Posted on March 4, 2012 to AOC Physician Articles
Dr. William A. Crotwell, III of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic P.C.
Physician specializing in Hand Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Industrial Medicine
First Job: Hercules Powder Co. (made dynamite, nitroglycerin) It paid 11 cents more to go up the line and work the nitroglycerin production. (Learned early why people who take nitro tabs for their heart have pounding headaches)
First Car: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. I enjoyed cruising to Paul’s Park and eating in Birmingham.
Favorite Song: Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
Have you always planned to go into medicine? Yes, pushed at an early age by parents and I also had a deep desire to help my mother’s arthritis.
What advice would you give your High School self? Be more sociable and outgoing
Who has helped you the most during your career? Myself
Best advice you have ever received: Honesty, Reliability, Integrity
What do you think is the future of Orthopaedics? What technology improvements do you foresee in your office and in the OR? Temper Technology and Innovation with reason and choices
What do you love most about living in Mobile or Baldwin County? The beach, the water and honest down-home folks
What would you like to see most in the Bay Area? More organized sports like Ice Hockey, More theaters and off Broadway Shows
Favorite local event? Mardi Gras- Mystics of Time fire breathing dragons
Married with three children
University of Alabama, UA School of Medicine, USA Medical School. Hand Fellowship in New Orleans Louisiana with Dr. Riordon
University of South Alabama Medical Center
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Southern Orthopedic Association, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Riordan Hand Society and Alabama Orthopedic Society, Medical Society of Mobile County
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