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Philip R. Downer, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

My philosophy of care starts by gaining a thorough understanding of your medical problem and how it affects your enjoyment of daily activities. Once I have an idea of how it impacts your life, I work with you to manage the problem. Together we decide medical and operative treatments which are most suited to your condition and that can best get you back to your previous level of activity.

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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

Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine
medical school, 1995
McGill University Orthopaedics
residency
Mueller Foundation, Hip Disorders
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
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Revision
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Arm Arthritis
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Mass
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Of Hip
  • Back Fracture
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bone Densitometry
  • 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
  • Delayed Union
  • Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fibulectomy
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Of Fibula
  • Fracture Of Finger
  • Fracture Of Forearm
  • Fracture Of Wrist
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Joint
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Fusion Of Joint
  • Galeazzi Fracture
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Growth Plate Fracture
  • Growth Plate Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hemarthrosis
  • Hip Arthroplasty
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • 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 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 Tear
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Mass
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Limb Length Difference
  • Malunion Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Median Nerve Entrapment At Elbow
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Non-Displaced Fracture
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteolysis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Pathological Fracture
  • Pelvis Injury
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Popliteal Cyst
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Resurfacing Of Hip
  • Rickets
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rupture Of Achilles Tendon
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sequestrectomy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sprain
  • Sternal Clavicular Joint Dislocation
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenodesis
  • Thumb Fracture
  • 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
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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Personal Interests

I enjoy a number of activities both in the city and around the city - from taking part in the local festivities, to skiing and sailing in the area.
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Philip R. Downer practices at two locations

Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle
5350 Tallman Avenue Northwest
Suite 500

Seattle, WA 98107
Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle
2409 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill