Hal Townsend, MD - Asante

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Hal Townsend, MD

Hal Townsend

Hal Townsend, MD

Patient Rating
4.90 / 5 (Based on 267 reviews) Read Patient Experiences

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Accepting new patients

Locations

Asante Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine – Ashland
269 Maple St.
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Main: 541-201-4700

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

May 02, 2022
Dr. Townsend is a wonderful doc!
April 28, 2022
Dr Townsend
April 23, 2022
Martha is always outstanding!
April 19, 2022
I was admitted to Ashland Hospital for a [service] I was astounded at the care I received. Everyone I had contact with from Nurses, CNA's, Therapists, even housekeepers, was the best I have ever experienced. Everyone were very nice and concerned with my individual needs. They were very responsive to my needs and made sure I received care for my needs in a very timely manner despite being slammed with other patients. I would gladly return to this facility for care I n the future. My Dr Townsend is one of the best Doctors I have ever had. He is kind, Attentive, and very well informed about my other medical issues and how his treatment may have an effect on them. Over all I had a great experience. Thank you to all the staff that cared for me.
April 16, 2022
Dr. Townsend did an excellent job of understanding my concerns about my health
April 03, 2022
Dr Hal Townsend is very knowledgeable , caring and professional. I trust him completely with all my medical care. Thank you Dr Townsend!
April 03, 2022
Dr Townsend is outstanding!!
March 30, 2022
Doctor Townsend was hands down the most professional courteous kind and amazing medical in medical person I have ever met my surgery went amazingly well I just can't say enough good things about this man he is incredible love loveDoctor Townsend was hands down the most professional courteous kind and amazing medical in medical person I have ever met my surgery went amazingly well I just can't say enough good things about this man he is incredible love love him!!!
March 30, 2022
Dr. Townsend is an excellent, caring surgeon.His PA and staff are also excellent and knowledgable
March 30, 2022
Everyone at this practice treated me with courtesy and care. I didn't feel like I was in a patient "mill"!
March 27, 2022
Every one was great that took care of me.
March 24, 2022
Each time I came to office for a pre-op, or check-up, I was greeted by the staff by name and I always felt like a valued patient. I have had [service] with Dr Townsend and I the result of both have been amazing. My quality of life is restored by leaps and bounds. I really can't give enough accolades for my overall experiences with Dr Townsend and his staff... Simply the BEST!!! I recommend Dr Townsend to anyone who needs the services that he provides!
March 23, 2022
I was going into [service] so I don't recall all their names, but everyone on the team that dealt with me from intake to getting me into my ride to go home were 100%, 5 STAR 10 out of 10 in all aspect of my experience, thorough, professional, funny, gentle and kind.The best Friday at 6:00am experience I've possibly ever had.
March 23, 2022
Everyone in that office especially how taste has been fabulous responsible I had my health and the most concern I've ever seen at any doctors I've ever seen in my life. He's one of the most remarkable doctors in the world. Along that being said at the [service] he was like a musical instrument an orchestra they just worked so well together and made everything just perfect for me I think you for the whole staff surgery office especially Dr.
March 23, 2022
I saw PA Robert Patterson, he explained everything. He suspected I had a [diagnosis], which is also what I suspected. Rather than sending me for an expensive [service] he sent a referral for physical therapy. I'm in physical therapy and seems to be helping. I'm much happier spending $20 a visit for physical therapy and I felt he explained everything to me very thoroughly.
March 22, 2022
Dr. Townsend and his surgical team.
March 21, 2022
Dr. Townsend - simply the best!
March 02, 2022
All the staff from front office, back office, and providers are incredibly professional and caring. Highly recommend!
March 02, 2022
Dr. Townsend is an outstanding doctor.
March 02, 2022
Dr Townsend personable while being professional.
February 23, 2022
They all did a great job and I thank them for it
February 23, 2022
Wonderful treatment from Dr Townsend and staff!
February 23, 2022
The whole crew
February 17, 2022
Dr Townsend is always outstanding, as is his office staff. His xray technician, Jasmine, is wonderful, combining professionalism with friendliness and compassion. Martha, his nurse who handles phone inquiries, is caring, knowledgable, and experienced. I know I am in good hands with these folks- they treat me more like family than patient.
