Direct superior approach
Direct anterior approach
Mobile bearing hip
I was born and raised in the Tri-Cities, Washington. I am The fourth child in a family of 10 children. I still have many family members in the area and my father and mother continue to work in the area as custom home builders. At home, above all else, I was taught honesty, integrity in my work, and compassion towards others
I graduated from Richland High School and served as a missionary in Colorado for two years. I then graduated from Washington State University and attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. I quickly gained an interest in orthopaedic surgery because of the profound effect it can have on peoples' lives and I loved the idea of using my hands and advanced technology to help people heal.
I was fortunate to be trained at the University of Kentucky Orthopedic Surgery Residency for 5 years before completing a 1 year fellowship in complicated joint replacements and revision joint replacements at The Southern Joint Replacement Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. Along the way, I have been joined by my wife, Jennie, and our 4 children.
I am proud to say that I have trained under some of the finest surgeons in the world, not only because of the skills and techniques they have taught me, but more importantly because of the way they have shown me how to care for patients.
I am excited to bring the knowledge, skills, and techniques I have gained over the last 14 years to the people of my hometown.
When a patient decides to visit with a surgeon, they may feel that they are in a vulnerable position by placing a tremendous amount of trust in someone they don’t know. I feel privileged to enter into that relationship with a patient and earn their trust by giving honest answers and treating each patient like they were my own family.
My goal with every patient is to encourage understanding. I want to understand how their symptoms influence their life. I want to understand their goals and expectations. I want the patient to understand what is causing the symptoms and the things they can do to improve upon them. Sometimes the preferred treatment is non-surgical and other times the solution is surgery. When a decision for surgery is made, I want the patient to understand why surgery is recommended, what to expect before, during and after the surgery. I want to understand the patient’s questions and concerns.
During surgery, my goal is precision and excellence. Every patient deserves to have the surgeon’s and surgical team’s best effort and uncompromised commitment to an excellent result for each patient.
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