Hal Townsend, MD - Asante

Hal Townsend, MD

Hal Townsend

Hal Townsend, MD

Patient Rating
4.91 / 5 (Based on 300 Reviews) Read Patient Experiences
  • Asante Physician Partners

Orthopedic Surgery

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Locations

Asante Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine - Ashland
269 Maple St.
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Main: 541-482-4533

About this Provider

Hal Townsend, M.D. joined Ashland Orthopaedic Associates in 1990 as a general orthopedic surgeon with special training in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Townsend graduated from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biological Sciences in 1980. While completing his premedical education, he received a grant from the National Science Foundation and served for thirteen months as field engineer in atmospheric research at Palmer Station, Antarctica.

He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1984. He then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery in 1989 at Stanford University Medical Center. In 1990 Dr. Townsend completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Inglewood, California.

Dr. Townsend holds medical licenses in Oregon and California. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.

Patient Experiences

June 15, 2020
An excellent doctor that surrounds himself with caring and kind professionals.
June 12, 2020
Martha, Dr. Townsend's nurse at his office.
June 11, 2020
The entire team, Martha is just the best. Always with you as the patient in the moment and truly concerned and caring. Dr Townsend is just amazing. He takes the time to explain everything and is extremely passionate about his calling and doing the best care possible.
June 09, 2020
Dr. Townsand
June 09, 2020
Robert, Dr. Townsend's PA is knowledgeable, capable and has fine communication skills.
June 09, 2020
Both Dr. Townsend and Rob, the PA!
June 08, 2020
All personnel
June 08, 2020
The Np was exceptional
June 08, 2020
Rob, Dr Townsend's assistant
June 08, 2020
Dr. Townsends entire team gives impeccable care.
May 20, 2020
Martha (Nurse) & Doctor Townsend both are personable yet professional. They really care about you & what they are doing for you.
May 20, 2020
Dr. Townsend is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon, one of the best in the nation if not the best.
May 19, 2020
PA
May 01, 2020
The whole staff is awesome! Thank you Barbara, Courtney, Adriene, Victoria, Susan, Martha, Tracy, Shannon and especially that great x-ray tech but I forgot her name! And Emma for staying home taking care of herself.
April 29, 2020
Martha is always personable & professional. She always put me at ease before my appointment with Dr. Townsend. She is an asset to the orthopedic group.
April 29, 2020
The ease of sending phots of my leg into office for Dr. Townsend to look at before a phone call with me, a week after I was in the clinic for the x-Ray and diagnosis. I really appreciated the time with him on the phone as a follow up to my visit.
April 29, 2020
Dr. Townsend gave me a shot that didn't hurt!
April 26, 2020
I was very impressed and pleased with my appointment (knee) with Dr. Townsend and his new medical partner, Dr. Patterson (and their intake assistant and their front desk person). EVERYONE listened (without looking at a computer screen), really listened and valued my desire to proceed proactively. They all had suggestions for how I might do that, but with continuing attention and a future appointment to ascertain how effective physical therapy was and with solid suggestions for future non-surgical treatment if necessary. I have already recommended them to a friend.
April 24, 2020
Robert the orthopedic PA
April 24, 2020
I was happy that the doctor and staff decided to wear masks after the coronavirus problems started.
April 15, 2020
everyone was courteous and effective
April 15, 2020
Dr Townsend's entire team are true professionals. This is my second surgery from Dr. Townsend and I would come back again if ortho surgery were ever needed.
April 15, 2020
Dr Townsend, Martha, his assistant, prep nurses They were all excellent. Especially Dr Townsend and Martha
April 12, 2020
I have been a patient of Rr Townsend for 6 years now - he is the most caring, prossenional and attentive doctors I have ever had.He also has a good sense of humor!
April 12, 2020
Both Robert , Dr. Townsend ‘a assistant and Dr. Townsend himself were greatThe front desk people were very friendly As well
