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Gary D. Bergman, MD
Michael K. Gannon, MD
Joel R. Hoekema, MD
Michael A. Thorpe, MD
Christopher J. Van Hofwegen, MD


Please call 360-733-7670 to make an appointment to see one of our providers - For Hours of Operation [click here].

Your First Appointment

Completion of Forms: Please go to our Forms and Patient Portal screen and complete the forms necessary for us to check you in. Bring this with you to your first appointment. This will help your check in process to run smoothly.

If you are unable to complete our forms prior to your first visit, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete them in our office.

Pertinent Medical Records & Imaging: Bring all pertinent medical records and prior imaging results to your appointment.

X-rays, MRI’s, CT’s and Ultrasounds

We have digital X-ray available in our office. Work done at Mount Baker Imaging is available for viewing online by our physicians. However, if you have any X-rays or MRI’s, etc. done at other facilities, or outside of Whatcom County, please hand-carry these studies to your appointment.

Medication Refills

Please monitor your medications. Contact your pharmacy for a refill before you run out. Your pharmacy will fax a prescription refill request to our office. Please note that we require a 48-hour advance request for all refills and do not refill prescriptions on weekends, so please plan yourself accordingly.

Emergency Re-schedule

Our physicians are often called to the hospital or emergency room for critically injured patients. We regret the need to re-schedule patients, but emergency surgeries are part of an Orthopaedic Surgeon's daily schedule.

Telephone Calls

We endeavor to return all phone calls in a prompt efficient manner. In order for our patients to get the complete attention from our nursing staff during their office visit, all phone calls will be returned either during our lunch break or at the end of our clinic day.

Emergency Calls

During regular office hours, an emergency call will be handled immediately. In the event of an emergency that occurs when our office is closed, our answering service is available at (360) 715-2433. The answering service will contact the physician on call to assist you.

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