OUR DOCTORS

Dr. David Badger

Orthopedic Surgeon – Sports Medicine – Fellow AAOW

Dr. David S. Badger attended George Washington University, College of Medicine, Washington D.C. completing his Doctor of Medicine degree in May of 1987. He graduated with academic honors in surgery, orthopedic surgery, anatomy and pharmacology. He was awarded the W.T. Gill, Jr. fellowship.

Dr. Badger has served as President of Medical Staff and Surgery Department Chairman for Valley General Hospital, Monroe, WA. He has also served as a member of the Quality Assurance Committee for Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland, WA. He has been the team physician for the Seattle Sounders, Thunderbird Hockey team and local high schools.

Dr. Badger has been practicing orthopedic surgery and sports medicine for over 20 years. Dr. Badger and his wife Tamara have 3 children and reside in Kirkland, Washington.

Dr. Jason Boyer

Orthopedic Surgeon – Sports Medicine – Fellow AAOW

Dr. Boyer started practicing on the Eastside in 2009. He performs orthopedic diagnosis and treatments including surgery for shoulders, hips, thighs, knees, hands, wrists, elbows, feet, and ankles.

Dr. Jason Boyer graduated from Brigham Young University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, during which time he was active in orthopedic research. After medical school, Dr. Boyer continued his orthopedic training in New York City at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Diseases. It was during residency that he gained experience working with athletes at all levels. While in New York, he was a team doctor for NYU athletics, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and Jamaica High School football. After completing residency in New York, Dr. Boyer pursued a Sports Medicine fellowship in Santa Monica, California.

After conducting orthopedic research in medical school, Dr. Boyer continued his orthopedic training in New York City at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Diseases. It was during residency that he gained experience working with athletes at all levels. While in New York, he was a team doctor for NYU athletics, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and Jamaica High School football. After completing residency in New York, Dr. Boyer pursued a Sports Medicine fellowship in Santa Monica, California.

During his fellowship, Dr. Boyer had the opportunity to work with professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes on a consistent basis. His training during fellowship focused on state-of-the-art techniques involving cartilage repair and replacement, ligament reconstruction, arthritis treatments, and returning athletes to the playing field. While in Santa Monica, he was a team doctor for the LA Galaxy, Chivas USA, and the Men’s National Soccer team. He was also one of the staff physicians for Pepperdine University athletics, Santa Monica College football, and St. Monica High School. Dr. Boyer enthusiastically serves the Eastside community.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, as well as outdoor activities including hiking, camping, backpacking, playing various sports, and attending sporting events.

Dr. Steven T. Bramwell

Orthopedic Surgeon – Sports Medicine – Fellow AAOW

Steven T. Bramwell received his M.D. with honors from the University of Washington in 1971, after receiving his bachelors degree in economics in 1967. While attending Washington, Dr. Bramwell was honored with the Harkins Surgery Award, the UW Pediatrics Award and the UW Psychiatry Award.

Dr. Bramwell began his work in the field as an intern at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York (1971-1972). He then came back to Washington for his residency training in orthopedic surgery from 1972-1976.

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Bramwell was appointed Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the UW School of Medicine. He served in both capacities until starting a private practice in 1981.

During his years at the University of Washington, Dr. Bramwell was a three-year letterman halfback and excelled as a kick returner. He still holds the UW Husky career record for kickoff returns and is second on the career punt return list as well as ranking seventh on Washington's list of career all-purpose yards.

His career kick return yardage and his combined kick and punt return yardage both established NCAA records upon his graduation. He was the first team Academic All-America choice in 1964 by the College Sports Information Directors of America, and was inducted in May 1989 into the CoSIDA/GET Academic All-America Hall of Fame as a member of the Hall's second class of inductees.

Dr. Bramwell served as University of Washington team Physician for 20 years and served three seasosn as team physician for the Seattle Sounders professional soccer team.

Dr. Bramwell and his wife, Lynda, have five children and reside in Woodinville, Washington.

