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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

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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 (59 Ratings, 26 Comments)

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06/21/2016
Dr. Peterson was amazing and I would recommend him to anyone. Best physician I have seen.
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06/06/2016
Arnold Peterson is like a good friend. He cares about his patients.
100

04/27/2016
Dr. Peterson is the best ortho man!!!
100

04/26/2016
I have know Dr Peterson for over 20 yrs and see him as the go to guy for any knee problems. [...] is great that he is consulting and helping refer someone like me to the best that Spokane has.
100

04/07/2016
Everyone in the office are so very helpful - [...] Arnold Peterson is the best!!
100

04/05/2016
I am very happy with my doctor.
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03/01/2016
Dr. Peterson is an outstanding surgeon. He has done everything he can to both repair her knee post injury, he provides outstanding education, he cared enough to provide a long time for healing and has us set up for outstanding post op therapy as well. We couldn't be more thankful for the level of expertise and care that he provides.
100

02/22/2016
Dr. Peterson gave me better overall understanding of what was going on in my body for other issues that I was seeing a physical therapist at the time.
100

02/16/2016
Nothing but good, DR Peterson and his staff are excellent. I'm so glad he has been my doctor for my knee problem.
100

02/15/2016
Dr. Peterson was very responsive to my question answering in a language I could understand. In my 80+ years Dr. Peterson is one of best doctors I have seen.
100

02/10/2016
Dr. Peterson is fabulous!
100

01/12/2016
Dr Peterson was so kind and helpful. He even personally called me with my lab results. Very, very kind to me.
100

01/06/2016
Very accommodating with coming from out of town.
100

12/16/2015
I found Dr. Peterson to be excellent at explaining my options. Very personable. Have use my chart to communicate with him and got a quick response.
100

12/16/2015
DOC ARNOLD PETERSON IS THE BEST AT WHAT HE DOES. I HAVE GOTTEN THE BEST RESULTS FROM HIS TREATMENT OF ME.
90

12/06/2015
My provider was excellent.
100

11/30/2015
I adore Dr. Peterson, his team and the office staff.
100

11/23/2015
Most likely the best orthopedic physician I have ever seen.
 

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.
100

11/02/2015
Very positive experience with each office visit.
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!
 

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.
100

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

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

08/17/2015
Wait time for surgery is long.