William A. Crotwell, III, MD

AOC Dr. Crotwell

Area of Specialty

  • Hand


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, LA - Hand Surgery


  • Residency; University of South Alabama Medical School, Mobile, AL - Orthopaedic
  • Internship; University of South Alabama Medical School, Mobile, AL - Surgery
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL - Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL - Bachelor of Science in Chemistry


  • Advisory for Mobile County Chapter of American Association of Medical Assistants
  • Alabama Orthopaedic Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Medical Society of Mobile County
  • Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Riordan Hand Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mobile Infirmary Medical Center
  • Springhill Medical Center

Additional information, articles and links about Dr. Crotwell, III

Orthopaedic Publications

The thigh-lacer: ambulatory non-operative treatment of femoral shaft fractures. Crotwell WH 3rd. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1978 Jan;60(1):112-7.


"I had e been seeing Dr.Crotwell for over 20years, and besides having to wait in the waiting room, too long, to see him, he has been a wonderful doctor. I would reccomend him to all my family and friends, and anyone who needed an orthopedic doctor. I am a disabled nurse and I have had the experience to work with a lot of different doctors, so I can judge a good one,and Dr. Crotwell is a good one."

— Katherine Hall

Rating: 5 Star

"I have seen Dr. Crotwell for 20 plus years and have always been pleased with his care. I would certainly refer a patient to him. I truly love him and I am truly pleased with my care. P.S. His P.A. Glen is awesome and very caring too."

— Cheryl

Rating: 5 Star

"Dr Crotwell has been my Orthopedic doctor/Surgeon for the past 24 years and he will continue to be until he retires. I completely trust his opinion and advice when it comes to the care of my knee. I love his staff of nurses. He has excellent bedside manner and a great personality!! I will never choose another Dr!!!"

— Jennifer Moody

Rating: 5 Star

"Visit went well. Pretty much on time."

— Bill Williford

Rating: 5 Star

"Dr. Crotwell is an all-around amazing Orthopedic Doctor/Surgeon. I go to him for every injury for a complete picture of what is wrong and how to correct it moving forward. He did my hand surgery in 2010 and it has been fantastic since. Again, in 2014 I injured my knee and he diagnosed it properly and did my surgery that year. My knee’s are bad anyway and he has taken good care of helping me the many problems I have had with them. Last week I saw with a back problem. Stay posted for more!!!!!!!"

— Bryan Allen

Rating: 5 Star

"He takes time to talk and review your issues. He treats you like you are his only patient."

— John Jordan

Rating: 5 Star


— Wanda G

Rating: 5 Star

"Dr Crotwell is a straight shooter and right to the point. He works his butt off and has a great team to assist with keeping the ball rolling."

— maria

Rating: 5 Star

"Great care! Office runs very smoothly and very nice nurses/ staff."


Rating: 5 Star

"Trust him with anything"

— Randy Henderson

Rating: 5 Star