Dr. Lance Bear, MD

Dr. Lance Bear, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lance Bear, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Gig Harbor, WA. He is 54 years old.

Franciscan Orthopedic Associates at St. Anthony

11511 Canterwood Blvd NW Ste 205

Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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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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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers
more than 5% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bear "Lance L. Bear, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who provides expert surgical care for a variety of general orthopedic conditions, with particular interest in surgery of the hand. Whether he is treating a sports-related injury, a repetitive stress condition or an osteoporosis-related fracture, Dr. Bear partners with his patients to develop customized solutions that will get them back to actively living the life they love. A member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Bear is committed to making a difference in his patients lives through expert, compassionate care."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Sports Injuries


  • Elbow Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Wrist Surgery

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.


  • University Of Missouri
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bear's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bear to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. Bear's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Goiania, GO |
Dr. Bear conducted a knee replacement on my mother's right knee. The surgery and post surgery went smoothly. The staff and Dr. Bear were organised, courteous, and professional. In particular, when I called to inquire about the pain level and swelling, etc., Katie (sp) was helpful. If I was...more
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Gig Harbor, WA |
Dr. Bear was excellent. I have seen many surgeons in search of help for pain from a PAO surgery on my hip several years ago. A lot of surgeons seem to push going straight to surgery to "fix" you whether it will help or not; Dr. Bear does not do that. He truly cares about your health and well being...more
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in Belfair, WA |
When I met Dr. Bear I couldn't lift my right arm over my head... November 12, 2015 that started to change. I did my exercises and used hot water on my shoulder and just listened to my body. I am 90 + - % back and Lovin it. Thanks Dr. Bear
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in Sydney, NSW |
A Big Apology To Orthopedic Dr Lance Bear.. Seems that this is a different Dr Lance Bear. I left a negative for a "DERMATOLOGIST" also named Lance Bear, from Marrickville NSW. Apologies once again to Dr Lance Bear (Orthopedic)
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in Gig Harbor, WA |
He seems quite competent. Repeated experiences with the desk staff, however, destroyed all confidence I had in him. Their treatment of patients reveals poor training, complete disorganization, and an utter lack of communication within the office. I recommend that you avoid risk and find...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bear accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid
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Hospitals where Dr. Bear has admitting privileges

St. Anthony Hospital
11567 Canterwood Blvd NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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