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Bryan Mitchell, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Spokane and Colville, WA specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic hip, shoulder and knee replacement surgery.

Bryan S. Mitchell, MD Providence-employed provider


Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Pediatric, Sports Medicine
Accepting new patients

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery

Patient Rating

4.4 / 5

16528 E. Desmet Court
Suite A2200
Spokane Valley, WA 99016
P: (509) 944-8920
F: (509) 227-7070

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Sports Medicine and general orthopedics, including hip, shoulder and knee arthroscopy.


Medical School

Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH


University of Rochester - Rochester, NY


University of Rochester - Rochester, NY


Aspen Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - Aspen, CO


Awards & Achievements

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellow
  • Dartmouth Mosenthal Surgical Society Member
  • Freddie Fu Outstanding Medical Student Award in Orthopaedics
  • Goldstein Award for Orthopaedic Research, University of Rochester
  • Resident Travel Award/Grant, one of top abstracts at EOA - 2009
  • Kenneth E. DeHaven Resident Award in Orthopaedics


A comparison of osteoblast activity indicators and mineral apposition rate in a sheep model.
Transactions of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials, podium presentation, Reno, NV.

Abdu, WA. Mitchell, BS. The Impact of Self-Reported Health on the Outcomes of Spine Patents.
Podium presentation at 2004 meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. Porto, Portugal.

Bone remodeling in a sheep femur.
Spine 29(6)i, March 15, 2004

R.D. Bloebaum, B.M. Willie, BS Mitchell, A.A. Hofmann. Relationship between bone ingrowth, mineral apposition rate, and osteoblast activity.
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 2007;81A(2):505-514.

Book Chapter - Goldblatt, JP. Mitchell, BS. The Stiff Shoulder: Planning and Treatment Options
Operative Arthroscopy, 4th ed. LWW.

Mitchell, BS. Lindsay, LR. Reynolds, DG. Goldblatt, JP. Maloney, MD. Voloshin, I. How Much Disruption of the Anterior Deltoid is Safe with Acromioplasty? A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study.
Podium presentation at Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Paradise Island, Bahamas June 2009.

Mitchell, BS. Purnell, MM. Type IV Tibial plateau fractures: skier’s variant.
Podium presentation at International Society for Ski and Snowboard Safety (ISSS), Keystone, CO May 2011.

Mitchell, BS. Osteoporosis and fracture patients: molecular mechanisms and solutions.
Presented at Grand Rounds Aspen Valley Hospital, March 2011.

Mitchell, BS. Anatomy of the posterior cruciate ligament and osteology of its insertions.
Presented at Grand Rounds Aspen Valley Hospital, June 2011.

Madsen, WY. Mitchell, BS. Kates, SL. Successful retrieval of dislocated femoral trial head during total hip arthroplasty.
J Arthroplasty. 2011, Sept 30.

Mitchell, BS. Hip Pain and Arthroscopy: Keeping it simple.
Presented at the Spokane Pain Conference, Spokane, WA Sept 2012.

Professional Organizations

  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America


Medical Interests

  • Hip arthroscopy: femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) surgery, labral repair and reconstruction.
  • Shoulder arthroscopy: arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, labral repair, instability surgery.
  • Knee arthroscopy: anatomic ACL reconstruction, Cartilage restoration procedures, multiple ligament reconstructions, mensical surgery, patellofemoral realignment.
  • Sports Trauma: tibial plateau fractures, clavicle fractures.

