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Thank you for choosing Skagit Northwest Orthopedics for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Skagit Northwest Orthopedics.


“Dr. Bullock makes you feel like she hears your problems and then explains all your choices and outcomes. She takes time for the patient- you don’t feel rushed or like a pest. Staff is very efficient and helpful, too”
– Vicki E.
Treating Doctor: Cindy E. Bullock, DPM
“The doctor help me out tremendously. I have been dealing with back pain for 20+ years and his diagnosis has made it pretty much go away.”
– Robert G.
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“Dr. Hanesworth answered all my questions and listened to my concerns. He is professional and personal. I have been very pleased with him.”
– Barbara J.
Treating Doctor: Daniel M. Hanesworth, MD
“Dr. Oates communicates clearly and precisely.”
– Margaret H.
Treating Doctor: Kenneth M. Oates, MD
“It was a very informative experience, that will allow me to have less pain in the future after surgery. Highly recommended from friends who had his expertise in surgery! I am happy to have him doing my procedure.”
– Larry M.
Treating Doctor: David M. Mourning, MD
“Excellent experience with Dr. Lu. He made me feel at ease and quite confident in his abilities/surgical plan. He explained things very thoroughly. Follow up appointments have been on time and he (or the P.A.) patiently answered my questions. Outpatient physical therapy with their staff (Brett Nelson) has been a very good experience. Brett pays attention to his patients and thoroughly understands my limitations and tailors my PT accordingly. Overall, 5 star rating all the way around.”
– Alan C.
Treating Doctor: Dawei Lu, MD
“This was my final visit with Dr. Shafer, a year after my shoulder surgery. He put me at ease when I met him for my consultation prior to surgery and I will continue to have only the highest of praise for him. He is an outstanding surgeon and took the best care of me. His kindness and respect were much appreciated throughout my ordeal. He listened respectfully to all my concerns, no matter how trivial or silly they might have been. He guided me through my recovery and I will miss seeing him. I cannot thank him enough for the excellent care he provided. He is a world-class surgeon.”
– Laura T.
Treating Doctor: Jonathan B. Shafer, MD
“Dr. Messmer is an extremely kind and very competent Surgon an outstanding human being. Being compassionate kind and concerned fore's patient welfare. Ice been very fortunate in having him for my Doctor for many years. super human being !!”
– Annelise J.
Treating Doctor: Timothy E. Messmer, DPM
“A very professional and friendly office. The doctor explained everything clearly and took the time to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend this office to family, friends and associates. Thank you for the excellent services your office provided.”
– Reena L.
Treating Doctor: Curtis W. Rodin, MD
“I saw Dr. Oates for a rotator cuff repair. At our first visit after the MRI results were obtained, he clearly explained my diagnosis, prognosis and what to expect with a surgical repair. Before and after my surgery, he described in more detail what I was to expect with the surgery, and afterwards, he answered all of my questions along with guidance for a smooth recovery. At each appointment Dr Oates took the time to answer my questions and concerns, as well as explaining what to expect in terms of the potential length of time for a recovery. I always felt I was in good hands with Dr. Oates. He was professional as well as caring and interested in my individual situation. I recommend Dr. Oates without reservation.”
– Laurie S.
Treating Doctor: Kenneth M. Oates, MD