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Patient Resources

POA Patient Survey

POA appreciates your feedback about our services and facilities. Please take a few minutes to complete this confidential questionnaire, so POA can better serve you in the future.

New Patients

Thank you for choosing Proliance Orthopedic Associates to treat your orthopedic needs. Our practice consists of physicians with extensive orthopedic experience that provide excellent care and state-of-the-art technology.

Patient Forms

Forms for new patients, record release forms and more.

Patient Education

Patient Education is a learning center on Proliance Orthopedic Associate’s website where you can educate yourself on different conditions, surgeries, and FAQs.

Insurance and Billing Information

Proliance Orthopedic Associates encourages patients to contact their insurance provider directly to confirm benefits and coverage, including anesthesia coverage for any surgical procedure. POA will bill your insurance provider for any services. Patients are responsible for any unpaid portion of a bill.

Surgery: What You Need to Know

Prepare for your surgery by reading everything you need to know.

Common Ambulatory Surgery Center Procedures

At Proliance Orthopedic Associates we are capable of treating many ambulatory surgical needs in our Ambulatory Surgery Center. At our Ambulatory Surgery Center you will receive caring, superior care in an environment that is calmer than a large hospital.

MRI: What You Need to Know

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the use of safe and painless magnetic and radio waves to produce high-resolution images of internal organs and soft tissue. MRI helps your orthopedic physician diagnose bone, tissue, joint and musculoskeletal conditions.

Helpful Orthopedic Resources

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American College of Sports Medicine
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Podiatric Medical Association
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Arthritis Foundation
Hip Replacement
Joint Replacement
Knee Replacement
North American Spine Society
Prosthetics Outreach Foundation



4011 Talbot Rd S #300
Renton, WA 98055

Phone: 425.656.5060
Fax: 425.656.5047


27005 168th Pl SE #201
Covington, WA 98042

Phone: 253.630.3660
Fax: 253.631.1591

Maple Valley

24060 SE Kent Kangley Rd,
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone: 425.358.7708
Fax: 425.656.5047

Latest POA News

  • What’s New in Knee Surgery

    The following article is written by Andrew Merritt, MD. This month in KSSTA, Kim et al. investigate the outcomes of ACL surgery in patients with hyperlaxity. Hyperlaxity is defined by having joints that are “extra-mobile” and present sometimes as “double-jointed.” Most commonly in young females, we frequently see athletes with hyperlaxity that sustain injuries to …

  • The Final Stage of ACL Recovery: Preventing Another Injury

    The following article is written by Andrew Merritt, MD. Anterior cruciate injuries (ACL) injuries continue to increase as people are playing more competitive, year-around sports. One of the most important aspects of recovering from ACL surgery is to prevent the injury from happening again. Most ACL injuries occur from pivoting during sports and not from …

  • Parking Updates at POA

    Valley Medical Center is celebrating a new era in patient care with their new medical office building set to house a comprehensive Cancer Center, an innovative surgical program and expanded access to specialists. During construction, lot parking parallel to Talbot Road (Lot A) will be greatly reduced for at least six months. In the meantime, the North …

Dr. Barrett's Blog

  • Managing Your Pain After Joint Replacement Surgery

    At POA, we use multimodal pain management for your joint replacement. This begins with preoperative medications given in the pre-op area, spinal anesthesia, and use of regional and local blocks about your hip or knee. Following your surgery pain is managed during your overnight stay by the nursing staff at the VMC joint center. This consists …

  • VMC Center for Joint Replacement: Recognition, Results and Future

    As we start 2018 we are proud of being ranked #1 for joint replacement in Washington State by CareChex Quality Rating System. They use a variety of quality metrics to achieve their rankings, including: quality, performance and safety analytics. As the first joint replacement center in the state, we continue to evolve our delivery of …

  • Evolution from Long Inpatient Stay to Short Outpatient Stay

    Over the last 30 years, I have seen the evolution of hip and knee replacement from a 1-week hospital stay to now, in 2017, 90% of our patients going home the day following their hip or knee replacement. This has been accomplished with a variety of factors including improved surgical techniques, multimodal pain management, enhanced …