Erik S. Brand, MD, MSc

Erik Brand M.D

Dr. Brand’s holistic approach is that of a medical coach who emphasizes listening, custom treatment and education. He coordinates patient care with a team of specialists while focusing on injury prevention and better performance for his patients. He encourages wellness, lifelong activity and a quality lifestyle.

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Dr. Brand attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. He performed his internship at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ; his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; and his fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Dr. Brand is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and also Sports Medicine.

Clinical Specialties and Interests For Our Sports Medicine

Dr. Brand offers sports medicine services including ultrasound imaging and medical procedures for Acute Pain Management, Back/Spine Injuries, Carpal Tunnel/Peripheral Nerve, Cervical Spine Problems/Procedures., Cervical/Lumbar Degenerative  Disorders, Diagnostic Pain Management, Disc Problems, Frozen Shoulder, Heel Pain, Interventional Pain Management, Knee Injuries, Limb Numbness, Limb Pain, Meniscal Tear, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Neck Pain, Numbness, Rotator Cuff, Sciatica, Shoulder Injuries, and Sports Injuries.

Professional and Personal Interests

A 3rd generation Husky athlete and former three-sport high school letterman in football, basketball and track, he enjoys leading an active lifestyle including rowing and bicycling.

Philosophy of Care

A former national champion rower at University of Washington and a rower-turned-coach at University of Oxford, Dr. Brand sees himself as a “medical coach;” employing a holistic approach that emphasizes listening, individualized treatment, education and coordination of care with our multi-disciplinary team of specialists focused on injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance enhancement.

Community Outreach

Dr. Brand is active in the sports medicine community, for instance providing medical services to Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) state championships in basketball and softball. He provides injury prevention education to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team In Training rowers and has served at many community health fairs, such as the Pacific Northwest Youth Sports Show and Edmonds Health and Fitness Expo.

He has appeared on King 5 Television HealthLinks for commentaries on fitness, worked with Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and was a contributing committee member for the first United States National Physical Activity Plan in 2010.

 Erik S. Brand, MD, MSc

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