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Merritt K. Auld, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Auld’s practice includes sports medicine orthopedics and surgery for problems with the shoulders and the knees. His goal is to provide the care and skill needed to improve or restore his patients’ quality of life. Dr. Auld enjoys outdoor activities, especially sports--professional and amateur. He is also deeply involved in environmental causes, community service, and education.

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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

Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota
medical school, 1979
Lennox Hill Hospital
residency
University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College
residency

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery, Orthopedic

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormalities Of The Arms
  • Abnormalities Of The Hips
  • Abnormalities Of The Legs
  • Above The Knee Amputation
  • Acetabular Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Acl Injuries
  • Acl Repair
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amputation Of Finger
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sports Injury
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Revision
  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Apophysitis
  • Arm Arthritis
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Mass
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Elbow
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Arthrodesis Of Knee
  • Arthroplasty Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Of Hip
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy Of Wrist
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Shoulder
  • Back Fracture
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Bankart Lesion
  • Below The Knee Amputation
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bone Density
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Mass
  • 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
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Crush Injury Leg
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Delayed Union
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Joint Excision
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Epicondylitis
  • Fibulectomy
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Freiberg's Disease
  • Frozen Joint
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Fusion Of Joint
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Growth Plate Fracture
  • Growth Plate Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Heat Illness
  • Hemarthrosis
  • Hip Arthroplasty
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injection
  • Hip Joint Debridement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Over Age 60
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Hip Rotator Cuff
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Hip Surgery
  • Iliotibial Band
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Injury Of Muscle
  • Injury To Foot
  • Injury To Hand
  • Injury To The Hip
  • Joint Disorder
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Revision
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Click
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injection
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged 60 And Older
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kneecap Dislocation
  • Knock Knee Deformity
  • Labral Repair
  • Labral Tear
  • Labral Tear Of Shoulder
  • Labrum
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Mass
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Lesion Of Popliteal Nerve
  • Lesion Of Posterior Tibial Nerve
  • Ligament Injury
  • Limb Length Difference
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Locking Elbow
  • Locking Knee
  • Locking Shoulder
  • Malunion Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Median Nerve Entrapment At Elbow
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Non-Displaced Fracture
  • Non-Operative Management Of Arthritis
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of Hip
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteolysis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Overuse Injury
  • Painful Hardware
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Stabilization
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellectomy
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pathological Fracture
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • 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
  • Reconstruction Of Hip
  • Reconstructive Knee Surgery
  • Removal Of Hip Prosthesis
  • Removal Of Knee Prosthesis
  • Resurfacing Of Acetabulum
  • Resurfacing Of Hip
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Running Injury
  • Rupture Of Achilles Tendon
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sequestrectomy
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labrum Repair
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Prosthesis
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Slap Tear
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Physical
  • Sprain
  • Sternal Clavicular Joint Dislocation
  • Synovectomy Of Elbow
  • Synovectomy Of Knee
  • Synovectomy Of Shoulder
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenodesis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Tibial Torsion
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
  • 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
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Workplace Exposures
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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Personal Interests

Dr. Auld enjoys outdoor activities, especially sports--professional and amateur. He is also deeply involved in environmental causes, community service, and education.
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Professional Associations

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Merritt K. Auld practices at one location

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill