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William Braaksma, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 4.98 (213 patient reviews and ratings)
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Insurances Accepted

Accepts all major forms of insurance. Please contact the office at (810) 985-4900 to verify your specific carrier.

Joint Replacement Surgeon

Originally from Portage, Michigan, Dr. Braaksma is a dual-fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Braaksma joined Orthopedic Associates in 2015.

After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at Albion College, Dr. Braaksma earned his doctorate of medicine from Wayne State University in Detroit. He then began both his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners – MSU, after which, Dr. Braaksma underwent extensive fellowship training at Harborview Medical Center through the University of Washington in Seattle. He later went on to complete additional fellowship training in total joint replacement at Cleveland Clinic in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Braaksma is board certified for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.  Dr. Braaksma scored in the 99th percentile on his Orthopedic In-training Exam.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Braaksma enjoys reading, playing basketball, running, traveling, fishing, and spending time with his wife, their son and two daughters along with their black lab.


  • Albion College, Albion, MI, 2005

Medical School

  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2009


  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partner – MSU, Grand Rapids, MI, Present


  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partner – MSU, Grand Rapids, MI, Present


  • Foot and Ankle Surgery, Harborview Medical Center – University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2015
  • Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Miami, FL, 2021


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
“He was very attentive and responsive to my questions. He provided lots of reassurance and strategies for healing. I felt I had a good understanding of what was wrong with me and how to treat it when I left.”
– Debra W.