orthopedic care


Meet Our Expert Orthopedics Team

When it comes to your orthopedic care, experience counts


​Brett LaFleur, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. LaFleur is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon providing expertise in the latest treatments and interventions and offering a specialized orthopedic practice and compassionate care for his patients on the Oregon coast. He performs total joint replacements locally with the latest surgical techniques and treats many common orthopedic conditions. 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 Portland, Oregon. He went on to complete his residency at Wright State University in Ohio.


Ruben Franco Garcia, PA-C

Ruben Franco Garcia is a certified physician assistant specializing in orthopedics. 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 while treating each patient like a member of his own family. Above all, he is passionate about helping his patients get moving again. Ruben enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, board games, hiking and woodworking.


Jessica Johnson

Certified Athletic Trainer

Jessica Johnson is nationally certified, 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, 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 her role as an 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 joint replacement process, I can calm their fears. Seeing them 3–6 months after surgery, when they can 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.