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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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Talbot Location
Elevator Repairs

Beginning March 9th, 2022, through December 9th, 2022, there will be elevator work performed at our Talbot location.

Please expect longer wait times upon arrival to our location.


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Victor is no stranger to shoulder pain. Ten years ago Victor had surgery to repair his right rotator cuff. Then pain in both shoulders was again limiting Victor’s mobility and active lifestyle. His family physician referred him to VOA...

- Victor

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

I had my right hip replaced 7 weeks ago with Dr. Alton and I am very pleased. I came to see Dr. Alton at Proliance Orthopedic Associates because my right hip kept dislocating and it was extremely painful. My hip dislocated 4 times in 8 months,...

- Janice

// Timothy B. Alton, M.D.

I’ve seen Dr. Howlett multiple times for problems with my hands. Dr. Howlett has the most calming personality that really inspires confidence as a patient.  He’s great at calming my fears and what I appreciate the most is that he really...

- Sandra W.

// John Howlett, M.D.

Cliff, a VOA patient of Dr. Barrett who underwent bilateral knee replacements has documented his process via social media. Below is a video of Cliff’s progress 4 days after surgery. Yes, 4 days!Cliff made another video 12 days later. In...

- Cliff

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

We wanted to write and say thank you for your work on George’s hand injury.  It has been 2.5 years since the accident and he has regained 80-85% use of his right hand, including the ability to write and fish.  We truly believe you were an...

- George and Dottie J.

// 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.

I came into Proliance Orthopedic Associates to see Dr. Shrivastava because I was unable to lift anything more than a couple of pounds without severe pain in my thumbs. Dr. Shrivastava was very caring and professional. He explained every option...

- Nancy

// Niket Shrivastava, M.D.

POA patient Betty, 89, recently received hip replacement surgery from Dr. Merritt. She details the discomfort that led to her decision to schedule orthopedic surgery and her experience at Proliance Orthopedic Associates. Her peers call her “the...

- POA Patient Betty

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

My name is Annmari and I am 53.  I have been Dr. Howlett’s patient for a little over 3 years now.  I broke all three bones in my ankle and luckily Dr. Howlett was in the emergency room when I got there and he did my surgery that night.  When...

- Annmari D.

// John Howlett, M.D.

I injured my right knee and ankle while racing motocross back in August of 2014. I was trying to ‘look young’ and ended up colliding with another racer and landing on my right side. I went to Valley Medical Center where I was placed into a...

- Ken

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.