Physiatry: Spine Care/Spinal Injections, Ultrasound, Sports Medicine
Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
Dr. Alison Stout is a fellowship trained physiatrist specializing in Sports and Spine care. She has been in practice since 2005, and provides the full spectrum of x-ray and ultrasound guided injections to treat patients with spine or musculoskeletal problems. Prior to joining EvergreenHealth Sport & Spine Care, Dr. Stout was Director of Musculoskeletal Care at the VA Puget Sound. She also serves as a clinical adjunct professor at the Department of Anesthesiology pain program at the University of Washington School of Medicine and at Pacific Northwest University.
I believe every person has a passion, a sport, an activity that makes them feel alive. There may be a time that we face physical barriers to these passions. No matter if it's an Ironman triathlon or simply chasing grandkids, it is vitally important to restore that function and I work to find the barriers and solutions.
When I was younger, I thought my main passion was science and how it is applied to the human body...so I initially set out to be a genetic engineer. However, I discovered my true passion is people and how we interact with science, so I became an osteopathic physician. I have always been interested in spinal and musculoskeletal conditions because that's where I have always felt that science doesn't yet have an answer all of our questions and I wanted to find answers. My passion for people and science has kept me on the cutting edge of diagnosis and treatment in my field and brought me to EvergreenHealth. Seeking balance, my family, sports and the outdoors keep me grounded.
In the Community
Outside of medicine, I rescue and foster/rehabilitate horses from slaughter pens. In my field, I stay active in multiple medical societies to foster my goal of better patient care. I am the Chairperson of the Exercise Committee and serve on the Resident/Fellow Education Committee for North American Spine Society. For the International Spinal Interventions Society, I am the Vice-Chair for the Patient Safety Committee, serve on the Education Committee and am a certified instructor.
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine | Kirksville, MO
Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
University of Washington, Department of Internal Medicine | Seattle, WA
Northwest Spine & Sports Physicians, Sports and Spine Rehabilitation | Kirkland, WA
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Reviewed on May 16, 2019 Dr Stout has been an excellent provider for my many neck and back issues that have been keeping me from enjoying life to the fullest for many years. She has never given up on helping me to find the best treatments for my issues. The most recent treatments she has given me for my back issues has greatly improved my ability to do simple household tasks and to be able to exercise again almost pain free. I'm very pleased with Dr Stout.
Reviewed on March 25, 2019 She's very nice.
Reviewed on March 18, 2019 Alison Stout is by far the best Spine, and Sport doctor there is in the business, I should know as I have seen many others. She optimizes what a Doctor should be; She is courteous , professional, and a really engaging special person. I am so lucky that I just kind of fell into finding her. (A nerve test) I would not see another back/neck doctor,...ever!
Reviewed on March 7, 2019 Dr Stout is without a doubt the best doctor I have ever had. I wish all doctors were as knowledgeable, caring and professional as Dr Stout!
Reviewed on February 18, 2019 I'm reserving judgment for now because the cause of my problem hasn't been figured out, so it's sort of trial-and-error, which is frustrating.