Dr. Gary Hunter, DO

Dr. Gary Hunter, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Gary Hunter, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Federal Way, WA. He is 64 years old.

Franciscan Orthopedic Associates at St. Francis

34612 6th Ave S Ste 300

Federal Way, WA 98003
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Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas


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Bone Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Knee Surgery
more than 68% of peers
more than 64% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hunter "Dr. Gary P. Hunter is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with particular surgical interest in knee and hip replacement. His medical interests also include all fracture care. His philosophy of care includes treating the patient as a whole. He takes time to build relationships with his patients based on compassion and mutual respect. Dr. Hunter hails from California, having moved his practice to the Northwest in 1985. He enjoys boating, skiing, walking, gardening, traveling and spending time with family and his dog. He is actively involved in the Rotary, Knights of Columbus and Franciscan Fellowship."


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Wrist Disorders


  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Flint Osteopathic Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hunter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Hunter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hunter to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Hunter'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 (2)
Federal Way, WA |
Dr. Hunter performed carpal tunnel surgery on both of my hands and I haven't had any issues since. He also identified that the cause of the pain I was experiencing in my right hand, years after my carpal tunnel surgery and originally thought to be tennis elbow, was actually from a bone spur on my shoulder caused from years and years of using a mouse. He removed the bone spur which took a while to heal, but it's all fine and feels great now.
in Federal Way, WA |
My surgery was 3/716. I am still experiencing tremendous pain. Dr. Hunter's response you shouldn't be in this much pain, you should be further along in your recovery. Schedule an appointment in a month, we'll see how you are doing then. My feeling is he should be investigating why I am still in the same amount of pain after total hip replacement. Obviously there is a problem if, after replacement, I am still unable to walk without pain. What solution coming back in a month going to do?
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hunter accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid
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Hospitals where Dr. Hunter has admitting privileges

St. Francis Hospital
34515 9th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003
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