About Dr. David A Coons DO

Dr. David A Coons, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Gig Harbor, WA, with other offices in Auburn, WA and Tacoma, WA (and 3 other locations). He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Coons is affiliated with Tacoma General Hospital and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center. He speaks English.

Dr. Coons has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

62 Ratings with 22 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David A Coons is Great. Dr. David A Coons has been rated by 62 patients. From those 62 patients 22 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David A Coons is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. David A Coons has 6 locations

get directions DAVID COONS DO
1308 38th Avenue Ct NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
get directions MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine-12th St SE
735 12th St SE
Auburn, WA 98002
get directions MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine-S 19th St
3124 S 19th St Ste C340
Tacoma, WA 98405
get directions MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine-Kent
222 State Ave N
Kent, WA 98030
get directions MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine-Covington
17700 SE 272nd St
Kent, WA 98042
1450 5th St SE Ste 4200
Puyallup, WA 98372

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Dr. David A Coons has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David A Coons has the following 2 expertise

  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)


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Five Stars

Well to start with I'm still a little sore from injection for shoulder injury from a bad fall. That was/is expected having had them before. My wait was fast enough for me to barely have my paperwork filled out. Maybe 15 min. P.A. was thorough, kind, and understanding with preliminaries. We shared amusing stories. Dr. Coons asked appropriate questions and answered any of mine. We mutually agreed an injection would help my shoulder until completely healed. Injection was so fast and very little pain. It was over before I knew it. I expect good results and was very happy with Dr. Coons and his staff. In and out in a timely manner. Kind and efficient. Happy that I didn't have to drive to Seattle to get good care as I have in the past.

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20 minutes
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Refuse to see him again

My visit with Dr. Coons was horrible. I went to see him because my PCP referred me to him for shoulder instability and to talk about possibly having surgery to tighten the ligaments. I had seen my physical therapist the day before for an initial evaluation, and she said that my shoulder is unstable and ‘loose as a goose’. Let me mention that I have a connective tissue disease (this will tie in to my visit with Coons) called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, so caution is needed when handling my joints because they can sublux (minorly dislocate) very easily. Dr. Coons was aware that I have EDS, but he treated me roughly when he was ‘examining’ me. He proceeded to not tell me what he was doing (other than saying he was going to ‘examine’ my shoulder), and he grabbed my arm roughly and pulled on it as hard as he could, and dug his fingers into my shoulder joint to move it around. Each time I winced or said ouch (at this point I had tears on my eyes and was squirming because it hurt so bad), he got annoyed and told me to “relax”. My grandma was with me and witnessed this. As I was sitting on the table holding my shoulder after his rough handling, he proceeded to tell me that my “shoulder is stable and is not lax, I don’t know why it hurts”. He completely contradicted what my physical therapist found. His whole demeanor was “you’re going to have to deal with it”. He wouldn’t even order an X-ray or give me any advice. My grandma and I were so appalled by how he treated me. I was in horrible pain after he ‘examined’ me. I did not say it was ok for him to treat me as roughly as he did, and for a doctor to physically make my joint sublux and lie to my face and say that it “doesn’t move” is sickening. If he treats other patients like this, he doesn’t deserve to be a doctor. Heed my warning, do not go to him. He may be good to others with an easy fix, but he was horrible to me. I refuse to go back to him.

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Five Stars

Dr Coons treated me for a shoulder injury and was very informative, kind and professional.I have always had good care from him and his staff. His nurse, Lisa is great. She really cares about the patients and always takes time to help answer questions. Sometimes the wait is a little long to be seen but it is worth the wait. Great doctor and great staff!

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Five Stars

I have had 3 shoulder surgeries and two knee surgeries performed by Dr.Coons, I am getting ready to have a knee replacement by him. He is very professional, has a great sense of humor, and us straiy up, about all procedures I highly recommend him.

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Five Stars

He did a first rate job on my shoulder

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10 minutes
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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Coons is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • Des Moines University

    Graduated in 1996

  • United States Army Medical Center


  • Dr. David A Coons Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
    • Premera MultiCare Connected Care
    • Premera VA Mason Med Center: Personal Care
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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