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New Sports Medicine Physician Expands St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care Services
October 27, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network proudly announces that William R. McCafferty III, D.O., has joined St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care as a Primary Care Sports Medicine physician and is accepting new patients.

William R McCafferty, DO

William R McCafferty, DO

As a primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. McCafferty specializes in non-surgical care, concussion management, acute treatment for sprains and strains, overuse injuries, return-to-play decisions after injury or illness, and pre-participation sports examinations.

“I want to help people as best as I can, really drill down to find out what the patient needs to get the best results for them,” Dr. McCafferty said.

Dr. McCafferty, a Philadelphia native, graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his residency at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. and practiced family medicine in Massachusetts before accepting a fellowship at St. Luke’s for Primary Care Sports Medicine.

“I love seeing the tangible results in sports medicine,” Dr. McCafferty said of choosing his specialty. “Most injuries don’t need surgery. People come in to see me with their weekend warrior stuff. You inject someone’s shoulder and you see if it’s going to help or not immediately by conducting a functional capacity test after the injection.”

During his fellowship, Dr. McCafferty worked with athletic teams from Moravian College and Liberty High School. Since re-joining St. Luke’s, he is working with the football teams from Allen High School and Dieruff High School.

“I had worked in primary care for 3-4 years before I did my fellowship,” he said. “St. Luke’s is the best network I’ve been associated with in terms of treating their patients and how they treat their physicians. I love the team atmosphere here. It makes you feel very welcomed.”

Dr. McCafferty enjoys weight training and playing video games when not spending time with his wife, Diedra E. McCafferty, D.O., a wound-care specialist with St. Luke’s, and their two daughters.


Providing care and treatment for acute injuries, overuse injuries, concussion management, return-to-play decisions after illness or injury, athletes with acute and chronic illnesses, pre-participation sports examination.

New Patient Appointments

New patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. McCafferty by contacting St. Luke’s Orthopedic care at 484-526-1735.

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites in the greater Lehigh Valley. The network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 23 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital – the only one in its region. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital and 50 Top Cardiovascular Program designations, in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.