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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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Take a Tour of
Proliance Surgery Center at Valley!

We're celebrating one year of our ambulatory surgery center and want to give you a closer look at our state-of-the-art facility!


Find the care you need, when and where you need it, with the region's most comprehensive orthopedic care.


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My name is Annmari and I am 53.  I have been Dr. Howlett’s patient for a little over 3 years now.  I broke all three bones in my ankle and luckily Dr. Howlett was in the emergency room when I got there and he did my surgery that night.  When...

- Annmari D.

// John Howlett, M.D.

I want to tell how much I’ve waited for my hand back. To help people, like you do doctor, it means so much to me to use my hand as a helping hand for others. I’ve prayed for this all year. Doing everything one handed, has been challenging.I...

- Marlene – Patient/Friend

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.

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.

I went in to see the skin doc for something little on my face. Really being vain. When I was talking she noticed a mole on my finger. (I hate this mole, came up after a burn) She said that looks like cancer and took a biopsy right away. It came...

- Dawn W.

// John Howlett, M.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.

Watch this fascinating testimonial video from Proliance Orthodpedic Associates’ patient Betsy, who experienced osteoarthritis to the point of bone on bone. She talks about meeting with POA orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Barrett and how he...

- POA Patient Betsy

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

Check out this wonderful testimonial video from a Proliance Orthopedic Associates patient! Cathy C. shares her POA experience through kind words about her knee replacement surgery and POA orthopedic surgeon, Dr. William Barrett. Cathy, as a part...

- Cathy

// 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.

I am enthusiastic to share my patient experience with Dr. Barrett and Proliance Orthopedic Associates, and to inform other people who have an interest in seeking the best care for their hip related issues.I am an experienced war horse, so to...

- Stefan

// William P. Barrett, M.D.