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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. David A Coons has 6 locations
735 12th St SE
Auburn, WA 98002
3124 S 19th St Ste C340
Tacoma, WA 98405
222 State Ave N
Kent, WA 98030
17700 SE 272nd St
Kent, WA 98042
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Dr. David A Coons has the following 2 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
Dr. David A Coons has the following 2 expertise
- Sports Injuries
- Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
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Self-verified patient of Dr. David A Coons - Posted on January 19th, 2019
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.
Refuse to see him again
Self-verified patient of Dr. David A Coons - Posted on October 26th, 2018
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.
Self-verified patient of Dr. David A Coons - Posted on August 24th, 2018
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!
Self-verified patient of Dr. David A Coons - Posted on July 6th, 2018
Self-verified patient of Dr. David A Coons - Posted on September 5th, 2016
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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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 (2014)
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Dr. Coons is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
22 Years Experience
Des Moines University
Graduated in 1996
United States Army Medical Center
Dr. David A Coons Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- 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
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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