Dr. Steven Bruce, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 64
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Dr. Steven Bruce, MD
Dr. Steven Bruce, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bellingham, WA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Bruce is affiliated with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

3015 Squalicum Pkwy Ste 200

Bellingham, WA 98225

Contact Information

(360) 733-2092

Dr. Steven Bruce, MD

Dr. Steven Bruce, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • 7 More

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

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Illinois At Rockford
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Or Health Science University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bruce has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bruce's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bruce to family and friends
4.2
based on 22 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Bruce Says:

The most important factor in the treatment of a patient is the right diagnosis. In the majority of patients, the history gives many of the clues to diagnosis, and the physical exam adds enough information to come to a conclusion most of the time. However, sometimes more information is needed, i.e. an mr scan or other study. Sometimes, even the mr doesn't make the diagnosis, and a definite cause for...

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Dr. Bruce's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Everett, WA |
Dr. Bruce is the best! He replaced both of my knees and though rehabbing is hard work,all has gone well. He has called to check up on my progress, is personable and knowledgeable. He's awesome! Highly recommend him.
in Oak Harbor, WA |
Dr. Bruce is just great in all respects.His office operated like a well oiled machine yet everyone was very friendly and low key..He was in no hurry and was very knowledgeable.I am recoverying very quickly and I attribute that that to his expertise.
Lynden, WA |
Dr Bruce is very pleasant. I will absolutely recommend Dr Bruce to my family and friends. Dr Bruce always answers all of my questions and is always on time.
in Bellingham, WA |
If I could give him zero stars I would. My wife has had a swollen knee that has been inflamed and painful for the past month and a half. She finally saw dr. Bruce and he was 20 mins late into the room, left after ten mins of shrugging off every symptom and consistently had zero answers. I don't know was his diagnosis, not sure how he's rated so high. Terrible.
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Dr. Bruce accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Coop Core
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Bruce has admitting privileges

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
2901 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225
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