February 17, 2022
Martha in scheduling and communicating was outstanding always.Dr. Townsend has always been skilled, professional, helpful, and friendly.
February 16, 2022
Always a positive experience.
February 16, 2022
They are all outstanding in this office
February 15, 2022
Everyone there is very nice and helpful
February 11, 2022
Dr. Townsend treats you as part of family.
February 11, 2022
Yes. Hal and his entire office were nothing short of wonderful.
February 11, 2022
Outstanding service. The surgery I had was at Ashland Hospital and the staff there were great.
February 11, 2022
I think I only visited Dr Townsend's office 2 times in the last three months . I do remember being treated very well each time. I do apologize that I don't remember names.
February 11, 2022
Dr.Townsend and Martha
February 11, 2022
Dr townsend, the best doctor i have ever seen. Also Martha was so prompt, polite, quick to return calls or messages via my chart. She was very helpful. They both really really seemed to care about my health and my perspective.
February 03, 2022
Dr Townsend, Rob and Martha are an excellent team; they answered all questions and were very supportive at all times.
February 03, 2022
Martha, Dr. Towsend's surgery scheduler is amazing. She had the answers to ALL of my questions and then some. She walked me through the entire process and immediately put me at ease, cannot say enough good things here...professional, kind, empathetic, all the good stuff:) DR. Towsend, all of those things too. What a wonderful person, so very grateful he was my surgeon!!!
February 03, 2022
Dr. Townsend is simply amazing. He is brilliant and has a remarkable bedside manner which is a rare combination in such a talented physician. I don't know that I have ever had so much confidence in a healthcare professional and I feel fortunate that he is my provider.
February 03, 2022
Dr. Townsend. He took the time and explained everything clearly. He answered all my questions. I'm very thankful I was able to see him.
January 31, 2022
Dr Townsend
January 31, 2022
I share more than a little of Dr. Townsend's educational experience, and I value this. Problem is that I can't get "real time" evaluation of my issues so I am sent out for rehab when my joints can't take it.
January 28, 2022
This was my first visit to Dr. Townsend to treat my knee issues, and I was extremely pleased with his professionalism and courtesy. His recommmendation for PT is working out well with Jackson Co PT on North Phoenix, and I am schedule to revisit Dr. Townsend on [date].
January 27, 2022
Doctor Townsend and his staff were cordial, efficient, and organized.
January 26, 2022
Hal Townsend is exceptional. I feel so blessed to have been able to have seen him. I am just grateful!
January 20, 2022
Dr Townsend is always attentive, caring and knowledgeable. His confidence and professional approach has led me to fully trust him with my orthopedic needs. His explanations are down to earth and as thorough. Martha answers my Mychart queries faster than anyone I have ever dealt with on n my chart. That encourages me to use it-good for Asante and me.
January 19, 2022
I was very impressed with this office's professionalism, and Dr Townsend caring bedside manner. What also impressed me was how he suggested holistic alternatives (like PT) towards my healing, versus jumping right into surgery first.
January 19, 2022
Dr. Townsend is the best, but I also especially appreciate Martha, who responds so quickly to my questions and is so knowledgeable in sharing communication between the doctor and me.
January 19, 2022
every one
January 13, 2022
I had surgery with Dr. Townsend. Both he and his whole team were wonderful. Kind, compassionate, expert and real. I was so lucky to have them helping me.
January 13, 2022
Both Dr. Townsend and Dr. Patterson provided outstanding care. We feel fortunate that there is a expert care provider in our area.
January 10, 2022
Dr Townsend!
January 10, 2022
Dr. Townsend's PA was outstanding in the manner in which he treated me, explained things to me, what needed to be done and why. Felt very comfortable with him!! :)
January 10, 2022
every person i interacted with, be it office staff, p.a., and dr. townsend were wonderful. efficient, friendly, knowledgeable. another wonderful medical group.
January 06, 2022
