Dr. Frederic Johnstone, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Dr. Frederic Johnstone, MD

Dr. Frederic Johnstone, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Puyallup, WA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Johnstone is affiliated with Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Dr. Johnstone's Care Philosophy

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.

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    Dr. Johnstone's Reviews

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    2.9
    based on 20 total reviews (3 with comments)
    Dr. Johnstone's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      GOOD
    • Time well spent
      GOOD
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      GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (3)
    Fox Island, WA |
    DR. JOHNSTONE WAS THE BEST! HELPED ME SEE THE UPS AND DOWNS OF SURGERY. WALKED ME THROUGH SOME PHYSICAL THERAPY EXERCISES TO TRY AT HOME, SO I COULD AVOID THE HIGH COSTS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!!
    in Puyallup, WA |
    He has horrible bedside manners. He never introduced himself to my wife right before surgery and he did not come to the recovery room and explain how the surgery went. He is very rude and I would never give him my business again.
    in Spanaway, WA |
    The staff canceled my wifes follow up after her hand surgery. The carpal tunnel release did not solve the problem. No help, recommendations for other treatments. Now her hand is still in constant pain-hypersensitive, with inflammation, tried gabapentin, now on Lyrica seeing a rheumatoid arthritis specialist. Carpal tunnel failed, waste of time, money, made her condition worse.
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    Dr. Johnstone's Care Philosophy

    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.

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • General Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    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
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Intra-Articular Fracture
    • Joint Fracture
    • Joint Pain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Limb Cramp
    • Limb Pain
    • Lupus
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Pediatric Fractures
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Simple Fractures
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tendonitis
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Upper Extremity Fracture
    • Wrist Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      Vanderbilt University

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      Madigan Army Mc-

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      Madigan Army Mc-

      Completed in 1988

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Walter Reed Army Mc

      Completed in 1993

    • Undergraduate School
      Johns Hopkins U

      Graduated in 1978

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • 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)
    • 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
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • 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
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion