Dr. Benjamin Chen, MD

Dr. Benjamin Chen, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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39 y/o
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Dr. Benjamin Chen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Puyallup, WA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Upstate Medical University/ College Of Health Professions in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Good Samaritan

1450 5th St SE Ste 4200

Puyallup, WA 98372
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Back Pain
high
more than 86% of peers
Spine Disorders
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Chen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chen "I am an orthopedic and spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery. My special interests include treating adult deformities, scoliosis, sciatica, degenerative spinal conditions and disorders, infection, trauma and tumors, using the latest and most innovative surgical techniques. I am fellowship-trained in spine surgery, and trained under world-renowned spine surgeon Steven Garfin, MD. During fellowship, I provided orthopedic care to athletes on the US Olympic team, UCSD Tritons and the San Diego Chargers. I also served as a volunteer surgeon after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, where I treated some of the most rare and complex orthopedic injuries and deformities."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chen "I believe that caring for patients starts with respect, empathy and the ability to listen closely to their concerns. My philosophy is simple—to treat my patients as I would treat my family. My goal is to provide the best possible care through careful evaluation, and to work with my patients to plan the most beneficial, individualized treatments. All alternatives are explored before surgery is considered."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Chen does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Upstate Medical University/ College Of Health Professions
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Chen has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Chen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chen to family and friends
3.4
based on 8 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Chen's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Enumclaw, WA
My experience was awesome. Dr. Chen was one of the most caring, empathetic Dr's I've seen in a long time. I felt he was knowledgeable and experienced in his field and although he was unable to help me I was very satisfied with the outcome of the appointment.
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in Tacoma, WA
After surgery, which was very easy, my office visits with him were challenging. He lied to my wife and I twice. He told me I was ready to go back to work even though my regular physician told me I could do irreparable damage to my injury. When I showed Dr. (and I use that term loosely) Chen a new...more
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in Enumclaw, WA
One of the nicest physicians I've met. He was a great listener and validated my concerns and complaints. He took time to explain the plan and allowed me and my husband time to ask questions.
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in Onalaska,WA
Dr. Ben Chen has been a wonderful doctor, cautious, caring and very patient. He explained options for surgery and tried several different remedies prior to recommending surgery. He found the reason for pain and after I was suffering 1+ years of increased pain with other doctors, I am scheduled for...more
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in Bonney Lake, WA
I saw Dr. Chen a few weeks ago for a severely pinched nerve in my lower back. I had seen several doctors over the past 9 months that wouldn't even look at my case. Dr. Chen was very willing to listen to me and gave me answers. He explained the diagnosis clearly and explained what the options were....more
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