The care I received was exceptional. My accident occurred just before [ ] and I was referred by Urgent Care of another healthcare organization. I called and Martha went out of her way to explain that Dr Townsend was out of the office (it was just before [ ]), but she would contact him, request my medical record of the care already received and told me the timeframe in which she would get back to me. She was kind and professional and reassuring. She actually called back sooner, rather than later, with Dr Townsend's instructions and an appointment time. I could not believe that the entire team made that kind of effort during the holidays. Martha is terrific! At my appointment, Dr Townsend was wonderful, took time explaining things and recommended a plan of treatment. He is so knowledgable and combines that with genuine caring for me. While I am still in the process of recovering, he made me confident in my recovery. I am grateful he is my Dr.
January 01, 2022
Dr. Townsend os so kind ans caring.
December 29, 2021
Dr Townsend and PA Rob [ ] are outstanding
December 29, 2021
Hal himself, Martha and Sue!
December 28, 2021
staff and providers were all great to work with
December 27, 2021
Dr Townsend's nurse but I don't remember her name
December 23, 2021
Arranged appointment within a few days of [service], and scheduled surgery quickly.
December 23, 2021
hal townsend, rob [ ]
December 18, 2021
Dr. Townsend was very informative concerning my procedure. He didn't hesitate to postpone it if there was the slightest risk of a negative outcome!
December 15, 2021
Dr. Townsend carefully outlined options for treatment and provided advice on over the counter herbal medicines that could relieve pain.
December 13, 2021
Dr. Townsend is extremely knowledgeable and always reviews my prior visits prior to entering the exam room. He assesses my current complaint and then explains the condition in context and specific to my age. He does not order unnecessary tests or therapy. Overall, a great sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon.
December 13, 2021
Everyone at the office was great
December 10, 2021
Dr. Townsend, Rob [ ] and Martha
December 09, 2021
As usual, Dr Townsend was awesome. He gave me a thorough expand explained in understandable language the situation I was facing.
November 24, 2021
Great service ! Keep it up.
November 24, 2021
Dr. Townsend is an absolute treasure to our community. We are so fortunate to have someone who is such an expert in his field, and who is so caring, personable and easy to talk to . We are blessed to have him.
November 14, 2021
I thought Hal Townsend was terrific. I liked him as a person and trusted him as a Dr. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
November 10, 2021
Great doctor and staff!!
November 09, 2021
Dr Townsend is such a confident, positive and happy individual that he always makes me feel like everthing will be fine. I am not worried about having surgery when he is the surgeon. I came all the way from Maui to have my knee replaced. His office, especially Martha made this happen as easily as if it were just the next town.
November 04, 2021
Dr. Townsend and staff
November 04, 2021
Dr. Townsend was exceptional, warm, and caring.
November 03, 2021
Dr Townsend has always listened and responded with care and respect.
November 01, 2021
all staff was helpful and courteous. Dr T is wonderful
November 01, 2021
Dr. Townsend's physician's assistant (can't remember his name) was outstanding!
November 01, 2021
The degree dr Townsand listened, understand and address my problem. He is one of the best practitioner I have e ever met.
October 29, 2021
Glad to meet Patterson, sorry not to see townsend
October 28, 2021
Dr. Townsend, Hal S
October 24, 2021
Dr. Townsend was always very patient and professional. He listened carefully before responding with a well-thought out analysis of the situation. Moreover, he has a great sense of humor, something this world sorely needs during these troubling times. He is an excellent medical professional.
October 24, 2021
Both the staff and the doctor treated me with great respect and care
October 23, 2021
Everyone who works there are supportive, compassionate and truly cares about your well being. I'm very blessed have these outstanding people take care of me. Dr. Townsend and Dr. Robert Patterson are exceptional men and doctors. Thank you for everything.
October 21, 2021
Dr. Townsend and Martha
October 20, 2021
Ashland Community Hospital is conveniently across the street from Dr. Hal Townsend's office.
October 20, 2021
Dr Townsend is always outstanding with his knowledge, expertise and caring.
October 08, 2021
Dr. Townsend
September 22, 2021
I have been to this office and several different Doctors there for multiple surgeries. Now I have a new issue they are addressing, great care as usual. I highly recommend them, absolutely the best care thank you all doctors and staff!
September 05, 2021
Dr Townsend and his staff have always treated Me with the upmost respect. I have shared with many people his care and concern and professional relationship we have built as my doctor. Would recommend him and their stuff to anybody who needed the type of care I had.
September 03, 2021
PA was excellent
