Orthopedic Surgeon - 219-872-2466
William C. Biehl III, M.D. graduated from the University of Notre Dame with honors. He attended Medical School at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He did his Orthopedic Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and completed a fellowship at Orthopedic Hospital in Los Angeles California. He came to LaPorte County in 1992. He is board certified and is also board recertified. Dr. Biehl is now a member of HealthPartners. HealthPartners is a multidisciplinary physician group with locations in Michigan City, LaPorte, Chesterton, and New Buffalo, Michigan. The physicians and staff of HealthPartners have a special devotion to the medical profession and its patients.
Orthopedic surgeons are physicians who have completed additional training in orthopedic surgery after the completion of medical school M.D.. Between 3-4% of all practicing physicians are orthopedic surgeons.
In the United States and Canada orthopedic surgeons (also known as orthopedists) complete a minimum of 11 years of postsecondary education and clinical training. This training includes obtaining an undergraduate degree, a medical degree and then completing a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery. The five-year residency consists of one year of general surgery training followed by four years of training in orthopaedic surgery.
Many orthopedic surgeons elect to do further subspecialty training in programs known as 'fellowships' after completing their residency training. Fellowship training in an orthopedic subspeciality is typically one year in duration (sometimes two) and usually has a research component involved with the clinical and operative training. Examples of orthopedic subspecialty training in the US are:
Shoulder and elbow surgery
Total joint reconstruction (arthroplasty)
Foot and ankle surgery (Not to be confused with podiatry)
Spine surgery (Also performed by neurosurgeons)
Surgical sports medicine