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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. Dr. Hoekema joined the three surgeons of Pacific Rim in July of 2001. He is married and has three children.

Board Certification: Since 2003

American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Medical Licensure: Since 2001

State of Washington

Patient Testimonial

Education

1. Fellowship in Spine Surgery at the University of British Columbia
2. Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Washington
3. Internship in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Washington
4. Medical School at the University of Washington

Privileged Facility

1. Peace Health St. Joseph Medical Center
2. Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center
3. Bellingham Surgical Center

 Specialty

1. Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery
2. Fellowship in Spine Surgery
3. Spine Surgery
4. Joint Replacements
5. General Orthopedics – Knees, Hips, Shoulders, Elbows, CTS, Trigger Finger

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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