Dr. C Settle, MD

Dr. C Settle, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. C Settle, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Gig Harbor, WA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from UNIV OF CINCINNATI COLL OF MED in 1976 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.Read his story

4545 Point Fosdick Dr NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
more than 87% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Settle's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Settle "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."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Settle "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."

1  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

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

45  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


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3  Procedures

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Functional Movement Screening

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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    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
16 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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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)

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...more
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Dr settle is my favorite doctor! He is so kind and never rushes you, his care is truly personalized.
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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...more
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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...more
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Dr. Settle is an amazingly compassionate physician. Other doctors should strive to treat their patients the way he does.
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