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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

“I had an excellent outcome with my surgery. Very personable doctor.”
– John J.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Curtis W. Rodin, MD
“I had made an appointment to see if there was a chance for improvement on my hand. I had tripped and fallen, jamming the fingers of my left hand. My little finger was extremely sore but I could move it and thought it would be okay and didn't go to a doctor. (I was in California last Febuary when this happened. I'm a snowbird). I couldn't use my hand for a couple months-- I was sure it was just a sprain. I finally decided to check it out and made the appointment with Dr. Oates here. He x-rayed it and I was wrong. It was broken. A couple other fingers kept snapping in and out of place. He gave me a shot to relax it and it finally kept getting better. Now it is still a little weak and the finger a bit crooked but I can live with that - it isn't that noticeable. I am so happy to have found an orthopedic surgeon here in Anacortes. The whole experience at your clinic was really nice. You should have seen my black eyes -- my head took a hit too!!”
– Patricia K.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Kenneth M. Oates, MD
“Dr. Bullock was great.”
– Martha B.
Patient Rating:
4
Treating Doctor: Cindy E. Bullock, DPM
“Careful, concise evaluation of my heel pain.”
– John L.
Patient Rating:
4
Treating Doctor: Cindy E. Bullock, DPM
“This was my second knee replacement on the same knee. I liked the Doctor Oates was pleasent and the information was right on.”
– Donald H.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Kenneth M. Oates, MD
“I have been a patient of Dr. Billow for several years. I want all my doctors to involve me in a dialogue as to the problem, the possible ways of approaching a course of treatment, and a mutual decision as to how we proceed. Dr. Billow is one of my favorite doctors and has provided a great deal of relief to a series of problems that have a genetic basis and will continue to deteriorate over time. I cannot imagine how my interactions with him could be any better than they have been to this time. I recommend him to anyone that has any issues that I think that he can address.”
– Herb S.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Robert G. Billow, DO
“I came to Dr. Shafer (after having 4 successful hand surgeries by him) for shoulder pain. He treated me conservatively at first and, when that wasn't successful, he did surgery. The results were remarkable. His professionalism and care are the best. My shoulder is back to normal with great range of motion and no pain. I can't say enough about the care I got. Keep up the good work.”
– Linda P.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jonathan B. Shafer, MD
“I've twice been a patient of Dr. Stacia Smith—both times for hip replacements, six months apart. Having these procedures done around age 65 was likely one of the best decisions I've made. Dr. Smith came well recommended and I've been pleased to suggest the procedure and Dr. Smith to friends who might need to explore the option. Before having the hips replaced I participated in a focused physical therapy program that allowed me to recover from both operations in record time, according to my physical therapist.”
– Robert L.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Stacia A. Smith, MD
“All I can say is that Dr. Robert Billow is one of the finest physicians I have ever seen. At a time when I was experiencing excruciating back pain, he was able to relieve that pain with an injection directly into my spinal cord. Between his superb care and acupuncture I remain relatively pain free. Dr. Billow has my highest unreserved recommendation. A great man and a great doctor.”
– Charles E.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Robert G. Billow, DO
“It was great. He was straight to the point. He went over the results of my CT Scan. He was very knowledgeable. I've seen him in the past, and was very impressed with him. I will be seeing him in the near future.”
– Alice V.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Dawei Lu, MD

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