Dr. Birchard MD OrthopedistKeith R Birchard M.D. Reviews



– I was happy with the whole procedure and with the results

– Truly a professional! Throughout my care dating back to June Dr. Birchard discussed all options clearly and included me in decisions. I have never felt so involved in my care. He has set the bar very high for all others.

– Thank you did excellent

– Got us in quickly

– I highly recommend Dr. Birchard. My other Drs. have been impressed.

-All my questions and concerns were answered and a plan of treatment was discussed and made. Everything after seeing Dr. Birchard was done like clockwork again with all questions answered.

Michael D Dujela D.P.M. Reviews



– Ever since I was a child I constantly struggled with my bunions and it made playing sports twice as hard for me. After college I was recommended to visit Dr. Dujela about surgery and to discover what type of bunion surgery best suited my feet. From my first appointment onward he has always been informative professional kind and an expertly overqualified orthopedic surgeon! He has now fixed both of my bunions and I feel like a brand new person (now I can finally be a foot model :)) I am amazed with the work he has accomplished. I am finally able to play basketball and ski without pain. I look forward to living a more fulfilled life because of Dr. Dujela and his immensely talented nurses/crew at Washington Orthopedic! Thank you so much!

-I’ve been very satisfied with the care I’ve received. After seeing another provider for the same condition, I feel Dr. Dujela was much more thorough and helped me with more types of conservative measures to try to solve the problem before having surgery than the other doctor did.

– Change of shoes and my new orthotics have made a big difference. Thank you.

– Dr. Dujela has performed both of my ankle fusions and I have been very happy with his care and humanity as a Dr. I would recommend him to anyone having issues with their feet and ankles

– “Very professional yet personable & caring. Realistic approach about care by offering several ways to handle it. He didn’t immediately jump to the “”let’s operate”” as the only remedy.”
he is the best specialist i have ever had i respect him totally

– Very personable professional great people skills

– “Just a “”Down to earth Doctor””! I feel he knows and has helped me out so many ways in the past. Dr. Dujela has kept me walking. I will forever be thankful for him. ”

– He has always done right by me and will always be my doctor.

– Dr. Dujela is a very compassionate person i feel he really cares about me as a patient. I would recommend him to anyone that needs to be scene!

– Care was excellent. Could have used more precise written instructions with post-op visits regarding what I should/should not do to hasten recovery from surgery. Although I was aware that he was behind in his schedule I felt like I received his undivided attention and concern.

– Dr. Dujela is an amazing doc . He did surgery on my foot , less than two months after surgery he cleared me to go back to work . The X-ray he took of my foot after my surgery went with him as part of his presentation during his medical teaching in India . Dr. Dujela isn’t just a Washington known Doctor , he is known in other countries!”

– It’s amazing that our local area has Dr Dujela’s expertise, not only has trained with the world’s leading foot and ankle surgeons but teaches all over the world. Very nice and compassionate doctor who gave me full confidence in him,

– Dr. Dujela is a world class outstanding provider, a true physician in every sense of the word. I could never say enough about his superlative expertise and amazing kindness to me throughout the whole process of healing my broken ankle. I am now almost back to normal and owe it all to him!

– Dr. Dujela is an amazing doctor who was the force behind my husband receiving not only medical care for severe diabetic wounds, but mental health treatment after a psychotic breakdown. He didn’t give up and saved the foot when other doctors thought amputation was the best thing to do. He saved my husband’s life.

– By the time our daughter Georgia was eight she was in pain every time she walked. Dr Dujela came highly recommended and after our first visit we were confident he was the solution to our problem. We were impressed by his knowledge, continued education and approach. We travelled from Vancouver, Canada to Centralia, Washington, for surgery on her right (December 2009) and then left foot (June 2010). Georgia had no reservations to return for the second surgery as she trusted Dr Dujela completely. Georgia remains pain free. Please visit Dr Dujela before seeing anyone else. Dr Dujela gives surgical presentations worldwide, e.g. Germany, Korea and England and has been an author foot and ankle textbooks

– Dr.Dujela was EXTREMELY helpful in removing my bone spurs from my big toe joint. I now walk and run pain free. I had Hallux limitus. If you are looking for a Leading Surgeon in this field. Here is a Gem that we are lucky to have in Lewis Co. Thanks, Doctor.

