Dr. Donald Ellingsen, MD

Dr. Donald Ellingsen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Donald Ellingsen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists

601 W 5th Ave Ste 400

Spokane, WA 99204
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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

Joint Pain
more than 74% of peers
Knee Arthroscopy
more than 56% of peers
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
more than 4% of peers

Dr. Ellingsen'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ellingsen "Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists the region's most experienced, highly trained team of orthopaedic physicians specializing in treatment for nearly every bone, muscle, and joint condition."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

10  Conditions Treated

  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Injury
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Sports Injuries

14  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.


  • Washington State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • The University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Mayo Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Mayo Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ellingsen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ellingsen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ellingsen to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ellingsen'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 (1)

Dr. Ellingsen is quiet, professional and kind. He listens very well and provides excellent explanations for procedures.? I had a total knee and am scheduled for my other knee soon.
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