Meet Our Expert Orthopedics Team

When it comes to your orthopedic care, experience counts

Our orthopedic team at Adventist Health Tillamook

Brett LaFleur​Brett LaFleur, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. LaFleur is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon, an expert in the latest treatments and interventions. He brings to the Oregon coast a specialized orthopedic practice and compassion for his patients. Dr. LaFleur performs total joint replacements locally with the latest surgical techniques available and treats many common orthopedic conditions. As a member of Aspire Orthopedic Institute he has privileges at Adventist Health Portland. Dr. LaFleur is highly respected by his peers, including subspecialists in orthopedics at academic hospitals. Dr. Lafleur is board-certified and earned his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in Oregon. He went on to complete his residency at Write State University in Ohio.

Ruben Franco Garcia​​Ruben Franco Garcia, PA-C
Ruben Franco Garcia works as a certified physician assistant, specializing in orthopedics. He treats each of his patients like a member of his own family. Whether it’s a joint replacement or a broken bone, he enjoys seeing patients progress from their first visit through to resolution of their condition. Above all, he is passionate about helping his patients get back to moving again. Ruben enjoys spending time with his family, as well as playing soccer, board games, hiking and woodworking.

Jessica JohnsonJessica Johnson
Certified Athletic Trainer

Jessica Johnson is nationally certified through the Board of Certification and licensed and registered through the state of Oregon. She specializes in working with student athletes to support and help maintain their safety, health and wellness. She works with students in practices, games, meets, during workouts and over the summer.

Heather Clark​​Heather Clark, RN
Orthopedic Nurse Navigator

Graduating in 2009, Heather began her career working at Adventist Health Tillamook. Given her passion for educating and helping patients, she moved to the role as orthopedic nurse navigator in 2015. She takes great pride in the relationships she cultivates with each patient. “The first time I meet with a patient, they typically are hurting and scared. After I walk them through the process of joint replacement, I am able to calm their fears. Seeing them 3-6 months after surgery, when they are able to get back to the activities they love without the daily pain they once endured is such a blessing. Our entire team, including Dr. LaFleur and Ruben Franco, PA-C are so knowledgeable, kind and caring. I feel this community is fortunate to have such a great surgeon and orthopedic team.”

Expert orthopedic care, close to home
Learn more about the orthopedic services we offer by contacting our Nurse Navigator at (503) 815-7566.