– I’ve known Dr Dujela for more than 10 years. He cared for me at his former clinic when I broke my ankle, and saved my friend’s leg from amputation just a year or so ago, when it seemed impossible. I can’t say enough good about Dr. Dujela. They just don’t come any better than him!

– Bottom line, Dr. Michael Dujela is innovative and incredibly knowledgeable. My future, most likely, will require surgery on my other foot….no doubt who will be my surgeon.

– I recommend Dr Dujela whenever appropriate. He is simply the best. Great communication style. Knowledgeable. Professional. Personable. Empowering. Honest. Direct.

– I am completely satisfied with the results of my foot fusion and am having Dr. Dujela operate on my other foot as well. If you haven’t experienced severe foot pain and constant discomfort you can’t imagine how wonderful it is to be able to walk pain free, with a normal gait again. I feel ten years younger and that’s just with one foot fixed so far. I can’t wait till my next one is done in September. Wonderful friendly staff just like Dr. Dujela.

– I would highly recommend Dr. Dujela for any foot and ankle surgery. He has a great staff too. I fell and broke bones in both feet in 2009 and in an unrelated accident in 2011, I broke a bone in my right foot. In both cases, he did surgery and did an EXCELLENT job. He is kind, organized and thorough.

– I was quite nervous but the doctor made me feel very comfortable with his care and I left his office with a better understanding of my condition. I was referred by my PCP and I’m thrilled with her choice.

– Exceptional care and knowledge, explained my prob and treatment in detail

– He has preformed two surgeries on me and both turned out very good. As far as I am concerned he is the best.

– Dr. Dujela is personable and professional. He explain every aspect of my foot surgery and what the outcome would be. Dr. Dujela was spot on everything except the pain…I had NO pain after 3 months and during the three months of healing was just a little discomfort. I would recommend him to everyone who has foot problems. My outcome was so good, my husband finally agreed to get his ankle fixed.

– I would really recommend Dr. Dujela. His staff are all nice and friendly and tell you what they are doing so you know whats happening. Dujela is very nice and can explain what he is going to do and what he did in a way that makes you know exactly what happened. I have Cerebral palsy which made me walk on my toes my entire life. Both of my feet were 40 degrees from flat and was one of the worse cases that Dujela had seen. I have had surgery on both feet and ,with the help of physical therapy, I have been able to relearn how to walk properly. I would recommend that anybody that needs something done with their feet to go to Dr. Dujela.

– Having had many negative experiences with physicians in my lifetime, I am always grateful for those physicians and medical offices that restore my faith in the allopathic medical system. Thank you for timely appointments-even when emergencies have occurred-and consideration of my wants along with my medical needs

– Dr really listens and pays attention to to comments and concerns. He is straight forward and “tells it like it is” when necessary. Great Dr!”

– Having Dr. Dujela as a physician makes me feel less concerned that I’m making the right decisions. He always explains things in a way that’s easy to understand but always leaves the ultimate decision up to the patient.”

– I appreciated the time he took in the exam room. I did not feel rushed in explaining the issues I have been dealing with regarding my feet. He asked great questions, used diagrams to explain my situation and asked if I understood everything. I was shocked that he and his support staff took the time to show me a couple of things online in the room. Overall I was so impressed with Dr. Dujela. I am grateful the clinic could get me in for a second opinion so quickly! My feet thank you!!!”

– Very positive minded. Made me feel very much at ease to not be anxious.

Bryan J. Nestor M.D Reviews



-Dr. Nestor was very kind and compassionate. He answered all of my questions and explained things very well. I felt very comfortable having my procedure done at Washington Ortho

-I was very impressed with Dr. Nestor’s knowledge of my condition and the surgeries that had previously been performed.  He listened to my concerns and was very attentive.  I definitely will come back to him for future issues.  Plus, it is very nice to have another orthopedic option in Olympia!

-Doctor was very personable and informative.  He just seemed like a great guy, willing to spend time with me and explain what my condition was.  I really liked him and will not hesitate to see him again. Good guy and very competent at what he does.

-What a blessing, best Doc I’ve seen. Dr. Nestor was great. He took time and I could tell he cared. He fully explained to my wife and I my conditions and the pros and cons of surgery and recovery in detail. The medical profession is lacking great doctors like Dr. Nestor. He is a breath of fresh air. I trust him and that’s so important when dealing with your health/life.

