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William Callahan, MD
William Callahan, MD
Would recommend provider
4.6 out of 5 stars

112 Patient Ratings

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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  206-223-7530
University Village Medical Center  (206) 525-8000

Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine; Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.7 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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September 2016
spent a good amount of timing describing my options and what that might mean. surgery vs. rehab

September 2016
Dr. Callahan was able to help ease the pain - which was actually in my upper back/ ______ area. Very painful, and despite not being a shoulder issue!

August 2016
Dr Callahan isterrfic at listening, evaluating, and working with me on a treatment plan.

August 2016
Thank you for the referral to a foot sports med provider

August 2016
Excellent. I went in thinking my condition was chronic and he figured out what was really wrong and provided a shot that fixed the problem.

August 2016
I appreciate how Dr. Callahan was able to spend plenty of time with me to diagnose and explain my shoulder injury.

July 2016
Great bedside manner. Gave me the good news first with lots of enthusiasm.

July 2016

July 2016
Someone brief explanation but understandable.

June 2016
Physician was easy to talk to and helpful with explaining the diagnosis. Described the PT that I could do on my own.

June 2016
I am extremely happy with all levels of care and service at Virginia Mason. I would recommend Dr. Callahan to anyone in need of sports related care, and everyone at VM was just great.

June 2016
Dr. Callahan was amazing! He seemed genuinely caring, helpful, and was clearly knowledgeable. I felt confident in the advice he gave me and comforted by the knowledge that I have a medical provider I can fully trust. Immediately after my visit, I sent a text message to my husband and other family members letting them know how pleased I was with my visit. I´ve already recommended him to friends and family members!

June 2016
Dr. Callahan and I had some communications issues in earlier appointments. We now have a great working relationship.

June 2016
Dr. Callahan is excellent in all respects. I have a clear plan of action for my knee problem.

May 2016
Dr. Callahan has been paramount in my recovery, he´s the best!

April 2016
My health concern was a new problem for me and I was not knowledgeable in this area of medicine. It seems like Dr Callahan is competent in what he does and gave me a diagnosis. But it needs to be evaluated by another department if treatment he recommended does not work. Dr kept referring to another department as "them", and talked about they do this and they do that. After the visit, I felt maybe I should have seen them? Dr Callahan was nice and glad he gave me a diagnosis but he made the treatment he recommended sound like hard challenge.

April 2016
Dr. Callahan´s advice was respectful and relevant.

February 2016
Wonderful visit Thank you

February 2016
Excellent doctor !

January 2016
Dr. Callahan is great, I have never experienced any issues with him.

October 2015
I contacted him twice with questions regarding my condition through the portal and he responded very quickly. I appreciated that took my plans into consideration and was with me on my quest to avoid surgery.

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Special Interest(s)
Non-operative orthopedics, sports medicine, overuse injuries, arthritis, sporting event medical coverage and concussion management

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, 2004

Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 2007

Primary Care Sports Medicine, UC Davis/UC Berkeley, Sacramento, Calif., 2008

Personal Information
Dr. Callahan enjoys soccer, running, skiing, hiking, fishing and camping.

On Patients
"I intend to approach my patients with an understanding of both of their presenting problem and their goals. This allows us to collaborate on a treatment plan focusing on a healthy body and lifestyle as well as return to activity, whether that be work, play, or competitive sport."

On Specialty
"As a primary care sports medicine specialist and family physician, I am able to evaluate and treat musculoskeletal injury and exercise related illness taking the whole patient into consideration. I hope that I might complement the excellent care provided by a patient's primary care physician and other specialists in order to meet the patient's goals."

On Virginia Mason
"I'm proud to have become a team member at an organization that seeks and maintains nationally recognized care standards and puts the patient at the center of focus."