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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

4.5 / 5

16528 E. Desmet Court
Suite A2200
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.5 out of 5 (121 Ratings, 32 Comments)


surgery scheduler had no patience. felt my questions were disregarded.

I couldn't ask for more excellent people.

Everyone was very friendly and positive. Dr. Mitchell was kind and explained the problem right away -

very detailed, answered all my questions thoroughly, spent a very good amount of time helping me understand the treatment options for my injury

I had great difficulty obtaining a surgical referral to Dr Mitchell from his partner, Dr [...]. When I asked for the referral, as I had questions that I was told only the surgeon who could perform my particular procedure (FAI hip surgery) could answer, I had to ask several times before the consult was granted. However, at the consult, when Dr Mitchell walked into the office and asked why I was there, it was obvious to me that he had either not spoken to Dr [...] or reviewed my records. The results of my MRI were reviewed (seemingly for the first time by him) at the appointment, and while I appreciated the doctor's honesty as to the fact that surgery would not necessarily be a good option for me, I felt rather rushed through the consult, as though he really would have preferred not to have seen me.

During 2 visits to his office, my need to see a neurologist came up. Unfortunately, this specialist seems unable to refer me; I have had to go back to my primary. THe first attempt at a referral led to NO neurology visit. This visit, I was given another name, but must apparently go back to the primary MD. This is NOT an insurance requirement, but Providence's practice. I see the need to be careful, but my neurology needs are going in-addressed.

requested RX refill 5 days ago through my pharmacy and still have no response.

over all very good care

I've been referred to physically therapy. I am still waiting for the information on this.

Scheduling was excellent, conversations to my condition were very professional

I was very pleased with my experience with Dr. Mitchell. I would certainly recommend him to anyone of my friends or family.

Mitchell and his PA are wonderful, the breakdown in care stems from the office personnel: failure to provide timely visits, answer questions, [...]. Fortunately, I see the value in an experienced and competent surgeon, but I could do without the headache of your office personnel.

Dr. Mitchell has been my orthopedic doctor and surgeon for a number of years now and has always treated me with the utmost respect and care. Your organization is lucky to have him as am I!

Still waiting for the knee brace. Still experiencing inflammation in left knee and right knee gets sore sometimes too. [...]

Great job!

Though I received some very good information, I still felt lacking in really what is going on with my knee. I still need/ed to go on the internet to see what some of the terminology is and what it means for my health in the long term. Everyone is different, but a knee is like a any mechanical joint and there is only so much that can be happening with it. Prognosis may be a difficult thing to determine, however, there are millions of people who have knee problems and there definitely is information out there on how long one can expect to "manage" with certain damage, and I left still wondering when/if actual repair work will be needed.

[...] at Dr. Mitchell's office scheduled my surgery. She is engaging and very helpful. It was really wonderful to speak with her.

Dr. Mitchell is a very considerate doctor. He made sure that I knew what was going to happen. He also has a very good bedside manner. He did not act rushed or inconvenienced and was kind and patient.

I thought it was odd I was from out town and my app was so fast I though we were going to do something but just made another appointment a whole month away . my issue is causing high blood pressure because of the pain

Dr. Mitchell is an amazing surgeon, and orthopedic specialist. he is always positive and goal oriented as well as sensitive and professional toward others' needs. I very grateful for his expertise and care I highly recommend him and a at providence medical center.

[...] After surgery I wasn't advised of the extent of my injuries and the care documents didn't state that my injury was more serious that discussed previously with the doctor before surgery. [...]

Brian Mitchell took his time with me and listened to everything I had to say. He did his best in explaining to me my options and what to expect with having surgery.

Dr. Mitchell was great, however the reception team misplaced my information and my appointment was delayed over a week due to the error.

This was my first appointment with Dr. Mitchell and he was extremely helpful in understanding my problem and providing the care and recommendations to improve my condition.

Was very appreciative of Dr. Mitchell's willing to answer all of my questions and not recommend he do surgery (will have surgery in my hometown). I appreciated his candor and honesty.

[...] it's been nearly two weeks since my appointment at your facility I was told by the doctor who saw me that he would be in touch with me via email regarding a prescription for physical therapy. To date, nothing. [...]

Did not like the protocol for getting an appt. but once dr. review done scheduled promptly.

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.

Dr. Mitchell was very informative, and made sure I understood the steps that lie ahead.

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

Dr. Mitchell worked me right into a injection procedure. Very intuned to my needs.

Excellent thorough care.