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Carter D. Kiesau MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • PeaceHealth Medical Group Provider

Raised in Yakima, WA, Dr. Kiesau earned his medical degree at the University of Washington. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Arizona and his foot and ankle fellowship at Duke University, acquiring specialized skills in total ankle replacement and many other foot and ankle treatments.

In addition to performing all foot and ankle procedures, Dr. Kiesau also has a special interest in treating ankle arthritis, bunions, hammertoes, flatfoot, high arches, tendon and ligament ruptures, recurrent sprains, and many other sports and lifestyle injuries. He is one of the only local foot and ankle specialists who will also evaluate pediatric patients with foot and ankle problems. Dr. Kiesau also specializes in the treatment of foot and ankle trauma and fractures, as well as general orthopedic fractures.

Dr. Kiesau has been a member of the Bellingham community and a PeaceHealth surgeon since 2010. While a rower in college, he now stays active with kayaking, skiing, biking, and running, and enjoys fishing and watching his four kids grow and play sports. He and his wife really enjoy spending most of their free time raising their children. Dr. Kiesau feels privileged to care for the foot and ankle needs of this wonderful community and looks forward to taking care of you.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alaska Medicaid
  • Ameri Group
  • AmeriGroup
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Health Plan of WA (CHPW)
  • Crime Victims / Labor & Industries
  • First Choice Health Network
  • First Health Network
  • Humana Choice Care
  • Kaiser (GHC)
  • Labor and Industries
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Multi Plan
  • Premera HealthPlus-Blue Cross
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Soundpath Health
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • Uniform Medical
  • United HealthCare Networks
  • WA Medicaid (DSHS)

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • University of Washington School of Medicine
    Degree: MD
  • University of Arizona
    Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Duke University
    Specialty: Foot and Ankle


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Privileged Facilities

  • PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

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    PHMG - Bellingham Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
    3015 Squalicum Parkway, Suite 200
    Bellingham, WA 98225-1906
    Fax: 360-788-6042
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    PHMG - Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Lynden
    1610 Grover Street, Suite C6
    Lynden, WA 98264-1539
    Fax: 360-354-5745

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