Dr. Michael Martin, MD

Dr. Michael Martin, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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57 y/o
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Dr. Michael Martin, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Tacoma, WA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Read his story

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

1724 W Union Ave Ste 100

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Martin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Martin "We see ourselves as teachers and facilitators in helping people heal themselves. That's why our high quality, compassionate care includes spending time educating patients about their condition and providing a personalized treatment plan that works for them."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
44

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

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.

Education

  • University of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Co Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • UMDNJ
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • New Jersey Med Sch UMDNJ
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Maricopa Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • San Francisco Comm Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Martin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Martin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Martin to family and friends
4.1
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Martin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Bremerton, WA |
Been seeing dr Martin & nick for many years for different thing back neck shoulder have had back & neck surgery with good out come .
in Federal Way, WA |
Dr. Martin saved my life in more ways than one. After renal failure, blood loss, and eight screws in my back...he had my back all the time. I will always be grateful for what he has done for me. Prior to surgery, during surgery, and after surgery. My back feels better than it has in many years.
in Gig Harbor, WA |
Dr. Martin has taken care of me and my back through 22 years and 5 lumbar surgeries. There is no one I would want operating on my back other than Dr. Martin and his wonderful P.A. Nick Harrison. Many medical career people have told me that if they ever needed back surgery, Dr. Martin is whto they would want.
in Tacoma, WA |
Dr. Martin, his PA - Nick Harrison, and the rest of his staff are phenomenal! My husband are constantly referring people we know and meet to him. When other surgeons failed, Dr. Martin handled our back surgeries and neck surgery in stride. Wouldn't go anywhere else!!!
Orting, WA |
Has been good to associate with.
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Hospitals where Dr. Martin has admitting privileges

St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital
315 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
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