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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Surgeon
32 years of experience
Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (7)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David Dawson, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Dawson has been reviewed by 28 patients who have provided 7 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.6
Promptness 4.5
Courteous Staff 4.5
Accurate Diagnosis 4.2
Bedside Manner 4.4
Spends Time with Me 4.3
Follows Up After Visit 4.3

Specialties & Research

Dr. David Dawson, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Dawson graduated from University of Washington, Seattle. He has 4 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2013 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2015)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Seattle Metro Area
Orthopaedic Surgeon
On-Time Doctor Award (2014 - 2015)


Dr. Dawson has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • Tacoma General Hospital 
  • St Francis Community Hospital 

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Additional Information
Dr. David Richard Dawson MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 32 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery and Surgery.
Where does Dr. David R. Dawson practice?
Dr. David Dawson has 1 office location.
Dr. David Dawson practices Orthopaedic Surgery and Surgery near Federal Way, WA.
See Federal Way Orthopedic Surgeons and Federal Way Surgeons.