Express Clinic—Walk-ins Welcome

Recognized Leaders

Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists’ skilled team of orthopedic surgeons, physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physician assistants work together to provide transformative, compassionate surgical and conservative/non-surgical orthopedic care, spine care, pain management, and therapy to patients throughout Spokane, Spokane Valley, Coeur d’Alene and the Pacific Northwest. NWOS offices are conveniently located in Downtown Spokane, North Spokane, and Spokane Valley, with walk-in clinics located in North Spokane, Spokane Valley, and on the South Hill. Highly-trained providers hold the doctor/patient relationship in the highest regard and provide exceptional care for orthopedic and spine conditions, injuries and fractures, trauma, sports medicine, interventional pain management, and physical and hand therapy.

  • More than 8,000 orthopedic surgeries each year
  • More than 5,500 interventional pain procedures each year

As a physician-owned practice and the largest independent orthopedic group in the region, it is our mission, and our passion, to continue to provide the highest level of surgical and nonsurgical care focused completely on you—our patient.

Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists offers three NW Orthopaedic Express walk-in clinics to get you immediately treated by an orthopedic specialist: Spokane Valley, South Hill at 57th & Regal, and North Division at the Y.

ER visits are expensive and urgent care clinics don’t have orthopedic specialists on staff, so avoid the wait, hassle, and cost associated with alternative walk-in options, and come straight to us with no appointment necessary. With on-site X-Ray and on-hand DME, our staff is ready to get you treated and back to your life sooner.

• Fractures & Dislocations
• Sprains & Strains (ligaments, tendons, muscles)
• Injured & Painful Joints
• Neck & Back Pain / Sciatica
• Sports / Work Injuries


We’re committed to delivering excellence in bone, joint, spine, and muscle care and continue to be the leader in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedics in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene region. Our 60-year+ history of care in the region includes care from physicians, PA-Cs, ARNPS, RNs, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and support staff who are patient-focused, collaborative, and encouraging.

Orthopedic Care

Experts in all forms of bone and joint care.

Sports Medicine

Injury prevention and specialized care for sports-related injuries.

Total Joint Replacement

Save the cost of large hospital bills and get back to your activities faster.

Spine Care

Evaluation and treatment of low back sciatica, pinched nerves in neck, low back pain, outpatient pain injections, physical therapy.

NW Orthopaedic Express

See an orthopedist at one of our three orthopedic walk-in clinics. No appointments necessary, walk-ins welcome.

Outpatient Surgery Center

Outpatient joint surgery and pain management avoids in-hospital costs and gets you home sooner, which helps healing and avoids infections found in most hospitals.

Physical & Hand Therapy

Our expert team of physical therapists and hand therapists work with our orthopedic specialists to guide patients back to feeling their best.

Imaging Services

On-site X-Ray and MRI services for convenient and expert evaluation and treatment.

Patient Testimonial

“Dr. Kersten has taken care of my wife and myself with two knee and one shoulder surgery. I would highly recommend NWOS to anyone needing the type of care they provide. The staff is also wonderful to work with. I have heard nothing but excellent reviews from friends regarding other surgeons at NWOS. Should I need additional surgery, they would be the choice.”

— John M.

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