Dr. William H. Burkhalter III

Dr. William H. Burkhalter III

Dr. Will Burkhalter is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and specializes in Primary Care and Sports Medicine Orthopedics. He joined Lemak Sports Medicine & Orthopedics in August 2010 and practices at our Trussville location. He is instrumental in providing non-surgical musculoskeletal care to athletes at every level of competition as well as non-athlete patients. Additionally, Dr. Burkhalter serves as the first line of primary care for back/spine patients at our Birmingham location with Dr. Stan Faulkner.

Prior to joining Lemak Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, Dr. Burkhalter completed a Sports Medicine fellowship and worked as a team physician for The University of South Alabama and Daphne High School. In 2010, Dr. Burkhalter was the Co-Medical Director for the Mobile First Light Marathon and a member of the medical staff for the Azalea Trail Run. 

Dr. Burkhalter received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Furman University and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity. Dr. Burkhalter graduated with Cum Laude honors and continued his education at The Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Burkhalter completed his residency in Family Medicine at The University of South Alabama in 2008 and completed his fellowship at The University of South Alabama Department of Family Medicine, and Baldwin Bone and Joint, P.C. in 2010. Later that year, Dr. Burkhalter also received his CAQ in Primary Care Sports Medicine.
Dr. Burkhalter participates in osteoarthritis screenings - a free service to the community. Currently, he is the team physician for Hewitt-Trussville High School and Clay-Chalkville High School. He also helps provide medical coverage to Ashville High School, J.B. Pennington High School, Moody High School, Pell City High School and Jacksonville State University.

Dr. Burkhalter’s professional memberships include the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians, the Trussville Chamber of Commerce and the Trussville Rotary Club. Dr. Burkhalter received his licensure from the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners and the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Burkhalter is married to Sharla Burkhalter and in his spare time, Dr. Burkhalter enjoys playing golf, tennis, exercising and spending time with his family.

Dr. Burkhalter accepts the following insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, U.S. Department of Labor (WC), Workman’s Compensation, Healthsprings, and Viva Healthcare.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Burkhalter at our Trussville location (5890 Valley Rd, Birmingham, AL 35235), please call 205.661.0987. Dr. Burkhalter accepts back/spine patients on Mondays at our Birmingham location (720 Montclair Rd, Suite 101, Birmingham, AL 35213. To schedule an appointment, call 205.397.5200 or click here

For speaking engagement opportunities, contact Jenna Beach at 205.329.7528 or jbeach@thelemakgroup.com.

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