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The thing I enjoy most about orthopedics (if there is one thing, because I enjoy so much) is just helping people.

Arnold G. Peterson, MD
Arnold Peterson, MD - Spokane Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine specialist.

Arnold G. Peterson, MD Providence-employed provider

Specialties

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting new patients

Board Certification

Orthopedic Surgery

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5

820 S. McClellan St.
Suite 300
Spokane, WA 99204
P: (509) 838-7100
F: (509) 838-0721

Overview

Gender

Male

Education

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine - Seattle, WA

Internship

University of Texas / Parkland Hospital - Dallas, TX

Residency

Orthopedics; University of Washington School of Medicine - Seattle, WA

Fellowship

Trauma; Kantonsspital - Basel, Switzerland

Achievements

Awards & Achievements

  • Outstanding student in surgery - 1970
  • Outstanding student in pediatrics - 1970
  • Outstanding resident in anatomy -1974
  • Physician Partner of the Year VNA - 2006
  • Spokane and Washington Best Physicians

Interests

Community

  • The Ark - Board of Directors
  • Team Physician, Gonzaga University
  • Assists with curriculum development and training of Family Practice Residents.
  • Assists with curriculum development and training of Family Practice Sports Medicine Fellows

Memberships in Professional Organizations:

  • Washington State Medical Association
  • Spokane County Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Medical Interests

  • Total Knee Replacement.
  • Patella femoral disorders.
  • Sports injuries, particularly around the knee.
  • Arthroscopy and ACL reconstructions.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my family - especially our three wonderful grandchildren. In addition, I enjoy skiing in the trees at Schweitzer or in Canada, Golf and Fly Fishing

Reviews

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.

4.8 out of 5 (74 Ratings, 37 Comments)

100

11/23/2015
Most likely the best orthopedic physician I have ever seen.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

11/10/2015
Knee still messed up - First time seeing this doc. Had 3 1/2 hr. drive for 5 minutes of dr. time. I was so disgusted he didn't even know why I was there.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/02/2015
Very positive experience with each office visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
30

11/01/2015
Dr Peterson was rude, condescending, not empathetic to my needs [...]. I will NOT go back to see him! After waiting for 6 mos to see him, I expected more. What a waste of time and copay!
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

10/11/2015
Dr. Peterson was so gracious to see me for a "second opinion" appointment on my right knee. He assured me that I wasn't wasting his time and that he was happy to answer any questions. I left with valuable information and peace of mind regarding my knee surgery nearly three years ago and am so grateful for his time and expertise. He asked me to schedule a follow up appointment in three months which I gladly did.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/07/2015
Dr Peterson is excellent, and his stsaff is right there with him. Most pleasent
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/15/2015
Things went exactly as planned. Appointments were timely and efficient. Dr Peterson spent time with explaining options and giving recommendations for treatment. He was very supportive and listened to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/30/2015
I was disappointed that Dr. Peterson is no longer doing knee replacements and had to refer me to Dr. [...].
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/17/2015
Wait time for surgery is long.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/05/2015
I saw Dr. Peterson for possible knee surgery. He was so patient with me and gave me more than ample time to discuss my situation. In the end I chose not to proceed with the surgery at this time.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

07/28/2015
slight issue with paperwork but easily fixed by Dr Peterson's MA
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/26/2015
Great care!
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

07/21/2015
Very confident and knowledgeable. LISTENS!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/20/2015
Dr. Peterson always does an outstanding job.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/14/2015
Dr. Peterson spent a great deal of time with me explaiing in detail what was going on with my knee and the various options. He sent a note to my internist regarding my creatin levels which may prevent my taking anti-infammetories.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/13/2015
Dr Peterson operated on my rt knee in 2006, completing a total replacement. He or his PA, Dr [...], were always available for questions and/or concerns if not by phone then through My Chart. Because of his care and concern I returned to Dr Peterson to repair my lt knee. The intervening 10 years have taken to great a toll on my general health to risk another operation. Because I have ultimate trust in Dr Peterson's skill and training I opted to not continue towards a second surgery. I will not consult anyone else on the knee. Dr Peterson's entire staff were very helpful and many put in a great deal of time and effort. I'm sorry it didn't work out but I am greatful for their efforts on my behalf. If the future golds any possibility for a knee replacement I will return to PSHH for future consultations. I only hope that someone with similar skill, knowledge and compassion can be found at that time.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/04/2015
I liked Dr. Peterson better than any doctor I have ever seen.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/01/2015
Dr Peterson is great - knows his stuff and is an expert in orthopedics and he actually listens to his patients. Finds out what they want to achieve and makes a plan that's a win win for both the patient and doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/28/2015
Dr. Peterson was attentive, personable, and very attentive to my questions, gave good advice, and recommended another appointment after following through on his advice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

06/24/2015
Liked him a lot, felt very easy with him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

06/17/2015
Dr was looking at blood work from last year, and that was old and not accurate. I am not low in Protein, he said I am.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/16/2015
very helpful and supportive. seems to go over and beyond the norm.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

05/27/2015
Too long to get to the appropriate level of care, 6+months of PT before referral to surgery. Surgeon says surgery should have been explored earlier.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/25/2015
Dr. Peterson is the best! I trust him with my life. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/20/2015
I have nothing but praise for and about Dr. Arnold Peterson...he is an example of what every Dr. should be doing and should strive to live up to!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
My visit with Dr. Peterson was a 5 year follow up on the [...] surgery that I had had. My only complaint is that it took four months to get the appointment. I wasn't in any hurry but it seems one should be able to get in sooner than that.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/07/2015
I am grateful to Dr. Peterson for the way he explained my condition and options for care. I felt that with his guidance I was able to make the best choice about the course of treatment.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

05/06/2015
Dr. Peterson is always a caring provider and takes the time to explain what needs to be done.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

04/23/2015
All of them have been helpful and very easy to understand what he was trying to say.I have refered 2 people to see him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/16/2015
I think very high of Providence.
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100

03/29/2015
Dr. Peterson and [...] (PA) both were outstanding - very pleased with their care!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/25/2015
Problems getting a referral for therapy
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
This is the best provider I've ever had
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/13/2015
Dr. Peterson is a very good Doctor and I have the most confidence in him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/07/2015
Dr. Peterson listens to what to say doesn't rush you
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/14/2015
this visit was for specialty care. at the visit an MRI was ordered. in only 2 days it was authorized by my insurance and inland imaging called me to schedule. To me that proves excellent attention to detail by this provider and staff as my insurance does not normally authorize such requests so quickly. I have not yet had the MRI, so no results available yet.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/07/2015
great listener and considers well being of patient. my concerns were valued and respected
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