Pain in the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons can present similar symptoms and can be treated by different types of providers. The Polyclinic’s Musculoskeletal Medicine is a collaboration of providers from various subspecialties across multiple clinic locations who can provide personalized, goal-oriented treatment plans for bone and joint care, reducing pain, and improving the quality of life.

Our Specialties

In addition to the specialties above, Musculoskeletal Medicine connects you to expertise to the subspecialties below:

Schedule an Appointment

We encourage you to obtain a referral from your provider prior to scheduling an appointment. Call 206-860-5422 to schedule an appointment or for more information. To refer a patient, call or fax referral to 206-860-2201.

I have been referred to the Musculoskeletal Medicine, what should I expect next?

After your referral is processed, our referral coordinator will reach out to you to directly schedule an appointment. The referral coordinator will ask you a series of questions to determine the clinic location and provider that works best for you.


Our surgeons see patients at our Ballard, Downtown, Madison Center, Northgate Plaza and Issaquah clinics. If your surgeon recommends surgery, this could be scheduled at First Hill Surgery Center, an ambulatory or outpatient surgery center. For surgeries scheduled at First Hill Surgery Center, patients are discharged to recover in their own home with a caregiver just a few hours after surgery. Patients avoid an overnight hospital stay, which can reduce the risk of complications, including infection. First Hill Surgery Center also has overall lower facility fees which means lower out-of-pocket cost compared with a typical hospital stay. Learn more about First Hill Surgery Center.