Dr. William Sterett, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 60

Dr. Sterett
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Vail Summit Orthopedics

108 S Frontage Rd W Ste 206 Vail, CO 81657

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(970) 476-7220

Dr. William Sterett, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Vail, CO and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with Vail Health Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sterett to book an appointment.

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Dr. Sterett's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Sterett accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Mountain Enhanced (Mountain Enhanced / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Mountain Enhanced X-CO HMO
Bronze Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Mountain Enhanced (Mountain Enhanced / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Mountain Enhanced X-CO HMO
Gold Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
Mountain Enhanced Network-CO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Mountain Enhanced (Mountain Enhanced / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Mountain Enhanced X-CO HMO
Silver Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Tricare
Humana
Choice
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Three Rivers Provider Network
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC
Zurich
Cofinity

Dr. Sterett's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sterett

4.4

Based on 36 ratings

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Dr. Sterett makes you feel like family! My husband and I have skied in Vail since the 70’s, adding family over the years, sons, their wives and grands! One early December day, I went up by myself and it was a whiteout, snowflakes were icing on the goggles. It was a bad day, very few people on the mountain. I fell and tore my ACL. The excellent ski patrol got me down to the hospital and the next day I saw Dr. Sterett. I was very impressed with him and his team (they were all so polite and accommodating) that I decided to have him do my ACL surgery. It went so well that I went back - from Kansas City - for two more surgeries (a chondroplasty and screw removal). All my surgeries with Dr. Sterett were very successful. He's a kind person, an excellent surgeon, and works with his patients to solve the problem. They always got me back on my feet coordinating with Team Sterett at Howard Head Physical Therapy, especially Matt! I will always recommend Dr. Sterett!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lizzy – Mar 27, 2021
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Dr. W STERETT was recommended to me from a friend who, like the both of us, are not locales (Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA and AUSTRALIA). I found his expertise evident in many scientific publications, writings and knowledge, -research homed in surgical techniques I will enjoy for a lifetime. He even added stem cells injections that can only help outcomes related to musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. Dr. W STERETT practice in Vail Colorado is home of the largest ski resort in the 48 states. This huge hands on experience is no doubt why he has a team approach to care, seamless coordinates other medical staff, a detailed case histories and easy to understand consultation and bedside manner put me at ease for my first surgery which I drove from Milwaukee (WI USA) to get. Vail Health assistant me in navigating the insurance jungle. If you want a world class incredibly skilled surgeon who also is the Head Team Physician for the US Women's Ski Team since 1997, choose Dr. W STERETT. His car
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joe – Mar 10, 2021
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Dr Sterett is the best knee surgeon that you can find. After my surgery I recommended him to anyone that would listen!!!! Go with him . You won’t be sorry!!!!! Thank you Dr Sterett and thank you to your professional staff. Jennifer Given Carbondale, CO
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jennifer Given – Aug 20, 2020
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Easy to schedule, great staff and clearly an expert Dr.
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SuzanneSu Stern – Nov 20, 2019
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My shoulder surgery has been much less painful than two others I have had with a different doc. It was also more extensive, so you might assume the opposite.
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jim Bozarth – Nov 19, 2019
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William Sterett ruined my life. During surgery, while under the care of Dr. Sterett, I got compartment syndrome on my lower "RIGHT" leg. Keep in mind they were operating on my "LEFT" knee. I will no longer be able to return to my normal active lifestyle. To this day, Dr. Sterett has yet to take ownership in destroying a perfectly health leg. Leaving me to deal with a lifetime of complications.
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Fred Carman in Denver, CO – Jan 22, 2019
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Truly one of finest medical professionals I have had ever known. Perfect surgery, great recovery, wonderful care for recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David Ruben in Weston – Apr 27, 2018
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Truly the highest level of professionalism!
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Trevor in Palisade CO – May 17, 2016
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Having any kind of surgery is quite the undertaking, and finding the right surgeon for your procedure can be exhausting and nerve racking. After learning I had to undergo a complex knee surgery (torn meniscus, ACL, MCL, PCL), I did thorough research and narrowed my options down to 3 surgeons under 3 different companies. After meeting with all three, I can honestly say that Dr. Sterett is not only the best surgeon I could have gone with in the area, but the best surgeon in the country.
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Leah in Breckenridge, CO – Apr 20, 2016
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Outstanding. Surgery perfect. Bedside manner top notch. A fun person to be around. He's good, and he cares!
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Bob Vanourek in Edwards, CO – Apr 12, 2016
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The two most impressive things about my experience with Dr. Sterett and the staff at VSO was the turn around time and his experience. I got injured on a Monday, had an MRI on Tuesday, a consult on Wednesday, and surgery on Thursday. That's unheard of back home where scheduling each of those appointments would have taken two or three weeks per appointment. I used the time for recovery instead. It was my first surgery and his expertise gave me confidence that I was going to be fine.
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Grace Peng in Lincoln, MA – Apr 09, 2016
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Great surgeon, great guy. What else can anyone say.
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Marty Abel in Edwards, CO – Mar 23, 2016
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Took immediate care of my knee injury by staying late
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe every patient deserves the best possible outcome. That's why I obtained the highest possible training for my specialty, going over and beyond...Read more

Biography

Dr. Bill Sterett has 20 years of experience taking care of complex athletic injuries, returning athletes to their chosen sport and continuing on the cutting...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1994
Ao Trauma Fellowship Bern, Switzerland and Hanover, Germany
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Steadman Hawkins Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University Of California-Davis Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1988
University Of California-Davis Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1988
University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
Univeristy Of California, San Diego
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. William Sterett, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sterett frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear, and Joint Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sterett treats.

Where is Dr. William Sterett, MD's office located?

Dr. Sterett's office is located at 108 S Frontage Rd W Ste 206, Vail, CO 81657. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Vail Summit Orthopedics

Vail Office108 S Frontage Rd W Ste 206 Vail, CO 81657
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Vail, CO

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average