Bill Keeton, MD

Dr. Bill Keeton is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine and has over 45 years of experience in pain management. He received a BS in chemistry from the University of Mississippi and his MD degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School, where he was also recognized as Most Outstanding Intern. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas,Texas where he developed a life-long interest in the treatment of pain.

Dr. Keeton proudly served in the US Air Force (USAF) as Chief of Anesthesia and Chief of the Pain Clinic, which he established at Westover AFB, Massachusetts. While in the Air Force, he had the good fortune to work with Dr. Janet Travell, who was President Kennedy’s White House Physician, and a pioneer in the treatment of pain. Dr. Travell developed the myofascial pain diagrams in the 1940s that we still use until this day.

He was the founder and director of DeKalb Pain Center at DeKalb Medical Center from 1984 until 2007 when he joined Pain Consultants of Atlanta. He was Chief of Anesthesia at DeKalb Medical for 15 years until 1997 when he devoted his practice to pain management full time. He is past president of the DeKalb Medical Society and the Greater Atlanta Society of Anesthesiologists and was awarded Atlanta’s Top Doc Award for 2015 -2017.

Dr. Keeton has been a frequent lecturer on proper use of opioid medications in the treatment of chronic pain and has developed The Keeton Opioid Educational Program for patients in chronic intractable pain requiring opioid medications. He is also an IPPY Award winning author for A BOY CALLED COMBUSTION; GROWING UP IN 1940’s MISSISSIPPI and he has developed an online program, teaching children to tell time. He enjoys spending time with his family; his 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren and his wife, and best friend, Dee. He explains that Dee is an incredible person, despite her poor taste in men!

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