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David A. Rust MD


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PeaceHealth employed provider
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Biography

David A. Rust, MD, joined the PeaceHealth Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team of providers in April 2021. Dr. Rust is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee and elbow; complex shoulder surgery and reconstruction, including reverse shoulder replacement; sports and trauma surgery; and ACL surgery. He has clinical research experience in skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking and shoulder injuries.

Dr. Rust comes to PeaceHealth after practicing at St. Luke’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Duluth, Minnesota, where he was the chief of orthopedic surgery. During his time in Minnesota, he was the team physician for the Duluth Huskies (baseball), Duluth Football Club (soccer) and the Minnesota Wilderness (hockey). He was the medical director of the Spirit Mountain Ski and Bike Patrol.

“Athletes have high goals and expectations, and my job is to provide the best possible treatment for every injury—whether that involves surgery, a referral to rehab or other alternatives. I am committed to helping my patients achieve their best,” he said.

Dr. Rust is an avid mountain biker and is a three-time finisher in the Lutsen 99er mountain bike race. He also enjoys skiing, hiking and kayaking. “I have lived in some great outdoor places, including Idaho, Utah, New Mexico and Minnesota, and I believe Bellingham is one of the best places on Earth for enjoying the outdoors,” he says. His wife, Erin, is a pediatrician, and they share three children: Paul, Marie and Lucy.

Education
  • Creighton University School of Medicine
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    Specialty: Other, Not Listed
  • Sharon Hospital
    Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • M Health Fairview University Medical Center
    Specialty: Sports Medicine
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Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup Washington
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Coordinated Care Washington
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • Humana
  • Medicaid Washington
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Multiplan Network
  • Pacific Medical Centers
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Provider Network of America
  • Regence - Oregon & Washington
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • United Healthcare
  • Washington State Labor & Industries
Privileged Facilities
  • St. Joseph Medical Center
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PeaceHealth Medical Group - Bellingham & Lynden 3015 Squalicum Parkway, Suite 200
Bellingham, WA 98225-1906
360-733-2092 Fax: 360-788-6042

David A. Rust, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

David A. Rust, MD, joined the PeaceHealth Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team of providers in April 2021. Dr. Rust is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee and elbow; complex shoulder surgery and reconstruction, including reverse shoulder replacement; sports and trauma surgery; and ACL surgery. He has clinical research experience in skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking and shoulder injuries.

Dr. Rust comes to PeaceHealth after practicing at St. Luke’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Duluth, Minnesota, where he was the chief of orthopedic surgery. During his time in Minnesota, he was the team physician for the Duluth Huskies (baseball), Duluth Football Club (soccer) and the Minnesota Wilderness (hockey). He was the medical director of the Spirit Mountain Ski and Bike Patrol.

“Athletes have high goals and expectations, and my job is to provide the best possible treatment for every injury—whether that involves surgery, a referral to rehab or other alternatives. I am committed to helping my patients achieve their best,” he said.

Dr. Rust is an avid mountain biker and is a three-time finisher in the Lutsen 99er mountain bike race. He also enjoys skiing, hiking and kayaking. “I have lived in some great outdoor places, including Idaho, Utah, New Mexico and Minnesota, and I believe Bellingham is one of the best places on Earth for enjoying the outdoors,” he says. His wife, Erin, is a pediatrician, and they share three children: Paul, Marie and Lucy.

Education

  • Creighton University School of Medicine
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    Specialty: Other, Not Listed
  • Sharon Hospital
    Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • M Health Fairview University Medical Center
    Specialty: Sports Medicine

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