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Not all "Top Docs"
are in Seattle
17 are at POA!

We are excited to announce that we have 17 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

As we see an increase in positive cases and hospitalizations, we have updated our policies to keep our physicians, staff, and patients safe. If you are scheduled for a visit to one of our clinic, urgent care or MRI locations, please follow these guidelines. If you feel unwell, please call to reschedule your appointment.


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Getting a hip replaced is no easy deal, but having it done by Dr. Susan Cero of Proliance Orthopedic Associates made it go so smoothly and it was an overall great experience. From the first appointment, to the pre-op, to the surgery, to the...

- Heather

I could barely walk. Movement–even turning in bed–was torture. This went on for years. Two hip replacements later, three months apart, and it was as if I’d been granted a new life. The surgeries, which I’d been dreading,...

- Judy

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

I was referred to Dr. Howe by Dr. Wagner at the UW. I had been seeing Dr. Chapman at UW originally for several years because of my lower back issues. He wanted to do two surgeries a week a part fussing T7 thru S1. I would have lost 40% mobility...

- Karen G.

// Christopher R. Howe, M.D.

In my early 50’s my back started bothering me. I had had a serious injury in my early 30’s and thought I may need to update my exercise routine. so, I saw a physical therapist and got regular massages. I did not experience any relief...

- Mary G.

// Christopher R. Howe, M.D.

I broke my wrist while snowboarding, which is how I met Dr. Howlett. I came into the office for a consultation after I had my cast taken off, and Dr. Howlett recommended surgery. Since surgery was the recommendation, I reluctantly agreed. I was...

- Roy W.

// John Howlett, M.D.

On the way to the summit of Mount Rainier.

- Rachel

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

I was living in constant pain, 24 hours a day for years! Before I met Dr. Merritt I was always limping and was limited on the activities that I could do with my young daughter, especially after a full day of work. I had seen other doctors who...

- Abeslin C.

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

WOW, where to begin? Firstly, I want to thank Dr. Novak, he is an excellent doctor and very experienced. I broke my fibular playing soccer in July and was in a lot of pain. He immediately talked about surgery and was able to repair my broken...

- Derek

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

Dear Proliance Orthopedic AssociatesI am writing you this letter to tell you about my recent left shoulder replacement surgery done on December 13, 2012. Since this is my second shoulder replacement, having had the right one done four years ago,...

- Raymond

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.