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John T. Mays, MD, demonstrates his love for sports medicine through his practice at Willis Knighton Orthopedics Bossier  in Bossier City, Louisiana. A board certified orthopedic surgeon (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery), Dr. Mays is a local high school football team physician. He enjoys assisting young athletes, as well as more experienced athletes both on and off the field.  

Always starting with the least invasive treatments of home exercises or physical therapy, Dr. Mays has a range of tools in his orthopedic medical tool bag. Patients with the most severe injuries or older age may require more clinical or surgical care. Hip and knee replacements are a specialty of Dr. Mays, and he is known throughout the region for the care he provides to prevent hip arthritis.  

Louisiana Tech University was his undergraduate home where he earned a degree in biomedical engineering. He went to the University of Alabama School of Medicine for his medical degree, followed by an internship and orthopedic residency at the Medical University of South Carolina.  

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2449 Hospital Drive
Bossier City, LA, 71111
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"The office visit was very informative, Dr. Mays was very professional, polite and answered all my questions. The whole staff was very professional and helpful. Thank you. "
  • May 20, 2024
"Excellent service With my first knee replacement And with second one Mrs Taylor"
  • May 2, 2024
"Best around!"
  • April 25, 2024
"Dr Mays is great!! Very knowledgeable, patient and detailed with his explanations. Friendly staff, too!!"
  • April 4, 2024
"I love the visit every one was very nice and helpful. I would recommend others to Dr Mays."
  • February 26, 2024
"I was very satisfied and appreciate The way he explains the treatment And his being straight forward "
  • January 20, 2024
"My visit with Dr. Mays went very well. He was detailed when explaining my prognosis. Dr. Mays listened attentively as I explained my symptoms. "
  • December 28, 2023
"Very satisfied with my visit, everyone was nice. "
  • November 29, 2023
"Great personality and personnel"
  • August 31, 2023
"I trust Doc Mays. "
  • August 8, 2023
"Dr mays is very detailed at explaining everything in away you understand what he is saying. Listens to all my questions and concerns! Spent time with me and didn’t rush me out like most doctors do! "
  • June 23, 2023
"Good visit. Dr Mays was kind and informative. "
  • June 20, 2023
"Visit went good . Dr took his time and answered all my concerns"
  • June 1, 2023
"I came to the emergency room with a dislocated shoulder.. They put it back.I was referred to Dr John Mays for further help.The first time I saw him he set me to a life to live without pain! Yes I believe in how he really Cares about me!"
  • May 26, 2023
"Dr. Mays was friendly and courteous. He listened to my concerns. He explained the things I needed to do at home that will help me to get better."
  • May 25, 2023
"Very satisfied with my experience with Dr. Mays and nurse practitioner Joseph. "
  • May 20, 2023
"Everyone was so nice and friendly..Dr. Mays, beautiful sprite, very kind, got my arm back to working.. I will recommend him to the world..beautiful smile. I love ?? you Dr. Mays."
  • May 18, 2023
"My visit was good got all the information I needed…"
  • May 16, 2023
"Excellent Wonderful experience "
  • April 4, 2023
"I saw Dr. Mays' PA but he was extremely knowledgeable and helped me on my decision to have me knee replaced. The information given to me was detailed helpful and more than I could imagine. The staff is competent and friendly. "
  • February 16, 2023


2449 Hospital Drive
Bossier City, LA, 71111
  • Accepting New Patients
Mon8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
2313 Commons Court
Ruston, LA, 71270
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Accepting New Patients


  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Women
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Knee
  • Bakers Cyst
  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Boxers Fracture
  • Burners and Stingers
  • Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Bursitis of the Knee (Pes Anserine Bursitis)
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Degenerative Calcification)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Reactive Calcification)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
  • Coccydynia
  • Colles Fractures
  • Compression Fractures of the Spine
  • Costochondritis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervains Tenosynovitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)
  • Elbow Bursitis


  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® RetroScrew)
  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)
  • ACL Reconstruction (Hamstring Graft Method)
  • ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation Repair
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Chondroplasty
  • Arthroscopy (Overview)
  • Articular Cartilage Restoration
  • Aspiration of the Prepatellar Bursa
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) With Biologic Patch
  • Bankart Repair
  • Capsular Release of the Shoulder (Arthroscopic Radiofrequency Method)
  • Carpal Tunnel Release (Open Technique)
  • Cartilage Repair Arthroscopically-Assisted Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Cartilage Repair Open Incision Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Computer-Assisted Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • De Quervains Release
  • Diagnostic Arthroscopy (Shoulder)
  • Distal Clavicle Excision (Arthroscopic Method)
  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery (Arthroscopic Method)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation (Dynamic Hip Screw Method)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation (Stryker® Gamma Nail)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation (Surgical Screws Method)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation with Intramedullary Rod
  • Glenohumeral Debridement (Arthroscopic Method)


  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery



Medical University of South Carolina
Graduated 1999
Medical University of South Carolina
Graduated 1995
Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduated 1994
Louisiana Tech University
Graduated 1990


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