Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Peterson grew up in a medical family and became comfortable in the culture and customs of health care at an early age. She enjoys explaining confusing and sometimes anxiety-provoking problems in terms that people can understand, often using illustrations and models. She believes that good communication is essential. Medicine is not always black and white. Given the same information, individual patients may make very different choices. Some prefer the least invasive approach, wheras others may accept greater risk to accelerate their recovery. Many are concerned with minimizing time off work, particularly for unexpected injuries. Based upon the most up-to-date research, Dr. Peterson reviews all of the choices available and supports her patients in the preferred treatment. The doctor finds that informed patients who are empowered to make their own health care decisions have superior outcomes and satisfaction.
Specialties
  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedics
Education Background
Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 1996
Residency: Mayo Clinic
Fellowship: University of Washington, hand and microvascular surgery
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

The Polyclinic Madison Center
904 7th Avenue
Seattle 98104
Fax 206-860-2201
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Research

“Metacarpal fractures,” Weinstein, L, Hanel D. J Am Society for Surgery of the Hand, Nov, 2002.
2(4): 168- 180.

“Analgesic benefit, functional outcome, and patient satisfaction after partial wrist denervation,”
Weinstein, L, Berger, R. J Hand Surg, Sept, 2002. 27-A: 833-9.

“Treatment of isolated injuries of the lunotriquetral ligament,” Shin, A, Weinstein, L, Berger, R,
Bishop, A. JBJS, Sept 2001. 83-B: 1023-1028.

“Kienb�ck’s disease and gout,” Shin, A, Weinstein, L, Bishop, A. J Hand Surg, June, 1999.
24-B: 363-365.

“Closed fractures of the tibial shaft: A meta-analysis of three methods of treatment,” Littenberg,
B, Weinstein, L, McCarren, M, Mead, T, Swiontkowski, M, Rudicel, S, Heck, D. JBJS,
Feb 1998. 80-A: 174-183.

Case Base in Hand and Wrist Surgery: An Atlas. Plancher, K, ed. “Lunotriquetral instability”
Weinstein, L, Bishop, A. New York: Theime Medical and Scientific Publishers. 2004.

Specialties

Specialties
  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedics
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel/Peripheral Nerve
  • Evidence-Based Health Care
  • Fracture Surgery
  • Functional Medicine
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Wrist
  • Joint Replacement/Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Wrist-Bone Fractions/Dislocations