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Home to Seattle's "Top Docs"
14 of our Providers recognized!

We are excited to announce that we have 14 providers awarded the Seattle Met Top Doc designation. Proliance Orthopedic Associates is dedicated to helping patients receive quality treatment that is tailored to their individual needs. Innovation through collaboration: we apply our surgical and non-surgical expertise with the most current technology in each patient's diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Please enjoy FREE parking at
ALL of our POA locations!

Additionally, construction is now complete at our Talbot location, allowing for easy-access, convenient parking options. We thank all of our patients for your understanding during the construction phase and are pleased to offer these new free options.

covid-19 virus

Policy Updates

Beginning August 23rd, no visitors will be allowed following surgery. Additionally, some surgical cases may be postponed. Visitors in the clinic may be limited.

The CDC has published new guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. This new guidance does not apply to healthcare settings!  If you have a visit planned to a Proliance Orthopedic Associates clinic, please wear your mask and continue distancing at 6-feet apart.


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I have now had 2 surgeries at Proliance and Valley Medical and they were both top notch. First was hip replacement with Dr. Barrett a few years ago. There’s a very good reason he has been on the “Top Doctor” list for so many...

- Sue W.

Dr. John Howlett is awesome! I’m a traumatic brain injury patient; broken neck along with other injuries including my right hand was injured at the time of I was a passenger in an ATV accident.  I was flown from Yakima to Harborview in...

- Anita

// John Howlett, M.D.

I’m a 57-year-old guy who has worked desk jobs for the past 30+ years. I’ve been active my whole life. I enjoy playing various sports such as baseball, basketball and soccer, and outdoor activities such as long distance running, skiing and...

- Tom

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

Dear Dr. Howlett,I have had many surgeries, but I have seldom had the care that you took to explain the process I would go through. After the surgery, when I saw the X-rays, and the incision, I could tell that you had done an excellent job. More...

- Dawn

// John Howlett, M.D.

My first injection was harder, longer, and much more painful than I anticipated. Apparently, I have a humungous bone spur and Dr. Chilczuk had to figure out the best over, under, or around route to the nerve root. It worked! I had a GREAT...

- Lori

// B. Daniel Chilczuk, M.D.

I came to see Dr. Shrivastava at Proliance Orthopedic Associates because I was having shoulder pain which caused problems whenever I used my arm.  Since being treated by Dr. Shrivastava, my shoulder pain is gone which is making my life so much...

- Patricia

// Niket Shrivastava, M.D.

In my case, I really can’t pin down when my right hip started causing problems. I can, however, pin down when the problem got really bad – November, 2012.The trek started from Jiri, Nepal, a long day’s car ride to the East of Kathmandu....

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// William P. Barrett, M.D.

“I was given a referral for Dr. Arntz years ago when I injured my left shoulder. He was a pleasant doctor and person. He suggested shoulder repair at that time. And also told me that with my condition, I would need a complete shoulder...

- Denise

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

I was in pain for five years before I came here. I could hardly walk because the pain in my back, butt, and leg was so severe. I went to my doctor who did some tests, and finally, he told me that I needed a hip replacement. I had my left hip...

- Sherry

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

I am enthusiastic to share my patient experience with Dr. Barrett and Proliance Orthopedic Associates, and to inform other people who have an interest in seeking the best care for their hip related issues.I am an experienced war horse, so to...

- Stefan

// William P. Barrett, M.D.