Dr. Craig McAllister, MD

Dr. Craig McAllister, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
(48)
Save
Dr. Craig McAllister, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Kirkland, WA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.Read his story

12911 120th Ave NE Ste H210

Kirkland, WA 98034

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. McAllister

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. McAllister performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 88% of peers
Osteoarthritis
high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. McAllister's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. McAllister's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McAllister "Craig McAllister, MD is in private practice in Kirkland, Washington. He is a fellowship trained, sub-specialist in hip and knee surgery and a respected authority in complex adult joint reconstruction, total joint replacement, and arthroscopy of the knee. He is committed to delivering the finest patient care possible, community service, research and education. Dr. McAllister has served a consultant and design surgeon for Stryker Orthopedics, Managing Partner of ProOrtho, a division of Proliance Surgeons, and Head of Orthopedics at Evergreen Hospital. Dr McAllister is the past Director of Hip and Knee Replacement at Evergreen Hospital and previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Operativ. He has consulted with multiple device companies on the design of minimally invasive instruments for joint replacement and continues as a recognized expert and educator for other surgeons who are learning MIS techniques. He presently serves as President and Chief Medical Officer of The SwiftPath Program, a medical consulting company focused on education and quality improvement related to joint replacement. He is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Arthroplasty. He brings to the Pacific Northwest what 425 Magazine's editors identified as "ten medical professionals who were going above and beyond the call of duty and were leaders in their field." He is listed among the Washington's top doctors by Superdoctors, Washington Magazine, and Seattle Magazine. His education includes graduating Magna Cum Laude from Seattle University with degrees In Chemistry and Philosophy and graduating with Honors in Medicine from the University of Washington. He subsequently served as Chief Resident during his orthopedic residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Finally, he served as the Special Fellow in hip and knee reconstruction at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic. Dr. McAllister's research and publications demonstrate his extensive involvement in academic medicine and his commitment to lifelong education. To date, he has 14 peer reviewed publications, 3 book chapters and over 25 regional, national, and international academic presentations to his credit. He routinely lectures at local, regional, national and international events. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons."
Less
Read Less

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

13  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Artificial Hip Joint Damage
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

19  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • Seattle University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Cleveland Clinic Special Fellow In Hip & Knee Replacement
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McAllister has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. McAllister does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. McAllister and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. McAllister's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. McAllister to family and friends
48 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
    (34)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. McAllister's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

Dr Craig McAllister is at the top of his field because of his complete dedication and passion to improve every aspect of joint replacement. In January Dr McAllister used his Swiftpath Method of Minimally Invasive Procedure, and computer nav to give me a pain free new left knee.. OAin both knees had...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option2thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Excellent Dr who genuinely cares about his patients. The educational process prior to and after surgery really helps outline expectations. At appointments he never seems rushed and makes sure to answer all your questions. His staff is also very organized and helpful
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option1thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
This is my 2nd knee getting done by Dr Mcallister -- I was able to get better with in 2 1/2 weeks -- now I am not saying there isn't any pain believe me there is , but with his method the process works faster.. Dr McAllister is a very kind doctor and only wants the best for his patients.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option2thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
I have just completed my 2nd surgery ( TKA 1st/ THA 2nd) with Dr McAllister and my husband has had one TKA. We could not be more pleased.. communication is excellent, expectations are well laid out. ..multimodal pain control is revolutionary.. my hip replacement required no pain meds at all.. I...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option1thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
I had both hips replaced by Dr. McAllister, both operations having gone very smoothly. I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. McAllister and Jeff Stepanian as well. Dr. McAllister is very down to earth, straightforward and no BS, which I found to be terribly refreshing. Both of my...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Image of Dr. McAllister
Are you Dr. McAllister?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!