by Dr. Paterson. He treats each patient as an individual and never rushes you. My arm has healed well thanks to his care.
in Mesa, AZ |
I am pleased to say that Dr. William Paterson was my surgeon on Feb. 10 when I had to have a new shoulder because of the great pain that I had. I believe he did a super job and took great care to put me at ease. He, along with his Assistant, Irvin Bustos,, answered my many, many questions before and after surgery. His office staff is also very courteous. He was very patient with me, and he has a great bedside manner. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to my friends and relatives.
in Gilbert, AZ |
Very thorough and dedicated to your rapid healing... enjoyed the experience.
in Frankenmuth, Mlch 48734 |
Dr. Patterson was very thorough. He answered all questions and explain the procedure well. He was not pushy for a one alternative or another and let me make up my mind. Very satisfied with the experience and would highly recommend him for any orthopedic surgery.
in Gilbert, AZ |
We are glad we were referred to Dr. Paterson. He is very knowledgeable and efficient. We couldn't be more pleased with our experience with him and the staff of Mezona Orthopaedic.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Patterson is not only a good surgeon but he also paid a lot of attention to me, as a patient, and closely monitored my progress. I would recommend him as a surgeon and very caring of his patients.
in Queen Creek, AZ |
Dr. Paterson is terrific. I suffered with arthritis in my shoulder for over ten years. It got to the point where I could barely use my arm. After he repaired my wife's rotator cuff, decided to talk to him about my shoulder. After xrays, he determined that I needed a total reverse shoulder replacement. He performed the surgery about twelve weeks ago and I am now pain free and have almost full range of motion back. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering shoulder surgery.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Paterson accepts 43 insurance carriers
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Ameriben
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • CNA
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CopperPoint Mutual
    CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • LifeWise
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
    Administrative Enterprises
  • MultiPlan
  • One Health
  • PHCS
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Self Pay
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare POS
    PacifiCare PPO
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Zenith Administrators Inc
  • Zurich

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Hospitals where Dr. Paterson has admitting privileges

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital
4620 E Baseline Rd
Mesa, AZ 85206
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Phoenix Children's Hospital
1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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