Dr. William Schooley, MD

Dr. William Schooley, MD

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Neurological Spine Surgery  ·  
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63 y/o
(13)

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Dr. William Schooley, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in neurological spine surgery and neurosurgery.

Neurosurgical Associates

2400 Patterson St Ste 319

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spinal Cord Stimulation
high
more than 85% of peers
Low Back Pain
high
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Schooley'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schooley "I am committed to caring for my patients with compassion and clinical excellence. My mission is to provide patients with superior care and minimum hassle so that they can return to an excellent quality of life."

2  Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

35  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis

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14  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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

  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schooley has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schooley's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schooley to family and friends
13 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Schooley's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I SAW DR SCHOOLEY IN OR ABOUT 2000, ABOUT MY BACK & MY NECK, HE EXPLAINED WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO FIRST & IF THAT COURSE OF TREATMENT DIDN’T WORK, WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT AN ALTERNATE COURSE OF TREATMENT. HE WOUND UP HAVING TO DO 4BACK SURGERIES, & 2 NECK SURGERIES. HE WAS VERY HONEST & UP FRONT...more
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Dr. William Schooley is a great doctor and a very nice individual. I have been going to Dr. Schooley since January of 1998. I was so thankful to have Dr. Schooley as my doctor because he never gave up on me. I had several operation on my head because of brain tumor and I have a shunt. Once the...more
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Got me through 7 operations over the past 9 years. Condition is very greatly improved after surgery than before. Highly recommend.
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No problems since my surgery in 2013.
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I waited 6 weeks for an appt. with Dr. Schooley. He barely gave me 5 minutes of his time during my appt. He gave me no specific diagnosis, course of treatment, or other options. I found him to be very arrogant and apathetic. I called his office to express my dissatisfaction and was assured Dr....more
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