Legacy Health Partners

Christopher Estes, DO

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Orthopedic Surgery, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Orthopedics, Hip Surgery, Knee Replacements, Robotic Surgery
  • Languages:

    English
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 4.5 OUT OF 5 ( 124 RATINGS & 50 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group - Orthopedics

Legacy Medical Group - Orthopedics

  • 2222 N.W. Lovejoy St., Suite 419
    Building 1, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97210-5102
  • 503-413-4488
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About Me:

Dr. Estes, is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, including robotic surgery, direct anterior total hips, and partial knee replacements. Working with a team of skilled caregivers, Dr. Estes provides a comprehensive approach to joint replacement surgery. During his fellowship at Rush University, Dr. Estes received extensive training in state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques that minimize trauma to the muscles, tendons and ligaments surrounding the joint. These techniques result in less postoperative discomfort, shorter hospital stays and a quicker recovery. Dr. Estes has also received training in complex revision surgery during his fellowship at Rush as well as his residency, where he performed his total joint training at the Mayo Clinic Arizona. Dr. Estes is married and has two children. He enjoys snowboard, biking and spending time with his family.

Education:
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center
Residency: Banner Good Samaritan Orthopaedic Residency, Phoenix, AZ.
Internship: Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Phoenix, AZ.
Medical School: Midwestern University – Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ.
Bachelor of Arts: Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA.
Year I Started Practice: 2013
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

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4.5 out of 5     124 Ratings     50 Comments

Mar 22, 2021
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As a legacy employee and first time patient of Dr. Estes. He did not know information about me that was clearly displayed in the chart. At one point, I asked him did he review my chart before I arrived. He was very cold and had a dismissive attitude. I had to request numbing spray be used on my knee before injection. It was apparent to me he was not going to use it. Not a good first time experience.

Mar 19, 2021
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Very good experience. Nothing negative at all.

Mar 11, 2021
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Dr, Estes was very professional and a good communicator. He and his assistant, and x-ray tech were all very personable.

Mar 8, 2021
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, caring, compassionate.

Mar 4, 2021
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I am usually treated well by Dr. Estes & the clinic staff. This visit was no exception.

Mar 1, 2021
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Love his plan to address my issue. Start conservative and move forward in steps.

Feb 18, 2021
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Dr. Estes is very good at explaining medical conditions.

Feb 8, 2021
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The provider goes beyond telling you everything you need to know about what is happening. Very nice and professional.

Feb 1, 2021
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This doctor is a surgeon, has a very efficient "team" that helps him prepare the patient for surgery, and every detail is covered in these appointments.

Jan 25, 2021
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Dr. Estes had the sweetest demeanor toward my [age removed] year old mom who was his patient on this day. Even his tone of voice changed to sweetness when he spoke to her. It made my heart so happy. Then, and I don't know if he does this often but, it was determined that she needed to go back in for more x-rays. Instead of calling for his assistant, he wheeled [name removed] into the x-ray area and told the technicians she was there. To see this doctor humble himself to push my mom in her wheelchair was so beautiful. In that moment, it was not a doctor/patient moment but a human moment. I commented on it to him and he brushed it off like it was nothing. But for me and my mom it was EVERYTHING! Thank you Dr. Estes for being a perfect example of human kindness!

Jan 22, 2021
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Excellent care!

Jan 8, 2021
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Excellent experience!

Dec 24, 2020
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Dr Estes is always polite, kind, respectful, professional, and informative. He has provided excellent care and the results of his surgical care have exceeded my expectations. I have and will continue to recommend to anyone needing orthopedic services.

Dec 14, 2020
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The provider was friendly & explained information clearly. I wish he would have reviewed my record prior to my appt. to reduce visit length ex. ordering x-rays ahead of time.

Dec 14, 2020
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During my visit for pain in my left knee and leg there where many things that where not acceptable. First of all, I was not heard when I expressed my experience in already dealing with faulty hardware in my right knee. I was told that the pain I am currently experiencing now in my left knee is in response to over use, when it mirrors the experience I have already felt in my other knee. Then, I was told nothing was wrong when the surgeon had overlooked in my X-rays a fracture in my patella. Then, proceeded to tell me I would only be experiencing pain symptoms right at the patella and no surrounding areas if the fracture was the source of the problem and that it was likely that I have had a fracture for years when I can clearly identify a window of injury and have had X-rays in my charts of two and a half years earlier that have no fracture present. Finally, I was then told to wait and continue to work with a fractured patella and come back in three months to see if it had increased in size after potentially creating greater overall damage. This experience was unprofessional and dangerous.

Dec 3, 2020
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Will likely need another visit, Cortisone shot did not remedy the problem.

