Dr. Roger Blauvelt, MD

Dr. Roger Blauvelt, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Roger Blauvelt, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Auburn, WA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

122 3rd St NE

Auburn, WA 98002

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 90% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Blauvelt's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Blauvelt "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. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blauvelt "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."

4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repetitive Motion Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Fracture
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22  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction

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  • John's Hopkins U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Texas Tech
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Tx Tech University Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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I felt as if I was treated as a number. He wouldn't thoroughly answer my questions, the appointments were rushed-he wanted me in and out to move on to the next patient. (This wasn't just a one time occurrence) and the education about my surgery was very little. He was arrogant. He seemed like he's...Read More
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If you have a of time to wait the you will be fine.Great Doctor but his staff at Bonney Lake is rather rude. Surgery times in Auburn may change so be aware to clear your schedule for the day.
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