Get to Know…AY’s Best 2020: Bowen Hefley Orthopedics
Winner, Orthopedic Group, Physical Therapist, Orthopedist
Pain is a part of life. One hopes such instances are rare, but whether you’re a young athlete or someone simply advancing in age, pain — whether occasional or chronic — lessens quality of life. Fortunately, Bowen Hefley Orthopedics is here to help.
Best Orthopedic Group, Bowen Hefley Orthopedics
Bowen Hefley Orthopedics, founded more than three decades ago, is committed to the care, improvement and quality of life for all of those it serves. The practice provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive musculoskeletal care in a compassionate manner, improving the quality of musculoskeletal medicine through diagnosis, treatment, education and research.
Its physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers and x-ray technologists are top professionals in their respective fields. And all of its staff, without exception, are devoted to excellence in the attention and care provided. Simply put, their standard of patient care is the same standard they would use for their own families.
Best Orthopedist, William F. Hefley Jr, MD
Dr. Bill Hefley specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder. His interests include arthroscopic surgeries, total joint replacements and sports medicine.
Hefley’s lifelong love of sports as an athlete and marathon runner, youth sports coach and father of high school and college athletes has fueled his passion for treating patients who play sports and returning them to the game they love. In addition, he enjoys serving other patients who simply want to be able to lead active lifestyles free of pain.
A native of Little Rock, Hefley earned an undergraduate degree from Harding University and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and received additional training in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery from St. Mary’s Hospital System and the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in London, England. Hefley has practiced in Little Rock since 1990.
In addition to being recognized at AY About You, Hefley was also named Best Orthopedic Surgeon by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He has consulted with leading orthopedic implant manufacturers to design new hip and knee implants and has also served as team physician and sports medicine director for schools and organizations.
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