Personal Interests

  • Outdoors activities with family
  • Golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Fly-fishing
  • Back-country skiing


Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.4 out of 5 (73 Ratings, 27 Comments)


Did not like the protocol for getting an appt. but once dr. review done scheduled promptly.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Really bad system for checking in at Dr Mitchell's office. The receptionist is very rude- I don't even know what she does if she refuses to check you in and redirects you back downstairs. Most of the people coming in had some sort of medical issue that makes it difficult to get around- and you are rudely going to redirect them back downstairs. Really bad system. Dr Mitchell seems great. Will know better after surgery.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Mitchell was very informative, and made sure I understood the steps that lie ahead.
Providence Health & Services Patient

I like my doctors [...] Byron Michell was great. [...] Fixed my shoulder & knee from a fall.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Mitchell worked me right into a injection procedure. Very intuned to my needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Excellent thorough care.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Fantastic physician. Friendly, very easy to talk to. Would recommend to anyone.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Better than most. And between myself and my Mother whom I care for, we see a lot of medical providers.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Providence Health & Services Patient

Brian was great!
Providence Health & Services Patient

dr Mitchell listened to my questions/concerns & took time to explain answers looking at my X-Ray & MRI
Providence Health & Services Patient

I had a great experience w/Dr. Mitchell. He was thorough in his exam of my knee & took time to listen & answer ALL questions for me.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Mitchell shows & explains what he's look at on X Rays, what his thought processes are on different treatments as well as advantages & disadvantages to each of them.
Providence Health & Services Patient

There were 2 times when it took a few days to get back to me. One time I had to call again to get a nurse or tech to get back to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Mitchell is fine. His support staff is not very courteous or helpful and they don't get anything done. I'm still waiting for his office to send a referral to my insurance company to authorize surgery [...]. I'm very frustrated as this surgery MUST be done before my deductible resets [...]. His secretary is not kind when I've spoken to her in the past.
Providence Health & Services Patient

The Spokane Valley Medical Center was amazing in both visual and technological appeal. The tech created an extremely efficient system by which wait time was zero and service was excellent. Definitely a model Providence should use elsewhere.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr Mitchell or as he introduced himself as Brian was a great listener and than explained fully what is wrong with me and ordered a test to confirm it! excellent provider. I have full confidence in his knowledge and expertise! he is great!!
Providence Health & Services Patient

I have never been treated so well. I wish that I could have him for all my medical needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Mitchell and the rest of the staff were very friendly, efficient, courteous, and caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient

His attitude affects me the wrong way. States there is nothing wrong with me - but if I question him - then states he could do surgery to correct my problem.
Providence Health & Services Patient

I was being seen for bi-lateral knee pain, the doctor never even touched my knee, he just looked at my x-ray and said I need PT. When I asked about what I can do about my 7-8/10 knee pain (when it is at its worse) he gave me a lecture about the how addictive narcotic pain killers are, said he was prescribing something totally new to me, no explanation about how they work to help ease pain, for example, steroid?. [...] He has absolutely no idea about my physical activity level as he didn't even bother to ask. [...] And finally, I was told that I needed physical therapy, which I am more than happy to try, but here it is, over two weeks later and I have heard nothing. [...]. so here I sit, still having knee pain.
Providence Health & Services Patient

I [...] and am having issues with my Left Hip. Dr Mitchell ordered a screen of my Right Hip (it is causing the least amount of pain). [...] He looked at the x-ray that was taken and said that "everything looks like it should be fine." I feel that I was not taken seriously in the pain my hip is currently causing.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Despite the office having been through a rugged day because of a [...] computer problem, all staff were very attentive, courteous and helpful. I was especially grateful that they made time to give me a needed injection during the visit, without my having to return at a later time. Excellent care!
Providence Health & Services Patient

Somewhat frustrating with the wait for my initial visit. I had asked to have my condition fixed by surgery, which was not executed so I had to ask for that to be started a second time.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Horrible, will never come back. I'm so glad I found another doctor that is professional and actually cares about me as a person. I'm not just a time slot on their schedule. When I call I actually get answers, with Dr. Mitchell and his staff it took me a month and a half later and having to go straight to their office to see him. [...] I'm not impressed. this is not something I can mess around with [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient

Really liked the online email tool -- the doctor responded quickly on his availability and allowing me to write out my thoughts/questions was very nice, rather than trying to verbalize on the spot or worry about taking up his time when he was busy.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Scheduling for my surgical procedure has yet to be done three weeks post visit. [...] So, I'm becoming a bit frustrated with the ' take a number and get in line" attitude.
Providence Health & Services Patient