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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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Dr. Huang and Medical Team,Since my surgery last October 2010, I wanted to share my adventures on the road to recovery and provide photo evidence. You cleared me to start getting back into jogging at 16 weeks post-up.April 2011 (24 wks) :...

- Mae

// Fredrick S. Huang, M.D.

To: Valley Orthopedic Associates Care of: Dr. Cero, Joint replacement is a serious decision in one’s life. But when you consider the pain of bone on bone and the quality of life you give up every day you put this decision off you will never...

- Pat

Five years ago I had my right knee replaced by Dr. Barrett. When my left knee started going out, I knew I needed to make another appointment at Proliance Orthopedic Associates to see. Dr. Barrett.  My first appointment was with PA-C Jana...

- Thomas

// Timothy B. Alton, 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.

I first injured my shoulder when I was lifting an electric motor. I felt a pop and immediate pain. The pain was so limiting, I knew I really injured my shoulder. At my first visit with Dr. Merritt, I was very impressed. He really listened to me...

- Mark

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

I had the pleasure of being a patient of Dr. Howe’s. Formerly in the Nursing/Surgical field 10+ years at Swedish and 10+ years in a Supervisory position, seeing the rapid change in healthcare, I was amazed by the kindness, compassion, and...

- Christine R.

// Christopher R. Howe, M.D.

I received foot fusion surgery for arthritis on Nov. 11, 2015. I feel great now. I just went back to my bowling in March. I am also able to walk my dog at least six blocks, where I was only able to walk a few blocks before. Dr. Novak was very...

- Rosalie L.

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

Firstly, I can’t express in writing or words my gratitude and thanks for Dr. Andrew Merritt. Dr. Merritt’s surgical skills and genuine / sincere care demonstrated for his patients’ orthopedic wants, needs and desires is quite remarkable....

- Michael Q

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

Dr. Cero, When you gave me my new knee, you took ten years off of my age and my daily life and outlook improved. My wife Betty, daughter Pat, and granddaughter DeDe were all relieved. Your wonderful, warm conversation gave us so much information...

- Albert

Dear Dr. Barrett,Thank you for taking my husband under your care and facilitating a very successful left total hip replacement outcome.During his follow-up visit you asked him how he viewed his recovery with the anterior approach.  His response...

- Wendy

// William P. Barrett, M.D.