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David J. Belfie, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
 
5.0 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 Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine: 2009, 2010, 2019 Top Doctor, Seattle Met Magazine: 2009, 2010, 2019

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Provider showed concern
 
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Provider explained things clearly
 
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Provider included you in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - April 2021
I have been to many providers over the years, many @ major urban academic teaching hospitals - *Dr. Belfie is the BEST - Cannot say enough good things -
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
He was wonderful!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
*Dr. Belfie is AWESOME!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2021
Belfie is a GREAT TEACHER...explains procedure and diagnosis very well
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2021
Great experience!
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
Belfie was great at explaining my torn rotator cuff and how to continue muscle development with it. Was afraid I was going to have to stop lifting weights, but I'm already back at it and now with a smarter strategy. Belfie was just great, best Doctors Visit ever.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
*Dr. Belfie is a fantastic clinician. He was attentive, knowledgeable, and really took the time to answer our questions would highly recommend him!
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
*Dr. Belfie is always the consummate professional and his concern is evident.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Having a DR. that has been willing to dig deeper into concerns and not just explain them away is a huge change to experience. The Dr has since remained in contact and taken genuine concern to answer any questions I've had.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Absolutely OUTSTANDING. Have never quite had a provider visit like this. Dr. Belfie is engaging, patient, clearly a subject matter expert. Took time to explain everything to me, review my MRI, explain options and care plan.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
*Dr. Belfie took the time to explain everything about his approach to both my torn rotator cuffs and is extremely thorough and I am blessed to have him as my doctor and surgeon.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
*Dr. Belfie spent a lot more time with me explaining my medical condition than I expected. He was very kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable. Definitely a 5 star doctor!
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
*Dr. Belfie is extremely good at both listening and describing the condition and future issues that may arise.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Excellent doctor, truly listened and had similar interests. Gave me info clearly and helped me make best decision.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Only doc I trust with my ankle. Can't recommend him enough.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
*Dr. Belfie remains one of the most personable physicians I've known. Studer at its best!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Great understanding of my issues, and really took the time to explain things so that the common person could understand! Two thumbs up!
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
He was excellent. He gave wonderful explanations and keep asking if I had more questions and answered questions later emailed to him.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Belfie is very good at explaining things in a professional and simple way. I am very thankful for all of the care he has given me over these months. I was very scared of surgery, but I always leave appointments feeling informed and empowered.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Belfie went to great lengths to thoroughly explain a complicated situation. Complicated from my perspective. I feel I am in very good hands!
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