-I was very impressed with Dr. Nestor. He was knowledgeable, patient, and listened to me. He gave clear instructions for self-treatment exercises to assist me to progress to resolving my inflamed tissues. Thank you, Dr. Nestor.  I hope to stay healthy and not have to return too soon, but will certainly return if needed!

-Dr. Nestor was excellent in all areas. We would recommend him to anyone !

-My husband and I was very pleased with our visit…and he will make an apt.in the late fall for a knee joint replacement surgery with DrNestor.

Chad L. Bender M.D Reviews



-Total confidence in Dr. Bender.  Looking forward to future work on existing problems.

-I was impressed with his professionalism and knowledge of what my needs and concerns have been.  He did shoulder surgery and after approximately 7 weeks, I am doing very well.

-I will be back as needed. He is now my go to doctor as needed.

-I felt he was observant and listened well while trying to diagnose the reason for my pain necessitating this visit.

-He made feel very comfortable and listened to what I asked about my surgery. I definitely will have him again for any issues regarding my hands.

-He is very professional and yet very personal care all in one we were very pleased with care received.

-Dr. Bender was very caring and explained the options that I have with my wrist and let me ask questions and make the decision of how and what could and will be done.

-Dr. Bender did a good job in explaining my injury and options for surgery.

-Dr. Bender validated the tests that were ordered by my previous doctor and told me that the decision to have the surgery was indeed necessary. He treated me as an informed patient which I appreciated very much. Dr. Bender is a doctor who works with his patients instead of just for them.

-Dr. Bender was kind, attentive, and compassionate. I will be using him for all future orthopedic issues.

Christy Caple PA-C



-Christy is amazing and I’m glad she’s involved in my care. She’s personable listens and helps you make the best choice for each individual situation.

-Christy Caple was very thorough and efficient.  I liked the fact that she has a sense of humor and lives in the “real world,” in other words she didn’t pull any punches, was honest with me and treated me respectfully, but was also sensitive.

-Christy seemed genuinely concerned about my care in healing my wrist and therapy to heal It further.  I enjoyed my interactions with her and the staff at WOC.

-Christy truly cares about her patients. She always goes the extra mile to make sure they are getting the best care possible!! We love her!!

Washington Orthopaedic Clinic Reviews



“I greatly appreciate everyone that helped me through this process. Thank you!”

“Great place to have something done.”

“Washington Orthopaedic Center does a great job working together.”

“The staff treated me like family from the time I got there until I left.”

“The Nurses in the Surgery Center were AMAZING! Kind, compassionate and full of enthusiasm which made my comfort level 100%.  Their follow up care after my procedure was/is awesome.”

“The nurses were very nice and took good care of me.”

“Washington Orthopedic Center is the place to get your feet fixed! Whenever people ask me about where to receive quality orthopedic care I always recommend WOC. Amazing people work here and want to help you succeed!”

“Everything and everyone was awesome have no complaints thank you”

“This was my first experience with Washington Orthopaedic; I was very pleased with service and care.”

“Excellent experience!”

“The staff has been great”

“I love Washington Orthopaedic & have recommended them to many friends over the last couple of years especially since both knee replacement surgeries & also the issues I’ve had with my foot.  The staff including clerical are wonderful & have always taken great care of me for any issue I’ve had! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!”

“Friendly knowledgeable and helpful staff.”

“Great staff and have met all doctors. All excellent!”

“I would recommend WOC to anyone!”

We asked our patients “Who in particular impressed you?” during their visit at Washington Orthopedic Center. Here is what they had to say:

1. The nursing and medical staff were:
“The best!”
“Very understanding and patient”
“Amazing with my 12 year old”
“Good experience”
“All the medical staff helped me in my wheelchair, they are remarkable.”
“Gave kids balloons”

2. The imaging technicians (X-ray or MRI) were:
“Very competent”
“Very careful of my injury”
“They help me beyond any other x-ray department; they are gentle, and caring that I am in pain.”
“Amazing with my nervous 12 year old”

3. The billing department made my visit:
“Great Service”
“Extremely Helpful!”
“More than helpful and they go the extra step as my secondary insurance is out of state.”


The nursing and medical staff were:


                “I felt very welcome and was treated like family.”




The imaging technicians “Made me feel comfortable and got to listen to music.”