Dr. Scott Slattery

Sports Medicine
Centralia, WA
33 years experience

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Office

Centralia, WA

Address

1900 Cooks Hill Rd. , Centralia, WA
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About

Bio

Scott C. Slattery, MD Board Certified Orthopedist with American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine "Helping people enjoy an active life without limitations from pain or injury is the greatest reward in my medical practice..." “I want to see my patients enjoying their life and doing what they love to do – from taking walks in the park, waltzing, to rock climbing. Because I am so involved in individual sports like biking, skiing and climbing, I can empathize and give very specific care with additional advice to my athletically inclined patients. I pursued the field of orthopedics because there is such satisfaction in seeing patients healed and returned to their active lifestyle as the result of excellent orthopedic care.” Dr. Slattery and his wife, Kristin Kuhlman Slattery, MD, have two daughters, and one son. After serving as Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics and Podiatry, 1st Medical Group Hospital at Langely AFB in Virginia, they choose to make their home and raise their family in the natural beauty of the Northwest. Both are pleased to make Lewis County their home and to be able to take advantage of all the outdoor activities found in the area. Dr. Slattery is active in individual sports and shares the enjoyment of road and mountain biking, snow skiing, white water kayaking, mountain climbing and back packing in common with many of his patients. Dr. Slattery is the team physician for Centralia College and provides sports coverage for local high schools. In addition to his local involvement, Dr. Slattery is a US Ski Team physician as an Active Member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Physician Pool.

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Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Shoulder or nerve.: Most likely it is an inflammation of the bursa related to disease of the rotator cuff or possible cuff tear. This pain usually changes with position ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Instability cap/knee: If the knee cap is what is popping out of place and you have not had an injury, you like have a structural instability. A lot of the tendency for thi... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
High intensity: If you're not currently active, any increase in activity will help. If you have some health problems, visit your doctor before starting an exercise p... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Not as good 2nd time: Statistically, re-do ACL surgery does not have as good results as the first surgery. If your surgeon can find a problem with the way it was done the f... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Trigger point: From your description this sounds like a "trigger point" in your trapezius muscle. This is a painful spasm of a small area of muscle which causes the... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Common: An aseptic effusion is much more common than a septic (infected) effusion. It is usually related to underlying joint problems such as arthritis or a m... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Orthopedic surgeon: I assume this is not an acute compartment syndrome due to severe trauma. For chronic exercise induced compartment syndrome you should have a careful ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Eccentric strength: You likely have some degeneration of your Achilles which led to the "sprain" in the first place and now causes achy pain. Your sports med provider ca... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Confused also :): Heat exhaustion is not a disease that a person has, but something that happens to you when in a hot enviroment when you can't keep cool and your body ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Difficult to "fix": Tennis elbow is overuse related degeneration of the muscle attachment to the bone on the outside of your elbow, the lateral epicondyle. It is difficu... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Arthritis/meniscus: Degenerative arthritis and meniscus tears are two of the most common causes for chronic knee pain, but there are many others. You did have a traumatic... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
RICE: The old stand-by rice, rest-ice-compression-elevation, still works pretty well. If there is significant pain with weight bearing or any tenderness wh... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Time/rest/NSAIDS: Usually tendinitis will improve over time with rest, activity modification, and use of Ibuprofen type meds. If this does not work and depending on the... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Variable time: If you choose non-operative treatment, usually within 6 wks the swelling will gone and the motion will be normal if you work at it. Regaining full str... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Modify workout: As a climber myself, i know rock climbing can be tough on your digits. Have you progressed through you training to crimping a lot of small holds prio... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Most likely yes: Often there is not consistent terminology used when reporting MRI results. Different words describe the same thing. The meniscus root is where the men... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Depends on problem: There are many different types of cartilage problems, including focal cartilage injuries and more extensive cartilage degeneration as seen in osteoart... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Unlikely: There are many possible reasons for "easy bruising and bleeding". A significant deficiency of vit k could cause abnormal bleeding, but this is unlikel... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: With osteoarthritis, exercise that maintains the motion and strength of your knee can actually be beneficial in maintaining your function and decreasi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Rest and ibuprofen: Tenosynovitis is inflammtion and often swelling of the sheath that surrounds a tendon. Usually with time, relative rest and possible use of nsaids it ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
No: Your "need' for a knee replacement depends entirely upon you and how you are feeling. Knee replacements are used for people with severe arthritis tha... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: The "spur" comes from bone formation in the soft tissue attached to the heel, the plantar fascia. This is due to degeneration of the tissue as well as... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
IT band bursitis: This sounds like it band bursitis. It is due to friction and overuse of the bursa. This feels like an ache or stabbing pain on the outside of knee. ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Slattery is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Slattery is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for the reply! I am really not sure if its even my ACL this time around because the symptoms arent entirely the same...this gives me a great outlook on what lies ahead if it is though...thank y...Read More
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thank you, i will schedule a visit to my doctor, my father has had both knees replaced so i was
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society
Distinguished Service Medal US Air Force
Hinshaw Award for Excellence in Surgery
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