Dr. Gregory Popich, MD

Dr. Gregory Popich, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 71 years old

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From elite athletes to high school competitors to injured workers trying to restore mobility, my role as an orthopedic surgeon is to find out what matters most to my patients, how their injuries affect their lives, and how to best restore their function. Dr. Gregory Popich offers a full range of adult and adolescent orthopedic services and has particular interest in treating conditions of the shoulder and knee. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his internship and orthopedic residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Popich was board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1977. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Dr. Popich is the medical director and team physician for the Tacoma Rainiers. He also serves as an Orthopedic Consultant for the Seattle Mariners, and has previously served in a similar capacity for the Seattle Supersonics. As a member of the Olympic Sports Medicine Society, Dr. Popich also provides care for US Olympic teams and athletes and works closely with high school, college and club teams. A firm believer in maintaining the healthy, active lifestyle he advocates for his patients, Dr. Popich enjoys running, skiing, bicycling and water sports. MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers comprehensive, personalized care for patients, from diagnosis and treatment through recovery. From orthopedic surgery, to training and fitness plans for elite and recreational athletes, to customized rehabilitation programs, you can count on MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to help you get well and back to what's important in your life.Read more

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Dr. Popich's Care Philosophy

From elite athletes to high school competitors to injured workers trying to restore mobility, my role as an orthopedic surgeon is to find out what matters most to my patients, how their injuries affect their lives, and how to best restore their function. Dr. Gregory Popich offers a full range of adult and adolescent orthopedic services and has particular interest in treating conditions of the shoulder and knee. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his internship and orthopedic residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Popich was board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1977. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Dr. Popich is the medical director and team physician for the Tacoma Rainiers. He also serves as an Orthopedic Consultant for the Seattle Mariners, and has previously served in a similar capacity for the Seattle Supersonics. As a member of the Olympic Sports Medicine Society, Dr. Popich also provides care for US Olympic teams and athletes and works closely with high school, college and club teams. A firm believer in maintaining the healthy, active lifestyle he advocates for his patients, Dr. Popich enjoys running, skiing, bicycling and water sports. MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers comprehensive, personalized care for patients, from diagnosis and treatment through recovery. From orthopedic surgery, to training and fitness plans for elite and recreational athletes, to customized rehabilitation programs, you can count on MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to help you get well and back to what's important in your life.

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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Washington
  • Internship Hospital
    Tripler Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1973

  • Residency Hospital
    Tripler Army Medical Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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