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William Callahan, MD
Sports Medicine
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Profile
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
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
Patient Ratings and Comments
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
 
4.7 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
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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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.
December 2016
Dr. Callahan was magnificent - Highly skilled, conveyed strong interest in me. Provided perfect intervention.
December 2016
He, and his team, came highly recommended by a friend of mine.
December 2016
He talked a little fast. Was slightly hard to follow.
December 2016
Callahan is well known amongst my colleagues--seems we all know him
November 2016
I have told everyone back here in the east about VM and how good you all took care of me and the best Medical Service I have had in a long time.
November 2016
I appreciated having x-rays before meeting with him; that was an efficient use of his time and mine.
October 2016
Dr. Callahan was excellent. His explanations were lucid and inspired confidence in his knowledge and judgment.
October 2016
Dr. Callahan had done research on my file prior to my arrival for a residual issue I was having. He walked me through MRI and x-ray images and provided explanations for everything. Together, we made a recovery plan that was clear and manageable. Excellent dr.!
October 2016
Dr. Callahan is a very adept and knowledgeable dr. I feel very grateful to have his help and expertise.
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
excellent
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.