Dr. David Hanscom, MD

Dr. David Hanscom, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(20)
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Dr. David Hanscom, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Seattle, WA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Hanscom is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus and Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill Campus.

550 17th Ave Ste 110

Seattle, WA 98122

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Scoliosis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Limb Pain
high
more than 89% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
more than 88% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • 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
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • 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 Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • 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
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

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

  • Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hanscom has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hanscom's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hanscom to family and friends
3.3
based on 20 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Hanscom's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Seattle, WA |
I've never been more disappointed in a "doctor." I suffer from chronic back pain due to severe scoliosis (I've had surgery for it-NOT by him) but went to him for help with what I think is a pinched nerve. He didn't even look at my back, he merely glanced at my X-rays, using my appointment to 1) tell me that the pain was in my head, 2) told me to "NEVER discuss my pain with ANYONE EVER again", 3) gave me his book and 4) referred me to his website "Back in Control." Total waste of time and money.
Puget Sound, WA |
My wife had back fusion 12/2015. In Jan 2017 we return as some problems are returning (pain, weakness). Dr. takes x-rays, says everything looks fine. But we need to read his new book (same title, white cover) and follow the steps on his web site. We return April 2017 with CT results listing several issues. First thing he says is "I see you haven't logged into the web site...." Then says he won't operate on anyone until they have followed the steps plus working out. NEXT!!
Lynnwood, WA |
Dr. Hanscom is not a doctor I would use not reccommend. I met with him once and he handed me the book that he wrote and said my pain was all in my head. I feel that he did not listen to a word I said. He had another younger doctor shadowing him without asking my permission. He also had some woman typing everything he said. So then when I returned for my follow up he tried the same stunt. No proper treatment and did not remember why he scheduled the follow up in the first place, so I told him to
Corvallis, Oregon |
Hanscom has a lot of experience. However this can be a disadvantage. He made 3 mistakes in my diagnosis and superimposed his subjective feelings about me when I returned to Swedish for help. I asked for an outside referral 3 times. He literally said I'm not able to do that .when I returned to Swedish he refused to see me. I spent a lot of money traveling back and forth from Oregon to Seattle. It has good diagnostic skills for definite problems. But he is not good at troubleshoot
Seattle, WA |
This doctor literally saved my life. He is amazing and caring. I could not have found better care anywhere.
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Dr. Hanscom 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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Hospitals where Dr. Hanscom has admitting privileges

Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
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Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill Campus
500 17th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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