April 09, 2020
The whole staff was great.
April 01, 2020
I have only had one appointment.
April 01, 2020
Dr, Townsend, he must never allowed to retire!
March 29, 2020
Dr. Hal Townsend
March 29, 2020
Dr Townsen
March 26, 2020
Absolutely everyone I came into contact with was outstanding, plain and simple. They treated me with the utmost care and explained things in a way to made me know I'd get the best care possible before, during, and after surgery.
March 26, 2020
Dr. Townsend and staff are absolutely superb and there need to be more doctors like him!!!
March 26, 2020
Dr. Townsend's PA is the best! Rob spent time with me professionally and was very informative about my humerus fracture. He "lectured" me about smoking and healing in a very non-lecturing way. He drew a diagram of how hemoglobin is supposed to attach to oxygen, but loves to attach to carbon first. He had a great analogy of putting a chubby little boy in front of a bowl of brussel sprouts and a bowl of ice cream... what is he going to choose? Needless to say I'm smoking a lot less! Thanks [name]!
March 22, 2020
All staff was very good.
March 22, 2020
Martha, and Dr. Townsend.
March 21, 2020
The way i was treated by all staff members was beyond my expectations. Thank you!
March 18, 2020
Dr. Townsend wanted to know what would me feel the most comfortable .
March 16, 2020
Hal Townsend
March 12, 2020
Dr Townsend was great in listening to me explain what my issues were. Every time I had contact with the staff, they took care of my needs instantly.
March 11, 2020
I have been there twice over about the past two weeks. Everything has been outstanding.
March 07, 2020
Dr Townsend is the best doctor ever and so is Martha is nurse the staff at Ashland hospital were also great
March 07, 2020
Dr, Towsend focused on doing the least invasive treatment first, which was appreciated. The prescribed PT is going well.
March 05, 2020
So far the entire process has been great.
March 04, 2020
I was extremely impressed by everyone that I encountered. Every one was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient.Dr, Townsend was FABULOUS!!!
March 02, 2020
I appreciated the follow up phone call from Dr. Townsend
February 28, 2020
The group responded as they possibly could.Dr. Townsend did as well.I didn't expect to see him when I first visited (I went to Urgent Care because I couldn't get an appointment) to deal withan urgent incident. That was OK. They tried but couldn't fit me in. but responded appropriately so I could get the help I needed at the time.)
February 28, 2020
Dr. Townsend....always
February 28, 2020
Dr Townsend
February 24, 2020
Dr Townsend responded at my appt to give me a prescription, making me feel listened to and responded in a helpful way.When I first saw him he gave me wedges in my shoes that fixed my knee problem as far as it could be.
February 24, 2020
The doctor
February 24, 2020
Dr Townsend actually LISTENED to me when I explained what was happening with my injury.I went to Southern Oregon Orthopedics in Medford 4 weeks prior to seeing Dr. Townsend and the PA that saw me didn't listen to anything I said and did absolutely nothing to help me with my very severe knee injury.That PA didn't have the answer as to what to do, so it seemed that his pride forbid him from asking a physician to assist him.They never even called me back.I thought I was going to have to wait until my knee gave out in a fall with devastating results before I would get a doctor to attempt to fix the injury that I have suffered for 20 years.To my astonishment, Dr Townsend treated me completely different than the PA at So Or Orthopedics did.He actually listened to what had originally caused my injury and treated me with respect and dignity.I am still in shock that after 20 years of pain, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.He is helping, rather than letting his ego dictate my care.
February 20, 2020
great
February 17, 2020
Not really...they were all wonderful..
February 15, 2020
My son was a patient of Dr. Townsend many years ago when he had a knee injury. Dr. Townsend was a wonderful, caring doctor then for my son and he was the same with me. I trust him.
February 14, 2020
I'm a new patient
February 14, 2020
Dr. Townsend and his entire staff are very compassionate. Their expertise is amazing. The x-ray tech was awesomely efficient and really knew her stuff, even one armed! Dr. Townsend's nurse was very nice and helpful with my brace. She's a wonderful nurse. His MA is cheerful and very, very thorough while putting me into a room. The two at the front desk has shown great teamwork by adjusting the schedule so I can get a lunch. I love you guys! Thank you!
