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

We are excited to announce that we have 10 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.

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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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In November 2014, my step son was getting married and all I wanted to do was be able to walk down the isle and be able to dance at his wedding. Fortunately, I was able to do these things, but due to the pain it was difficult. The pain I felt in...

- Pamela

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

As a child I had scoliosis and had a steel rod in my back. So as an adult, when I started having numbness down my arms, I came to POA because I thought it was a problem with my back. Some tests were done, and I was diagnosed with Carpel Tunnel. I...

- Sherlyn M.

// John Howlett, M.D.

The surgeries I received in 2016 were a major rotator cuff surgery from Dr. Arntz in April and a total knee replacement in June by Dr. Merritt. I was referred by Dr. David Sweiger who took the time and interest to try to help me. So glad I...

- Jay S.

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

“My husband was going to have both knees replaced at the same time, pretty scary stuff. We live in Anchorage, but had a friend recommend Dr. William Barrett. We contacted his office and had xrays, etc. sent down to Seattle through our...

- Penny

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

All of the staff that I encountered were very helpful.  Never did I feel rushed and whenever I had a question, it was thoroughly answered.  For having surgery, Proliance Orthopedic Associates made it feel the best possible.  Dr. Shrivastava...

- Ted

// Niket Shrivastava, M.D.

After a fall at the gym, Logan broke both his left radius and ulna. Dr. Cero’s work on Logan’s arm has helped him get back on the court.If you suffer a sports-related injury, such as an ACL or rotator cuff tear, or wrist or shoulder...

- Logan

At 83 years old, I was very frightened at the thought of needing surgery on my hip.  I haven’t had surgery since I was 6 years old, and it was not something that I wanted to go through at the age of 83.  I had been limping for over a year,...

- Joanne

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

I had a really good experience with Dr. Cero and her staff. It was fantastic and I’ve had no problems since. I had so much pain when I went in and I wondered why I didn’t have this surgery three years ago. Everyone was really helpful.I am in...

- Sharon

Not long ago, I had an accident where I was knocked unconscious, and when I came to, I could see the bones in my arm/elbow area. This is when I met Dr. Howlett at Proliance Orthopedic Associates. Dr. Howlett had great bedside manner from the...

- Ken

// John Howlett, M.D.

I had bilateral knee replacements with Dr. Huang years ago and it went great!  So when I broke my knee recently, I went straight back to Dr. Huang at Proliance Orthopedic Associates.  Dr. Huang informed me that I would need a revision surgery...

- Paul

// Timothy B. Alton, M.D.