Dr. William Whaley, MD

Hematology •  Male • Age 80
  
Dr. Whaley
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Geo Can Spec Affl N Sd Hosp Cnr

101 Riverstone Vis Ste 102 Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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(706) 258-4140

Dr. William Whaley, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Blue Ridge, GA and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Whaley has more experience with Blood Disorders, Lymphatic Disorders, and Blood Cancers than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Georgia Regents U, Medical College medical school in 1966. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fannin Regional Hospital and Hamilton Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Whaley to book an appointment.


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Dr. Whaley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Whaley

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Whaley treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Whaley treats other conditions, please contact the office at (706) 258-4140.

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Dr. Whaley typically treats 89% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Blood Disorders
Anemia
Polycythemia Rubra Vera
Neutropenia
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Lymphatic Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Whaley typically treats 70% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Dr. Whaley typically treats 64% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Reticulosarcoma
Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Whaley's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

Dr. Whaley's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Whaley

2.9

Based on 18 ratings

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Dr Whaley has been my physical for over 20 years. His diagnostic ability is outstanding! I will always trust him with my health and well being
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Judi ward – Mar 17, 2020
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Dr Whaley is probably the best doctor I have ever been to. He is extremely knowledgeable and took the most comprehensive medical history in all of my 60 years. Yes, he is blunt and straight forward, two qualities I greatly appreciate in this time where many doctors do coddle and don’t really practice lateral thinking. I highly recommend Dr Whaley, as he is an outstanding diagnostician!!
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Tammy Gudger – Mar 16, 2020
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Probably the worst choice you can make for healthcare.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 22, 2019
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Dr Whaley is the only Dr ever that made my 91 year old Mother cry. He was angry with her and me to the point of yelling, red eyes bulging and almost foaming, accusing me & her of something beyond our control, concerning his call team, who he said didn’t have time to be on the line with us. Also he really didn’t want to hear any new complaints and told me to put my pencil away when I needed to take notes in order to remember what he was telling me. He is obnoxious and cruel. Had no bedside manner. When someone has cancer, they need understanding and someone who cares. Not someone who seems to look down at them. My Mother has passed since then. I have to forgive him for my own sake but I’ll never forget how he made my Mother cry. It still breaks my heart. The scheduler called to bring Mother in for a bone marrow biopsy. When we got there (same day) found out from a nurse that he had never done a bone marrow biopsy. Revenge? Treat? For just misunderstanding the call line? Never again
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Carol – Jul 14, 2019
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Dr Whaley was excellent while examining my mother. He listened, held her hand while asking her if she had any questions. Spent a lot of time and truly cared about the whole human being.
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Apr 03, 2019
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Dr Whaley treats people like they dont matter. He looks down on his patients as though he is better than they are. He doesnt listen to anything your telling him and basically he is a very cold hearted older man. Will not be going to him again nor would i recommend anyone that i care about to go to him either.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Leesa in Blue Ridge Ga – Mar 23, 2018
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After I saw a review of Dr Whaley blaming your pain on your imagination, I felt compelled to tell my story too. I came in with new pain that was terrible and wanted to raise my concern. Dr Whaley didn't spend 2 mins actually examining me and proceeded to tell me it was all in my head, and that I should see a psychiatrist because I'm making myself sick. He continued to bully me like this the entire appointment. I left in tears. He's beyond unprofessional, arrogant, doesn't listen, and just cruel.
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Atlanta, GA – Sep 21, 2017
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Dr Whaley can be charming and, from all indications, competent. That being said, watch out. If you happen to challenge his "authority" in some way, intended or not, he can quickly become verbally abusive, saying his patient's condition is "all in their head," and rapidly dictating that into record and passing it on to referring physician. I was told later that he had been forced to apologize to other patients by calling them. Make sure your order & records are there. They tend to lose things.
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Blue Ridge, GA – Jul 18, 2017
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I enjoy the frankness of Dr. Whaley. He is direct, to the point and holds no punches. If you're looking to be coddled look elsewhere. I like his approach but it might not be for everyone.
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Jon in Atlanta, GA – Jan 04, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. William Whaley, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Blue Ridge, GA and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Whaley has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1972
Emory Hosps
Fellowship Hospital
1971
Grady Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1967
Grady Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1966
Georgia Regents U, Medical College
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Geo Can Spec Affl N Sd Hosp Cnr

Geo Can Spec Affl N Sd Hosp Cnr101 Riverstone Vis Ste 102 Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Fannin Regional Hospital

Blue Ridge, GA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Hamilton Medical Center

Dalton, GA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Murphy Medical Center

Murphy, NC

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Northside Hospital Cherokee

Canton, GA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital

Jasper, GA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

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