September 01, 2021
Doctor Townsend always makes my procedures as good as they can be, he's the very best.
September 01, 2021
Appreciated the doctor giving me diagnosis and treatment options in writing and giving me clear therapy exercises
August 31, 2021
Help with insurance approvals and questions was outstanding. Overall the level of patient care provided is excellent.
August 30, 2021
Everything they do
August 23, 2021
They remembered me and Maid me feel like they honestly cared.
August 18, 2021
Everything went as good as it could
August 18, 2021
Scooter is outstanding!!!
August 17, 2021
Martha and Scooter
August 17, 2021
Dr Townson and Martha his nurse are two of the nicest people I have every had the pleasure to deal with.
August 14, 2021
Great office, great personnel. Word on the street is: Dr Tonwnsend is THE MAN
August 01, 2021
In general the entire staff does an outstanding job
July 25, 2021
Dr Townsend
July 14, 2021
Hal Townsend himself is a remarkable doctor and human being. He was kind and present in his visits before and after the operation he did on me, answered all questions, never talked down to me, was genuinely caring in every situation. (I hope your next question is about his office staff, but if it's not I'm going to put that here. When I came into the office for an appointment, the two women at the front desk were surprisingly nice--surprising because every time I spoke to anyone there on the telephone, they were abrupt and seemingly uncaring.)
July 09, 2021
Dr. Hal Townsend and his staff are top notch, both personally and professionally.
July 09, 2021
PA was excellent
July 05, 2021
This whole visit was excellent. From the MA to the Physician. Dr. Townsend was so empathetic and understanding. He answered all of my questions in a way that made sense. I could barely walk by the time I got an appointment set up. Mostly because I don't like going to the Doctor. Nothing on your side. Once I arrived I felt at ease. We reviewed the X-Rays and he explained clearly what his diagnosis was. He drained so much fluid from my knee and then gave me cortisone. I was able to walk out of there and sleep for the first time in months. Thank you Dr. Townsend!!
July 03, 2021
The PA or FNP that I met with instead of Dr Townsend
July 02, 2021
I was only there once in the last 6 months. Everyone was great.
July 01, 2021
How Townsend was exceptional. After my surgery as I got home I started bleeding heavily I called his office they told me to come right up and he met me in the parking lot and took care of my needs changed it all back up and made everything just right so my hats off to him but most doctors probably would not do that
June 26, 2021
All the staff I interacted with were excellent
June 25, 2021
Dr. Townsend
June 23, 2021
Townsend is great.
June 23, 2021
Robert [NAME] followed me through my rehabilitation and extended my rehab visits to ensure I was recuperating as needed. Dr. Townsend was always attentive during my visits to his office and concerned about my recovery.
June 22, 2021
Rob [NAME], PA-C saw me for my chronic bilateral shoulder issues. He was extremely education focussed and spent a significant amount of time explaining the mechanics (muscles, tendons rotator cuffs) and pathophysiology of my condition as well as exacerbating factors and then outlined proactive strategies. In particular, I am appreciative for his honesty in dispelling a few preconceived ideas I had about treatments. I appreciate honesty even when it means hearing things that might go against what we think we know. My sincere appreciation to Rob [ ]. for his knowledge, directness, patience and humanity. And let me not forget to acknowledge the office staff who were incredibly kind and helpful and professional.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Townsend is a caring and dedicated surgeon who truly takes the time to get you back to where you need to be. His office staff have been wonderful with one exception.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Hal Townsend
June 18, 2021
Attention to my needs was excellent
June 18, 2021
Dr Townsend, Martha and Emie.
June 17, 2021
Truly, the entire staff, from office to RN to MD.
May 27, 2021
Hal Townsend
May 27, 2021
He gave me exercises to do on my own or with a PT. Surgery was not an option for me but I hope to feel better with exercises.
May 26, 2021
Dr. Townsend spend a lot of time talking and explaining everything.
May 21, 2021
Everything
May 18, 2021
Dr. Townsend.
May 17, 2021
Both Doc Townsend and his understudy staff that I saw first were just great. I trust the folks on his team.
May 09, 2021
Rob [NAME] did an excellent job of explaining the procedure he did on my left knee.
May 07, 2021
Dr. Townsend and Martha, his LPN, are caring, knowledgeable, professional medical providers. I felt respected and safe. I left with a diagnosis and exercises, and hope for improvement with my shoulder.
