Uniondale, NY - January 28th, 2013 - William Briner, M.D., has joined Hospital for Special Surgery’s Long Island Physicians Office in Uniondale.
Dr. Briner is a primary care sports medicine physician specializing in the nonsurgical treatment of orthopedic injuries in active people. He has special expertise in musculoskeletal injuries, exercise-induced asthma, home exercise programs for injury rehabilitation, osteoarthritis, stress fractures, and exercise and allergies. He wrote a book titled, Action Plan for Allergies, geared toward keeping patients active, despite their allergies, asthma or hay fever.
"I look forward to serving the Long Island community,” Dr. Briner said. “This office is a convenient, centralized location for Long Island residents who want the high-quality care provided by doctors affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, without making the trip into the city.”
Dr. Briner is Board certified in Family Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. Prior to joining Hospital for Special Surgery’s Long Island office, he spent 23 years on the Family Medicine faculty of Lutheran General Hospital in Illinois, also serving as the Sports Medicine Fellowship Director.
Dr. Briner contributes to the award-winning Hospital for Special Surgery health and fitness blog. To read his recent post on “Keeping Active Through the Winter,” as well as other fitness columns by hospital staff, visit: www.hss.edu/onthemove.
He completed his medical school training at Ohio State University. He went on to complete a residency in family medicine at MacNeal Hospital in Illinois and a sports medicine fellowship at Marshall University in West Virginia, where he served as a team physician for the Thundering Herd intercollegiate athletic teams.
Dr. Briner is currently the Head Team Physician for the U.S. National Volleyball Teams, as well as chair of the Sports Medicine and Performance Commission for USA Volleyball. He previously served as a team physician for the WNBA Chicago Sky, U.S. National Soccer Teams, as well as several high school and college teams.
For several years he has been a member of the Medical Commission of the FIVB, Volleyball's international governing body, where he was selected as Beach Volleyball Medical Delegate to the London Olympics.
He is a charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.
To learn more about Dr. Briner and Hospital for Special Surgery’s Long Island Office, visit: www.hss.edu/longisland.
About Hospital for Special Surgery’s Long Island Office
Hospital for Special Surgery’s Long Island Office is located at 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 106, Uniondale. Telephone: 866.606.6888. Fifteen highly-specialized doctors practice in the Long Island office. Specialties include foot and ankle, hand/upper extremity, hip and knee, joint replacement, pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis, physiatry-focused spine and sports medicine, spine, sports medicine and shoulder surgery, and trauma. For more information, visit www.hss.edu/longisland.
About Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology, No. 10 in neurology and No. 5 in geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report (2012-13), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. HSS is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.