Dr. William Turner joined Longview Orthopedic Associates in 1988 after completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Oklahoma, where he served as chief resident during his fifth year of training.
Dr. Turner has introduced several modern techniques to Cowlitz County, performing the first arthroscopic anterior cruciate reconstruction and arthroscopic shoulder surgeries at St. John Hospital. He has performed more than 7,500 surgeries during his career.
The focus of Dr. Turner’s practice is the non-surgical and surgical care – from arthroscopic repair to joint replacement – of knees, hips and shoulders. His approach is to first explore alternatives to surgical treatment. When surgery is appropriate, he utilizes the most modern, minimally traumatic techniques and the most effective rehabilitation strategies. He is available to provide services at both St. John and at the new state-of-the-art surgery center at Pacific Surgical Institute.
Dr. Turner is a lifelong supporter of high school and college athletics. He has served on the YMCA board and volunteered his services for several local high school sports teams. He and his wife, Fran, have two children.