Patient Testimonials

Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!

Jamie T.

  • Tendonitis, Shoulder Stretch and Exercise
Dr. Whatley was very professional and efficient in diagnosing tendonitis in my shoulder. I was afraid that it was more severe so I was releived to find out that some simple exercises would help. Now 6 months later due to Dr. Whatleys expert recommendations, my shoulder is doing great. I would recommend Dr. Whatley to anyone!


  • Medial Meniscus Tear
My Testimony with Dr. Adam N. Whatley was very well taken care of at BRCO Orthopedic Surgery, Sport Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Total Joint Replacement. âHis staff was very nice, and it is nice to be treated well since you are the patient in need of help. Caring, smiling and laughing is a good atmosphere for patients. I will continue to come here and recommend him to everyone. I was very well taken care of; Dr. Wheatley, his nurse and staff was outstanding I got there and it didnât take ten minutes to see the doctor this was my first time there and it wonât be my last time!!! âThank you so much for the difference you make in the lives of your patients! Your kindness, sincere caring, funny and concern make everything better and are a great encouragement.â âThank you so very much for taking care of me and being so skilled at what you do. Every day of my life will be better because of you. Keep up the good work....

Ashley B.

  • Shoulder Dislocation
I've seen Dr. Whatley several times now and been consistently pleased with his professional manner and knowledge about my injuries. His office staff are friendly and helpful and his office is very well run. My husband has had a surgery preformed by Dr. Whatley in the past and we were both very pleased with not only the outcome, but also the service provided pre and post op. I recommend Dr. Whatley to all my friends who need Ortho services, (and it seems like that number has gone up as we all have continued to get older!!)

Ralph Schomburg

  • Hip Replacement
I strongly endorse Dr Adam Whatley, Orthopedic Surgeon, and his team at Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic in Zachary. My wife and I, retired NASA JSC civil servants, moved to St Francisville area in 2015. We joined OLLI@LSU continuing education for adults over 50. When my right hip pain became severe, I asked my OLLI friends for recommendations for an orthopedist. Many of them had excellent results from Dr Whatley and highly recommended him for their hip, knee and/or shoulder surgeries. December 10, 2020 Dr Whatley replaced my right hip at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. When I woke from the anesthesia, the incision hurt a bunch, but the pain in the hip joint was gone. I started home physical therapy Monday Dec 14 for a couple of weeks then started physical therapy with St Francisville Rehab January 6, 2021. My left knee was injured in high-school football and when I get ready to replace it, I will have Dr Adam Whatley do the surgery.

Coby Sonnier

  • Hip Replacements

I have roped professionally for years and have had hip damage by doing so. I could not ride a horse or walk comfortably for 2 years before I was told that Dr Whatley had a newer approach to doing a hip replacement. We had spoke to a therapist who had done therapy behind his surgeries and was told his patients were recovering very well. We made an appointment and was the best decision ever.

I was back on a horse and competing in 6 WEEKS!

I cannot recommend Dr Whatley and his staff enough. The facility was excellent in personal care and his staff still contacts us and makes sure all is well.

We live outside Houston Texas and have had procedures done in the medical center. The care in Zachary and the personal attention was way above anything we have had.



Susan F.

  • Rotator cuff, knees and hips
To say Dr. Adam Whatley is a great doctor is an understatement. By far he is the most compassionate, caring and pleasant surgeon and doctor I've ever been to. From the moment you walk in, you're greeted by the most friendly staff, especially his wonderful nurse, Lauri. Never have I been in his office or operating room when he wasn't laid back, smiling, laughing (and always making patients relaxed and laughing). From pre-op visits through post-op visits, I have always felt so well taken care of and was explained anything or everything I had questions about. If other options instead of surgery are available, he will definitely make you aware of them and support your decision to do whatever you feel best at the time. As painful as deep joint injections can be, he has a way of making you laugh or smile while administering them so they're not so bad after all! Dr. Whatley has given me knee, shoulder and hip injections, as well as done surgery on my rotator cuff and a total knee replacement. I know at my age, I'll be looking to trade in some of these old parts for new ones, and Dr. Whatley will be the only one I'll go to! I highly recommend him to anyone who has any orthopedic concerns!

Wendell Fontenot

  • Rotator cuff / knee replacement
Dr. Adam has been my orthopedic surgeon of choice for the past few years! He has repaired both my shoulders, replaced a knee, and treated multiple problems with injections! I am thankful to have found a doctor that is so easy to work with, has my interests and needs in mind, and treats me like a part of his own family. He has been not only a terrific doctor, but a trusted friend to me, my wife, and my 92 year old mother. He has gone above and beyond to provide personal and professional care to us all and I am forever greatful. Also, his Zachary office is convenient and efficient and I even see him in his New Roads office for follow ups or routine visits. He is what you look for when in need of medical care!

