Joseph Williams, MD

Joseph Williams, MD
  • Name Joseph Williams, MD
  • Position Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Williams is a fellowship trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a strong focus on adult degenerative spine disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He comes to Wickenburg Community Hospital with over twenty years’ experience. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Prior to his medical training he was raised in Reno and attended college at the University of Nevada where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Williams completed his orthopedic surgical residency training at Southern Illinois University Orthopedic Department.

Dr. Williams chose orthopedics to be able to help his patients with their pain and disabilities, and to get them back to their normal activity levels. “Quality of life for my patients is a top priority. My passion for excellence is being able to care for patients through state-of-the-art surgical techniques, minimized need for pain medications, and return them to a healthy and active lifestyle as soon as possible.”

Dr. Williams recently moved to his hometown in Reno, NV. Outside of his work, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with his two sons and traveling. He is often outdoors, where you will find him mountain biking, hiking, or running.


  • Adult degenerative spine disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


  • University of Nevada, Reno
    Bachelors of Science, Microbiology 1992 – 1996
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine; 1996 – 2000
  • Southern Illinois University Orthopedic Department Orthopedic Residency; 2000 – 2005
  • Ortho Indy Spine Fellowship Spine Surgery Fellowship; 2005 – 2006


  • Orthopedic Center of Illinois
    Springfield, IL 62711
  • Orthopedic Surgeon and Partner
    August 2006 to Present



Professional Memberships

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Sangamon County Medical Society



  • Toth JM, Schwartz DG, Mobasser JP, Williams JL : Instrumented Lumbar
  • Corpectomy and Spinal Reconstruction Comparing rhBMP-2/Compression
  • Resistant Matrix, rhBMP-2/Absorbable Collagen Sponge/Ceramic Granules
  • Mixture, and Autograft in Two Different Devices: A Study in Sheep. Spine 41; 6:
    E313 – E322, 2016

Primary Care

Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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Emergency Care

Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is typically measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals.

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Surgical Services

Wickenburg Community Hospital provides a wide variety of surgical care and treatment. We serve a vibrant and active community who favors quality health care close to home.

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