Dec 3, 2020
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Honestly, I have to say that I could feel a little impatience on the provider's part as I continued to ask clarification questions. Although he did answer all of my questions, he at some point expressed a need to move on to another matter or patient. Even in the process of getting precise information, I am able to intuitively evaluate whether or not I feel a connection with a provider. So, I would have to say that he was a bit hard edge clinical and not warm or comfortable in his bedside manner.

Nov 9, 2020
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The finest Orthopedic Doctor I have had the Providence to know!

Nov 5, 2020
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Thank you!

Nov 2, 2020
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Dr. Estes was 50 minutes late. He did not apologize or introduce himself. He was very rude and condescending. He did not listen and he was not interested in hearing how my injury happened. He gave me the option of cortisone and offered no follow up or suggestions on what to do next. He also said that treatment would be a knee replacement but that he was booked out until after January. When I asked for an MRI he said no. One of the very rudest health care providers I have ever encountered in 30 years.

Oct 15, 2020
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Dr. Estes was always very professional and explained everything to me.

Oct 8, 2020
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All good staff were very helpful met all my needs. Thanks.

Oct 5, 2020
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Good all around.

Oct 5, 2020
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Oh he was okay and seemed to know about knees, but I had the feeling he was a bit impatient about being there and though he waited and answered my questions, I just felt like he wanted to leave and on a personal level didn't care so much. I went away thinking he must be a surgeon because that has been my experience with surgeons. They seem busy and like they need to get on to the next thing. I didn't feel a lot of compassion in him.

Sep 21, 2020
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on good or bad

Sep 16, 2020
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Dr. Estes very helpful, professional, and interested.

Sep 14, 2020
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Dr. Estes seemed to be very competent & professional.

Sep 14, 2020
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This was my first appointment with this specialist, we talked about the medical issues and set a date for surgery. It was all good.

Sep 11, 2020
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Critical of other providers opinions and treatment recommendations.

Sep 10, 2020
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No bad experience. I saw him after I had back surgery with another specialist. He is not my primary physician. Orthopedic.

Aug 24, 2020
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I've always been impressed with my medical providers at Legacy Health and will continue to trust and respect them. Clear, concise communication goes a long ways to establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with any medical provider.

Aug 24, 2020
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suggestions to avoid surgery, loose weight and PE

Aug 20, 2020
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I had the best team! I am walking & walking up and down stairs without hand rails, slowly and carefully, only and exactly one month after my surgical. Erica ? was the most wonderful young lady nurse during my stay at the hospital -> she's the best & Dr. Estes is a great dr. with a great team!

Aug 6, 2020
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I go to this provider for my orthopedic problems and I would never go anywhere different. the doc explains so I understand and is very attentive at and after surgery.

Jul 16, 2020
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my wait time was over an hour, I understand that there may have been an emergency prior to my appointment time but this was not relayed to me.

Jul 13, 2020
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Not sure all he did was examine and predict recommend treatment. He has not treated me yet.

Jul 13, 2020
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extremely long wait to see provider

Jun 22, 2020
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I was very pleased to have xrays done AND the consultation about those xrays at the same visit. I'm also very pleased that I was able to schedule surgery much sooner than originally discussed.

Jun 8, 2020
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He explains the situation clearly, and answered all my questions.

Jun 4, 2020
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Dr Estes is outstanding. He is well informed and informative, accessible and friendly. The hip replacement he performed was successful beyond all expectations. I cannot make enough positive comments about my experience as his patient.

May 22, 2020
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We looked in detail at my hip x-ray. We are both satisfied that my condition no longer needs annual check-ups, and can be done every 3 years. I have absolute confidence in Dr Estes.

May 15, 2020
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It was a first time visit with Dr. Estes. I am looking for a new orthopedic surgeon and I think that I have found him. I was impressed by his listening skills.

May 8, 2020
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Dr. Estes and his team were refreshingly excellent. I have surgery [date removed] and feel very comfortable and confident with Dr. Estes running the show. Dr. Estes was aware of my previous medically conditions and his bedside manner went beyond my expectations. Dr. Estes has renewed my faith in Legacy Health.

May 7, 2020
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very good visit

May 4, 2020
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The offices were very nice. And comfortable! Plus I liked the doctor's sense of humor and no nonsense approach.

Apr 28, 2020
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On initial visit told me pain was in my head. Didn't do a very good job of explaining, didn't share x-rays.

Apr 28, 2020
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Hip replacement is not easy. I have complete confidence in Dr. Estes and his team.

Apr 21, 2020
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Dr. Estes was kind, attentive, knowledgeable, & very professional. He called the following day to see how I was doing.

Apr 14, 2020
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Dr. Estes is a good surgeon, he has been very kind to me.

Apr 14, 2020
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Dr. Estes was very knowledgeable, he explained what was involved in the knee replacement, showed me the parts that would be going in my knee. Told me walking is the best movement. Dr.Estes was easy to communicate with. I will recommend him to everyone. Great Dr. Thank you for the great service.
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