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Dr. Ronald Quam

Orthopedic Surgery
Everett , WA
18 years experience male

Locations

Orthopedic Sports Spine and Hand Center Western Washington Medical Group

Everett , WA

Address

3726 Broadway , Ste 201, Everett , WA, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Aerospace Medicine

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Licenses

United States: Washington

Languages spoken

English, Korean

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
1 Agree
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Squats: Yes, they will. Squats will work your thighs and hamstrings quite a bit and strengthen your core. Please be careful with your form and do not lean to... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
PA rites?: Most pas are qualified and are credentialed to legally relocate elbows and reduce fracture(reset them). They work under the supervision of a doctor i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Radial head excision: Yes, it could but that can lead to problems with your wrist. A radial head replacement might be a good option. We do that in bads fracture cases.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Side pain: It could be many things. It could be rib injury, a hiatal hernia, a stomach ulcer, many many things. If you really are concerned about it, start wit... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Neck shoulder pain: This is often caused by impingement on your cervical root nerves that innervate your arm. Try neck and shoulder stretches every day. You have to do t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Spine pain: This can be many things: arthritis, a herniated vertebral disc, nerve compression, simple muscle strain, tumor, etc. Baseline xrays are needed to real... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Ear pain: Please go in to be seen asap. It could be an ear infection, but is sounds like your central nervous system (spinal cord or brain) are involved. Please... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Discoid meniscus: If you are having pain and symptoms, you will likely be heading for a knee arthroscopy surgery. Get in to be seen my an orthopedic, or sports medicine... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Lean muscle: High protein, low fat diets. Throw in a lot of cardio activities and repetitive weights. It's not easy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Muscle mass: Don't gymnasts look like they are muscle bound? Try body weight exercises (pushups, squats, handstand pushups, pull ups). You could also get a weight... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Meniscus surgery rec: That really depends on if they shaved it out or repaired it. If it was simple tear, then you should be healed, or ready for full activity before 90 d... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Elbow rash: Rashes can be simple reactions to heat or sun, but could also be something more insidious like an infection. A provider really needs to put eyes on(pi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Microfracture: If you had a microfracture, i would not advise skiing for at least 6 months or more. Only the surgeon that was in your knee really knows the extent of... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Back fat: Your best bet to lose weight is to eat better (low sugar, low carbs, more veggies). At least 30 minutes of daily cardiovascular exercise also helps. W... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Elbow extension: If your elbow is still locked, you need an x-ray. You could try heat and gentle motion with an anti-inflammatory if you don't think it is locked. I ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Cast pain: Not really. A sharp pain could be the cast rubbing your skin and causing irritation or an ulcer. You might also be having pain from the fracture. The ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Radial head: It is very possible. If your radial head didn't heal, healed incorrectly, or healed correctly and you hit it with enough force, you may have refractu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Handstand PU mass: They are a great way to develop core, shoulder, and arm strength. To gain weight, you have to have the calories in be greater than the calories being ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Elbow compress: If you do not think it is infection, ice and elevate. Try a compression wrap and rest it. If it is hot and red or if you have fevers or chills, get it... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Repetitive strain: You won't like my answer, but to do that, you need to stop doing the repetitive causing action. Rest is the key. Try alternative activities.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Meniscal healing: Follow your surgeons instructions. Do not aggravate it by trying to run or walk too much too early. If it was a simple meniscal shaving, moving your k... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Often strengthening your core, exercising regularly, and stretching can help resolve this. If the pain persists after exercising and physical therap... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Kyphosis weight: I thin that gaining weight will actually make it worse. It would put more strain on your spine, not to mention your heart and joints with excess weigh... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Locking elbow: If your elbow locks, there is a good chance you have something blocking motion in the joint. This could be a fracture, or debris in the elbow. Have y... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Butt squats: Squats work all of your gluteus muscles and your hamstrings. Squats = tone and tighten, but be careful not to hurt yourself. Get professional directio... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Ear infection: If you went swimming or got water in the ear, the water can remain for short periods of time. If it doesn't resolve within a day, it could mean an ear... