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William Callahan, MD
Sports Medicine
4.6 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests
Non-operative orthopedics, sports medicine, overuse injuries, arthritis, sporting event medical coverage and concussion management
Personal Information
Dr. Callahan enjoys soccer, running, skiing, hiking, fishing and camping.
Clinical Experience
Sports Medicine, Orthopedics
Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine; Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
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
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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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
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.6 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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May 2018
*Dr. Callahan is a very good listener; asked questions and did simple tests to conform my condition.
May 2018
Dr. Callahan is extremely nice and considerate. I appreciate that he is conservative in his approach to treatment.
May 2018
He was in the room very quickly after I completed the xrays. Offered me options and then performed a simple procedure in the room to relieve my symptoms. Instructed me on home meds and offered a f/u test if needed in a week.
May 2018
My encounter with Dr Callahan started about 11 min late because of delays in getting my Xrays done but I still got more than 20 min with him and never felt any rush in the interactions. Other visits have felt a little bit more "I only have 15 min let´s keep this moving" so I was pleasantly surprised (especially after being so late into what I expected to be a fixed 15-min block). Whatever the reason, this made the visit that much nicer.
May 2018
Thank you so much for taking care of me!
April 2018
Dr. Callahan was great. Very knowledgeable about my issue and laid out my options clearly and helped me make a decision on which option might be best for me. I also appreciated his passion for the course we decided on.
February 2018
Dr. Callahan is skilled and knowledgeable.
February 2018
Dr. Callahan is very professional - listens closely and communicates well. Despite the fact that my concern was very minor in the grand scheme of things, he took time, performed a complete assessment and was clear in his communication of next steps (as well as giving me hope regarding timeline for healing and resuming running.) He has a resident with him, which I felt enhanced the visit, as I could learn too from his clear teaching with the resident.
February 2018
Visit was a tiny bit rushed but not in an oppressive way (and Dr Callahan is very high energy so that may have been a factor too!).
December 2017
Dr. Callahan was nice and seemed to know what he was talking about. Everything went well with him.
September 2017
Feel very confident in Dr. Callahan.
July 2017
Dr. C came in the room with a big smile on his face like he was glad I was there. Very reassuring.
June 2017
I really appreciated Dr. Callahan taking time to talk with me about my options. I like that he can relate to me as he is an athlete as well!
June 2017
I felt like the appointment was very rushed, the doctor did very few assessment/tests, and he told me I just had a muscle strain. He did prescribe me PT and at the PT facility they took the time to listen, examine me, and diagnose me with something completely different than the doctor had.
June 2017
This was my first visit with Dr. Callahan. I found him to be engaging, friendly and professional. He took the necessary time to explain the results of x-ray and gave me options for further care, such as an injection. In summary, I would return to Dr. Callahan.
May 2017
Great experience with Dr. Callahan. I have seen him in the past and on both occasions he has been very good.
May 2017
He is an excellent sports Dr. I´ve ever seen. He understands athletes; their injuries and recovery time.
May 2017
At times, Dr. Callahan talks a little too much and might allow a little more time for the patient to interject. I know he cares -- he´s just a very rapid paced talker.
April 2017
Dr. C was superb. He asked smart questions, tested my range of motions, and quickly formed a hypothesis and treatment options. Empathetic and methodical at once. Much appreciated.
April 2017
Dr. Callahan was friendly, knowledgeable, balanced, and sensible. I have high confidence in his advice, and would recommend him to friends needing his services.
April 2017
Doctor Callaghan was excellent!
April 2017
I was able to finish the Boston Marathon 5 days after the appointment and therapeutic procedure with confidence that I was not further injuring myself, probably would have had to cancel otherwise.
April 2017
Very Helpful
April 2017
Callahan is awesome; but so are most of the doctors I have seen. He goes out of his way to explain the pros and cons, the information about conditions, and the medical knowledge needed for me to do my part at home. Callahan is super duper!
April 2017
We felt like Dr. Callahan was professional and caring.
March 2017
Love Doctor C.! Best knee doctor out there! Solved my long term injuries after months and months, when other doctors at Virginia Mason could not!
March 2017
I will always attempt to use Dr Callahan for any functional requirements.
February 2017
This doctor knew right away what the problem was and how to solve. He was conscientious, polite and very informative.
February 2017
I actually arrived 2 hours early for my appointment because i finished a dental appointment early. The staff was able to fit me into the doctor´s schedule 90 minutes earlier than i was sheduled. It was fantastic.
January 2017
Dr. Callahan is a excellent doctor and I would received him to anyone. I´ve had a wonderful experience with him.