If you live in the Portland metro area, the best care for your orthopedic needs might be closer than you think. Northwest Extremity Specialists provides comprehensive orthopedic surgical care from board-certified physicians with advanced training and state-of-the-art facilities. When cutting-edge medical expertise and compassionate, personalized care converge in your backyard, you’ll enjoy a faster road to recovery and a stronger, pain-free future.
The Benefits of Choosing a Local Orthopedic Surgeon
Although there are certainly situations where traveling for surgical care makes sense, don’t assume you need to look outside your community to receive top-notch care. Residents of the Portland area have discovered that choosing Northwest Extremity Specialists lets them experience personalized care from professionals who are familiar with the local health care system while reducing their travel expenses.
Local orthopedic surgeons can often provide more personalized care because they can develop a closer doctor-patient relationship. They are more likely to take the time to understand your unique needs and preferences.
If you need ongoing treatment, having a local surgeon means you can maintain continuity of care without disruptions. They can closely monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as necessary.
Personalized care from a local orthopedic surgeon is particularly important in case of emergencies or urgent situations. A local surgeon will be readily available to address your needs—saving you from the stress of not knowing how to best deal with your condition.
Familiarity With the Local Health Care System
Local orthopedic surgeons are familiar with the local health care infrastructure, hospitals, and facilities, which can facilitate a smoother and more efficient health care experience. They generally have established relationships with other medical professionals in the area.
Choosing a local surgeon also means that you can more easily gather information and reviews from others in your area. This can help you feel more confident in your choice of care provider.
Reduced Travel Expenses
Choosing a local orthopedic surgeon can save you money on travel expenses, including gas, parking, and accommodation. This can be especially beneficial if you have frequent appointments or require post-surgery rehabilitation.
Questions to Ask When Choosing an Orthopedic Surgeon
How can you ensure that you choose the right health care provider for your specific needs? Here are some key questions to ask when you’re selecting an orthopedic surgeon for joint replacement, ligament reconstruction, or a related procedure:
- What is your experience and expertise in treating my specific orthopedic condition?
- Are you board-certified in orthopedic surgery?
- Where do you perform surgeries, and are these facilities accredited?
- What is your approach to treatment? Are there both surgical and non-surgical options for my condition?
- Can you explain the potential risks and complications associated with the recommended procedure?
- Do you have any specific requirements or recommendations for preparing for surgery, such as lifestyle changes or medication adjustments?
- What is the expected outcome of the surgery or treatment, and what is the recovery process like?
- What is your track record with this type of surgery or treatment, including success rates and complication rates?
- What is your post-operative care plan, and what should I expect during the recovery period?
- How can I reach you if I have questions or concerns?
Orthopedic Surgeons Providing Care at Our Tigard Locust Office
Northwest Extremity Specialists provides orthopedic services at our Tigard Locust office. Our providers work out of several hospitals and surgery centers in Southwest Portland, including the Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center in Tualatin, with some at Providence Willamette Falls Hospital and Legacy Meridian Park Hospital. We are in-network with many major insurance policies and will work with you on a cost-effective solution to your orthopedic care needs.
Dr. Ron Bowman
Dr. Ron Bowman has over 25 years of experience in the management of work-related illnesses and injuries covered by workers’ compensation. His practice is over 80% involved in the treatment of injured workers. This includes shoulder pain or instability due to rotator cuff and labral tears and knee pain or instability due to meniscal and articular cartilage injuries of the knee as well as ligament damage to the knee.
Dr. Alex Friedman
Dr. Alex Friedman is an orthopedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training in arthroscopy and sports medicine. He is particularly interested in shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip injuries and the care of patients of all ages and athletic abilities.