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Why Rich Barber Chose Dr. Xing

“He’s human and he acts like it.”

When Rich Barber of Spanaway started considering knee revision surgery, he went looking for a world-class surgeon. A previous knee replacement surgery left his knee painful and stiff. This time around, Rich wanted to make sure the procedure was done right.

At the recommendation of another physician, Rich met with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health orthopedic surgeon Zhiqing Xing, MD, PhD. “I was comfortable with Dr. Xing right away,” Rich recalled. “He's very positive, informative, and he answers all the questions you ask. He just has a great bedside manner – he's human and he acts like it.”

After Dr. Xing performed Rich's knee revision surgery in November 2020, Rich felt an immediate difference – his joint was no longer tight, stiff, or painful. He credits his swift healing and rapid progress to Dr. Xing̠s expert work. “This was one of the best experiences I've had with a surgeon, and I've met a lot of surgeons,” he said. “The team at St. Joseph Medical Center was awesome. Everything was so orderly and went smoothly. Dr. Xing answered my questions in detail and did excellent work. I think he doesn't get nearly enough recognition for the work he does, and I'd recommend him to anyone.”