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William A. Anderson, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Anderson believes in treating the patient and not just treating a diagnosis or imaging study finding. His approach to patient care emphasizes listening to the patient in order to understand why he or she is there and what the patient is looking to achieve through the course of their treatment. After performing his evaluation, Dr. Anderson seeks to educate the patient about his or her condition, explain treatment options, and work with the patient to establish a mutually agreed upon treatment plan so as to empower the patient to be an active agent in their own care. In addition to managing the acute problem, Dr. Anderson also recognizes the importance of lifestyle and risk factor modification in order to promote overall health and reduce the risk of future injury and loss of function.
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Categorical Resident, Temple University Hospital/Moss Rehab, Philadelphia, PA
Interventional Spine Fellow, Performance Spine and Sports Physicians,
Personal Interests
Dr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife and family, exercising, cooking, eating out and is an avid sports fan.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal emg
  • achilles tendonitis
  • acl injuries
  • amplified pain syndrome
  • ankle impingement
  • ankle injury
  • ankle sports injury
  • anterior cruciate ligament
  • apophysitis
  • arm injury
  • arm pain
  • arthritis
  • back injury
  • back muscle injury
  • back pain
  • baclofen therapy
  • bicep injury
  • bicep tear
  • biceps tendonitis
  • brain concussion
  • bursitis
  • calf muscle injury
  • cartilage injury
  • chemical exposure
  • chronic beryllium disease
  • chronic pain
  • concussion testing
  • cortisone injection
  • disability work assessment
  • elbow pain
  • elbow sprain
  • electrodiagnostic medicine
  • employee health
  • environmental exposure
  • epicondylitis
  • ergonomics
  • erythromelalgia
  • exposure to pesticides
  • exposure to secondhand smoke
  • exposure to solvents
  • fibromyalgia
  • fitness for duty
  • foot injury - sports related
  • foot pain
  • gastrocnemius injury
  • gluteal injury
  • growth plate injury
  • hamstring injury
  • hazardous waste exposure
  • headache
  • heat illness
  • herpes zoster
  • hip impingement
  • hip labral tear
  • hip pain
  • hip pain, under age 60
  • hip rotator cuff
  • hip rotator cuff tear
  • iliotibial band
  • injury of muscle
  • intractable pain
  • job site analysis
  • joint injection
  • joint sprain
  • knee injuries
  • knee pain
  • knee pain for patients aged younger than 60
  • late effect of spinal cord injury
  • lateral collateral ligament
  • lateral collateral ligament tear
  • leg injury
  • leg pain
  • ligament injury
  • locking knee
  • medial collateral ligament
  • medial collateral ligament injury of the knee
  • meniscus
  • meniscus injury
  • meralgia paresthetica
  • migraine
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle strain
  • muscle tears
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • neck injury
  • neck muscle injury
  • neck pain
  • nerve compression syndrome
  • nerve conduction studies
  • neuralgia
  • neuritis
  • neuromodulation
  • neuropathic arthritis
  • neuropathy
  • nutrition and supplement issues
  • occupational health screening
  • occupational lung injury
  • occupational medicine
  • organizational psychiatry
  • osgood schlatter disease
  • osteochondral defect
  • osteochondritis dissecans
  • overuse injury
  • pain clinic
  • pain disorder
  • pain management
  • paresthesia
  • patellar instability
  • patellar stabilization
  • patellofemoral instability
  • patellofemoral syndrome
  • pectoral muscle injury
  • peroneal tendonitis
  • personal injury
  • phantom limb
  • pilot medical evaluation - class ii-iii
  • piriformis syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis
  • post radiation pain
  • post thoracotomy chest pain
  • post-laminectomy syndrome
  • posterior cruciate ligament
  • posterior cruciate ligament tear
  • posterior tibial tendon rupture
  • postherpetic neuralgia
  • preplacement examinations
  • quadricep injury
  • radiofrequency rhizotomy
  • reflex neurovascular dystrophy
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • regulatory compliance examinations for asbestos
  • respirator fit testing
  • rotator cuff
  • rotator cuff impingement
  • rotator cuff injury
  • running injury
  • rupture of achilles tendon
  • sciatica
  • shin splints
  • shoulder dislocation
  • shoulder impingement
  • shoulder injury
  • shoulder instability
  • shoulder pain
  • shoulder strain
  • silicosis
  • spill exposure
  • spine injuries
  • spondylolisthesis
  • sports injury
  • sports physical
  • sports psychology
  • sprain
  • stress fractures
  • tendonitis
  • tens therapy
  • throwing injuries
  • tibial tendonitis
  • torn ligament
  • torn meniscus
  • toxic exposures
  • tricep injury
  • trigger point injection
  • ultrasound
  • work related allergic hypersensitivity
  • work related asbestosis
  • work related asthma
  • work related hearing screening
  • work related injuries
  • work related urine drug screening
  • work related vision screening
  • workers compensation evaluation
  • workplace exposures
  • workplace violence
  • wrist pain
  • wrist sprain

