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Gary P. Chimes

Gary P. Chimes, MD

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To schedule an appointment with Gary P. Chimes please call 425-818-0558.

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Areas of Interest

Sports Medicine, Exercise Prescription, Low back pain, Spine pain, Chronic overuse injuries, Tendon injuries, Osteoarthritis, Interventional spine procedures, Ultrasound-guided injections, Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, Men's Health, Women's Health, Pelvic pain, Electrodiagnostic studies (EMGs and Nerve Conduction Studies), Anabolic Rehabilitation, Lifestyle Medicine, Prolotherapy


  • English



University of Wisconsin-Madison, Honors Bachelors of Science in Zoology and Mathematics
Stony Brook University, Anatomical Sciences, dissertation on Anatomical Correlates to Throwing Performance in Female Athletes
Stony Brook University School of Medicine


University of Medicine Dentistry of New Jersey/Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Northwestern University/ Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Sports & Spine Rehabilitation


Hobbies: Triathlons (including 2 Ironman Triathlons), Hiking, Cycling, Tennis, Mixed Martial Arts, Strategy Games

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Chimes's practice philosophy is that when treating musculoskeletal conditions, it's essential to view injuries in the context of the entire human being.  Oftentimes, an acute injury such as a lumbar herniated disk may have been precipitated by poor posture, not enough sleep, or a suboptimal exercise program.  Therefore, Dr. Chimes uses a combination of advanced technical skills (such as ultrasound- or fluoroscopically- guided injections) to treat the immediate injury, but also looks at the patient comprehensively to assess their exercise regimen, nutrition, sleep schedule, stress mediation, and overall lifestyle to prevent further injuries and enhance wellness.

Board Certification

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Teaching or Professional Positions

Chair Elect, Musculoskeletal Council, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Patent, ActivAided Low Back Brace for Athletes, 2013
  • Physician Leadership Program, Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business/ University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2012
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School Annual Alumni PM&R Lectureship, 2007-2012
  • Teacher of the Year, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Residency Program, 2011-2012
  • Reviewer of the Year, PM&R Journal, 2009
  • Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research.  Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2007
  • Resident as Teacher Award.  University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, 2006
  • Seattle Met Top Docs: 2016

Office Information

Provider's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 425-818-0558
  • Fax: 888-557-3062

Lake Washington Spine and Sports

Office Hours

Mondays through Fridays - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.