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Steven J. Anderson, M.D.

Sports Medicine Practitioner

Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

Dr. Anderson specializes in non-operative sports medicine. Dr. Anderson sees all age groups of active and athletic individuals but has a special interest in problems unique to the pediatric and adolescent age athlete. In evaluating patients, Dr. Anderson takes the time to identify the underlying causes of sports injuries and complex musculoskeletal conditions. After establishing an accurate diagnosis, he orchestrates conservative treatment programs that are comprehensive, multidisciplinary and intended to address both the causes and effects of injury.

In addition to caring for active individuals of all ages, Dr. Anderson has provided medical care for the United States Diving Team, Pacific Northwest Ballet, NCAA and Pac 12 sports, numerous local high schools and club teams. He is also actively involved in teaching sports medicine and primary care orthopedics to medical students, residents, specialty fellows and practicing physicians both locally and nationally. Dr. Anderson was the editor of both editions (2000, 2010) of Care of the Young Athlete, a textbook on sports medicine published jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Anderson has served as Chair of the Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness for the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Examination Committee for the American Board of Pediatrics, the Physician Director for the Board of Certification of the National Athletic Trainer Association and on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. He is also a founder and director for Seattle Pediatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Anderson has been a Seattle Magazine and/or Seattle Metropolitan Magazine “Top Doctor” on multiple occasions. Outside of work, Dr. Anderson enjoys swimming, golf, travel, urban exploration, home remodeling projects and spending time with family and friends.

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Accepts 49 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Medicare Advantage
  • 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 Ambetter
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Group Health Cooperative Access 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 Connect (clinic restrictions)
  • 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 Medicare Advantage
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence Blue Shield Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA)
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Sound Health and Wellness (Puget Sound Health Partners)
  • Soundpath Health
  • 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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University of Washington School of Medicine
medical school, 1980
Childrens Orthopedic Hospital University of Washington
Stanford University

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

  • 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
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Foot Injury - Sports Related
  • Foot Pain
  • Freiberg's Disease
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Growth Plate Fracture
  • Growth Plate Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Hip Rotator Cuff
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Iliotibial Band
  • Injury Of Muscle
  • Joint Sprain
  • Juvenile Osteochondrosis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Locking Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Meniscus
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Non-Displaced Fracture
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Overuse Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Stabilization
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Running Injury
  • Rupture Of Achilles Tendon
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Physical
  • Sprain
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Torn Ligament
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Tricep Injury
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Anderson enjoys swimming, golf, travel, urban exploration, home remodeling projects, and spending time with family, out-of-the-nest kids, and friends.
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  • English

Practice Locations

Steven J. Anderson practices at one location

Orthopedic Physician Associates - Laurelhurst
3216 Northeast 45th Place
Seattle, WA 98105
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill