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Charles A. Peterson, M.D.

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About

Professional Statement

Our clinic involves all patients intimately in the evaluation and treatment process. We find that many problems can be solved without surgery. There is rarely a "cookbook" solution to any orthopedic problem - only the individual one that is right for you. If surgical intervention is required, we are technical experts who pride ourselves on our close doctor-patient relationships and are committed to being with you every step of the way.

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Accepts 49 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna US Healthcare Managed Choice
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Washington Apple Health
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Asuris
  • Bridgespan (authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Cigna (all plans accepted)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Group Health Cooperative Options PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net Federal Services (CHAMPUS)
  • Healthy Options (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Labor and Industries Washington
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington LifeWise Preferred
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medicaid (zip code restrictions)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Molina Healthcare (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Multiplan/PHCS (all programs accepted)
  • Premera Blue Cross Microsoft
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence Blue Shield Preferred
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Sound Health and Wellness (Puget Sound Health Partners)
  • Soundpath Health
  • TRICARE
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcar Medicare Solution
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • United Healthcare West
  • Veterans Affairs (authorization required)
  • Workers Compensation Federal
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

University of Washington School of Medicine
medical school, 1990
Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedics
residency
Hospital for Special Surgery, NYC
fellowship

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery, Orthopedic

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormalities Of The Arms
  • Abnormalities Of The Hips
  • Abnormalities Of The Legs
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Acl Injuries
  • Acl Repair
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sports Injury
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Revision
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Apophysitis
  • Arm Arthritis
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Mass
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Of Hip
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy Of Wrist
  • Back Fracture
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bone Density
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Mass
  • Brain Concussion
  • Broken Coccyx
  • Buckle Fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Cervical Arthritis
  • Chondroma
  • Chondromalacia
  • Clavicle
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clicking Elbow
  • Clicking Shoulder
  • Coccyx Injury
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Concussion Testing
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Delayed Union
  • Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Fibulectomy
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Foot Injury - Sports Related
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Of Fibula
  • Fracture Of Finger
  • Fracture Of Forearm
  • Fracture Of Wrist
  • Fractures
  • Freiberg's Disease
  • Frozen Joint
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Fusion Of Joint
  • Galeazzi Fracture
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Growth Plate Fracture
  • Growth Plate Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Heat Illness
  • Hemarthrosis
  • Hip Arthroplasty
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Hip Rotator Cuff
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Iliotibial Band
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Injury Of Muscle
  • Injury To Hand
  • Injury To The Hip
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Joint Disorder
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Revision
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knock Knee Deformity
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Mass
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Limb Length Difference
  • Locking Knee
  • Makoplasty
  • Malunion Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Median Nerve Entrapment At Elbow
  • Meniscus
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Non-Displaced Fracture
  • Non-Operative Management Of Arthritis
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Nutrition And Supplement Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthotics
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondral Autograft
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteolysis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Overuse Injury
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Stabilization
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellectomy
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pathological Fracture
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pelvis Injury
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Popliteal Cyst
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Reconstructive Knee Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rickets
  • Robotic Hip Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Running Injury
  • Rupture Of Achilles Tendon
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Sequestrectomy
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labrum Repair
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Silicone Implants
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Physical
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sprain
  • Sternal Clavicular Joint Dislocation
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenodesis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Thumb Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Tibial Torsion
  • Toe Amputation
  • Toe Bone Spur
  • Torn Ligament
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Torn Meniscus Repair
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Revision
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Revision
  • Tricep Injury
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family.
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Charles A. Peterson practices at two locations

Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle
2409 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle
5350 Tallman Avenue Northwest
Suite 500

Seattle, WA 98107
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill