Dr. Patrick Vaughan, MD

Dr. Patrick Vaughan, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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48 y/o
(44)

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Dr. Patrick Vaughan, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Gig Harbor, WA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

2727 Hollycroft St Ste 410

Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

58  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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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40  Procedures

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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

  • 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

Dr. Vaughan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vaughan's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vaughan to family and friends
44 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Vaughan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Dr Vaughan was awesome. He helped me get back to the field. My first game back I set a PR for yards per carry and total yards. It was like my knee was never injured. His staff was friendly and encouraging. No doubt the best in Gig Harbor!!
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I would highly recommend Dr Vaughn to anyone in need of orthopedic surgery. Dr Vaughn was very helpful in me fully understanding what was going to be done and then explaining the results of the surgery and what was next in the long term.
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Dr Vaughn changed my life by giving me my new knee 5 weeks ago. His care and my out come have exceeded my expectations. Grateful.
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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...more
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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...more
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