Skagit Island Orthopedic Center Opens New Anacortes Facility

New stand-alone facility elevates level of care and improves patient convenience

April 5, 2011 – On April 21, Skagit Island Orthopedic Center (SIO) will unveil Anacortes’ newest medical facility with an open house, inviting the public to tour its just-completed facility and home to a comprehensive array of diagnostic, post-operative, physical and occupational therapy services and equipment for patients undergoing partial and full joint replacements, pain management for spinal conditions and other surgical and non-surgical treatments of musculoskeletal conditions.

Anacortes Skagit Island Orthopedic CenterAs one of two locations of a 13-year-old practice that provides care for patients from the San Juan Islands, Oak Harbor and Skagit County, the newly-constructed center provides the latest in modern facilities and services, brings care to a convenient location, and provides space to meet growth in patient demand and expectations, said Dr. Richard Williamson, prominent joint replacement surgeon and practice co-founder.

“We designed this clinic as a one-stop destination with the aim of making musculoskeletal treatment as convenient and comfortable as possible,” Williamson said. “Our new location allows our patients – including those of limited mobility – to arrive directly at our front door for the easiest access to the most up-to-date resources possible.”

The 4,000-square-foot clinic at 2720 Commercial Avenue features on-site digital X-rays, which provide nearly instantaneous images for faster diagnoses and less waiting time for patients.

Additionally, the facility boasts a physical and occupational therapy center complete with new treadmills, exercise bicycles and private treatment rooms – attractive features for patients who must make as many as three visits a week for rehabilitation after surgery. The practice had previously occupied an office at Island Hospital.

“We hope that the new building is a clear indication of our investment in and commitment to patients, other health care providers and all residents of the area,” Dr. Williamson said. “We are proud to be a part of this wonderful community.”

The open house is open to the public and will be held from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on April 21. No reservation is required.

About Skagit Island Orthopedic Center

Founded in 1998, Skagit Island Orthopedic Center (SIO) specializes in all aspects of musculoskeletal care and provides surgical and non-surgical treatment of injuries and ailments of the bones and joints such as arthritis, sports injuries, work-related and overuse problems, and fractures. Drs. Richard Williamson, Curtis Rodin, Daniel Hanesworth, Jonathan Shafer, and Don Bodley are board-certified orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Jimmy Cui is a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Paul Fitzgerald, doctor of physical therapy, directs physical and occupational therapy services. For more information visit