All of our physicians perform hundreds of procedures each year, are board-certified, and they continually train to stay ahead of advancing surgical techniques and technologies.
Meet our Joint Replacement Specialists
|Albert B. Doornik, M.D.
||Thomas A. German, M.D.
||Allen L. Hershey, M.D.
|Timothy R. Heyne, M.D.
||James M. Lin, M.D.
||William J. Parker, M.D.
|Justin Swan, M.D.
||Bert G. Tardieu, M.D.
||James K. Ushiba, M.D.
|Willard B. Wong, M.D.
Albert B. Doornik, M.D.
Dr. Doornik is board certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. The focus of his practice is the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder disorders. From simple arthroscopy to total joint replacement he utilizes minimally invasive techniques and a sports medicine philosophy of returning patients to normal activity as quickly as possible. He offers younger patients with knee arthritis biological alternatives such as arthroscopic "cleanout", cartilage restoration surgery, and knee realignment. Dr. Doornik performs his minimally invasive knee replacements with computer assistance.
Dr. Doornik received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Irvine, where he graduated cum laude and received an award for "Excellence in Research". He earned his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago before returning to U.C. Irvine to complete his orthopedic surgery residency. In 2009, he became the first surgeon in Monterey County to achieve board certification in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Doornik has lived and practiced in Salinas since 1991. He was born in Chicago to parents who immigrated from Holland. An active member of First Presbyterian Church of Salinas, Dr. Doornik started the cardiac defibrillator program for the church and served as a co-chairman of a twelve million dollar building program.
In addition to being a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons since 1987, Dr. Doornik has served as Medical Staff Officer/Treasurer and Medical Staff Bylaws Committee Chairman for Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, was a Monterey County Medical Society Board Member, and is a team physician for Hartnell College Visit Dr. Doornik's practice website and personal webpage.
Thomas A. German, M.D.
Dr. German, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, has a general orthopedic practice with special focus on shoulder and upper extremity problems including impingement, rotator cuff tears, instability and arthritis. He is trained in advanced arthroscopic techniques for shoulder and knee problems. He has additional interest and training in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement as well as hand surgery.
Originally from Nebraska, Dr. German completed his undergraduate and medical schooling at Creighton University in Omaha. He graduated with honors and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society. Upon completing his internship and his orthopedic residency training at Harbor U.C.L.A. Medical Center he was appointed as Clinical Instructor. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in hand surgery in Los Angeles. Upon completion of his training, Dr. German relocated to Salinas, California where he and Dr. William Parker established Salinas Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in 1978.
Dr. German values a strong commitment to patient welfare, continuing medical education, and community involvement. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, as Chief of Surgery at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and as team physician at Hartnell College. Dr. German is currently a staff member at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and the Salinas Surgery Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Monterey County Medical Society, California Orthopedic Association, and the California Medical Association.
Dr. German enjoys family centered activities including skiing and hiking. He also enjoys running and has completed several marathons. Visit Dr. German's website
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Allen L. Hershey, M.D.
Dr. Hershey is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in lower extremity reconstruction at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla California. Dr Hershey utilizes a variety of innovative surgical techniques in total knee and total hip replacement surgery to reduce discomfort and shorten the recovery time after surgery. Many options are available, including minimally invasive techniques and computer navigated knee replacements, which are tailored to meet the patient's specific needs and goals.
Dr. Hershey received his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy with high honors from Oregon State University. He graduated from medical school cum laude at Oregon Health Sciences University where he also completed his orthopedic surgical residency. Dr Hershey's academic excellence was recognized by admittance to the Rho Chi pharmacy honor society and the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He went on to complete his fellowship in lower extremity reconstruction at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation before moving back to Salinas in 1995.
Dr Hershey is currently the Chief of Surgery at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital where he previously served as the Head of Surgical Quality Improvement. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a member of the Monterey County Medical Society and the California Orthopedic Association. Visit Dr. Hershey's website
Timothy R. Heyne, M.D.
Dr. Heyne is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who focuses on problems of the shoulder, hip and knee. The majority of his patients are adults with disabling problems such as injuries or arthritis who seek to relieve their pain and return to regular activity. Dr. Heyne's practice includes sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, minimal or small incision joint replacement procedures, torn tendon and ligament repairs, and fracture treatment.
Dr. Heyne performs the innovative anterior total muscle sparing hip replacement technique that has shortened the patient's recovery time to weeks rather than months. Dr. Heyne also stays current regarding minimal and small incision knee replacement procedures including hemiarthroplasty and the evolving use of computer-assisted positioning.
After graduating with honors in Professional Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Heyne obtained his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He then completed a five year orthopedic surgery training program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
After serving as a U.S. Army Medical Corp Officer and two years of solo practice in Ohio, Dr. Heyne moved to Salinas in 1989. He is on the Medical Executive Committee at the Salinas Surgery Center and served as a Medical Staff Officer and on the Quality Assurance Committee at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Heyne is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Visit Dr. Heyne's website
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James M. Lin, M.D.
Dr. James M. Lin, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in the hand and upper extremity. His practice includes treating a wide variety of conditions such as sports injuries, joint problems and fractures.
Born and raised in upstate New York, Dr. Lin completed his undergraduate studies in biology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He then graduated from medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo, receiving his MD degree. Next, his residency in orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, provided him with a rich, diverse education at seven different hospitals located at the renowned Texas Medical Center.
