Dr. David Dawson, MD

Dr. David Dawson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Dawson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Federal Way, WA and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

David R Dawson MD

720 S 320th St Ste G

Federal Way, WA 98003
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Knee Arthroscopy
more than 13% of peers
more than 11% of peers
Knee Surgery
more than 6% of peers

Dr. Dawson'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.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

11  Conditions Treated

13  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.


  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview M C
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Union Mem Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospital Of Arkansas
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dawson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dawson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dawson to family and friends
29 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Dawson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

I've been to a lot of doctors in my life but Dr. Dawson is by far the best! He is a great listener, professional, kind, and very thorough. My treatment plan enabled me to return to work much faster than I anticipated. His office staff are also the best I've dealt with -- kind, helpful, &...more
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Dr. Dawson operated on my shoulder and it is doing Great! He stayed on me to rehab it. When he examined me, he would know if I had been working hard or not. Dr. Dawson is the type of Dr. that shows you that he cares about you getting better. He's what I would call a "Throw Back Dr." Back to a...more
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Dr. Dawson and his staff are amazing. I had a work related injury, meaning, dealing with L&I. He has gone above and beyond to see that my injury has been properly cared for. I sincerely appreciate his amazing staff! If you need a doctor that will fight for you, and a staff that will help you with...more
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Dr Dawson performed several surgeries on my knees over the years. He is a great doctor with excellent bedside manner and a great sense of humor. He works well with L&I and fought hard for me several times to get the treatment I needed approved. I have recommended him to friends and co-workers and...more
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Dr Dawson did great work! He was friendly and informative and kept me in the loop through my entire experience. I would recommend him to anyone with joint issues. He helped me work through the L&I system and got my procedures approved and completed very quickly.
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