About Our Orthopedic Doctors
Our orthopedic doctors are dedicated to providing you with the absolute highest level of care. That is why all doctors at OSC are specialized and fellowship-trained. OSC is the only orthopaedic clinic in the Inland Northwest with this distinction.
What Does Fellowship-Trained Mean?
Fellowship training is unique, focused training in addition to typical residency requirements. Becoming an orthopaedic surgeon is a long journey. The entire process takes 13 years: 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and 5 years of residency. Those who are accepted to a subspecialty fellowship program perform an additional year of specialty training in a specific field of orthopaedic surgery to hone their skills. There are fellowships in all areas of orthopaedics: sports medicine, hand, foot and ankle, total joints, etc. Each doctor at OSC is required to achieve this highest level of specialization.