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William Callahan, MD
Sports Medicine
 
4.7 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests

Sports medicine and non-operative orthopedics including care of acute and overuse injuries as well as osteoarthritis, tendinopathy and other degenerative musculoskeletal conditions. He has experience with musculoskeletal ultrasound including selected ultrasound guided injections and procedures including Platelet Rich Plasma {PRP), corticosteroid injection and dry needling.

Personal Information

Outside of medicine he enjoys running, skiing, mountain biking, camping, barbecuing, gardening and spend­ing time with his wife Evelyn and their two great kids.

Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Sports Medicine, Orthopedics
Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine; Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, 2004
Residency
Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 2007
Fellowships
Primary Care Sports Medicine, UC Davis/UC Berkeley, Sacramento, Calif., 2008
Professional Activities and Awards

Dr. Callahan is a T am Physician with Seattle Sounders FC and the Medical Director for Tacoma Defiance USL soccer team. He previously served as at am physician with the Seattle Storm and Seattle Reign professional women’s sports teams. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. During medical school he was appointed by his peers to the Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society.

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Third visit for an ongoing problem. Dr C is a class act and gives good shots.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
This doctor is my many many years doctor! Thank you so much for taking care of me! He is so smart and helpful person!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Callahan is first rate. He explains options well, understands the problem and demonstrates a great deal of common sense, Very empathetic
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Callahan seem rushed and eager to move on - he pulled up the MRI on my knee, but then assumed I knew how to read it - would have liked him to slow down a bit and explain what the MRI showed & meant to my knee care options & pain. He talks real fast.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
have already recommended Dr Callahan and VM Sports Medicine numerous times.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Very thorough about options, reason for options, approach in step wise manner. Gave options and appointments for possibilities in future if current plan doesn't work
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Excellent. Reassuring, efficient. Perfect.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I really appreciated Dr. Callahan's explanation of my knee and options.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I was able to get all my concerns addressed & questions answered.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
He was very clear thorough in coverage of my condition and what my options were. I easily understood what the situation was.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Callahan was great.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I recommend that he introduce himself to new patients before discussing the medical issue. Since he seemed short on time, perhaps he could provide written info about the diagnosis & treatment particularly for a common problem.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Excellent care and service by everyone.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr. Callahan was terrific - great blend of medical terms followed by real-world analogies to ensure understanding. He thoughtfully answered all of my questions and was dedicated to my care. It was a pleasure working with Dr. Callahan.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
He was a typical doc who was going to tell me how it is vs. listen to me. He ultimately did what I asked, but I think he belongs in the OR vs. with patients. Nice enough guy, just zero people skills.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
very satisfied
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
My daughter has had other sports related injuries. *Dr. Callahan was excellent in assessing her overall physiology & explaining the mechanics of movement in soccer. He was excellent in helping us to address injury & overall needs for recovery.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
*Dr. Callahan also responded very promptly to follow-up questions I sent via VM email.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
I think we got off on the wrong foot; however, by the time I left I felt well listened to and understood the procedure.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
He is someone that instills confidence.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
I always feel rushed and talked over by him . it's as though there is a more important agenda beyond my health issue he needs to be concerned with.