MOUNT VERNON – May 23, 2014 – Skagit Regional Clinics will reestablish an orthopedics clinic with the successful recruitment of three orthopedic surgeons and a physician assistant.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer orthopedic services within Skagit Regional Clinics,” said Chief Administrative Officer Jane Root of Skagit Regional Clinics. “We have a commitment to our community to provide a comprehensive, locally available array of specialties, and that includes orthopedics.”
Three orthopedic surgeons and a physician assistant will begin work in August and September and will open the new clinic in space available on the second floor of new Skagit Regional Clinics – Riverbend on Freeway Drive.
The four providers include Richard Williamson, MD, a well-established, highly regarded orthopedist with many years of experience on the Skagit Regional Health medical staff. Dr. Williamson, who will join Skagit Regional Clinics in August, is a graduate of the University of California San Diego and completed his residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Also joining Skagit Regional Clinics will be Robert Lipscomb, MD, an experienced orthopedic surgeon concentrating on adult joint reconstruction, arthroscopy and trauma care. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Duke University and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Colorado. He most recently served as an orthopedic physician for regional hospitals in the United States with Weatherby Health Care and was an attending orthopedic surgeon for Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle from 2007 to 2010. He will join the group in August.
Christopher Kweon, MD, will join the group in September. Dr. Kweon is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Banner Good Samaritan in Phoenix. This year he will complete a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Tina Mullen, PA-C, received Physician Assistant and Family Nurse Practitioner certificates from the Primary Care Associate Program at the Stanford University School of Medicine – Foothill College. She has worked locally in the past, including stints in Mount Vernon, Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Anacortes.