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Miguel Schmitz, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Spokane, WA, MultiCare Deaconess Hospital

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Orthopaedic Surgery Spokane, WA

Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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Summary

  • As a private orthopaedic and spine surgeon, I have been active treating patients with a broad spectrum of neuro-musculoskeletal issues over the course of the last 22 years with a very high practice volume. Our children have grown out of the household, and so I am free to pursue alternative orthopaedic and spine surgery careers should the right opportunity present itself, including academic paths which were of serious consideration before embarking on private practice in 1996. My focus in the last ten years has been spine surgery, however I am dual fellowship trained in spine surgery and arthroscopy/sports medicine and I continue to offer extremity management, especially as it pertains to shoulders. This combination has worked well in assessing and treating patients with multi-musculoskeletal problems, although I have increasingly evolved the practice to be spine-centric. My current practice can be viewed by way of www.alpineorthospine.com.

Education & Training

  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Brigham and Womens HospitalFellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery Of The Spine, 2007 - 2008
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalFellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery Of The Spine, 2007 - 2008
  • Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester
    Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of RochesterFellowship, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 1995 - 1996
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterResidency, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1991 - 1995
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterInternship, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990 - 1991
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
    University of Washington School of MedicineClass of 1990, MD, Graduation and with Honors; Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Carroll College
    Carroll CollegeBA, Biology, Summa cum laude, 1982 - 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • ID State Medical License
    ID State Medical License 2020 - 2022
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2007 - 2010
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2000 - 2023
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 1999 - 2024
  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 1999 - 2023
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 1998 - 2011
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 1996 - 2000
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
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Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification PrimeSUITE EHR, Greenway Health, LLC, 2011-2013

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Pain Intensity and Patients' Acceptance of Surgical Complication Risks with Lumbar Fusion  
    Bono C, Harris M, Katz J, Carreras E, White A, Schmitz M, Wood K, Losina E, Spine, 2013
  • Results of Repeat Meniscus Repair  
    Voloshin I, Schmitz M, DeHaven K, American J Sports Medicine, 2003
  • Meniscal injuries: Which will resolve and when to refer to an orthopedist  
    Schmitz M, Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2003
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Books/Book Chapters

Other

  • The Recognition and Treatment of Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior (SLAP) Lesion in the Shoulder 
    Schmitz M, Ciullo J, Medscape: Orthopaedics
    www.medscape.com - 1999

Press Mentions

  • Alpine Orthopaedic Hopes to Expand Practice
    Alpine Orthopaedic Hopes to Expand PracticeMay 21st, 2021

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