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Carolyn A. Marquardt, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Marquardt provides complete non-operative care of spine, musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Her approach is holistic and she emphasizes open communication. She also focuses on tailoring treatments in order to establish a plan of care that meets each patients distinct needs. She coordinates and works with many types of healthcare and allied healthcare professionals to help patients achieve optimal physical function and improve their quality of life.
Field of Study
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Michican Medical Center
Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation Interventional Pain Management
Personal Interests
Dr. Marquardt loves outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking and snow sports. She also loves to travel and experience different cultures, food and historical sites.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal emg
  • achilles tendonitis
  • acl injuries
  • ankle impingement
  • ankle injury
  • ankle sports injury
  • anterior cruciate ligament
  • apophysitis
  • arm injury
  • arm pain
  • back muscle injury
  • bicep injury
  • bicep tear
  • biceps tendonitis
  • brain concussion
  • buckle fracture
  • bursitis
  • calf muscle injury
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cartilage injury
  • concussion testing
  • cortisone injection
  • degenerative spine conditions
  • discoid meniscus
  • elbow injury
  • elbow pain
  • elbow sprain
  • electrodiagnostic medicine
  • epidural injection
  • exercise induced asthma
  • foot injury - sports related
  • foot pain
  • fracture of forearm
  • fracture of tibia
  • freiberg's disease
  • frozen shoulder
  • gastrocnemius injury
  • gluteal injury
  • growth plate injury
  • hamstring injury
  • heat illness
  • heel pain
  • hip impingement
  • hip labral tear
  • hip pain
  • hip pain, under age 60
  • hip rotator cuff
  • hip rotator cuff tear
  • iliotibial band
  • injury of muscle
  • interventional pain management
  • joint injection
  • joint sprain
  • juvenile osteochondrosis
  • knee injuries
  • knee pain
  • knee pain for patients aged younger than 60
  • kneecap dislocation
  • late effect of spinal cord injury
  • lateral collateral ligament
  • lateral collateral ligament tear
  • leg injury
  • leg numbness
  • leg pain
  • ligament injury
  • locking knee
  • lower back injuries
  • medial collateral ligament
  • medial collateral ligament injury of the knee
  • medial epicondylitis
  • meniscus
  • meniscus injury
  • motor vehicle accident
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle strain
  • muscle tears
  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • myofascial
  • neck injury
  • neck muscle injury
  • neck pain
  • nerve conduction studies
  • nutrition and supplement issues
  • osgood schlatter disease
  • osteoarthritis
  • osteochondritis dissecans
  • osteochrondial defect
  • overuse injury
  • pain management
  • patellar instability
  • patellar stabilization
  • patellofemoral instability
  • patellofemoral syndrome
  • pectoral muscle injury
  • peroneal tendonitis
  • piriformis syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis
  • posterior cruciate ligament
  • posterior cruciate ligament tear
  • posterior tibial tendon rupture
  • quadricep injury
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • rotator cuff
  • rotator cuff impingement
  • rotator cuff injury
  • running injury
  • rupture of achilles tendon
  • sciatica
  • sever's disease
  • shin splints
  • shoulder dislocation
  • shoulder impingement
  • shoulder injury
  • shoulder instability
  • shoulder pain
  • shoulder strain
  • spine injuries
  • spondylolisthesis
  • sports injury
  • sports physical
  • sports psychology
  • sprain
  • stress fractures
  • tendonitis
  • tennis elbow
  • throwing injuries
  • tibial tendonitis
  • torn ligament
  • torn meniscus
  • tricep injury
  • ulnar collateral ligament repair
  • wrist pain
  • wrist sprain

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (122 Ratings, 22 Comments)


Excellent care is provided by DR Marquardt and her staff.

my PT sends a fax prior to my appointments, but the Dr often hasn't seen iit. I have tried sending it to the main fax # in Bellevue and the Ballard Fax # where I see her. not sure why it's not getting scanned.

Dr Marquardt is great. I appreciate her approach to help me with PT so I can stay active as I age the best I can.

I trust her totally.

Only hesitation is backlog & wait to schedule appts. and extreme difficulty in reaching office directly w/o going thru call centers.

Dr. Marquardt was very friendly, professional, courteous, and caring. I enjoyed my visit with her!

Provider was not interested in helping me. Provider explained what was wrong with me & then pushed me off onto another provider.

She is the only doctor for which I drive to Seattle from the east side, I can't think of any other of my providers that I would have kept if they moved to Seattle.

She was the consummate professional.

Even though I had to wait 2 months for this appointment, Dr. Marquardt was very thorough and patient with my questions and concerns. Excellent care received.

Dr. Marquard is a very skilled, very caring physician. I feel fortunate to be her patient. I trust her completely.

I used to see a different Physiatrist until he closed his private practice and moved to Everett. He was VERY thorough with his physical exams relative to the problem at hand. With him gone, I had to find a new Physiatrist - I chose this one because she comes to the Ballard office. She is NO WHERE near as thorough with her examination of the problem - pretty casual [...] about doing an exam in general. I never feel like a meaningful effort has been made to thoroughly evaluate my problem, rule things in or out, and therefore come up with what I have confidence is the correct diagnosis. I am sitting here now, still wondering what the diagnosis might or might not be. Also, I have sent her a message on My Chart because my symptoms have gotten MUCH worse since my appointment, but I have not heard back as to what I should do.

I have suggested Dr. Marquardt to anyone who has asked me about rehab

apt was a little rushed but I had been squeezed in so that was to be expected. I was grateful to get in at all.

Dr. Mardquardt is an outside of the box thinker with creative solutions to my back problems and pain. She works well with my other health care providers and shows a tremendous amount of respect, genuine care and compassion every time I see her. I always leave her office feeling like a better human being for being in her presence. She is like the "Buddha" of the Swedish Sports and Spine. You are lucky to have her!

The follow up was confusing. I didn't know if I was suppose to make PT appointments, or if I am suppose to schedule my MRI or if someone was going to call me to confirm Insurance would cover it. Unsure if I was suppose to make a follow up appointment. I thought all of that could have been better explained.

have recommended her several times

Dr Marquardt is exceptional! Period!

Dr. Marquardt really listens and provides clear, helpful advice and explanations.

Very thoughtful and sweet manner, showed interest in my profession as well as my health

This was my first meeting with her. [...] I expect she is an excellent doctor, but I currently have very limited experience with her. She is definitely liked and believed to be a fine doctor by medical professionals I hold in the highest esteem.

We did not discuss medications as we were focused on a procedure to alleviate this pain. However, I wish I had addressed the need for pain management between the visit and the procedure. It's very difficult to go about my day with sleep interrupted approx. every 2 hours by the need to address the pain that wakes me up.
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5350 Tallman Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107
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Seattle, WA 98122
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