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Tempest, David, MD

Board Certification:

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


Dr. Tempest attended medical school at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center and graduated Cum Laude.  He received a Master’s Degree in exercise physiology at Ball State University.  The doctor completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington.

Special Interests:

The doctor’s special practice interests include:

  • Neurorehabilitation for those who have or have had stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain injury (traumatic or other such as from tumor or hydrocephalous), spinal cord injury, post-polio syndrome, Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorder.
  • Spasticity management
  • Geriatric (aging) rehabilitation
  • Amputation related issues
  • EMG and nerve conduction studies for such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome or other entrapment neuropathies, radiculopathies, peripheral neuropathies, myopathies and other neuromuscular or neuromuscular transmission disorders.

Practice Philosophy:

Dr. Tempest believes in:

  • Excellence in providing care
  • Respect for the dignity and worth of each patient
  • Compassion for those who are suffering
  • Justice for a fair and equitable society
  • Stewardship

Professional Society Membership:

American Academy of PM&R; American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine


Carl C. Elkins Award from the American Academy of PM&R for the highest score of all candidates on Part 1 of the PM&R certification examination.  Top Doc Awards over several years-Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.

Personal Information:

A confirmed bicycle commuter and Master’s Swimmer, Dr. Tempest enjoys fresh vegetables from the garden and weekend brunch with the family.  He and his wife, Kathy, have a special interest in the needs of people with disabilities in the African country of Lesotho.

Additional Locations:

Dr. Tempest also sees patients at the Swedish Issaquah Medical Office Building.

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Accepting New Patients: Yes