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Herbie P. Yung, MD, fellowship-trained, board-certified physiatrist, will be joining Skagit Northwest Orthopedics. He will begin seeing patients at the end of April at the practice's Continental Place office, at 1500 Continental Place in Mount Vernon, and 20th Street office, at 1017 20th Street in Anacortes. Patients in need of specialized care for pain related to acute and chronic bone, joint and muscle injuries and conditions are encouraged to call (360) 424-7041 to schedule an appointment.
As a fellowship-trained physiatry and interventional spine specialist, Dr. Yung has extensive knowledge of the latest treatments and techniques for chronic pain. He offers a broad range of nonsurgical treatment options and pain diagnostics, including epidural steroid injections, facet joint and sacroiliac joint injections, electromyography and nerve conduction studies, nerve blocks, platelet-rich plasma therapy and spinal cord stimulator implantation.
"We are proud to have Dr. Yung join our practice," says Karen Hammer, practice administrator at Skagit Northwest Orthopedics. "With his shared dedication for restoring function, strength and quality of life to patients, Dr. Yung will make an excellent addition to our team and community."
A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, Dr. Yung attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine to earn his medical degree. He then underwent residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia. After completing his residency, Dr. Yung received extensive specialty training at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System in Los Angeles in the form of a pain medicine fellowship.
"I'm honored to join the exceptional group of specialized providers at Skagit Northwest Orthopedics and look forward to helping area patients live with fewer limitations and greater strength," says Dr. Yung.
Dr. Yung is certified in pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Medical Association, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, North American Spine Society and Spine Intervention Society.