Dr. Lance Bear, MD

Dr. Lance Bear, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lance Bear, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Gig Harbor, WA. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

Franciscan Orthopedic Associates at St. Anthony

11511 Canterwood Blvd NW Ste 205

Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Dr. Bear's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

6  Conditions Treated

10  Procedures

  • 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

Dr. Bear has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bear's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bear to family and friends
25 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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Dr. Bear'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 (7)

Dr. Bear has taken care of several issues for me. I trust him, very caring and takes care of the problems! Takes a little time to get to see him as he is very busy but so worth the wait. His office staff is warm and friendly. Couldn't ask for a better doctor!
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Dr. Bear is one of the most caring, attentive doctors I have ever had. He spends time to get t9 know his patients and to answer any questions. He allows you to be part of your treatment plan.
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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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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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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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