NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., August 20, 2018 – Orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Browning III has joined the Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners medical staff at Florida Hospital New Smyrna.
Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners is the employed group of more than 160 primary care physicians and specialists for the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties.
As an orthopedic surgeon, Browning provides both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for tendon, ligament and cartilage injuries, fractures, and arthritis. He also performs joint replacements on the hip, knee and shoulder.
“I believe the single greatest impact a doctor can have in a person’s life is developing a relationship that leads to healing of their pain and restoring their function,” he said. “My philosophy in life and medicine is to treat everyone I encounter with compassion and kindness. Understanding each person's interests and expectations, as well as recreational and work activities, is important for creating a unique and individual patient-centered treatment plan. Just like family, I am always available to my patients and genuinely enjoy getting to know people and their stories.”
Browning comes to the New Smyrna Beach community after serving as an orthopedic surgeon at Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia, where he was also an associate clinical professor for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) department of orthopedics.
He has previously provided team coverage for the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills, the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres, and the Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters.
He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and earned his doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned a Master of Science in Medical Education from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Browning’s father is a family medicine physician and he initially resisted the call to the medical field.
“My mechanical nature stems from my grandfather, a pilot and successful aeronautical engineer who designed the tail hook and landing gear for the T-2 Buckeye and A-5 Vigilante aircrafts. In his footsteps, I started out in college as an engineering major. I had plans to become a civil engineer and I spent time doing construction, renovations, and landscaping jobs when not in school,” he said. “During my second year in college, I was genuinely inspired by a comparative anatomy course and began pursuing a biology degree instead, which led to further interest in medicine. In retrospect, I have realized my inheritance of ingenuity and biological interest destined me for a career in orthopedics.”
Browning completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, and a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the State University of New York at the University at Buffalo.
He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, and the American Osteopathic Association.
In his new practice at Florida Hospital New Smyrna, Browning cares for patients ages 12 and older. His office is located 600 Palmetto Street, New Smyrna Beach. His practice accepts most insurance plans and can be reached at 386-310-3975.
About Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, has announced that it will soon change its name to AdventHealth. Based in Altamonte Springs, Adventist Health System is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospital campuses and more than 80,000 employees. As of Jan. 2, 2019, all of Adventist Health System’s wholly owned hospitals and care sites across its footprint in nine states will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo. This name change is not the result of a merger, acquisition or change in ownership, but part of our efforts to help consumers easily identify AdventHealth’s care locations and services. We remain steadfastly committed to delivering whole-person care for the mind, body and spirit and our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ remains the same.
Located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna has 112-beds and is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org.