FAQ’s for Dr. Warner

What is an Orthopedic Surgeon?

An orthopedic surgeon is the best-trained and most experienced doctor to properly evaluate and treat musculoskeletal (bone, joint, or muscle) problems in adults and children. The unique nature of medical and surgical care of adults and children is learned from advanced training and experience in practice. They are doctors who have:

  • Graduated from an approved medical school (typically four years)
  • Graduated from an approved orthopedic surgery residency program (typically five years))
  • In the case of Dr. Warner, an additional one year Fellowship training in Foot and Ankle and four years in the Air Force as a combat surgeon)

What is a Foot Doctor?

A foot doctor is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon that is fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery or a doctor trained in podiatric medicine. Dr. Meredith Warner is known as a foot doctor because of her specialty training in the foot & ankle.

Who is the best Orthopedic Surgeon?

We tell our patients to first get a professional diagnosis and then search for the physician that has deeper training and experience treating the issues you currently have. For instance, if you are a diabetic and currently have ongoing issues with diabetic foot ulcers, then you should make an appointment with a Foot and Ankle, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon because they have the training and treat multiple patients with this type of condition more often than a sport trained Orthopedic Surgeon.

Where can I find a female orthopedic surgeon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana?

The field of Orthopedics is commonly comprised of males with only 10%-12% of females entering into the field and becoming orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Meredith Warner is one of only a few females practicing Orthopedics in the state of Louisiana and Baton Rouge.

Is Warner Orthopedics and Wellness a Baton Rouge Orthopedic Group?

Yes. Dr. Meredith Warner recently decided that going out and opening up her own orthopedic group would be the best way for her to offer her patients the latest in orthopedic care. She is constantly reading the latest in medical research and being own her own allows her the flexibility to incorporate personalized treatment plans for each of her patients. Within her new practice, she is able to have strategic partnerships with other like-minded medical companies in an effort to offer her patients the care they need to get better. Dr. Meredith Warner and Warner Orthopedics and Wellness is partnering with companies like Alpha One Imaging for on demand, in home x-rays, ultrasounds and EKG’s and Yoga Bliss of Baton Rouge for non-operative care of the joints.

Dr. Meredith Warner specializes in the treatment of orthopedic issues, as well as operative and non-operative treatment of orthopedic problems, including musculoskeletal pain such as chronic back pain, wound care, workers compensation issues, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, fitness and nutrition, osteoporosis, and limb lengthening. She is accepting new patients, including women, men and children over the age of three.