With 33 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon in North King County, Dr. Herbert R. Clark, MD, specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, knee and hip replacement surgery, foot and ankle surgery, and the treatment of sports medicine injuries.
Dr. Clark believes in treating patients with respect, educating patients on treatment options with good communication, and providing excellent surgical services.Read More
Orthopedists diagnose and treat problems of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves.
Dr. Clark isn't just the best orthopaedic I've been to (and as... read moreDr. Clark isn't just the best orthopaedic I've been to (and as a competitive athlete, I've been to my fair share), but the best doctor in general I've ever been to. The entire staff is friendly and personable, kind and caring, empathetic and comforting. Everyone is eager to help and they do so immediately. I've had a lot of doctors talk over me and try to tell me what I'm experiencing or what I'm imagining. Dr. Clark actually listens to what you're telling him and lets you say everything before thinking and giving his diagnosis/opinion. Not to mention he's just a joy to talk to in general - he's quite the funny guy and always has a sharp haircut. I couldn't recommend them more. read less
I had knee replacement surgery in February of 2020. Dr. Clark is... read moreI had knee replacement surgery in February of 2020. Dr. Clark is one of the most professional physicians I have ever come across. I was in the hospital for 3 days and he checked on me twice a day; even one day when he was scheduled off. When I returned home for my recovery I had to call him several times and he always promptly returned my calls. As one of the other reviewers stated, when you are in his office he makes you feel as if you are his only patient. My knee has since recovered; I am pain free and able to resume my normal activities. I would highly recommend Dr. Clark. read less
I went to Dr. Clark after a friend recommended seeing him for... read moreI went to Dr. Clark after a friend recommended seeing him for my knee issues. 1st Doctor who actually used the paper on the bed to list out my diagnosis and all treatment options. My mind was blown at this point ha ha.. He truly made me feel like I was his only patient and of course, I was not.
Dr. Clark's office staff are also the best! Always friendly & helpful. In all my years, I rate Dr. Clark and his staff as A++, doesn't get any better. My only regret, not finding out about him 20 years ago.
THANK YOU Dr. Clark and ALL staff :-)
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Excellent! 15 years ago Dr. Clark repaired my blown out knee.... read moreExcellent! 15 years ago Dr. Clark repaired my blown out knee. To this date I enjoy rigorous activity to include extreme mountain biking, skiing, extreme dirt bike riding and most importantly- my career as a Seattle Firefighter!
I didn't give him much to work with considering my three previous knee surgeries and injuries had eaten away much of the joint. Those surgeries, performed by others, never felt stable. As a result, I was significantly contemplating what my future held as a result of that last knee injury. Truly wondering if I would be able to continue my career.
Not only was I able to continue my career, the repair was so much more stable that I became comfortable pursuing all of my passions listed above. Just an absolutely excellent surgeon!
Since we met, much time has past. Each of my family members and myself have seen Dr Clark for various maladies. Dr Clark is an orthopedic specialist, but his skills go well beyond being a miracle worker in the Operating Room. His approach always fits the scenario and he doesn't leave you guessing. He will tell you straight up what your options are and doesn't push for surgery, unless it is necessary. Often, he will present alternative solutions, complete with all the pro's and con's specific to your individual situation (to include referring you to other excellent specialist if he thinks another could address your issue better).
At my age, I am often embarrassed by whatever new trama I suffered due to my life style choices. I never hesitate to visit Dr. Clark for solutions. He gets to know patients and never makes me feel stupid or silly, often bring levity to a situation.
His staff is excellent and consistent year after year. I see him at his Northgate office. His staff has been with him for years and that speaks volumes about how he treats them. They all play this mutual respect forward by maintaining a pleasant atmosphere and being excellent in their lanes! They handle insurance completley, set appointments easily (can rush you in in time sensitive situations) and maintain a spotless environment. Cathy, Jill and Debbie are top notch.
In the end, Dr. Clark and staff are real people with a genuine interest in getting you healthy through the most appropriate means relating to your situation. Sooo glad to have such a great option available for my family and myself! read less
I went in for a shot of cortisone in each wrist for... read moreI went in for a shot of cortisone in each wrist for my carpal tunnel. Dr. Clark is outstanding. He is extremely knowledgeable and made the process quick and as painless as possible. I have been to 2 other doctors for this issue and neither was as professional as Dr. Clark. He also provided me with information on a new procedure which I was unaware of that is not as invasive as the normal surgery. I will be seeing him again for sure! read less