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Specialty
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Practice Name
EvergreenHealth Sport & Spine Care
Primary Address
12039 NE 128th Street, Suite 500
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Primary Phone
(425) 899-1220
Primary Fax
(425) 899-1219
Practice Website
https://www.evergreenhealth.com/sports-work-injury
Clinical Expertise
Evaluation of musculoskeletal issues; my practice is focused on the non-surgical management of spine and extremity issues.
Lumbar transforaminal steroid injections and facet joint injections.
Cervical transforaminal steroid injections and facet joint injections.
Image guided shoulder, hip and knee injections.
Electrodiagnostic medicine- EMG/Nerve tests.
Credentials
Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Practicing Since
1999
Experience
As a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, or Physiatrist, my work centers on the restoration of function in people who have been effected by musculoskeletal conditions. My clinical practice has emphasized the spine, including the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral regions, but I also work with patients whose problems involve evaluation of the hip, shoulder, the wrist and hand.
Philosophy
I believe that good physicians are educators first. My extended family includes a number of teachers - including elementary school teachers, high school teachers and university professors. I suspect and hope that if there is a gene that runs in good educators, I have two copies. I find great pleasure in breaking down complicated medical issues and working towards a shared understanding with my patients. I believe that successfully treating complicated medical conditions (or even simple ones) requires a partnership between the patient and the physician. A successful partnership needs a mutual understanding of the task at hand.
Personal Information
I am a life-long Northwesterner. I was born in Seattle and grew up in Issaquah. My earliest memory is the Starbucks in Pike Place market. I'm proud to say that the winter rain doesn't bother me...much...and I think the Northwest has the best summers in the entire USA. Pro Tip: September weather is almost always better than June and Seattle summers traditionally start to the 5th of July. Looking back, medicine was a good choice for me. I find pleasure in problem solving and working with patients on their particular challenges continues to satisfy me. I am a graduate of The University of Washington Medical School but I'm rarely up to speed on sports so you'll have to tell me what's up with the Huskies. Some people who knew me in college never knew my name. I was always "That guy on the mountain bike". I still ride, but a lot slower. My family and I are rock climbers and avid snowboarders. I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu weekly.
Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine | Seattle, WA
Internship
University of Washington, Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine | Seattle, WA
Residency
University of Washington, Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine | Seattle, WA
Fellowship
Illinois Spine & Sportscare Centers | Bloomingdale, IL
 
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