Dr. C Settle, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
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Age 67
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Dr. C Settle, MD
C. Stephen Settle, MD, is a physiatrist, or specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation who specializes in the treatment of nerve, muscle, and bone injuries or illnesses that affect the way you move and function. Dr. Settle's interests include looking at how chronic illness, disability and pain affect his patients' lives, and then exploring ways to minimize the negative impact of their conditions and maximize their ability to function. In his free time, Dr. Settle enjoys music and doing outdoor activities with his family, including skiing, hiking, bicycling and kayaking.

Gig Harbor

4545 Point Fosdick Dr NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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Dr. C Settle, MD

Dr. C Settle, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

I strive to understand how an individual's medical condition impacts them and their ability to effectively function in their family, community, and work. I then design a treatment approach that addresses all of these components, with the goal of improving my patient's overall quality of life. I believe it is imperative that patients play an active role in their health care and that we work together as a team.
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Dr. Settle's Experience

Dr. Settle's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Functional Movement Screening

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Highland Genl Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Highland Genl Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Settle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Settle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Settle to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Settle's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Tacoma, WA |
Have been trying to get in to see Dr. Settle since 1/2017. Got appt in March, but it got cancelled the week before bc they opened the Tacoma office the day of my appt. Got rescheduled for June, was 4 min late & they wouldn't see me, so I had to reschedule again. Got in in July, but with Leslie Stapleton. I moved from the Gig Harbor area to the Bonney Lake area & tried to schedule a 4-6 week follow up, but they're only at the Tacoma office once a week. No openings til Oct. Scheduling impossible.
in Gig harbor WA |
Dr settle is my favorite doctor! He is so kind and never rushes you, his care is truly personalized.
in Lakewood, WA |
What a coot this man can't remember anything about you and the treatment plans. Every month I had trouble with getting my prescription refill and the nurse is very rude. Forget about getting an appointment he's booked out almost 9 months in advance and if you need to talk to him abt anything forget about it.
in Gig Harbor, WA |
I have suffered for 15 yrs with Fibromyalgia and Migraines. Dr Settle was the first doctor to really listen to me. He is professional and so very kind. He understands what pain can do to you and he will find a solution every time. Thank you Dr. Settle for giving me my life back. ~ Suzanne Mentzos
in port orchard, wa |
Dr. Settle is an amazingly compassionate physician. Other doctors should strive to treat their patients the way he does.
in Tacoma,wa |
I've been a patient of Dr settle since 2003. He is an amazing, caring, Dr who is truly interested in helping better the quality of life for his patients & their families. He sets the bar extremely high. I had an accident on the job & Dr settle listened he paid attention & helped me through some very tough times. If u need pain mgmt he's totally the man to see.I'd take Dr settle over 5 other drs even if they were free.
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Dr. Settle accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN

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