ABOUT  THE  CORONAVIRUS:

Dealing with the Coronavirus has seriously altered how medical care is delivered. COVID19 is a highly contagious, potentially fatal virus, that is easily spread via air and touch, and people can be contagious without symptoms.  Telemedicine visits are offered and preferred when clinically appropriate. Currently, patients and employees are screened for COVID symptoms, and history of exposure or fever. In the office setting, MASKS ARE MANDATORY. Patients and physicians wash their hands prior to any physical contact. UV HEPA air filters are installed in each exam room and about the office. Plexiglass sneeze shields are installed throughout the office.  Only patients are allowed to enter the office area - no additional visitors, unless medically necessary.  All patients undergoing surgery are required to have a negative COVID test prior to surgery, and to self-quarantine between the time of the test and the time of surgery.  These precautions are likely to be necessary for the forseeable future, until there is a reliable vaccine and people are actually vaccinated.


SPECIALTY:

Diagnosis and treatment of upper extremity problems causing

pain, weakness, numbness, or other limitation of hand function.


DR. ERICSON'S EDUCATION:

College: MIT

Medical School: Harvard

Internship: General Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston

Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston

Microsurgery: Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore; Mayo Clinic, Rochester


BOARD CERTIFICATION:

Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certified, Hand Surgery


LOCATION:

Office - Mountlake Terrace, WA, 15 miles north of Seattle, just west of I-5

Surgery - Evergreen Hospital ASC, Kirkland, WA, west of NE 128th St/I-405


OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesday/Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm


SURGERY SCHEDULE:


Monday/Wednesday 7:00am-4:00pm

ERICSON HAND CENTER

William B. Ericson, Jr., MD, FACS, FAAOS


Evaluation and treatment of thumb/hand/wrist/arm pain;

tendonitis, arthritis, peripheral nerve problems, ‘RSI’.


Serving the Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest


ERICSON HAND CENTER

6100  219th Street SW, Suite 540

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

425-776-4444, Fax 425-272-2730

PATIENT AGE GROUP:

Adult; and occasionally children with adult-type upper extremity problems


ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS:

Yes, but we are experiencing sustained high demand for highly specialized services. We apologize in advance for the waiting time for an appointment, and for limited insurance participation.


INSURANCES ACCEPTED:













We are Out-of-Network for most other insurance carriers, including many of the Washington Health Exchange plans offered by the above carriers. Please check with your insurance carrier or benefits administrator regarding out-of-network benefits. Other restrictions may apply- please call for additional information.


WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION:

We are not currently contracted with Washington “State Fund” L&I or Federal L&I. However, we do see patients with maritime injuries covered under the Jones Act.


MEDICARE/MEDICAID:

We are not currently contracted with Medicare or Medicaid.  We do see Medicare patients as a "non-contracted provider," meaning on a self-pay basis.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION:

Active Staff, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, Kirkland, WA

Courtesy Staff, Swedish Edmonds Hospital, Edmonds, WA


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Honors:

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons

Fellow, Seattle Surgical Society


Member:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Association for Hand Surgery

American Society for the Peripheral Nerve


AWARDS:

Jules Tinel MD Award, Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons, 2009

"Be the One," Medical Honoree,  Arthritis Foundation, 2019