Franciscan Orthopedic Associates at St. Joseph

1608 S. J St. 4th Floor
Tacoma, WA 98405

Phone: 253-274-7504
Fax: 253-274-7994

Franciscan Orthopedic Associates - Gig Harbor

6401 Kimball Drive 2nd Floor
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Phone: 253-853-8810
Fax: 253-853-8820

Nelson Hager, MD, MS

Nelson Hager, MD, MS, is a board-certified physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine with special training and certification in musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and treat sports injuries. Dr. Hager enjoys caring for the aging athlete and providing prevention and treatment strategies for sports and exercise-related musculoskeletal injuries.

Whether his patients are weekend warriors or nationally competitive athletes, Dr. Hager is passionate about helping individuals maintain a high level of fitness and developing strategies for keeping them active throughout their lives. Dr. Hager is the team physician for the U.S. Ski Team and has conducted sports coverage in various capacities from endurance events to football. He is also the medical director of the Sports, Orthopedics and Spine Health Center.

Specialties: • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
• Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
• Sports Medicine
Hospital: • St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma
Medical School:Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Residencies:Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC


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