Meredith Larsen, MD
“I enjoy hearing my patients’ stories, learning about their goals and then working together to make improvements in their everyday lives.”
As hand surgeon, my role is to get my patients back to those things in life that are meaningful for them, whether it be golf, playing with kids or grandkids, or even manipulating objects such as knife or pencil. It is important for me not only to understand my patient’s hand, wrist or elbow problems, but also to understand his or her goals and expectations for the use of their upper extremity so that together we can find a satisfactory solution.
After my Orthopedic Surgery residency, I completed additional subspecialty training in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. I enjoy treating hand, wrist and elbow conditions of all types, from common problems like carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis to complex ligament injuries and fractures of the wrist and elbow. I have a special interest in hand, wrist and elbow trauma (fractures, dislocations and ligament injuries), as well as tendon transfers after peripheral nerve or spinal cord injuries.
Why The Everett Clinic?
I believe that patients receive the best medical care when they are cared for in an environment that offers broad medical expertise, coordination of care between multiple medical specialties and ancillary services (e.g., pharmacy, laboratory, therapy), and lastly, an electronic medical record to better facilitate the documentation and communication of medical data and treatment plans. The Everett Clinic offers all of these resources to its patients. It was easy for me to choose to practice at The Everett Clinic because they enable me to give the best possible care to my patients.