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Nels Evan Sampatacos, MD Orthopedic Surgery

Nels Evan Sampatacos, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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About Nels Evan Sampatacos, MD

Nels Evan Sampatacos, MD is a doctor primarily located in Gig Harbor, WA. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine. Sampatacos, MD is affiliated with Tacoma General Hospital. He speaks English, Spanish.

Dr. Sampatacos, MD has received the following award:

Location

Pro Sport Orthopedics 5125 Olympic Dr NW Ste 110 Gig Harbor, WA 98335
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

Specialties

Nels Evan Sampatacos, MD has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

Specialty Expertise

Nels Evan Sampatacos, MD has the following 7 expertise

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Surgery
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)

Awards

1 Award

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition 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.

Education

Medical Degree - University of Arizona, College of Medicine

Medical School

Orthopedic Surgical Residency - University of Washington - Harborview Medical Center

Residency

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Reconstructive Surgery - Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI) - Van Nuys, California

Fellowship

Nels Evan Sampatacos, MD Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • GEHA
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicare
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Motor Vehicle (NJ)
  • OptumHealth
  • Premera
  • Regence
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • Workers Compensation

More about Nels Evan Sampatacos, MD

Nels Sampatacos MD, received his MD degree from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine.  He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Washington / Harborview Medical Center.  After his final year as chief resident, Dr. Sampatacos completed a fellowship in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI), Van Nuys, California. In his spare time, Dr. Sampatacos enjoys teaching and learning photography, cycling, weight lifting, skiing, traveling, spontaneous day trips throughout the Pacific Northwest, and spending time with his daughter.


Practice Philosophy
I believe there is just as much wisdom, if not more, in understanding when not to operate as there is in knowing when to proceed with surgery. My philosophy involves listening to patients and engaging them in conversation, not only for the purpose of identifying their injury or ailment, but more importantly, to understand the functional implications their condition has on their overall quality of life. Then, after clearly explaining the pros and cons of various treatment options and providing my best recommendations, I believe in arriving at an individualized treatment plan together with the patient. From the professional athlete to the weekend warrior, one of my greatest pleasures is successfully returning an injured athlete to a high-level of competition. My goal is to restore form and function in a caring and compassionate environment, allowing my patients to quickly return to an active and healthy lifestyle.