Issaquah Spine Program Physicians

Issaquah Spine Program Physicians

The spine specialists at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care.

Swedish Medical Group

Glen J. David, M.D.
Ryder P. Gwinn, M.D.
Sarah C. Jost Fouke, M.D.
Rod J. Oskouian, M.D.
Peter C. Nora, M.D.

Orthopedic Physician Associates

Alexis Falicov
Justin Esterberg

thumb_David-Glen.jpgGlen J. David, M.D., is a physiatrist and pain management doctor at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Dr. David specializes in spinal disorders, including back and neck injuries, with a focus on nonsurgical treatment options. Dr. David listens to each patient’s story and his goal is to educate and help patients understand the causes of their symptoms. With compassion, a team approach and cutting-edge technology, Dr. David provides treatment options to reduce pain, and improve function and quality of life. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pain Management. For more information about Dr. David, visit his biography page.

thumb_Gwinn-Ryder.jpgRyder P. Gwinn, M.D., is a board certified neurosurgeon and the director of Functional Neurosurgery at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Gwinn cares for patients with neurologic disorders such as chronic pain, compression syndromes, movement disorders and epilepsy. He listens to each patient’s story and provides a treatment plan to remove barriers to a better quality of life. He uses traditional neurosurgical techniques, but also uses neuromodulation and other minimally invasive techniques to preserve the normal body structure while alleviating underlying dysfunction. Dr. Gwinn believes his patients have better outcomes with a multi-specialty team approach to treatment. For more information about Dr. Gwinn, visit his biography page.

thumb_Jost-Sarah.jpgSarah C. Jost Fouke, M.D., is a neurosurgeon at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with brain tumors as well as other cranial and spinal disorders, trauma and injuries. Dr. Jost’s goal is to makes patients feel at ease during the entire patient experience, while giving them the proper care administered as safely and carefully as possible. With deep respect for each member of the health-care team, and a common goal of outstanding patient care, Dr. Jost provides her patients with better quality of life. For more information about Dr. Jost, visit her biography page.

thumb_Nora-Peter.jpgPeter C. Nora, M.D., is the medical director of Swedish Neuroscience Specialists and director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Nora focuses on degenerative conditions of the spine with clinical interests in minimally invasive spine surgery, movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Nora looks at all treatment options after listening to each patient’s story, and using a comprehensive team approach, includes the patient as part of the decision-making team. Dr. Nora is board certified in neurological surgery. For more information about Dr. Nora, visit his biography page.

thumb_Oskouian-Rod.jpgRod J. Oskouian Jr., M.D., is the surgical director for spinal tumors and spinal trauma at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Oskouian specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex spinal disorders, including complex spinal cases such as fractures, spinal deformities and revision surgery for those patients who have had multiple procedures. With the understanding that each patient is unique, Dr. Oskouian spends time educating his patients so they understand the treatment options and outcomes. With an experienced, multi-specialty team of physicians, Dr. Oskouian’s goal is to return his patients to a healthy, normal life. For more information about Dr. Oskouian, visit his biography page.

thumb_Falicov-Alexis.jpgAlexis Falicov, M.D., Ph.D is an orthopedic surgeon at the Swedish Orthopedic Institute.  Dr. Falicov specializes in spine surgery with a special interest in spine tumors, degenerative spine disease, spinal deformity, ankylosing spondylitis, spine trauma, minimally invasive spine surgery, orthopedic trauma, and orthopaedic issues with rheumatoid rrthritis. Dr. Falicov believes in a comprehensive, analytical approach to spine and orthopaedic problems. He uses both nonoperative and operative techniques to achieve the optimal outcome for his patients with an emphasis on the least invasive method to achieve an excellent outcome. Dr. Falicov is a strong advocate for patient education and autonomy.  For more information about Dr. Falicov, visit his biography page.

thumb_Esterberg-Justin.jpgJusin Esterberg, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon at the Swedish Orthopedic Institute.  Dr. Esterberg specializes in spine surgery with a special interest in cervical spine problems and procedures and cervical/lumbar degeneration disorders.  Dr. Esterberg is board certified in orthopedic surgery and a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  For more information about Dr. Esterberg, visit his biography page.

Join us for a free informational seminar

Come meet one of our physicians and find out about surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for back pain.
See a list of upcoming seminars


One Patient's Story




His career as a police officer was saved by spine surgery.

Hear his story

Did you miss the recent CME offering on Spine Management for primary care physicians? Click here to view presentations.