Dr. Gary Chimes, MD

Dr. Gary Chimes, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Gary Chimes, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Bellevue, WA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from State University Of New York At Stony Brook in 2002 and specializes in sports medicine, sports physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.

1600 116th Ave NE Ste 206

Bellevue, WA 98004

Contact Information

(425) 818-0558

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Chimes' Experience

Dr. Chimes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chimes "My primary role is an academic physician who specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. The main things that interest me are: 1. Helping people exercise throughout their lifetimes 2. The use of exercise as the treatment for most medical conditions 3. Recognizing how different demographic factors affect the ability to exercise- in particular, examining how gender and age affect our ability to exercise 4. Improving the quality of communication between patients and their physicians 5. Helping patients become the best possible version of themselves every day"

3  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

15  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger

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.


  • State University Of New York At Stony Brook
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Kessler Institute Of Rehabilitation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chimes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chimes to family and friends
63 total reviews (26 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (63)

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Dr. Chimes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (26)

Eager to belittle the patient. Doesn't care what or how you communicate. Wouldn't wish anyone to go through the same condescending and disrespectful experience.
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I've gone to Lake Washington Sports and Spine for multiple injuries over the last 3 years, and each time they've been extremely helpful, insightful, profession, and easy to work with. My experience with Dr. Chimes has been great, and I've also had great experiences with each of the places/people...more
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While I agree Dr Chimes is condescending and could use coaching on how to show respect, I can get past that. What troubles me is his unwillingness to listen, because that impacts the quality of care. I experienced a pattern of being shut down when answering questions, having him make wrong...more
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Great job getting me back on the tennis court ASAP! Very professional!!!!
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I visited Dr Chimes with a frozen shoulder, at the time I could hardly lift my arm above my head and pain would shoot down my arm if I moved quickly. Dr Chimes conducted an ultrasound guided injection in my shoulder. The result was 90% improvement in range of motion and I was pain free. The...more
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