PacMed Orthopedics – First Hill
Our orthopedic providers focus on quality, personalized care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Whether a patient is experiencing pain from degenerative joint disease or from a ligament torn on the tennis court, our surgeons work to return patients as soon as possible to the activities they enjoy.
Our providers know what a difference orthopedic surgery can make to a patient experiencing pain or lost function due to musculoskeletal injuries. They routinely perform joint replacements for hips, shoulders, and knees as well as treatment for activity-related injuries.
Many procedures are done with an arthroscope, a thin fiberoptic scope that the surgeon introduces into the joint area through a small incision. These minimally invasive procedures with small incisions decrease the amount of pain patients experience following surgery, minimize the risk of infection, and frequently allow patients to go home the same day.
Patients with concerns ranging from age-related wear and tear to sports-related injuries can rest assured they’re in the best hands at PacMed.
Surgical services include:
- arthroscopic subacromial decompression
- arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
- arthroscopic superior labrum from anterior to posterior (SLAP) repair
- arthroscopic distal clavicle resection
- total shoulder arthroplasty
- arthroscopic tennis elbow debridement
- ulnar nerve transposition
- ACL reconstruction
- arthroscopic meniscus debridement/repair
WHAT TO BRING
Bring the following items to make the most of your time with the doctor:
- ID and insurance cards
- Your co-pay
- Any X-rays and labs from outside the PacMed/Swedish/Providence network
- A list of your questions and symptoms.
Please plan to arrive 20 minutes early to park and check in. Read more details on how to prepare for your visit.
CHECK YOUR COVERAGE
To avoid financial surprises, we recommend calling your insurance before your visit to check your coverage for:
- Pacific Medical Centers
- The provider you’re seeing
- The services or procedures you are coming in for.
It’s good to ask your insurance whether our clinic and provider are in network and what your financial responsibility might be.
If you or a family member are active or retired military, you may be eligible for the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP).
USFHP is TRICARE prime option offering top-quality civilian medical care. USFHP is sponsored by the Department of Defense and has been administered in our region by PacMed for over 30 years.
Call 800.585.5883 to learn more or enroll in the US Family Health Plan (USFHP).