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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
Departments
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 Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine: 2009, 2010, 2019 Top Doctor, Seattle Met Magazine: 2009, 2010, 2019

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
 
4.8 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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  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
One of my favorite sports medicine docs
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
excellent experience with Dr Belfie! Very professional. Explained what was going on with my shoulder in great detail.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Dr. Befie is an outstanding physician, a great resource for patients, and a valuable asset to VM
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Out of all the doctors that I have ever seen for my list of illnesses (about 60), Dr. Belfie is the best!! He is so knowledgeable and he spends the time helping me in every way to get the best care possible! He is the kind of doctor that I would want to "keep in my corner!" I wish more doctors were like him. Thx
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
I am an educated person. I have a Masters Degree. So this isn't an issue of understanding. It is an issue of drinking from a firehose. It is just a lot to take in. Would be good for doctor to provide handouts so that when I left his office, I had something written down that explained my condition.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
It's always nice to see Dr Belfie. I had fluid on my knee and needed a shot of steroids. he assessed the problem and gave some options but we decided to drain it. He made what would normally be a fairly painful procedure tolerable with some anesthetics. The best part being it gave great relief. I only wish I would have come in a month ago but I procrastinated. Now I have no swelling and no pain and full motion.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
*Dr. Belfie spoke to and made eye contact with my husband who accompanied me, _____ with me, the patient. My husband and I thought this was odd. As a physician myself, I felt it was inappropriate and disrespectful of me as the patient.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
I trust him and appreciate his thorough explanations
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
Dr Belfie was awesome; clear informative and took time to explain all options and his opinion, taking in my particular circumstances. I felt well taken care of
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Dr. Belfie is an exceptional surgeon who is courteous and exhibits a genuine care for his patients. I am blessed to have him perform my surgery.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
live my experience with dr belfie
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Dr. Belfie did a great job of explaining the procedure to us. He took the time to answer my questions about the recovery process and upcoming physical therapy. Thank you to the Virginia Mason team!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
I have recommended Dr Belfie to many