Dr. Frederic Johnstone, MD

Dr. Frederic Johnstone, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Frederic Johnstone, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Puyallup, WA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

3801 5th St SE Ste 110

Puyallup, WA 98374

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dupuytren's Contracture
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Johnstone'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. Johnstone "My passion for orthopedics started during medical school while serving with the Army. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University I attended Vanderbilt University Medical School. The Army sponsored by education and ultimately became my first career. I completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. I then returned to Madigan where I stayed for 10 years. I have an active Hand Surgery practice serving patients from all over Pierce County."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

58  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
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30  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion

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

  • Johns Hopkins U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Vanderbilt University
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Madigan Army Mc-
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Madigan Army Mc-
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Walter Reed Army Mc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnstone has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnstone's Reviews

2.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnstone to family and friends
26 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Johnstone's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

I had hardware removed from my wrist, TFCC repair, and debridement of scar tissue. The surgical staff were excellent. Dr. Johnstone was very informative and helpful in my pre-and post op recovery.
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Absolutely horrible bedside manner, he doesn't explain anything and answers after surgery when you DON'T recover are I don't know. He doesn't run more tests, he doesn't listen or even look at your hands. He cant wait to get rid of you to move on to the next patient. Get your medical records he...more
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If you care about your health Do Not Go Here. He does not listen to you botches your surgery and then says he does not know what is wrong. He does not test you further to see how he has screwed up your body. He spends no time with you and ignores your concerns or pain. He is the worst doctor I have...more
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I think he is an ok manipulator of flesh etc. but lacks a broad understanding of what is involved in healing. I believe he mis-prescribed medication to me that lead to prolonged infection (45 days) that permanently crippled me. I find his bedside manner atrocious. I believe he is a very poor...more
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Dr. Johnstone performed my carpal tunnel surgery. He informed me of the two surgical options and was very knowledgeable. He and his staff made me feel very confident in their care!
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