Drs. Garrett Hyman & Gary Chimes, Lake Washington Sport & Spine, “Why We Started the Health Optimization Movement”
Garrett Hyman, MD, MPH, is the founder of Lake Washington Sports & Spine. Dr. Hyman and his business partner, Gary Chimes, MD, PHD, launched their Health Optimization Program in January 2017, with the intent of helping athletes of all ages live a healthy and optimized lifestyle.
Keeping people active is the mission at Lake Washington Sports & Spine, which Dr. Hyman founded in 2012 to help patients and staff live the best possible versions of themselves. LWSS specializes in sports medicine, plus health and wellness optimization, combining musculoskeletal expertise with vast clinical wisdom and a desire to incorporate happiness-based medicine into their treatment programs.
Dr. Hyman earned dual MD and MPH degrees from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He also earned dual degrees in Spanish and International Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He then served as Chief Resident for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, and completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine. Dr. Hyman spends a lot of time on the soccer field, coaching youth soccer and playing, both locally and as a member of the US Medical Soccer Team. He and his amazing wife Rachel, three children, and dog Nala live on Mercer Island.
Dr. Chimes, MD, PHD, earned his PhD in anatomy and MD at Stony Brook University and his undergrad at the University of Wisconsin. He served as Director of the Spine Clinic at the University of Arkansas and spent 5 years at the University of Pittsburgh, serving as the Director of Musculoskeletal Sports & Spine Fellowship. Outside of work, Dr. Chimes is an MMA enthusiast, and can often be found on the walking and biking trails in Redmond, where he lives with his wonderful wife Lizzie and their dog Bucky.
In addition to launching the Health Optimization Movement, Dr. Chimes, Dr. Hyman, and Laura Cassidy co-host The Candid Doctor podcast on iTunes, where they provide insight into common athletic injuries, up and coming treatments, ways to optimize your health, and offer “no-holds barred” opinions on 21st century medicine and current events.