February 09, 2020
Martha, Dr. Townsend's assistant & Victoria (reception) are always friendly & helpful.
February 07, 2020
Dr. Townsend and his staff have always provided excellent service. Their concern has always been for the patient and their well being, and rehab back to their goal.Thank you.
February 06, 2020
Dr. Townsend has been excellent. Very caring individual!! He came highly recommended and I know why!
January 31, 2020
Dr Townsend is caring, approachable, and knowedgeble. He is outstanding!
January 30, 2020
Martha and Dr. Townsend both are remarkable human beings as well as professionally excellent medical people. Top Notch!
January 30, 2020
The entire staff should be recognized for their professional courtesy and caring demeanor.
January 29, 2020
The two ladies at the front desk are the greatest.
January 29, 2020
Everyone I interacted with!
January 27, 2020
Dr. Townsend is amazing. I truly appreciate his bed side manner. Puts us at ease even tho this is the 3rd surgery to "fix it".
January 27, 2020
Everybody Everybody that helped me from Ashland orthopedics was helpful friendly and knowledgeable
January 24, 2020
Yes, Dr. Hal Townsend.
January 24, 2020
I was pleased to get all the information I needed in one visit - an initial conversation and information gathering, xrays and discussion of xray results and recommended next steps. Everyone was friendly and helpful and I felt very comfortable at AOA. Thank you!
January 24, 2020
All the individuals i encountered were excellent.
January 24, 2020
Both Dr Townsend and Martha are above any bar I could set for care in today's health care environment. Martha is not only very competent, but also lets me know she cares. I had an unexpected problem and she stayed on top of it , kept in touch with me, and helped in resolution. Dr Townsend is the best orthopedist this valley has ever had. He listens to the kind of physical life I lead and develops goals for care that help me to live the kind of life I want to live. Care could not be better!
January 22, 2020
Martha
January 21, 2020
Hal Townsend's encouragement and attentiveness was always exceptional.
January 21, 2020
Dr Townsend and his staff are one of the most personal caretakers I have ever been around also the care at the hospital was a great experience considering having to stay a few days O was well respected and treated
January 21, 2020
Not only did the dr show respect to me I observed the same amount of respect and professionalism shown to nurses, and assistance
January 20, 2020
Dr. Townsend is a great doctor. Martha is his great assistant.
January 20, 2020
I feel Dr Townsend and his staff are excellent providers. I have recommended them to anyone who I have discussed my experience under his care.
January 20, 2020
Dr. Townsend and his nurse Martha are simply the best. They make excellent care look easy.
January 18, 2020
Hal Townsend
January 17, 2020
Always feel very heard and cared for
January 17, 2020
Dr. Townsend and his nurse, Martha, have always been great to deal with.
January 08, 2020
The experience of Dr. Townsend's care, staff and administration staff is exceptional. I appreciate all of the personal attention I've received. They're an asset to the Asante Medical team!
January 06, 2020
All staff was very helpful and courteous. Thank you Martha, Tracy, Shannon, Victoria, Emma, Kazu, Courtney, Adrienne and Susan!!!!! You make the best team ever. I would recommend APP Orthopedic - Ashland to anyone.
December 27, 2019
Martha is very caring and good
December 27, 2019
Dr. Townsand's surgery and communication skills are fantastic.
December 26, 2019
Martha was incredible & really shows concern for the patients.
December 23, 2019
I called Dr Townsend To get an appointment for a knee injury while skiing in Idaho. He called us back the same day and made an appointment for us within 24 hours of the call. Thank You!!!!
December 21, 2019
everything I needed
December 20, 2019
My experience with the staff is always excellent. They're always attentive and professional.
December 20, 2019
Dr Townsend and staff are top notch! Prompt, through caring friendly and professional!
December 19, 2019
I trust everyone in this office.
December 19, 2019
