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David J. Belfie, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Clinical Experience
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Specialties
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 1993
Internship
General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, 1994
Residency
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 1998
Fellowships
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, University of Washington, Seattle, 2003 Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2003
Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Arthroscopy Association of North America American Academy of Orthopedic Sports Medicine American Medical Association Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2009 and by Seattle magazine in 2010.
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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June 2018
*Doctor Belfie gave me an excellent explanation of my medical problem. Also an excellent description of the positive and negatives of surgery.
June 2018
*D. Belfie is an outstanding doctor. I´ve been seeing him for several years. He always explains things clearly, is very understanding and is a very nice man personally. Excellent doctor!
May 2018
Dr. Belfi is the best orthopedic surgeon I have had. He doesn´t let me go until he has explained everything to my satisfaction. Very caring.
May 2018
I came for a 2nd opinion did not realize this dr. wouldn´t be able to do the surgery I would need if I choose this. But I felt he was very honest and told me he could not repair my rotary cuff.
May 2018
*Dr. Belfie was very thorough with his examination and took the time to explain his diagnosis in a way I could easily understand.
May 2018
already recommended him to several people
April 2018
The experience was the flawless medical experience I have come to expect from VM.
April 2018
Provider took the time to answer ALL of my questions and concerns
April 2018
I am very impressed with Dr Belfie, (I hope I am spelling that correctly), and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
March 2018
She is the best PCP I have ever had
February 2018
he was pompous and did not seem to have much interest in my pain
January 2018
Dr. Belfie is great at explaining how the body is put together. I was clear with what was injured, how I should take care of it, and what the follow up plan for recovery would look like.
January 2018
Love Dr. Belfie. I trust him 100% with my care. He´s very calming and reassuring. I would never see another doctor for my knee. My mom even had her hip fixed by him. We all love him. He´s an asset to VM and we feel blessed he´s our orthopedic surgeon.
December 2017
Radiologist summary recommended follow-up w/oncologist but doc did not make it seem that important.
November 2017
Dr. Belfie is THE BEST!
November 2017
He really took the time to explain my injury to me. (No other surgeons had done that.)
November 2017
Dr. Belfie is an excellent MD/ortho surgeon.
November 2017
Visit time is short. Did not get all my questions answered.
September 2017
Dr Belfie was very good. He is a top notch physician that provides great information and frank information about the issue at hand. I would highly recommend him.
September 2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Belfie for 15+ years and have recommended him many times over. He is one of the main reasons (Dr. Alisse Ryan the other) I switched insurance to Premera from Kaiser (after having Group Health for almost 18 years.)
August 2017
Dr. Belfie is#1 on my list. From "bedside manner" to the nitty gritty.
August 2017
My appointment with Dr. Belfie was to get a 2nd opinion on having surgery done to repair my ruptured ACL. Dr. Belfie spent a lot of time explaining to me why I shouldn´t have surgery. He answered all my questions. I felt he was concerned about my situation. He didn´t rush me through the appointment. I would definitely go back to him in the future.
June 2017
Would reccomend these providers to any family member or friend. We travel from Kennewick Washington because the providers are so skilled and kind!!!
June 2017
I have a variety of medical issues so in the past few years I have spent a lot of time going to VMMC and so far all the doctors I have met there have been good and dr Belfrie was great
May 2017
Though I didn´t have any injury requiring surgery, Dr. Belfie still took the time to walk me through all of the images and explain everything.
May 2017
It was very obvious that Dr. Belfie really wanted me to understand the physiology causing the problem.
May 2017
Dr Belfie is amazing, he takes great care in ensuring that his patients are informed and comfortable with the care they are receiving.
May 2017
The dr. used anologies that I could understand. He related it to my work - amazing.
April 2017
The areas marked as "good" are only due to the fat the provider stated they had not had an opportunity to read in detail the recent letter he had received regarding an outside evaluation. I have the greatest respect for my doctor and feel privileged to be under his care. He is an excellent doctor!!
April 2017
Dr. Belfie is by far one of the most personable, caring, physicians I have encountered. Very skilled with explanations and addressed my concerns thoroughly.
April 2017
David Belfie is an excellent physician!!
March 2017
VM is the best care I Have ever had. I´ve been through the good, bad and ugly during the 22 yrs of being HVT. Thank you.
March 2017
Overall, good experience, but would have liked more information on alternative ways of dealing with treating the problem.
February 2017
Great doctor- totally trusted him and appreciated his honesty with me.
January 2017
Dr. Belfie does thorough history before he examines you. He is conservative in treatment and does not jump right to the most invasive method for treating the problem. Includes the patient in decision of how and when to proceed to more aggressive treatment. Excellent in explaining the problem.
January 2017
Dr belfer explained everything about my problem in words that I could understand and precisely.
January 2017
I am very grateful that Dr. Belfie is willing to take me as a patient. He spent a lot of time with me as does my other VMMC doctors when I visit them. That is why I drive seven hours to VM rather than just going to the local hospital in Grants Pass or Medford. (Patient Loyalty)
January 2017
Dr. Belfie rocks and yes, I have already been recommending him to other people!