Hal Townsend, MD

Hal Townsend

Hal Townsend, MD

Patient Rating
4.88 / 5 (Based on 251 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

September 12, 2022
All staff and the physician were excellent
September 02, 2022
Dr. Townsend went above and beyond, regarding the care he provided to me. He is a genuinely kind person and has been without exception, both for me and my husband. (My husband passed away many years ago and even now I remember the compassion Dr. Townsend showed towards us.) It is clear, nothing has changed now that I am Dr. Townsend's patient. I am also truly grateful that his treatment program has resulted in a significant improvement in mobility and with pain management.
September 02, 2022
Rob Patterson gave me excellent care
August 28, 2022
Hal Townsend is an amazing doctor.
August 26, 2022
Dr Townsend is an outstanding surgeion and person and his nurse Martha always responded or checked in with me about any needs and listened kindly and with understanding. Great Team! I am very grateful that I found them!! Great Reputaion.
August 25, 2022
There's been a change of the front office employees my past two visits. MUCH improved!!!!!
August 24, 2022
Dr T is the best and the reason I am still walking!!
August 24, 2022
I love Ashland Orthopedics. Dr Mauer did my [ ] in 02. Everyone was amazing and it made being a scared 16 year old kid with a [ ] much easier. Fast forward to this year and now I'm a 36 year old man trying to get back to his career and life with another torn acl. Everyone from the receptionists being friendly to Dr. Townsend constantly telling me everyone is here for me and is going to take the best care of me is exactly what healthcare should be. I initially came from southern Oregon orthopedics and the difference in care is night and day. God bless everyone at Ashland Orthopedics.
August 15, 2022
My husband and I thought Dr. Townsends Physician's Assistant was outstanding! We were not able to see the doctor the time we came and the Assistant was some of the best care we have received! He was clear, direct, extremely knowledgeable, caring. I think what I liked about him best is he was so direct. I appreciated how he was clear that it was my responsibility to take the best care of myself as I could. He made something shift in me. From wanting people to help me to putting out more effort to help myself. I trusted him so much and will always return to Asante Orthopedics for any care we need for anything you specialize in!!
August 10, 2022
The entire staff working with Dr Townsend are outstanding, but Dr Townsend is the most caring compassionate human being I've ever known!
August 10, 2022
Dr. Townsend. Always, every time. They don't make them like him anymore...:)
August 10, 2022
Dr. Hal Townsend
August 03, 2022
Physician assistance
August 02, 2022
Dr. Townsend took extra time to talk with me. He explained everything succinctly.
July 29, 2022
Dr. Townsend has always gone above and beyond. He treated my late husband a number of times and then me. I will sorely miss him when he retires.
July 16, 2022
Dr Townsend provided expert, precision surgery for me. I hope he can perform ALL of my future needs in his area. I wish he had completed another surgery where I went to someone else who did not have the same expert workmanship.
July 15, 2022
The entire team
July 15, 2022
Along with Dr Townsend, Rob P[ ] PA has displayed knowledge, compassion and kindness.
July 14, 2022
Dr. Townsend is always excellent! The lab technician that did my blood work.
July 08, 2022
Everyone I encountered was kind, helpful, courteous and professional.
July 08, 2022
Everyone was great.
July 08, 2022
I got to see the doctor, Dr Townsend, and not just the PA, which was not the case the last two visits.
July 07, 2022
Hal
July 07, 2022
Hal Townsend
July 02, 2022
Dr. Townsend is an outstanding physician and is of the old style. He sits down and talks with you in an unhurried and caring manner. His staff reflect his practice style. Going to his office is always a wonderful experience.
July 01, 2022
Dr Towsend is extremely professional and very thorough, kind and understanding.
July 01, 2022
I saw Rob. the PA and he took his time to explain and answer my question
July 01, 2022
The care I received from my Dr. and the staff has been, and is, outstanding in every way! I recommend their care to everyone!
July 01, 2022
Dr Townsends' PA Robert has been great.
July 01, 2022
Doctor Townsend is fantastic. I really felt that I was being seen and treated by an absolute expert, which is what I wanted. The ladies at the reception did not seem very friendly. However, the gentleman (I'm sorry I can't remember his name) who took my vitals and took me to the room was very courteous, polite and professional.
June 30, 2022
been a patient of this office for many years and have always been happy with my care
June 29, 2022
Everyone there was very professional and friendl
June 29, 2022
Dr. Townsend is always excellent!
June 28, 2022
The exercises the provider gave me contributed greatly to my speedy recovery.
June 28, 2022
Extraordinarily pleased with the outcome of the [service] Dr. Townsend performed!!!!!!!
June 28, 2022
Dr Townsend has always been caring and took the time to assess and understand my issue
June 28, 2022
Dr Townsend
June 28, 2022
Dr. Hal and Dr. [ ]? I think
June 28, 2022
Martha was very helpful
June 28, 2022
Dr T is always outstanding, as are Martha and his x-ray tech
June 28, 2022
Everyone was great
May 18, 2022
BOTH DR. TOWNSEND AND HIS ASSISTANT ROB HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC. THEY KEEP THE MOOD LIGHT WHICH HELPED WITH MY ANXIETY LEVEL [ ]. THEY BOTH ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS AND THEY NEVER APPEARED TO BE RUSHED. SO APPRECIATED!!! NOW FOR PHASE 2 IN NEAR FUTURE. THE [ ]. :) REALLY LIKE HIS NURSE TOO!THEIR OFFICE STAFF SEEM TO KNOW THEIR JOBS BUT NOT OVERLY FRIENDLY NOR COMPASSIONATE; MORE ROBOTIC. :(
May 17, 2022
Dr Townsend is a wonderful physician and surgeon. He is personable, conscientious, and informative. He did a beautiful [service] for me, and I have recovered very well. The PA, Rob, in the office is great as well. He explains things clearly and offers extra help and resources.
May 17, 2022
Rob Patterson is kind attentive and knowledgeable. Martha helped explain every aspect of the procedure with a lot of patience.
May 16, 2022
Scooter
May 14, 2022
Nurse Martha was kind, caring, understanding and professional.
May 10, 2022
Dr Townsend gave me a clear understanding of my health situation which was very useful. However, the PA [ ] told me I shouldn't have surgery. I had to ask to talk with the doctor. I felt the PA might be annoyed by me.
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.

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