Professional office in all regards. Keep up the great work!The only negative is I that had to deal with staff in Los Angeles regarding billing questions. Staff in Dr. Townsend's office, while very courteous, didn't have a clue about it. It would have been more logical to deal with staff here in Ashland. [ ] P.S. LA Staff was nonetheless helpful but there were delays.
December 13, 2019
X-ray tech
December 13, 2019
Dr. Townsend was the best. He's really friendly and shows you that he cares about your situation. He was very patient with me as well because he knew this was going to be my first surgery.
December 13, 2019
Nate in physical therapy and his two night nurses . And of course Mr Hal.
December 13, 2019
Always Dr. Townsend and Martha!
December 13, 2019
Hal Townsend
December 08, 2019
Dr. Townsend and Martha are warm and caring while being very professional. Have recommended them to several friends
December 07, 2019
All the staff are great and make you feel your important thank you very much for that
December 07, 2019
Dr.Townsends nurse Martha
November 30, 2019
Always listen to my concerns and treated my concerns
November 30, 2019
I feel lucky to have Dr. Townsend and Martha, his nurse. I patient could not ask for more caring, competent compassionate care, from both of them.
November 24, 2019
Dr Townsend was informative, good natured, so polite. His attention to detail is very much appreciated. If I have knee surgery, it has to be with him. His staff seem to work well together. Thank you
November 24, 2019
Jocelyn, Martha and Jody? We're very friendly and happy even though I always go at the end of their day.
November 22, 2019
Not specifically.
November 20, 2019
Some years ago Dr Hal resolved a long standing and painful rotator cuff problem with excellent and long standing results. With my current problem, knee, I knew who I'd return to given his excellent skill and bedside manner. It's a pleasure to be his patient.
November 19, 2019
Everyone I dealt with. I could not be happier with the results of the care I received.
November 16, 2019
I know Dr. Townsend has the best reputation in the valley for treating knee problems, which is why I go to him for my knee care. I'm never disappointed.
November 16, 2019
Dr Townsend always treated me like I was a member in his family. Great sense of humor and so knowledgeable. Willing to explain exactly what I should expect.
November 16, 2019
Dr.Townsend is very upfront and honest. Everyone there treats you with respect and not just a number like many of the other places I have been. I highly recommend his office!
November 16, 2019
Everyone was very kind & professional....
November 16, 2019
On my first visit, the nurse who first took my information asked a lot of questions, and really listened. I felt truly heard, and treated like a person, not a "case".
November 14, 2019
Excellent surgery performed by Dr Townsend on my shoulder.
November 14, 2019
The whole staff is amazing!! As busy as the office is, they always treat me with respect and quick resolution to whatever I need. Dr is direct, informative and compassionate. Makes for a quick efficient appointment.
November 13, 2019
Dr Townsend went above and beyond in my care. Even bringing me in to his office on a Saturday to make sure everything was ok and to answer our concerns.
November 08, 2019
Dr Townsend and staff were excellent . I have recommended them to anyone I have discussed my experiences with Dr Townsend.
November 08, 2019
Dr Townsend
November 07, 2019
I had a post surgical concern. Dr Townsend got back to me right away and did so 3 times that day, despite his busy office schedule. I know it was difficult and his actions demonstrated his concern and commitment to each patient, a rare trait in this day and age.
November 06, 2019
Dr townsend and staff are the best very attentive and caring
November 06, 2019
Every single person was beyond helpful and took the time to explain what was happening and what to expect. I wish I could name them all but I truly was impressed with the whole team. From ER to checkout. Dr. Townsend was amazing and I can't thank him and Asante enough.
November 06, 2019
Dr T is a real gem. I am so glad that he is my dr.
November 06, 2019
The person who took care of authorization and Martha were both amazing. They did a great job in helping everything to go smoothly.
November 06, 2019
Dr Townsend is great. And his nurse Martha is very caring!
November 06, 2019
Dr Townsend and his nurses are very caring and helpful. I also had very good care in the hospital, I love that they offer massage and reiki.
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