Dr. Michael Thorpe, MD

Dr. Michael Thorpe, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Michael Thorpe, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bellingham, WA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

2979 Squalicum Pkwy Ste 203

Bellingham, WA 98225

Contact Information

(360) 733-7670

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Thorpe performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Thorpe'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. Thorpe "Patient- oriented treatment involving patient in education and decision making resulting in the best decision for their care. I believe in the 'personal touch' and a relational approach to orthopaedics."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

100  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • 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)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Drake University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thorpe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thorpe's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thorpe to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Thorpe's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Thorpe and staff, Pacific Rim out patient surgery staff go above and beyond in every area.! I recommend them to everyone.
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The outpatient experience with Dr. Thorpe and staff was excellent. My total knee replacement went much smoother than I could have ever anticipated. My knee function is leaps and bounds beyond where I was before the operation. I wish I had my knee surgery years ago!
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