Dr. David Hanscom, MD

Dr. David Hanscom, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. David Hanscom, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

550 17th Ave Ste 110

Seattle, WA 98122

Contact Information

(206) 320-2800

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

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

77  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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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18  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

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

  • 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

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hanscom to family and friends
22 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Hanscom's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

If you have had multiple surgeries and have chronic pain, Dr. Hascom is the doctor to see. If your seeking medications to just manage your pain or a quick fix surgery he isn’t the surgeon to see. He does a through evaluation of your sleep, anxiety, and issues that are causing anger or stress in...more
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I am a retired physician and saw Dr. Hanscom with my wife who has chronic back pain and two prior back surgeries. Like other reviewers we were not happy to hear his message. Unlike some others,we listened, read the book and have been following the suggested practices. My wife’s pain has...more
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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)...more
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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...more
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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...more
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