Dr. Monica Wood

Hand Surgery
Shoreline, WA
28 years experience female

Locations

Office

Shoreline, WA

Address

19930 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline, WA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Premera Blue Cross

Regence

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

First Choice Health

Great West Healthcare

Healthcare Management Administrators

LifeWise Health Plan of Washington

Medicare

Uniform Medical Plan

Workers Compensation

Office

Woodinville, WA

Office

Everett, WA

About

Bio

<strong>Personal Interests:</strong> <ul> <li>Dr. Wood enjoys cooking and creating new recipes. She likes to be outdoors&mdash;biking, kayaking, hiking, or skiing.</li> </ul> <strong>Did You Know</strong> <ul> <li>Dr. Wood has been interested in hands since she was very young. She decided to become a surgeon at age 11 and avidly pursued her dream. She believes our hands are an important part of our identity and that loss of hand function affects all aspects of our lives. By restoring hand function, she allows people to fully participate in their occupations, hobbies, and social activities.</li> <li>She regards patients as individuals and attempts to tailor treatments to their needs. She believes the more a patient understands his/her condition, the more equipped to make treatment decisions and adhere to recommendations. Drawings, models, and diagrams are helpful to increase comprehension. The frequent question, &ldquo;What is it worth to you?&rdquo; is designed to gauge the impact of the condition on a person&rsquo;s life and determine which treatment option fits best.</li> </ul>

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

119 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Wood
28 years experience Hand Surgery
A : A screw is different from other objects that puncture because of its threads. The threads are designed to bite and hold the material. In the case of ... Read More
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1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Monica Wood
28 years experience Hand Surgery
Did : Did you see a hand surgeon? Or an er physician? Or urgent care? It does make a difference who you see. Most er's and urgent care centers are lookin ... Read More
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2 thanks
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Wood
28 years experience Hand Surgery
I'm : I'm not sure what you mean by fluid. I will assume you mean swelling within the tissues and not liquid draining from the wound. If you do have drain ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Edwin Vyhmeister
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Wood goes the extra mile to provide outstanding care for her patients
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Wood goes the extra mile to provide outstanding care for her patients
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wood is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Wow that was a very thorough & helpful answer concerning nerve damage & repair. Very interesting, thx for the insight!
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I am 47yrs and I am experiencing some movements in my hard and joint paints around my neck. Hip amd shoulder what do I do.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I feel the nail protects the injured area. I'm not a doctor

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California - San Diego
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals

Residency

University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Washington State Medical Association
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