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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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Below is a great testimonial from Bob! Bob received a bilateral knee replacement by Dr. Barrett. We want to thank Bob for his recommendation and for being a part of the Proliance Orthopedic Associates extended family!

- Bob

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

Growing up, I was always very active in sports and a gymnast for many years. At 46 years of age, an old shoulder injury, aggravated by my occupation, brought my life to a stand-still. I was walking around with my hand in my pocket to ease the...

- Sandra

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

To Dr. Merritt,On a Saturday in April of 2014, I had climbed a step ladder to reach a bowl from a cupboard. Somehow, I forgot that I was on a ladder, and fell. I couldn’t get off the floor and had to call for help. I had fractured my hip.That...

- Nicole

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

From Over 20 years ago he did carpal tunnel surgery on both my hands; a few years later he ‘rebuilt’ my left thumb. So when I was having very painful right shoulder issues, I contacted Dr. Arntz!! He found I had an...

- A. Sharon

// Craig T. Arntz, 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.

I started having problems with my back eight years ago; the pain would come and go and became increasingly worse. I like to take trips and my back pain was slowing me down which was making me angry. I had gone to chiropractors, massage...

- Vickie A.

// Jason H. Thompson, M.D.

Dr. Cero has successfully operated on my youngest daughter Rebecca, my wife Lyn, and me on five  occasions. I had three “industrial incidents” that created much pain in my left knee on one occasion and my right knee on 2 occasions. After...

- James

I want to tell how much I’ve waited for my hand back. To help people, like you do doctor, it means so much to me to use my hand as a helping hand for others. I’ve prayed for this all year. Doing everything one handed, has been challenging.I...

- Marlene – Patient/Friend

My hands have been hurting for more than ten years but I didn’t know what caused it or what it was.  Then lately because of the pain and numbing, I consulted my family doctor.  He suggested consulting an orthopedic doctor.  I chose Dr....

- Fe

// Niket Shrivastava, M.D.

My surgery was on May 26, 2015 (my birthday).  I was very aggressive with my rehab and was able to ski that first winter (6 months from surgery) and was already back to hiking.  Today, I do an early morning hike up Pinnacle Peak just outside of...

- Pat

// William P. Barrett, M.D.