Dr. Patrick Vaughan, MD

Dr. Patrick Vaughan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Patrick Vaughan, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Tacoma, WA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Read his story

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

1724 W Union Ave Ste 100

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas


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

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Vaughan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vaughan "I take the time to understand each patient's unique circumstances in order to recommend the best treatment option for the specific injury and lifestyle goals. The partnership between physician and patient is essential to reach the goals of peak performance, prevent future injuries, and promote lifelong fitness. I provide a combination of compassionate care and technical expertise. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vaughan "Patrick J. Vaughan, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, from ACL reconstruction and meniscal repair to arthroscopic shoulder instability repairs. He also focuses on arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement and fracture care. Dr. Vaughan employs the most technologically advanced medical and surgical techniques, along with a patient-centered philosophy, to get his patients off the sidelines and return them to an active lifestyle sooner. Dr. Vaughan served as an orthopedic surgeon for the U.S. Navy in Pensacola, Florida. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In his spare time, Dr. Vaughan volunteers as the orthopedic team surgeon for the University of Puget Sound. Dr. Vaughan enjoys spending time with his family and engaging in outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, golf and youth sports."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • 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
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

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0 Board Actions

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  • Xavier U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Medical College Of Virginia At Virginia Commonwealth University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vaughan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vaughan to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Vaughan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Lakewood, WA |
I broke my clavicle pretty badly and Dr. Vaughan was there to fix me! I was able to schedule an appointment quickly and get my surgery set up. I was pretty miserable and their compassion and efficiency was phenomenal. I was able to call and hear back from Dr. Vaughan within 24 hours if I had any concerns or questions. I'm almost 100% now and I am thrilled with the care I received. I always felt like I was in the best of hands. Would go back or recommend!
in Steilacoom |
Dr Vaughan is awesome! Office staff in Tacoma and Gig Harbor are easy to work with. I've had on-going knee issues for over 12 years, with an arthroscopic meniscus repair 12 years ago with a different surgeon. That surgery was miserable. I was in pain for several weeks and nearly two months before returning to work. Dr. Vaughan performed the same surgery last week. The difference between the two experiences are dramatically better!! No pain after day 2! Back to work in about 3 weeks!
Gig Harbor, WA |
I had a terrific experience with Dr. Vaughn. Very easy access to clinic and appointments. He explained my condition in detail. He made my imaging appointments for me. Excellent surgeon, well respected and well known in the Gig Harbor area. My surgical results are very good, my knee is healing well and as expected. I highly recommend Dr. Vaughn!
in Port Orchard, WA |
Dr. Vaughan cares for and about his patients. He takes the necessary time to listen to patient concerns and answer questions. He didn't push surgery on me, but allowed time to determine if my broken knee would heal properly without operating. He was very careful to follow my progress with X-rays and examinations. I avoided surgery and have a completely and properly healed knee joint. Thank you, Dr Vaughn! I would recommend him with complete confidence.
in Graham, WA |
Dr. Vaughan takes the time to listen to what is hurting and then performs a very careful examination. He takes whatever time is necessary to properly evaluate your problem and then sets about solving it. He has an excellent bed side manner; he is a very caring physician and does not believe in cutting first!
Tacoma, WA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Vaughan. He is knowledgeable, thorough, took the time to listen and answer all of my and my husbands questions. He exceeded all my expectations. His office staff was friendly and helpful as well. Thank you!
in Gig Harbor, WA |
Dr Vaughan was awesome. He took the time to explain my knee injury and discussed plan for recovery. He even showed a cool app which helped my understanding. I am well on my way to recovery.
in Gig Harbor, WA |
Dr Vaughan did a hip replacement for me. He was professional, timely, courteous, and knowledgeable and has a good sense of humor. His office staff is amazing making sure I had all the information and appointments I needed set up prior to surgery. Perhaps the highest kudos come from a neighbor. I walk our road almost daily and 8 weeks after surgery her comment was that she could not even tell that I had had surgery except that I walk much better.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Vaughan accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Vaughan has admitting privileges

St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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St. Anthony Hospital
11567 Canterwood Blvd NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital
315 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
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