Perhaps you know Dr. Slattery. As a small town doctor, you’ve likely run into him at the grocery store, seen him at local high school, sporting events, or maybe even ran into him at school-related activities. Dr. Slattery and his family have lived in Lewis County since 1999 and while he may seem like your average guy when you see him around the community, he’s more than average when it comes to his professional career and achievements.
He began by attending Loma Linda School of Medicine in California. After completing his medical education in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine through Loma Linda, he moved on to work as a surgeon at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Yet, he did more than work as a surgeon while at the base, he also served as Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics and Podiatry at 1st Medical Group Hospital. His time here provided for him opportunities to treat rare and complicated injuries.
He has lived in Lewis County, with his family, since 1999
He quickly used his expertise to assist the local high schools and Centralia Community College during sporting events and volunteered to be an on-site doctor for local recreational events throughout Lewis and Thurston counties. Along with being appointed to the Sports Medicine Faculty of Providence St. Peter Family Practice Program and guest lecturing at numerous seminars for health professionals, he was invited to be a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, a prestigious organization that recognizes the academic and practical practices of sports medicine doctors. Out of the 802 board-certified orthopedic surgeons in the State of Washington, Dr. Slattery is 1 of only 58 members elected to this organization.
His time here provided opportunities for him to treat rare and complicated injuries.
In addition, he became one of the first orthopedists in the nation to hold a subspecialty certificate in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Today, he is still the only holder of this certificate between Lakewood and Longview.
2009 proved to be a busy year for Dr. Slattery.
With years of experience under his belt, and having been a well-recognized sports medicine specialist, Dr. Slattery was admitted into to what may be his exciting accomplishment yet, as part of the Team Physician Pool for the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Association. With this he volunteers his time and resources to work with Olympic level athletes year after year.To maintain his status in the Physician Pool, he is required to attend classes and attend events as the Team Physician yearly.
Dr. Slattery one of only 200 physicians nationwide with these credentials.
In the same year, Dr. Slattery was also recognized on the national level by receiving the award for America’s Top Orthopedist. An honor that highlights his experience, training, professional associations, and board certification. Dr. Slattery was also recognized this year by Beckers Orthopedic Review as an “Orthopedic Surgeon to Know”
Undoubtedly, we are fortunate to have Dr. Slattery here at Washington Orthopedic Center. He continues to bring a quality of service you would like only find in the most prestigious city hospitals to our small communities. Maybe you haven’t found the right orthopedist for you or an answer to an orthopedic problem you’ve been trying to solve. Dr. Slattery, may have the expertise you require. Call Washington Orthopaedic Center at 360-736-2889 to schedule an orthopedic consultation with Dr. Slattery.