As doctors we want to keep people healthy, and as orthopaedic surgeons, we want to keep people happy. We do that by eliminating disability and pain. When something is going wrong with your body, my goal is to discover the cause and make you better... and happier. Whether that means stopping painful numbness, weakness, or arthritic pain, there are often a variety of options to help, not all surgical. Patients deserve an understanding of what is wrong and a skilled caregiver to help them heal.
Dr. Blauvelt is an orthopaedic surgeon with specialized training in the conditions of the hand and upper extremity. He began practice in the South King County in 1997, and joined Cascade Orthopaedics in 2003. Dr. Blauvelt graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. After completing a medical degree at Vanderbilt University, he completed 5 years of orthopaedic training at Texas Tech University. He then participated in an additional year of sub-specialty training in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity at University of California, Davis Medical Center. Dr. Blauvelt spent 18 months participating in an international traveling fellowship, which included education and work on 4 continents, and volunteer work in South Africa and Indonesia. Dr. Blauvelt has served on the board of the Washington State Orthopaedic Association, and has worked as a consultant to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Dr. Blauvelt treats varied orthopaedic conditions, but his additional training and focus is on disorders of the hand and upper extremity. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and son, working outdoors, making pottery, taking care of his mini-farm and building and fixing things.