May 05, 2021
Hal Townsend is an outstanding physician and care-giver. I have had two appointments with him lately but have not seen him either time, only his assistants. I prefer to see the physician with whom I have made an appointment.
May 05, 2021
Dr. Townsend is amazing! I have known him for 30+ years but this is the first time he has performed surgery on me. He is clearly at the top of his game and we are very fortunate to have him practicing in southern Oregon.
April 29, 2021
I respect and like Dr. Townsend and trust he will tell me truth.
April 29, 2021
Dr Townsend has truly been a godsend for me. The ‘ol knees aren't what they used to be... but under Dr Townsend's care, concern... and expertise... I'm regaining the ability to live a very active lifestyle once again!!! The ‘ol adage of, “it's not the age it's the mileage” definitely applies to our bodies as well as our vehicles... and Dr Townsend is the Master Mechanic in extending my active lifestyle!!! Additionally... Martha's care and concern is far superior to any nurse's care I've ever experienced. Always welcoming, concerned and providing great council when I need it. What a dynamic duo!!! Asante is fortunate to have these two in their organization... as would any medical organization!!!
April 26, 2021
Dr. Townsend is an excellent physician, and I've known him for many years. You should refer to him and all your physicians as Dr.,not by the first and last name.
April 12, 2021
Martha is amazing!
April 02, 2021
Generally speaking, everyone I had personal contact with was very positive
April 01, 2021
Everyone is always very nice and caring
April 01, 2021
I felt as if doctor and staff had my best interests in mind.
March 27, 2021
Only one visit to Dr. Townsend, it was very good, no other persons to recommend.
March 26, 2021
Everyone was very professional and helpful.
March 26, 2021
Dr. Townsend and his office staff always gives you the time you need and never makes you feel rushed. They take the time to listen to everything you have to say.
March 20, 2021
I was truly impressed with the ER staff after my trauma. Dr [ ] was professional, cool and experienced and Debra, the main RN wasinformative, compassionate: as were all the others working that day.Dr. Townsend also has an awesome team. I went from having a really bad day to having the confidence that I will eventually walk in triumph.Although my life was not in danger, the quality of my life has been supported.
March 18, 2021
The first orthopedic surgeon I was seen by NEVER told me I needed PT prior to surgery to help restore use and function of my shoulder and how much pre sugery PT would help results after surgery. I have switched to Townsend and his team for my care.
March 15, 2021
I have nothing but praise for BOTH of the knee replacement done by Dr. Townsend in 2020. Truly, from him to the Hospital staff to follow up, some of the best care I have received in my life.VERY happy.
March 15, 2021
The physicians I see are always tops!
March 15, 2021
Dr. Townsend was awesome!
March 12, 2021
Over [AGE] years I have had wide experience with orthopedic care, both for accidents and now for age deterioration. Dr. Patterson is the best among a large sample in several states. In addition to his technical skill, he is exceptional in explaining the risks and benefits in various options, carefully questioning me to understand my goals and risk level, and helping me come to a conclusion which balances medical reality with my hopes. We are lucky to have Dr Patterson in our community. Dr. Townsend's courtesy in coming in during my first visit to Dr. Patterson to introduce himself and see that we were doing well was a gracious gesture reflecting the thoroughness your outfit practices.After HealthNet rejected the claim for my first visit on a specious pretext and denied both your and my appeals , your very generous act in picking up the bill was additional proof of your excellence. We are now with Atrio.Knowing that Dr. Patterson is there is reassuring. Thank you.
March 12, 2021
ALL STAFF WERE EXCELLENT
March 09, 2021
Martha, who assists Dr Townsend. She is always professional, very capable and accommodating.
March 07, 2021
In addition to Scooter, Martha is as good as it gets. If only they still went down river
March 07, 2021
Everyone who works there are exceptionally outstanding and care for their patients. Excellent organization who risk everyday, during Covid 19 to help no matter. God Bless them all.
March 04, 2021
Scooter Townsend is a god among men. Asante should clone him so his clone can carry on after he retires!
March 04, 2021
Dr. Townsend shows deep concern and compassion for his patients, and Martha, his assistant, is competent and caring

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