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Neck shoulder fusion: That depends on what the recommendation is for. Staying supple and mobile is key to avoiding neck and shoulder stiffness. Daily stretches and range of... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Elbow fracture hea: It depends on which bone, or part of you elbow. Most healthy adults take at least 8 -12 weeks to fully heal a fracture, if you factor in age, smoking... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Meniscal tear postop: It could very well be scar tissue. The meniscus (or menisci-plural) may have continued to tear also. My guess is that you may have underlying arthri... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Elbow extension: No, go get it checked out and x-rayed. It could be something treatable now, and not treatable later.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Vague shoulder pain: Try range of motion stretches, anti-inflammatories, and heat pads. If you had a history of a specific injury, then have it seen by your family doctor ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Chiropractic kyphosi: It can, but it really depends on if the kyphosis is fixed or temporary. Chirporactic will help with mal alignment and dysfunction, but it will not per... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Bad fall: Was anything fractured? Do you have lingering effects. You most likely will have at least minor aches and pains. If you had to have surgery, or someth... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Right shoulder pain: Any pain that wakes you up is concerning. Is it persisting? This can often be caused by irritation of the gall bladder, but heart conditions can cause... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Shrinking squats: Did you have adipose (fat)? The squats will tone and sculpt you. If you want the gluts to grow, you need to go up in weight. Be careful and use prop... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Arm pain: It really depends on the location and kind of pain. Does it hurt with motion, or at rest? Constant, intermittent. Try stretching your arms, shoulder,... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Ear clog: It sounds like you have an ear infection. If this has been going on for a while, or is worsening, you need to have your ears checked and be placed on... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Not 100% confirmable: To absolutely confirm, you need an x-ray. In the meantime, buddy tape the toes and wear very supportive , flat, hard-soled shoes if possible. If the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Calf bumps: Swollen lymph node, varicose veins, a cyst, possibly a tumor(unlikely), a blood clot, among other things. Have you been immobilized or had an injury ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Handstand pushups: That is a great question. Start with v pushups, or pushups with your butt in the air and your weight over your shoulders. You can also do this with yo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Elbow healing time: That can vary. If it was a simple dislocation with minimal ligament damage, it should be stable and ready to go within 4-6 weeks. If you have a frac... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Neck pain: The sever pain and nausea are bit concerning. It probably is from arthritis, or it could be a cervical disk pressing on your spinal cord. You really ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Mass gain: You have to eat a high calorie, high protein diet. You also have to exercise regularly and do strength exercises, or lift weights. (please do it safe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
400# squats: Yes! that is a lot of strain on your knees and low back. If you are using improper form, you will hurt yourself. Please use spotters and be careful. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Elbow tip: Is the pain still there, or improving? If it is getting better, you probably did not break it. I do recommend going in to get x-rays. That is the on... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Gall stone pain: It depends on the pain level and if you are able to hold down fluids. If the pain is so sever that you cannot relax or eat, then go in.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Meniscus vs strain: The tincture of time. A strain will usually resolve in a short period of time(a month or less). Most symptomatic meniscal tears will continually be p... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Presses for speed: Doing strength exercises will augment your speed to some degree. There is no substitute for old fashioned sprints and intervals on the track though.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Broken elbow: You need an x-ray to confirm it. Usually, it is very painful and stays swollen for a prolonged period of time. It is also very hard to move it in see... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Moving fractured elb: You can in some instances. If it is a non-displaced fracture (looks stable), protected motion is ok. If it looks like it is crushed, or the joint is... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Quam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Quam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! X rays were takin but could they have missed a fracture on X ray.
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Thanks for your quick reply! That was a very timeful manor
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Michigan State/Mt Clemens Regional Medical Center, Mt Clemens, MI
Completed 2008

Awards

Air Force Commendation Medal, United States Airforce
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy or Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
AOA
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