About Puget Sound Orthopaedics

Established in 1990 as Lakewood Orthopaedic Surgeons, Puget Sound Orthopaedics serves the Puget Sound region with comprehensive orthopedic care in musculoskeletal disorders. Our team comprises 17 board-certified surgeons with sub-specialties ranging from joint replacement, shoulder, upper and lower extremity treatment, to sports medicine, spinal and podiatric care. They work with our eleven certified physician’s assistants and a 110-member support staff to ensure a high level of contact and ongoing patient education. We work together with the common goal of delivering expert, individualized, and compassionate attention to every patient. In addition to three clinic locations, Puget Sound Orthopaedics also operates Lakewood Surgery Center, an outpatient ambulatory surgery center, and Puget Sound Imaging, an MRI diagnostic imaging suite.

Our Mission

To provide leading edge, world-class, regional orthopaedic care with compassion, caring, and five-star customer service.

Our Vision

To improve musculoskeletal health of our patients by applying appropriate treatment protocols, providing timely and cost-effective care, and to further the field of orthopaedics through research and education for ourselves, and our patients.

Our Core Belief

Our patients define our existence, and are at the center of our work. We are dedicated to improving their lives by providing orthopaedic care. We will use “best practice” techniques in science and business to achieve this. We will treat the patient as a whole, at times involving other disciplines to facilitate healing and promote wellness.

Our Core Values

Honesty – We commit to honest, open communication, no matter the circumstance.  We approach all situations with integrity and courage. We are transparent and truthful with our intentions and actions.

Empathy- We actively listen to develop insight into what others are feeling to find common ground.  We respond with grace and compassion in all that we do.

Accountability – We take responsibility for our actions, opinions, and beliefs.  Our behavior supports the safety and well-being of others.

Respect – We honor dignity, diversity, and individuality. We cultivate an inclusive community in which differences are valued and celebrated.

Teamwork – We collaborate using our individual talents to create a culture of service. We act with humility and selflessness in our pursuit for collective accomplishment.