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Melissa Lindeboom and her dog Bones

Spotlight on Front Desk Receptionist Melissa Lindeboom

Melissa Lindeboom is a mover and shaker. So, it’s a good thing she helps run reception at our Gig Harbor clinic. Melissa is an advocate for walking. She recently won our practice-wide step competition for taking more steps in the month of February than any of her colleagues. A Natural Helper Caring for people comes

Puget Sound Orthopaedics Referral Coordinator Monika St. Jean

Spotlight on Referral Coordinator Monika St. Jean

You probably learned about Puget Sound Orthopaedics from your personal care provider when you were in need of a specialist. A referral coordinator like Monika St. Jean assisted you when you first contacted us. In her role as a referral coordinator, Monika proactively shapes a positive experience for you and all our patients. She verifies

The Puget Sound Orthopaedics Imaging Team is Comprised of some of the Best Imaging Techs in Medicine.|The Puget Sound Orthopaedics Imaging Team is Comprised of some of the Best Imaging Techs in Medicine.|The Puget Sound Orthopaedics Imaging Team is Comprised of some of the Best Imaging Techs in Medicine.

Spotlight: Puget Sound Orthopaedics Imaging Department

If you’ve had an orthopedic appointment, you’ve most likely had an X-ray or MRI. This means that you have met one of our incredible imaging department crew members. Each month, an average of 1,600 digital X-rays and 250 MRIs are performed by our imaging staff. We are celebrating our staff this month in honor of

Puget Sound Orthopaedics Medical Assistants

Puget Sound Orthopaedics Recognizes Amazing Team of Medical Assistants and Cast Technicians at Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Lakewood Clinic Locations

Orthopedic Medical Assistants Recognition Week The week of October 21 – 25 is National Medical Assistants Recognition Week. At Puget Sound Orthopaedics we’re celebrating the ongoing success of our 16 medical assistants and two cast technicians. Thank you for providing compassionate care to our patients. Medical assisting work is rigorous, detailed, and highly rewarding. This

||Dr. Bargren specializes in sports medicine.

Dr. John Bargren, MD Spotlight

Tacoma Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Doctor Dr. John Bargren enjoys wake boarding, and playing the guitar, piano and trombone. He loves to travel. His last big excursion was to South Africa. His coolest activity? Heli-skiing! Dr. Bargen denies that he jumps from the helicopter into the coveted fresh powder. Rather he plays it safe,

Tacoma Rainiers Spring Training

Dr. Patrick Vaughan has been involved in supporting local sports teams for the last few years now including being the medical director for the Tacoma Rainiers for the last three seasons. When asked what has made him so interested in baseball Dr. Vaughan replied that his son loves the sport, saying “he’s an encyclopedia of


PSO Helps Stuff the Bus!

At Puget Sound Orthopaedics, we strive to provide the highest level of care not only to our patients, but also to our amazing community. Recently, PSO participated in the Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive, an event planned by Communities in Schools (CIS), an organization dedicated to helping and empowering students.  Since 2008, businesses, families


PSO Joins in the Fight Against Cancer

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has never heard of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Millions of people across the globe participate in this yearly fundraiser, but did you know that Relay for Life originated right here in Tacoma, WA? In May 1985, Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt ran around the University

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