Knee, Shoulder


Arthroscopic Surgery, Independent Medical Examinations, Sports Medicine, Joint Fluid Therapy (hyaluronate injections)

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My approach to treating patients

Whether you're making the decision for orthopaedic (or orthopedic) care, or would just like to expand your knowledge, I hope this site helps you become informed and more confident about the incredible realm of orthopaedic treatments available.

As an experienced physician with over 25 years of specialization in orthopaedics, I take a highly personal approach to caring for my patients. I personally evaluate all patients in the office and reserve my nurse practitioner to perform routine post-op care. I believe the most important aspects of providing quality care are listening to the needs of patients, presenting state-of-the-art treatment options and assisting patients obtain the best possible treatment, including advanced surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive surgery known as "arthroscopy", when necessary. For example, I was the first orthopaedic surgeon in Panama City to perform all-scope repairs of rotator cuff tears back in 1993.

Williams Shoulder & Sports Medicine specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and sports medicine disorders, and arthroscopic treatment of these and other problems including surgery of the hand and upper extremity. My practice is unique in that we provide a "super-specialized" level of care for these types of problems. When noninvasive treatment fails, I offer state-of-the-art solutions, such as joint fluid therapy and/or arthroscopic surgery. I have a special interest in minimally invasive arthroscopic solutions to common problems. I have been performing all arthroscopic repairs of dislocating shoulders (AKA, labral or SLAP tears) and for tears of the rotator cuff since 1993 after finishing my one-year fellowship with shoulder arthroscopy pioneer and innovator, Dr. Steve Snyder (http://www.scoi.com/doctors/sjs.htm). I enjoy the challenge of providing second opinions of previously operated and/or failed shoulder surgery done elsewhere, particularly "irreparable rotator cuff tears". I have achieved favorable surgical results with these "cuff" or "labral" problems even after other surgeons have given up. For example, a gentleman from Perry, FL had failed cuff surgery done in Tallahassee with intolerable pain. He drove 3.5 hours each way to see me but said it was worth it since his shoulder pain was relieved after I repaired his cuff in 2012 with a scope. Hear Doug's story and other successes on my YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/user/ShoulderSportsDoc.

One thing that I have built my reputation on is to utilize surgery as a last resort. Sometimes through rehabilitation and available prescriptions, your problem may be alleviated in a nonoperative manner. If you do require surgery, my 25 years of surgical experience will help inform you of why surgery may be considered, what will be done in the surgery, how long your surgery and recovery may take, and to provide a reasonable expectation for an eventual outcome after surgery. I believe in empowering patients to help them make informed decisions about their health care.

I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you, and to help you achieve your best possible musculoskeletal health.

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Please feel free to contact us anytime at 850-769-2757 or email (orthoofficemanager@bellsouth.net) with any questions, comments or concerns. We'd love to hear from you!

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Williams Shoulder and Sports Medicine 320 East 19th Street Panama City, FL USA 32405 View map Phone 850-769-2757 Fax 850-769-2455

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With over 22 years of experience serving Northwest Florida our focus is on meeting the needs of each patient through advanced minimally invasive techniques using surgery only as a last resort. Dr. Williams is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (through 2025). Dr. Williams is also a designated "Expert Medical Advisor (EMA)" by the State of Florida Division of Workers' Compensation and is only one of a select number of such experts in the state and only 1 of 2 orthopaedic surgeon EMA's in the Florida panhandle, including Pensacola and Tallahassee. Florida work comp judges rely on Dr. Williams's expert opinion to help them resolve disputes between parties. Dr. Williams has been honored with multiple recognitions including Castle Connolly's "Top Doctor" recognition for orthopaedic surgery, Top 10 orthopaedic surgeon in state of Florida by Vitals.com, and designated an Expert Medical Advisor (EMA) by the state of Florida Division of Workers' Compensation. As of 2015, he is privileged to be the only orthopaedic surgeon within 75 miles of Panama City to be recognized as a "Top Doctor" by Castle Connolly

Dr. Williams personally sees all our patients but our team is enhanced by our Nurse Practitioner, Angela M. Williams, ARNP, who serves as Dr. Williams' assistant surgeon in the operating room. She also does routine post-op management in the office. Our in-office X-ray team offers convenient same day X-rays led by our technologist, Jim Alexander. Our front office staff, including Ashlyn & Helen will assist you in scheduling any necessary tests or surgeries. Our in-house insurance billing department led by our office manager, Machelle Miles, allows us to assist you with filing your medical insurance on your behalf.

Williams Shoulder & Sports Medicine is committed to providing the highest level orthopaedic care to our rapidly growing patient family.

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