With a desire to pursue the latest advancements in hand and upper extremity surgery, Dr. Lin completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery under the Department of Plastic Surgery at Baylor. Minimally invasive endoscopic, arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques are among the unique solutions he is able to provide for a wide variety of orthopedic hand and upper extremity problems. These include common conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and rotator cuff surgery.
Dr. Lin enjoys a variety of outdoor activities while spending time with his wife and young twin boys. He is pleased to be a part of this exciting community.
William J. Parker, M.D.
Dr. Parker graduated from Northwestern University Medical Center and was selected for A.O.A. Membership. A straight surgical internship and two years of general surgery followed at Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, California. This was followed by a year of research at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, California. Between 1974 and 1978 Dr. Parker completed his orthopedic residency at U.C.L.A. He was board certified in 1979. In 1978 he and Dr. Tom German came to Salinas to practice together. That association became Salinas Valley Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Inc.
Dr. Parker's current practice is primarily reconstructive in focus. He has extensive experience with joint reconstruction of the knee, hip and shoulder. He uses MIS techniques whenever possible, and offers both anterior and posterior approaches to the hip, as well as quadriceps sparing methodologies for the knee.
Dr. Parker has held numerous positions of leadership to include Chief of Staff at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital twice, Chief of Staff at Natividad Medical Center, President of Monterey County Medical Society, Chairman of the Performance Improvement Committee (S.V.M.H.), Credentials Committee Chairman and subsequent member, and Chief of Surgery.
He is a current member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, California Orthopedic Association and Monterey County Medical Society. Visit Dr. Parker's website
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Justin Swan, M.D.
Dr. Swan attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC where he graduated Cum Laude with Honors in Biology. Dr. Swan received his M.D. from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia.
He then went on to pursue a general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics in Stanford, CA. From there he went on to further train at the S.O.A.R. clinic, completing a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine, caring for many professional and NCAA teams.
Dr. Swan is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the California Medical Association. He is as well a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Swan specializes in athletic injuries, treatment of the athlete, and joint preservation. His focus lies in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. Dr. Swan is trained in the latest techniques involving arthroscopy, ligament and tendon repair, arthroplasty (joint replacement), and cartilage resurfacing. Visit Dr. Swan's website
Bert G. Tardieu, M.D.
Dr. Tardieu is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, knee and hip problems. He uses the most current techniques and technologies to provide his patients with leading edge therapy to allow for optimum speed of recovery and return of function.
These procedures include arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee and hip. Minimal incision anterior hip joint replacement, minimal incision knee replacement with computer assisted navigation.
Dr. Tardieu obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Houston graduating cum laude. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco.
A native Californian, Dr. Tardieu grew up in San Jose and competed in track and field throughout high school and college. He enjoys living on the Central Coast where he has been practicing orthopedic surgery since completing his residency in 1994.
Dr. Tardieu's professional affiliations include membership in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, California Orthopedic Association, Western Orthopedic Association, and Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He volunteers as the Medical Director for the California Rodeo. Visit Dr. Tardieu's website
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James K. Ushiba, M.D.
Dr. Ushiba is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He is fellowship trained in foot and ankle reconstruction. His practice includes sports medicine and joint replacement.
Dr. Ushiba has a novel approach to patients with diabetic neuropathy. In the past, little could be done for this patient population as they often developed ulcers, deformity, and amputations. However, this new approach may improve sensation and reduce pain. Based on recent tests, the treatments offered by Dr. Ushiba may also decrease the risk of amputation.
Dr. Ushiba completed his undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, and graduated with his medical degree from the University of California at Davis. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, and completed a foot and ankle fellowship at Harvard University.
Dr. Ushiba has enjoyed living and practicing in Monterey County since joining Precision Orthopedics over four years ago. He enjoys golf and travel and is active in local charities including the Boys and Girls Club, the SPCA and Children's Miracle Network. Dr. Ushiba is also a team physician for Hartnell College and a volunteer physician for the Los Angeles Shriners Hospital.
Dr. Ushiba's professional affiliations include a fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and memberships in the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, California Orthopedic Association and Western Orthopedic Association. Visit Dr. Ushiba's website
Willard B. Wong, M.D.
Dr. Wong is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in spinal surgery of the neck, middle and lower back. He also performs less invasive surgeries including kyphoplasty for osteoporotic fractures, microdicectomy for pinched nerves and disc replacement or fusion surgery for chronic debilitating low back pain. Dr. Wong utilizes physical therapy options and non-operative treatment options, in addition to the most up-to-date surgical procedures, all of which are tailored to the specific needs of each patient.
Dr. Wong received an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Hawaii and his medical degree from the University of Hawaii Medical School. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency in Phoenix, Arizona and completed his fellowship subspecialty training in spinal surgery of the neck, middle and lower back at Harvard Beth Israel Hospital.
Dr. Wong was born and raised in Hawaii. Upon completing his fellowship training in 1994, he joined Precision Orthopedics and has been living and practicing in Salinas since that time. He enjoys mountain biking and has volunteered for the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program of Monterey County.
Dr. Wong is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, North American Spine Society and the California Orthopedic Association. Visit Dr. Wong's website
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