Bill Barnes, M.D.
General Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine
- Virginia Polytechnical Institute & State University (1975)
- The Medical College of Georgia (1979)
- Surgery Internship at Greenville Hospital System (1980)
- Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Greenville Hospital System (1984)
- Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fellow of American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
- Post-graduate training in sports medicine with Dr. James Andrews
As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Barnes’ work is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The frequency and impact of these diseases and injuries, combined with recent advances in their diagnoses and treatment, has led orthopaedic treatment to be a critical role in promoting an active and healthy life for many people. From osteoarthritis to sports medicine in high school athletes, from continuous diabetic care to acute injuries, Dr. Barnes is equipped with the technology and experience to assist people of all ages. For the past 25 years, Dr. Barnes has been devoted to applying state-of-the-art, proven procedures to alleviate pain and suffering and restoring a patient to a more productive life.
Dr. Barnes was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. Following an undergraduate B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnical Institute & State University, he graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in June 1979. Subsequently, he served an Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency at Greenville Hospital System in 1980 and 1984 respectively.
Dr. Barnes is a Fellow of American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society and did post-graduate training in sports medicine with Dr. James Andrews. Dr. Barnes has been a pioneer in the Middle Georgia area in providing minimally invasive options for patients, which offer shorter recovery periods and less pain for patients. He was the first in the area to perform the "custom" knee replacement, ACL repair arthroscopically, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy and the direct anterior approach to hip replacement. He partnered with Johnson & Johnson to invent instruments for arthroscopic cartilage transplants, which can enhance agility, flexibility and overall knee performance for patients.
Dr. Barnes’ practice is focused on knee arthroscopy, shoulder surgery, hip and knee reconstruction, elbow, wrist and hand surgery, spine surgery, trauma, and sports medicine.
When he is not with patients, Dr. Barnes enjoys spending time with his family and working outdoors. Dr. Barnes is an accomplished horseman, rancher and cattleman. Dr. Barnes starts his own colts and has been a student of Buck Brannaman, star of critically acclaimed documentary, Buck.
In addition to majoring in biology while in undergraduate studies, Dr. Barnes also majored in Voice and is an accomplished songwriter and solo artist. He was a solo artist with The New Virginians and also recorded with big names like the Charlie Daniel Daniels Band, Larry Howard of Grinderswitch, and Jimmy Knowles of Sea Level. Dr. Barnes is the co-founder and president of Omega Arts, a state of the art recording facility.
Dr. Barnes serves on the Foundation Board of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Board of Directors for Macon Pops. In 2014, Dr. Barnes was inducted into the Macon Sports Hall of Fame for his support of athletics in the region over the years. Dr. Barnes is a co-founder of Covenant Academy and continues to support the school today.
Dr. Bill Barnes is the co-founder of Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex along with his father, Dr. Walter Barnes, and brother, Dr. Steve Barnes.