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Bill Berrigan


Primary care sports medicine specialist

Dr. Bill Berrigan is a primary care sports medicine specialist who helps patients of all ages stay active, reduce their injury risk and achieve peak performance. He has a particular focus on ultrasound-guided injections and other nonsurgical techniques for patients with acute sports injuries, chronic issues and pain conditions.

Berrigan's research interests include noninvasive methods of diagnosing and treating chronic exertional compartment syndrome (a painful condition usually caused by exercise that involves repetitive impact), diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions with ultrasound shear wave elastography (a test to measure tissue elasticity) and orthobiologics (using substances from the patient's body to treat injury).

Berrigan earned his medical degree at St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. He completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and served an additional year as chief fellow, focused on teaching and academic leadership. He also has a Registered in Musculoskeletal (RMSK) sonography certification.

While at Emory, Berrigan provided sports medicine coverage for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Dream. He served as head team doctor for the Fan Controlled Football league and assistant team doctor for the College Park Skyhawks, an affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks. During his undergraduate years at Villanova University, he was a hammer thrower on the school's Division 1 track and field team. He has also been a competitive bodybuilder.

Berrigan grew up in San Marcos, California. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking national parks, and following Villanova basketball.

  • Education

    St. George’s University, MD, 2016

  • Residencies

    MedStar Health, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2020

  • Fellowships

    Emory University, Primary Care Sports Medicine, 2022

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    192 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    Great doc
    Nov 23, 2023
    Nov 09, 2023
    Dr Berrigan is the best!
    Nov 03, 2023
    Extremely positive experience. All staff were attentive to our concerns. Provided excellent explanation to our questions.
    Oct 20, 2023
    Dr B is amazing - including helping me in my decision to have this procedure. He goes above and beyond - wonderful doctor.
    Sep 29, 2023
    Dr. B is a wonderful doctor with a healers mind and spirit
    Sep 28, 2023
    Dr. Berrigan is knowledgeable and shared detailed information about the PRP procedure and how to maximize my chances of success. I feel that I am in good hands.
    Sep 21, 2023
    Dr. Berrigan was great!!
    Sep 21, 2023
    He is excellent!!!
    Sep 07, 2023
    Excellent from beginning to conclusion
    Aug 31, 2023
    He was one of the best providers I've ever seen. Truly. Empathic listening patient caring. And my should feels a million times better.
    Aug 18, 2023
    I feel was very under informed regarding the healing time and process prior to the day of the procedure. I would have chosen a different time had I known how it would be
    Jul 28, 2023
    Unquestionably I would be recommending Dr.Berrigan to folks that I know for the PRP procedure. I truly hope that I could make a small dent in convincing the insurance industry to cover PRP procedures in the near future. Dr. Berrigan Is very meticulous and dedicated during my PRP PROCEDURES! I felt very comfortable during the entire process!
    Jul 02, 2023
    I would definitely recommend Dr. Berrigan and his staff to everyone that I know hope rest of doctors and staff are as good as Dr. Berrigan and staff!
    Jun 16, 2023
    Paid attention to all data I was providing and was able to connect the dots with extraneous outlier data. He won't ever be replaced by an AI algorithm. Any chance you could also hire a Doctor that does PRP injections in the spine?I will need to go to Sutter for those but prefer to stay within UCSF.
    May 28, 2023
    Dr Berrigan is an exceptional physician with excellent bedside manner. He takes time to get to know the patient. He calmly listens to everything and asks a lot of questions. My experience with Dr Berrigan was very different from my visits with most other physicians - he has an interest in my health and my life and even asks questions about my profession. I wish more physicians were like him. He also explained all the proceedings and made an extra effort to explain the ultrasound results. I look forward to my visits with Dr. Berrigan.
    May 26, 2023
    Dr. Berrigan was professional easy to talk to and thorough. He made the process of getting the PRP injection very clear to understand and helped ease my nervousness about it.
    Apr 28, 2023
    After visit summary was more detailed than our conversation
    Apr 19, 2023
    Excellent provider. The best of the best.
    Apr 18, 2023
    I wish I had known that it would be advised for me to be on crutches for three days after the procedure it affected my work schedule but other than that it was amazing
    Apr 14, 2023
    Dr. B was amazing! He should be cloned and be in every doctor's office.
    Apr 11, 2023
    Exceptional knowledge bed side manner and experience provided me to be calm and relaxed throughout the procedure.
    Apr 01, 2023
    The medical service provided was a experience in every aspect.
    Mar 19, 2023
    Excellent. Thank you Dr. Berrigan!
    Mar 02, 2023
    Excellent advice and care
    Feb 28, 2023
    Good front desk help when scheduling appointments. No bad experience encountered.
    Feb 23, 2023
    Dr. Berrigan reviewed my files and listened to my concerns. Performed an ultrasound and gave me options for treatment or to order additional tests. Very patient and explained things thoroughly.
    Feb 18, 2023
    I really felt heard with Dr. Berrigan. I feel like he didn't rush me through the appt and let me ask as many questions as I needed to and patiently explained anything I didn't understand. I wish more physicians were like him.
    Feb 10, 2023
    I had a lot of questions and Dr. Berrigan took the time to address all of them. He was extremely conscientious in his engagement with me.
    Feb 03, 2023
    Excellent and phenomenal are better descriptions - adore Dr B!
    Jan 31, 2023
    Haven't received my after visit summary with information
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr Berrigan was a pleasure to work with and was never bothered by my peppering him with questions. He kindly and affably answered my questions as they arose and even satisfied my curiosity about various technical steps of theprocess.
    Jan 07, 2023
    Excellent provider. Highly recommend.
    Jan 01, 2023
    Dr. Berrigan was great. He gave me a lot of excellent information including the names of a few physicians he would recommend for treatment that isn't available at UCSF
    Dec 30, 2022
    I was very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Berrigan. I felt that he was the first UC doctor who listened to me and responded to my concerns.
    Dec 19, 2022
    Dec 09, 2022
    Dr. Berrigan was great. He did a thoughtful and thorough exam.
    Dec 09, 2022
    Dr Berrigan is wonderful!
    Nov 29, 2022
    Dr. Berrigan was fantastic! He was warm personable confident and optimistic.
    Nov 17, 2022
    Fantastic doctor! Very knowlegable
    Nov 15, 2022
    Dr Berrigan was thoughtful and thorough.
    Nov 12, 2022
    I appreciated the time Dr. Berrigan took in providing the 3 options that were available to me
    Nov 11, 2022
    Nov 09, 2022
    Dr. Berrigan was excellent!
    Oct 25, 2022
    Outstanding in every way.
    Oct 25, 2022
    Provider was excellent! Best Ortho I have met to date! Very thorough and great bedside manners! Thank you!
    Oct 11, 2022
    He was very personable and approachable. Very professional. He was prepared before the visit with a written overview of treatment options.

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