CALL NOW FOR AN APPOINTMENT 425.656.5060

Online Appointment Requests

For convenient scheduling, request an appointment online.

Erik J. Novak, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Novak is board certified and a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon providing surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle conditions. He also specializes in general orthopedics and the treatment of fractures. Dr. Novak believes that taking the time to explain to patients their musculoskeletal conditions and treatment choices allows for a faster recovery and return to the activities and sports they enjoy. Outside of medicine, Dr. Novak enjoys spending time with his family. He also takes part in outdoor recreational activities and traveling. Dr. Novak practices at the Foot and Ankle Center located at Proliance Orthopedic Associates’ Renton and Covington clinics.

Clinical Focus:
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Lower extremity trauma surgery
Arthroscopic surgery
General Orthopedics and fracture care

Hospital Affiliation:
Valley Medical Center, Covington
Valley Medical Center, Renton

Professional Association:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Board Certification:
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Fellowship Training:
University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center, Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Residency:
University of California, San Francisco, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Medical School:
University of Washington School of Medicine

Doctoral Training:
University of Washington School of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular and Cellular Biology (Immunology)

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 Dr. Jones Gives Back

    At POA, being involved and contributing to our community is a critical component of our mission. Whether we’re sponsoring local events, providing free health seminars or supporting local businesses, we are thrilled when we have the opportunity to make a difference. Recently, one of our talented orthopedic doctors, Dr. Ty C. Jones, has been giving …

  • Free Joint Replacement Seminar with Dr. Barrett

    Is your joint pain keeping you from the activities you enjoy? Join us on October 5th for a FREE Doc Talk on hip and knee replacement featuring POA’s own Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. William Barrett, MD! When degenerative joint disease or injuries make it too painful for you to participate fully in the activities you enjoy, joint …

  • 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! …

Dr. Barrett's Blog

  • Modifiable Risk Factors in Joint Replacement

    In an article published in The Journal of Arthroplasty, author Stambough et al. outlined the efficacy of controlling modifiable risk factors, specifically the decolonization of patients for Staph bacteria. There are multiple modifiable risk factors that can be improved prior to elective joint replacement surgery. These include the patients weight, smoking cessation, optimizing medical comorbidities. …

  • 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 …