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Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons is a locally-owned, private practice of board-certified physicians.
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We strive to help our patients achieve a return to normal activity through compassionate and exceptional care using evidence-based medicine in a patient-friendly environment. We are committed to bringing you a high standard of care that is patient-focused,with the goal of improving your quality of life.
Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons are here to help patients through diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation
to help them return to their active lives.
Michael Gannon graduated from the University of Washington and then served in the military. He served in Operation Desert Storm as a surgeon. He came to Whatcom County in 1993 and has been involved with athletic programs from local schools and boy scouts, as well as having a full-time Orthopaedic practice. Dr. Gannon is married and has two sons.More
Dr. Michael Thorpe came to Whatcom County in 1988 from the University of Washington, taking over the practice of Dr. Milt Schayes, who first established this orthopaedic surgery practice in 1968. Dr. More
Christopher Van Hofwegen joined our office in August of 2010. He graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and continued his residency as a Hawkeye. He finished his sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. More
Frazier is a graduate from the Idaho State University Physician Assistant Program. Frazier is from Walla Walla, Washington and attended Western Washington University (WWU) before continuing his education at Idaho State University. Bellingham called him back after graduate school and he joined Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2011.Orthopedic medicine is a dynamic and challenging area of medicine. More
Alex graduated from the University of Washington with his Master’s degree, becoming a Physician Assistant in 2017. Prior to his acceptance into PA school, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University, majoring in Kinesiology. More