Mary Ann Dunham

  • Right knee replacement
I WOULD RECOMMEND DR.ADAM WHATLEY FOR A KNEE replacement. He is very thorough and explain everything.Dr Whatley has very good side manners. Tellyou like it is. Follow his instructions and you will make a great recovery. I thank him personally for all he did for me. Thank you Mary Ann.

A. Pierre

  • Left knee replacement
It’s been two years since my knee replacement, and I couldn’t be more thankful to dr. Whatley and his staff for doing such a great job. The entire process was one of minimal stress. I was made to feel comfortable from the first visit until the completion of surgery. He was very informative and made me feel confident in my choice for him as my doctor. The entire staff are professional and very helpful. I would definitely recommend Dr. Whatley and his team to anyone. Thanks to you all.

Doris Tate

  • shoulder rotator cuff
I have been a patient of Dr. Whatley for many years. I am very pleased with Dr. Whatley. He is very professional and cares about his patients. He always has a smile and pleasant personality. He does not forget his patients regardless of how long it has been since your last visit. He will always be my Orthopedic Doctor. I will refer him to anyone who needs an Orthopedic. He is the Best!

Joyce Barnes

  • Shoulder Rotator Cuff Surgery
Dr. Whatley and his team did a wonderful job on my shoulder and the surgery was a great success. Dr. Whatley is very competent in his field and I won’t hesitate to recommend him to my friends. He in fact has just recently replaced my son’s knee and also worked on my grandchild’s elbow. Dr. Whatley is very friendly and honest and his whole team has been a pleasure to work with.

Crystal Lambert

  • Wrist/Shoulder
Let me just say, the entire team sets the mood for your experience, putting you at ease before the doctor walks in. Do not let the late 80s, early 90s curly-top hairdo distract from the fact that this doctor, Dr Adam Nelson Whatley, knows what he is doing. Never have I felt so VALIDATED about the concerns of my pain than with this doctor. When I tell you, he went straight to the center of my pain regions with the injection treatments that I needed. He explained the results of the MRI and the course of treatment and in my mind I was like, "yeah, yeah." Fast forward to the treatment and let me tell you, the contact was PINPOINT!! SPOT ON!!! The relief of accuracy almost brought tears to my eyes but I resisted because I didn't want him to think that I was a wussy or anything like that. On the inside, I was shouting for joy! I was elated, doing emotional backflips because the pain of that needle seeking the location and actually finding it - wow - it never HURT SO GOOOOOOD!!! You read that right! I left that office feeling like, this pain isn't [just] in my head. It is real! It was found, validated, and I look forward to the sweet burn of relief. I almost skipped to the receptionist desk to schedule my six week follow up. Oh best believe; I will be there! And all I want to see, is Dr Whatley. Dr. Adam Nelson Whatley!!! If you're in [orthopedic] pain, and you need relief; hurry to BROC and get you some!!!

Keeley Chustz

  • Knee, shoulder, wrist
I 1st saw Dr Whatley three years ago for a knee issue. I liked him & saw him for a shoulder issue last year. When I fx my wrist this Jan, I only wanted to see Dr. Whatley. Decided on surgery per the options he discussed for the wrist, but so far surgery has been avoided for the knee & shoulder with injection & therapy. Was very satisfied with outpatient wrist surgery in Zachary with him Jan 23. The Zachary location is convenient for me. Eventually I’ll need knee surgery & I’ll see him again!!! I’m a satisfied repeat patient!!

Mark Simoneaux

  • Rotator Cuff
My entire family has used Dr. Whatley for various reasons for many years. My daughter for a broken clavicle, my wife for tendonitis and me for rotator cuff. Dr. Whatley has always been professional, efficient and caring. He is thorough in evaluating the problem and gives his professional opinion, and discusses the problem or injury thoroughly with the patient. I have made a full recovery from my surgery because of his expertise and knowledge, and my hard work with PT, of course. He has a wonderful disposition and really listens to the symptoms. His smile and laughter make you relaxed, but you know you will be well taken care of. I would definitely recommend Dr. Whatley to anyone havimg orthopedic problems.

Tammy Robertson Walters

  • Surgery on hip fracture
My mom fell and broke her hip in October, and an immediate point of discussion was where she would receive treatment. Once she realized that Dr. Whatley was in Zachary at Lane, she decided to stay local and is quite happy that she did. From explanation to surgery and follow-through, she has been very happy with the care she received from Dr. Whatley and his staff. Much appreciation for a job done well!
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