Dr. William Carson Jr, MD

Dr. William Carson Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Carson Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Carson Jr is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

The Sports Medicine Clinic of Tampa

3006 W Azeele St

Tampa, FL 33609
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • PHCS
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

I have a small boutique style of practice and evaluate every patient myself. I do not use physicians assistants or nurse practitioners and I establish an "old-fashioned" style of patient-physician relationship with every patient. I am a Tampa native and have practiced in the same location for over 30 years. I have authored numerous articles in national journals and textbooks and have been selected as a "Best Doctor in America" every year since 2003.
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Dr. Carson Jr's Experience

Dr. Carson Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University of South Florida / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Emory University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Emory University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Houston Orthopedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding Clinical Professor, Orthopedics Univ. S. Florida, 1986
  • Best Doctor in America, 2003-2014
  • Best Orthopedic Practice in the Tampa bay area, 2003
  • Outstanding Clinical Professor, Orthopedics Univ. S. Florida, 1989-90
  • Best Doctors in America, 2001 - pre
Media & Publications
  • Congenital Elevation of the Scapula: Surgical Correction by the Woodward Procedure, 1981
  • Arthroscopy of the Elbow: Supine Position, 2003
  • Normal Arthroscopic Anatomy of the Shoulder, 1994, 2009
  • Overuse Injuries of the Elbow in the Throwing Athlete, 1995
  • Diagnosis of Extensor Mechanism Disorders, 1985
  • Rehabilitation of the Throwing Shoulder, 1989
  • MRI of the Knee: A Surgeon's Perspective, 1991
  • Patellofemoral Disorders-Physical and Radiographic Examination: Parts I and II, 1984
  • Glenoid Labrum Tears Related to the Long Head of the Biceps, 1985
  • Little Leaguer's Shoulder, 1998
  • Wakeboarding Injuries, 2004
  • Arthroscopic Techniques to Improve Access to Posterior Meniscal Lesions, 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carson Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carson Jr to family and friends
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Dr. Carson Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Tampa, FL |
Dr. Carson is kind, considerate, very hands-on and professional.
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Dr. Carson Jr accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    County Medical Services Program (CMSP)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • PHCS
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

Hospitals where Dr. Carson Jr has admitting privileges

Memorial Hospital of Tampa
2901 W Swann Ave
Tampa, FL 33609
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