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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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Dear Dr. Barrett,I just got back from my Physical Therapy session. I walked in, and I walked out. The other day, I stood at a window, (without having to use a walking aid or lean on someone) and watched the world go by. (I don’t remember the...

- Deb

// William P. Barrett, 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.

The pain I was having in my hand started in March while I was clipping limbs off of a tree.  By April my hand started to swell up so I went to my doctor who first referred me to physical therapy.  I attended 9 sessions with the therapist, who...

- Karen

// John Howlett, 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 was in pain for five years before I came here. I could hardly walk because the pain in my back, butt, and leg was so severe. I went to my doctor who did some tests, and finally, he told me that I needed a hip replacement. I had my left hip...

- Sherry

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Howe and his staff. I came to Dr. Howe after being told by two other surgeons that nothing was wrong with my back, and I just had a bulging disk and after injections, it would heal itself. I did...

- Samantha

// Christopher R. Howe, M.D.

I was really taken back by Dr. Thompson because he did everything in a compassionate and quick manor. I had a ruptured disc in my back; I was in a lot of pain and could hardly walk. Dr. Thompson had quickly ordered an MRI on my back and then did...

- Beverly W.

// Jason H. Thompson, M.D.

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.

I had been having trouble with my right shoulder for a couple of years and tried non-surgical alternatives. When I slipped on my deck and landed hard on my right shoulder I ended up in VMC emergency, where the doctor referred me to Dr. Huang. Dr....

- Dexter

// Fredrick S. Huang, M.D.

First I want to say how thankful I am that my husband talked me into having my knee replaced. Of course he had some help from the doctor who replaced both his knees – Dr. Fredrick Huang. I had been suffering with terrible knee pain, putting off...

- Margaret W.

// Fredrick S. Huang, M.D.