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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