CALL NOW FOR AN APPOINTMENT 425.656.5060

Online Appointment Requests

For convenient scheduling, request an appointment online.

Timothy B. Alton, M.D.

By cma123 on

Dr. Alton is a dual-fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. He completed his first fellowship in fracture surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA then completed a second fellowship in adult reconstruction, hip and knee replacement surgery. He trained directly under Dr. William Barrett at Valley Medical Center, mastering the direct anterior approach for total hip …

Ty C. Jones, M.D., CAQSM

By cma123 on

Dr. Ty C. Jones is a fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine expert who specializes in treating sports medicine injuries and conditions and performs concussion management. He evaluates and treats tendon conditions, stress fractures, minor traumatic fractures, back pain, muscle strains, ligament sprains, and muscle contusions and has an interest in running and throwing injuries. Dr. Jones …

Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

By cma123 on

Dr. Merritt is dedicated to getting injured athletes back to the activities they love. His practice is focused on sports medicine and the arthroscopic treatment of the knee, hip, and shoulder. He has specialized training in ligament, cartilage, and tendon injuries of the shoulder and knee. He has published many papers and chapters about these …

B. Daniel Chilczuk, M.D.

By cma123 on

Dr. Chilczuk’s clinical interests focus on occupational medicine, workers’ compensation, and upper and lower back disorders, including work-related injuries. Although Dr. Chilczuk has a strong surgical background, he concentrates on non-operative treatments for spine conditions as a first-line approach. He enjoys time with his family and four daughters. He also enjoys recreational sports such as …

Jason H. Thompson, M.D.

By cma123 on

Dr. Jason Thompson is board certified and a fellowship-trained spine surgeon who specializes in the care of patients with simple or complex problems of the neck or back. As an expert in the care of the spine, he may prescribe treatments including physical therapy, spinal injections, medications or massage, or he may perform surgical procedures …

Christopher R. Howe, M.D.

By cma123 on

Dr. Howe is board certified and a fellowship trained spine surgeon who specializes in a wide array of spine care ranging from degenerative conditions to spine trauma and metastatic disease. Dr. Howe’s goal is to educate patients and allow them to make an informed decision about their care and treatment options. Away from orthopedics he …

Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

By cma123 on

Dr. Craig Arntz is a board certified orthopedic shoulder specialist with 20 years of experience treating problems that often require shoulder surgery, including rotator cuff tears, instability, fractures and shoulder arthritis. Dr. Arntz has advanced training in shoulder surgery with extensive experience in treating the most complex shoulder disorders. Additionally, Dr Arntz is a board-certified …

William P. Barrett, M.D.

By cma123 on

Dr. William Barrett is board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in primary and revision hip and knee replacement. He performs over 500 joint replacement procedures annually.  He is actively involved in clinical research on Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement (THR) and Total Knee Replacement (TKR). His research department maintains a prospective joint …

Niket Shrivastava, M.D.

By cma123 on

In addition to general orthopedics, Dr. Shrivastava specializes and is board certified in hand and wrist surgery. He practices at POA’s Renton and Covington locations.

John Howlett, M.D.

By cma123 on

John Howlett, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in fracture care.   Dr. Howlett has completed additional fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery, including trauma, reconstruction, pediatric as well as microvascular surgery. One of the experiences that shaped Dr. Howlett’s career trajectory was his work as a counselor at …

LOCATIONS

RENTON

4011 Talbot Rd S #300
Renton, WA 98055

Phone: 425.656.5060
Fax: 425.656.5047

COVINGTON

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

  • POA’s Athlete Comeback of the Month: Mercy

    Mercy Nelson is a 17-year-old athlete who was sidelined for over a year with a knee injury and battled her way back to become a first team all-league basketball athlete and a second team all-league volleyball player for Rainier Christian High School. Her incredible story makes her the star of this month’s athlete comeback blog! …

  • Finding Success as Women in Orthopedics

    If it seems like men dominate the orthopedic surgery field, you aren’t imagining things. In fact, approximately only 4% of orthopedists are women and the ongoing gender disparity in orthopedic surgery is rooted in reasons that range from misunderstandings to completely false data. One stereotype that deters women from going into orthopedic surgery is the …

  • POA’s Athlete Comeback of the Month: Riley

    Riley is now completely healed and experiencing very few problems with her knee, and like a true comeback story, she experienced the best season in her athletic career after her injury. If you’re in pain and want to get back to your active lifestyle, contact us at 425.656.5060 to schedule an appointment with our orthopedic doctors.

Dr. Barrett's Blog

  • Complications Related to Obesity in Total Knee Replacements

    In an article published in the May 2017 edition of Journal of Arthroplasty, authors Fehring, et al, describe their experience with total knee tibial component loosening in obese individuals. What they found is that patients with a BMI greater than 35 placed increased strain on the bone in the proximal or top part of the …

  • Free Hip and Knee Replacement Seminar, May 11

    Questions about hip or knee pain and what your options are? We’re excited to invite you to Dr. William Barrett’s free hip and knee replacement seminar on May 11th at 6 PM in the Medical Arts Center. Learn more about the benefits of joint replacement surgery and how it can help return you to an active, pain-free life. Dr. William Barrett is …

  • Smoking and the Risk of Infection After Total Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

    In a study by Tischler, et al, from the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, patients who were active smokers were found to have a significantly increased risk for infectious complications following hip and knee replacement surgery. In this study, published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery on February 15, 2017, the researchers looked at …