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William Earman, DO, FACOS

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  • Palos Medical Group




  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Interest

Spine, back & neck surgery, lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine, spine fractures, fractures of the upper and lower extremities, pelvic/sacral fractures, orthopaedic trauma, general orthopaedics


  • English


Medical Education

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago IL


Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, Chicago IL


Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago IL


Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, Chicago IL


Dr. William Earman is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement and spine, back and neck surgery.

Dr. Earman’s philosophy of care involves working with patients to gain a complete understanding of their joint problem before recommending treatment. “I review all options, taking time to explain each course of treatment and what the potential outcomes may be. The goal is always to improve the patent’s condition and quality of life,” said Dr. Earman.

He has been in practice for over 30 years, and has held academic appointments at several institutions including Midwestern University. He recently served as the physician for the Carl Sandburg High School football team.

Professional Memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Association of Orthopaedics
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Illinois State Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
  • Chicago Medical Society

Video Transcript

Doctor talking:
uh, William Earman. I’m an orthopeadic surgeon with spine specialty training.

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Doctor talking:

I became a physical therapist here at Palos in 1977. In 1977 through 1980 I worked with all the orthopaedic surgeons here. And I felt as though I could do a very good job with my patients, and I felt I could do more. So I then went back to school, because either I could sit down and shut up and stay a physical therapist here at Palos or I could become an

Doctor examining patient:

orthopaedic surgeon. Hence I came back to Palos and I’ve worked here as an orthopaedic surgeon since 1995. Whether it’s related to arthritis, whether it’s a pediatric problem, whether it’s some concern that they would have which deals with anything related to joint movement, related to muscle strength--anything that gets you from here to there--if you’re having trouble with that you can see an orthopaedic surgeon, because my specialty is dealing with those problems related to the bone and the muscle and the ligaments and the tendons. I take care of all ages, and if I don’t know it, I know the best people and I can get them to the best person that I think can do the best job for them.

Philosophy of Care on screen:

My philosophy is that I have to be able to understand the entire person: their

Doctor talking:

family, where they came from and who they are. And they leave something of an imprint on me as I hope I leave an imprint

Doctor meeting with patient and nurse:

on them, because I care about them. I need to understand them before we do anything serious, anything that scares them, I can be more reassuring if I understand them. Many of my patients have a deep

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richness to them, and if not then it’s their kids. I’ve met them, I’ve met their kids, and they have a much richness that they bring to my life which I hope I can give them some of mine. I’ve known Palos Medical Group, I’ve known the Palos, uh, Medical staff, uh, for over  40 years, I know everybody on the staff. They are highly qualified. They are as good as anybody else that I’ve worked with at the university. I can make a difference.

Orthopaedic Surgery on screen:

I can make a difference in someone’s lives, every day. I wake up in the morning, they’re going to depend on me to make

Doctor talking:

the best qualified decision, whether it’s to do surgery or not to do surgery. So every encounter that I have has a great responsibility that I must understand them. I cannot take it casually. It is a very serious bond that I have with my people, and that’s why I take time to know them before I can just casually say, “well, you need surgery,” or “you don’t” because I’m going to make a difference and I want to be able to live with that difference. Every morning when I get up, and I look in the mirror, I have to say I’m going to do the best that I can for the people that I care about, and those are my patients.

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William Earman, Do, FACOS

Palos Medical Group

12251 South 80th Avenue

Palos Heights, Illinois 60463


To schedule an appointment please call:708.923.4400


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