Top Doctors 2021: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Part of our 21st annual list of the region's best physicians

By CASTLE CONNOLLY MEDICAL LTD and Seattle Magazine Staff

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May 13, 2021

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Douglas M. Burns, M.D.: sports medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, spinal rehabilitation; EvergreenHealth Sport & Spine Care, 12039 N.E. 128th St., Suite 500, Kirkland, 425-899-1220

Stanley A. Herring M.D.: sports medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, spinal rehabilitation, concussion, sports concussion program at Harborview, 908 Jefferson St., Seattle, 206-744-1710

Stephen C. Johnson, M.D.: sports Injuries, sports medicine; disorders, spinal rehabilitation, concussion: Sports Concussion Program at Harborview, 908 Jefferson St., Seattle, 206-744-1710; University of Washington Medical Center

Andrew S. Friedman, M.D.: neuromuscular disorders, spinal rehabilitation, pain management, brain injury rehabilitation; Virginia Mason Seattle Medical Center, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206-223-6746

Thomas Tai Chung, M.D.: musculoskeletal injuries, electromyography (EMG); The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206-320-2675

Margaret Forgette, M.D.: musculoskeletal injuries, electromyography (EMG); The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206-320-2675

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