Dr. Thomas G. DePuydt

Sports Medicine –  Certified ImPACT Consultant

Thomas G. DePuydt, M.D. has been a sports medicine physician for the past 45 years. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan and did his post graduate training at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Prior to moving to the Seattle area in 1979, he practiced family medicine in Petoskey, Michigan which included general obstetrics, pediatrics, and internal medicine with a particular emphasis on preventative and sports medicine. Dr. DePuydt attended The CooperClinic in Houston, Texas and applied this protocol to his preventative medicine practice. He was Chief of the Emergency Room and of the Family Practice Departments at Lockwood McDonald Hospital,team physician for Petoskey High School and coach of the cross-country ski team for Petoskey High.  Dr. DePuydt started the first Billy Koch ski league for the Petoskey area, had a weekly radio program devoted to sports and wellness and was also a certified cross-country ski instructor.

After moving to the Seattle area, he became the Director of Preventative Medicine at Ballard Sports Medicine Clinic with a full time primary sports medicine practice. He and Steven T. Bramwell, M.D. then co-owned Washington Sports Medicine Clinic in Kirkland, WA for 10 years prior to opening Eastside Sports Medicine Clinic as a solo practice from 1989-1999.

After a brief two year sabbatical, he returned to practice with Dr. Bramwell at Washington Sports Medicine Clinic, where he currently has a full time sports medicine and specialty concussion practice and is also the team physician for Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA and the Seattle Mist. He obtained his credentials for the ImPact Concussion Program and, in conjunction with the Washington Institute of Sports Medicine, is now incorporating treatment for concussion using the ImPact protocol for athletes including, to but not limited to Interlake High School and The Seattle Mist. Dr. DePuydt is a lead ring side physician for the Washington Athletic Commission and has covered over 100 professional boxing and MMA fights, as well as the threeUFC fights in Seattle. He is the sports medicine physician for several of the current top ranked UFC fighters. He is involved in bringing the ImPact program to the forefront in the diagnosis and treatment of concussions in pugilistic sports at the state and international level.

Dr. DePuydt has been team physician for the following teams in the greater Seattle area over the past 35 years: University of Washington, Bellevue Community College, Northwest College, Seattle Sounders, Seattle Thunderbirds, Seattle Mist, Newport High School, Cedarcrest High School, and the Inglemore High School Wrestling team. Over the years he has treated hundreds ofOlympic,Interscholastic, Intercollegiate, professional, and recreational athletes.In 2004 he was named the “Top Sports Medicine Doc” by the Seattle magazine in their yearly “Top Doc” picks. Dr. DePuydt has been involved in many sports and has competed in the following sports: power lifting, squash, handball, racquetball, football, baseball, cross-country skiing, windsurfing and bicycle racing.

Dr. DePuydt currently resides in the Carnation-Duvall area with his wife, Julie and is the father of 4 and grandfather of 7. He continues to be active participating in golf, cross country skiing, windsurfing, racquetball, handballand kayaking as part of his personal wellness program.

Dr. L. Kirk Lorimer

Podiatric Physician and Surgeon – Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. L. Kirk Lorimer is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Lorimer has a Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and his Doctoral degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated with honors.

He completed a residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center - Tacoma and Madigan Army Medical Center. The gamut of care is offered including fractures, sprains, strains, hammertoes, plantar fascia, bunions, ingrown nails, and all concerns of the foot and ankle.

Dr. L. Kirk Lorimer grew up in a large family in Casper Wyoming. He did not start college with a plan toward medicine. He was required to take a basic biology class as part the standard “general education” of his vocal music major. The class changed his major and his life as he grew to love biology in general and human biology in specific. He and his wife share this love as she is a Registered Nurse.

They have four married children, their spouses, and four grandchildren. They love long distance rides and seeing the northwest on their road bicycles. Dr, Lorimer began running later in life and has now ran many 5Ks and five half marathons. They love the Northwest, the mountains, the beauty, the trees, the water, the rain and the Sounders.

 

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