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a high standard of care.

With the goal of improving your quality of life.

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a high standard of care.

With the goal of improving your quality of life.

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a high standard of care.

With the goal of improving your quality of life.

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Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons is a group of board-certified physicians.
Three of our surgeons are fellowship trained in the treatment of spine, hand and sports injuries.

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About Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons

Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons is committed to provide our patients with the highest quality care using the best orthopaedic techniques and technologies in a comfortable, caring private practice setting focused on improving and restoring patients’ quality of life.

We specialize in the treatment of injuries and disorders in:

  • Shoulders
  • Hands / wrists
  • Hips
  • Foot / Ankles
  • Elbows
  • Spine
  • Knees
  • Sports Medicine

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Gary Bergman orthopedic hand surgeon – Bellingham Washington patient testimonial

Dr. Gary Bergman orthopedic hand surgeon - Bellingham Washington patient…

Dr. Bergman Pacific Rim Orthopedics – hand and wrist surgeon Bellingham, WA.

Dr. Bergman Pacific Rim Orthopedics - hand and wrist surgeon…

Dr. Michael Gannon hip surgeon – patient testimonial Bellingham Washington

Dr. Michael Gannon hip surgeon - patient testimonial Bellingham Washington

Dr. Bergman Pacific Rim orthopedics hip surgeon – patient testimonial Bellingham, Washington

Dr. Bergman Pacific Rim orthopedics hip surgeon - patient testimonial…

Quality of Life

Aging, disease, and injury can severely impede movement.
The focus of Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons is to enable you to return to the activities you enjoy in life.

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.

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Our Team

Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons are here to help patients through diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation
to help them return to their

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Gary D. Bergman

Gary D. Bergman

MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Gary Bergman graduated from the University of California San Diego and completed his residency at the University of Washington. He is fellowship trained in hand surgery, and enjoys all aspects of orthopaedics. Dr. Bergman and More

Michael K. Gannon

Michael K. Gannon

MD Orthopedic Surgeon

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

Joel R. Hoekema

Joel R. Hoekema

MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Joel Hoekema graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in mechanical engineering and four years later returned to the University of Washington for his medical degree. He continued his education, doing a fellowship at the University of British Columbia in spinal surgery. More

Michael A. Thorpe

Michael A. Thorpe

MD Orthopedic Surgeon

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 J. Van Hofwegen

Christopher J. Van Hofwegen

MD Orthopedic Surgeon

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 Coe

Frazier Coe

PA-C, MPAS

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

Cynthia (Cindy) Macklin

Cynthia (Cindy) Macklin

PA-C

Cindy Macklin graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Program. She has over 25 years of experience in primary care/internal medicine and orthopedics. Cindy joined Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2011. Cindy in an avid gardener, hiker, cyclist, skier, climber and paddler. More

Emergency Re-schedule

Our physicians are often called to the hospital or emergency room for critically injured patients. We regret the need to re-schedule patients, but emergency surgeries are part of an Orthopaedic Surgeon's daily schedule.

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