John H. Bargren, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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John H. Bargren, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon treating a full range of orthopedic conditions with a focus on knee, hip and shoulder procedures. He keeps current on the newest advances in orthopedic care and is especially interested in total joint replacement, arthroscopy, sports medicine and minimally invasive procedures.

He is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, he strives to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all of his treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties. He also specializes in the personalized care of hip, knee and shoulder patients for joint replacement, arthritis and sports injuries.

Dr. Bargren served in the United States Army in the department of orthopedic surgery at Madigan General Hospital in Tacoma, Washington from 1969-1971. He was also the team physician for the Tacoma Star Soccer team for 10 years and his love for soccer continues. He was formerly a clinical professor in the department of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle and a lecturer for the University of Puget Sound physical therapy department. He is on the staff of all Tacoma hospitals, and he is the author of several articles and presentations on joint replacement and sports medicine.

Outside of work, he enjoys skiing, running, golfing, and reading.

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Specializing in:

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine


Care Center

7308 Bridgeport Way W. Suite 201
Lakewood, WA 98499-8000

(253) 582-1617


Care Center

1724 W. Union Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98405-2099

(253) 752-1160



Program: MD
Institution: University of Wisconsin Medical School

Program: Residency
Institution: Columbia University Med. Ctr NY Presbyterian

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: Columbia University Medical Center NY Presbyterian

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons

Franciscan Medical Series: Total joint replacement

The Knee Society

North Pacific Orthopaedic Association

Associate Clinical Professor, University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Western Orthopaedic Association

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