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

Jason Dahl

MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Jason Dahl will be joining our team on July 1, 2019. Please call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dahl! More

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

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

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 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

Alex Tabayoyon


Alex graduated from the University of Washington with his Master’s degree, becoming a Physician Assistant in 2017. Prior to his acceptance into PA school, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University, majoring in Kinesiology. More

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