When Medicine Takes Flight

Steve Johns is a Physician Assistant at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates who works with Dr. Brodie Wood. As a physician assistant, Steve has many roles, including 1) seeing patients in clinic; 2) first-assisting with Dr. Wood’s surgeries; and 3) seeing hospitalized patients post-operatively. He is also an Ironman athlete and serves in the Army Reserves on […]

How to Access Orthopaedic Treatment During COVID-19

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates is dedicated to providing orthopaedic treatment to our patients via our Telehealth service.

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates is dedicated to providing orthopaedic treatment to our patients via our Telehealth service.   Alberta is a very active volunteer in the Thurston community. So when her knee pain began to impact her daily life and her important work, she knew it was time to sign up for total knee replacement. The […]

Leading the Way in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

  At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our cutting-edge physicians are recognized leaders in outpatient total joint replacement. Historically, joint replacement surgery has been performed on an inpatient basis in a hospital setting. But now, new surgical techniques and advanced training allows our team to perform these surgeries on an outpatient basis at our ambulatory surgery center. […]

Making Masks for Heroes

Patti Carpenter began making her homemade masks for employees at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates and Emergency Department at Capital Medical Center. Before long, she was outfitting members of local government, pilots and firefighters. Patti Carpenter loves to sew. And make no mistake, sewing is not simply a pastime for this active community member—she used her skills […]

OOA Healthcare Heroes Travel to NYC

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates nurses and healthcare heroes Pearl Hoyt, Ashley Haskins, Kori Dijos, and Christina Rager join the frontlines to battle COVID-19 in NYC. When OOA nurse Pearl Hoyt—or “Petee” to her friends—saw a Facebook post about an agency hiring nurses to travel to the frontlines of COVID-19 in New York City, she knew she […]

Telehealth at Olympia Orthopaedics

At Oly Ortho, we care about our patient’s safety and access to healthcare. Now offering Telehealth Virtual consultations with specialists during COVID-19 outbreak. Olympia Orthopaedic Associates has acted swiftly to service patients via Telehealth for patients with orthopaedic needs that are stuck at home while the COVID-19 outbreak continues to worsen in the U.S. Many […]

Caring for Athletes

with Dr. Dominic Femiano Dr. Dominic Femiano, a native of the Pacific Northwest, is a primary care sports medicine doctor at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. He joined us in 2015 after completing his fellowship and offers musculoskeletal care and non-surgical treatment of sports-related injuries. In this interview, he talks about working with local sports teams, growing […]

Earning Patient Trust in Trauma Situations with Dr. Ryan Will

Dr. Ryan E. Will, M.D. is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in trauma care. Besides his vast experience as a traumatologist, Dr. Will is passionate about physician peer coaching and improving efficiency within electronic medical records. In this interview, he talks about the kinds of cases he saw while working at a major […]

A Day at Rapid Orthopaedic Care

Have you been thinking of visiting our no-appointment needed, walk-in orthopaedic urgent care facility? If so, you might have some questions. In this article, we dive into what our Rapid Orthopaedic Care Urgent Clinic (ROC) offers and how it expedites specialized treatment for musculoskeletal issues of all kinds. Call Us Today! 360.570.3460 View our location on Google Maps […]

Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness

 with Dr. Leila Borders About Dr. Leila Borders Olympia Orthopaedic Associates physician Leila Borders, M.D. uses her dual background in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine to help patients tackle everything from sports injuries to surgical readiness. In this interview, Dr. Borders explains why obesity is more than just a lifestyle issue; what special populations should […]