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Thank you for choosing Skagit Northwest Orthopedics for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Skagit Northwest Orthopedics.

Average Patient Rating

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Average Rating: 4.9

Reviews

“Dawei was very thorough and professional. I was very impressed by his knowledge and skills. I would seek his out next time.”
– Eglit V.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Dawei Lu, MD
“Stacia is a very competent professional. She managed the surgery well and even straightened my right leg.”
– Lee C.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Stacia A. Smith, MD
“I see Dr. Oates four times a year. He is a wonderful doctor! I have recommended him to other friends of mine who have had absolutely great results with his work. I always look forward to my visits with Dr. Oates! I get great relief in my shoulder and my knees as a result of seeing him....when I otherwise would be totally immobile! Thank you, Dr. Oates, for such great service and relief from chronic pain.”
– Carol C.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Kenneth M. Oates, MD
“After rupturing my Achilles the week before, I was lucky enough to get in very quickly and schedule the surgery. I was very pleased with the outcome and the service and treatment I received from Dr. Messmer and the staff at Skagit Northwest Orthopedics. I now refer friends and acquaintances whenever anyone has a need.”
– Brad H.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Timothy E. Messmer, DPM
“I was seen by Dr. Bullock in July of 2016 to discuss an injury to my right Achilles tendon. Dr. Bullock was very thorough in describing the different treatment options that were available based on my wants and needs going forward. I will be seeing Dr. Bullock again and am looking forward to discussing other options. The staff at Skagit Northwest Orthopedics have been friendly and professional at all of my visits.”
– Marian W.
Patient Rating:
4
Treating Doctor: Cindy E. Bullock, DPM
“Very professional, informative and accurate diagnosis. I was treated kindly.”
– Deborah W.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Kenneth M. Oates, MD
“I've seen Dr. Hanesworth and Dr. Shafer also. Dr. Hanesworth also treated my husband Dallas, a few years prior to my becoming a patient.  What can I say?  There are not enough complimentary terms to describe my care from beginning to end.  They are terrific!  My experience has been nothing but positive and I would not hesitate, nor have I hesitated to refer someone needing orthopedic care to Skagit Northwest.  I have two knee replacements by Dr. Hanesworth and a badly broken upper arm repaired by Dr. Shafer.  In each case I was given the best care possible anywhere.  We are so fortunate to have physicians of this quality in our area.  I know by reputation there are others that are terrific as well. I could write all day but let this  suffice for now.  Skagit Northwest Orthopedics is the place where we, my husband and I, place our orthopedic trust.”
– Shirley V.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Daniel M. Hanesworth, MD
“Fantastic experience! Dr. Messmer was professional, friendly and very non threatening for my daughter. I appreciated how he interacted with her and immediately put her at ease.”
– Julie O.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Timothy E. Messmer, DPM
“Dr. Hanesworth was professional and courteous. I felt very comfortable and confident with his assistance.”
– Kevin W. 
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Daniel M. Hanesworth, MD
“Dr. Smith replaced both of my knee joints in 2010 and has not lost her touch. Her assessment of the condition of my left hip and her skills in surgery plus the total surgical team and the follow-up care at Island Hospital was top-notch. It was three weeks ago tomorrow that I stood by my bed a mere four hours after arriving in my room following surgery. I have already nearly “graduated” from physical therapy and am back walking daily which was my routine prior to surgery.”
– David L. 
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Stacia A. Smith, MD

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