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.3 out of 5 (94 Ratings, 15 Comments)


From the beginning, the provider seemed detached, distant, and disinterested. He wasn't particularly friendly (didn't even smile) which left me feeling he didn't care all that much. I didn't feel engaged during the conversation we had. I had to fill out pages of paperwork which I never saw again and am not sure he even reviewed.I also didn't feel he really listened to what I had to say and he didn't ask the type of follow up questions I would expect from a doctor I was seeing for the first time. He ordered an x-ray but I had to ask why he was ordering the x-ray and what he was looking to find. The whole encounter was not satisfying and I left feeling worse than I did when I went in. He wants me to come back in six weeks to see if the problem is better. I have no intention of going back. [...] Also, he did prescribe physical therapy which I was hoping he would do.

This specialty clinic did a great job!! The provider was knowledgeable about my condition answered all my questions, gave the exercises to do and gave me hope that with time exercise I'd be good as new.

all good but difficult to get an appointment within less than a week for chronic knee pain


Dr Anderson is an excellent communicator and a doctor I have complete confidence in. I have had a bad experience with a back doctor and am so grateful I have someone I can trust with my back.

The care provider told me he believed I had a knee effusion which I had to look up on the internet later. If he had clarified that was water on the knee, I would have understood better. He is rather soft spoken and I felt I had to ask a lot of questions to get all the information I wanted but he was very helpful answering all my questions.

From the time I arrived I waited an hour to see Dr. Anderson. After a quick examination, he noted that my exam was unremarkable. He then suggested physical therapy, which I told him I had already tried. He also suggested I could try imaging if the pain persists. I have experienced hip pain off and on for 10 years, and consistently for the past 2 months. I felt the exam was very quick, but mostly he did not listen to my concerns and did not ask my questions about condition.

Great Provider!

I tell everyone about Dr. Anderson. Most people have NEVER hear of a Physicist. More people need to know how much they care and how amazing they are, They just don't give up and work with you until things get better. Anyway, that is how I feel about Dr. Anderson, he is amazing!!!

I'm confident that Dr A is operating in a course of action with my best interest at heart. I'm pleased with Dr A's genuine desire to see me medically treated by modern medicine that will result in me being restored to the best physical condition possible.

Because of Dr. Williams care he found a herniated disk that know one had caught. He referred my to a surgeon who confirmed his findings which has lead to me scheduling surgery to finally getting out of pain.

scheduled as a thirty minute f/u visit. provider addressed my concerns in 10 min. very fast and efficient. I wish more time was spent. however all issues were addressed eventually. provider sent mychart note from provider almost as a secondary thought to the visit.

He was so.helpful

No effort at pain management whatsoever. No follow-up by anyone on referral. Took months to get in to see this guy, only to be turfed out with weeks more to wait.

Really liked the doctor, thought he didn't take imp. medical history into account. Physical exam not thorough enough.
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