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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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I am a 77-year-old female on whom Dr. Merritt replaced my right hip on March 25, 2015. Surgery went well and his staff were very patient and professional when I did not cooperate too well when I was coming out from the anesthesia!I went home the...

- E. Arlene M.

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

I am writing this letter to thank Proliance Orthopedic Associates and Dr. Susan Cero for making my joint replacement surgery a complete success. The surgery was performed on May 18, 2015. The outcome is much better than expected. The joint...

- Jana T.

January, 2014Dear Dr. Barrett,I am so thankful for your talented surgical skills. My life has changed in so many wonderful ways since June 17th. The following are some of those ways: I can go for walks with my husband. I can actually enjoy...

- Ann

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

Over the years, Pauline has had four surgeries with Proliance Orthopedic Associates orthopedic physician Dr. Craig Arntz. She has had two hand surgeries, as well as both right and left shoulder surgery. She discusses how she is virtually...

- Pauline

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

Dear Dr. Cero,It has been a long journey from shattered clavicle to age division National Champion! Thank you & your team at Proliance Orthopedic Associates so much for being my partner in recovery!I appreciated our discussions about the...

- Kerry

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

Thank you so much Dr. Cero for putting me back together.

- - Kerry, Future Bike Racer!!!

I am so grateful to you for the surgery you did on my right shoulder!  I couldn’t be happier!  Thank you to you and Roxanne for all you have done to get me through my first surgery.  Everything was exactly as the portfolio you gave me said...

- Y.R.

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

Joel describes his trigger finger release surgery with Dr. Howlett.

- Joel

// John Howlett, M.D.

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. Barthel and the entire Proliance Orthopedic Associates staff. I’ve never experienced such thoughtful and compassionate care from a medical facility like I have at Proliance Orthopedic...

- Jessica