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: 4.6 OUT OF 5 ( 151 RATINGS & 71 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

Patient Rating

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4.6 out of 5     151 Ratings     71 Comments

Sep 16, 2021
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He understood what I am going thru and provided excellent advice.

Sep 13, 2021
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The provider was very honest and upfront about my health issue.

Sep 3, 2021
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Got me in early. Got my knee injection and back to work quickly. Very efficient. Every one there is super nice and professional.

Aug 31, 2021
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Dr Estes is very thorough and seems to care for his patients health needs.

Aug 30, 2021
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Great surgeon. Very thorough and competent.

Aug 30, 2021
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Everyone I came in contact with was very friendly and professional.

Aug 27, 2021
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Dr.was professional and straight to the point about my condition

Aug 26, 2021
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Dr Estes helped me when nobody else would

Aug 26, 2021
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The doctor was extremely accurate in predicting how my post operation recovery would be which contributed to a much easier experience for me.

Aug 20, 2021
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Knowable. Went through process of to what the future holds for my knee

Aug 19, 2021
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Dr. Estes explained everything that was going on.

Aug 19, 2021
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I had a good experiences. Dr. Estes is easy to talk to.

Aug 19, 2021
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All questions answered/explained. Doctor could be a tad brisk but, when asked to explain knowledge and anatomy, was very thorough and clear. I was comfortable with clear no-nonsense approach (it's my approach as well). However, with patients who were more timid or unsure about how to ask follow-up questions about their knee issues, a little extra 'bedside manner' might lead to better communication.

Aug 19, 2021
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Very cordial, professional staff.

Aug 16, 2021
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Dr Estes and team always go over and above in there treatment.. Professional snd spot on with diagnosis snd treatment.I am lucky to be in the care of this amazing team!!

Aug 16, 2021
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[name removed] is very shy and she has stated that Dr.Estes is her favorite dr. Always a good experience with him

Aug 13, 2021
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Simple human error occurred: During my office visit the MD entered a wrong location for a Radiology procedure at Emanuel Hospital so that I had to contact the office later to fix the order entry before they could schedule me.

Aug 9, 2021
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I have great confidence in Dr. Estes. He is very confident & re-assuring.

Aug 9, 2021
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I have had nothing but a good experience on all my visits with Doctor Estes Christopher and his team, and everyone at Legacy Emanuel. Thank you sincerely.

Aug 9, 2021
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Dismissive, abrupt, and didn't admit he could not provide the recommended treatment himself

Aug 9, 2021
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Always great care and explained all the questions I have very personable and care great atmosphere.

Jul 19, 2021
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I hadn't seen the doctor for nearly 2 years because he said my hip was fine, no need to replace. Came back and he went off about something else in my medical history versus this being a true injury and an 8-year journey that now I get a new hip after all. He's not the friendliest surgeon. Unfortunately I have had worse surgeon attitudes.

Jun 25, 2021
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Dr Estes helped me to decide my next step in medical care. He is easy to talk with.

Jun 7, 2021
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Dr. Estes was very helpful. I enjoyed meeting him and his staff. I feel really positive and excited about the upcoming surgery.

Jun 4, 2021
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Provider was knowledgeable to my injury broken knee cap from a fall.

Jun 4, 2021
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This Doctor was a referral from my pain management Doctor to look at my knee. I already had xrays before hand. This Doctor focused more about my weight. I'm well aware I have to lose weight but he didnt even go over my xrays to explain what was happening to my knee. His referral was appropriate for my weight. He didnt even touch my knee as reported in his notes. Doctor seemed tired or distracted. However he was polite and appeared to be friendly. I learned more about my problem from the xray technician and my pain doctor about my situation

Jun 4, 2021
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great

May 28, 2021
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won't have full knowledge until post-surgery. the initial visit was fine.

May 27, 2021
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long wait.

May 24, 2021
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very friendly, knowledgeable, and personable

May 24, 2021
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All the staff were exceptionally kind and patient.

May 13, 2021
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I am very grateful for all the attention you gave me. all the staff was very kind to me

May 13, 2021
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late appt times never saw Dr on time anywhere from 15 to 20 mins late

May 10, 2021
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Since X-rays were taken, I would like to have seen them. I did not know his name until the end of the appt. when I asked for his card.

May 10, 2021
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No one has ever contacted me with any test results because I do everything online on "My Chart" I also appreciate that Dr. Estes will call you directly sometimes instead of one of his staff for a follow up. Very professional.

May 6, 2021
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Appt was complete within one and a half hours which included x-rays of knee. I scheduled a partial knee replacement.

May 6, 2021
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excellent experience with all interacted with short wait time and all health protocols for safety taken carefully. Doctor and all medical staff provided courteous efficient and informative service!

May 3, 2021
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Dr Estes was very friendly, listen to my issues and discussed follow up .

May 3, 2021
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I will have more to say once I have had my surgery. I am happy with Dr Estes so far. have seen other surgeons and have picked him to do my surgery.

Apr 29, 2021
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I feel I receive excellent care from my provider very kind caring and understanding and I feel really goes out of the way so I feel important and understood and seems to have my health and safety as number 1 importance he don't seem to miss a beat and I can not thank enough for putting up with me

Apr 29, 2021
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good

Apr 29, 2021
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Dr. Estes and his team are just great.

Apr 26, 2021
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I was greeted very nice, was given information on what I'm procedure i'm going to get. Christopher was very helpful.

Apr 22, 2021
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The entire visit took less than 10 minutes (door to door) - wham bam thank you ma'am. Provider seriously lacks a bedside manner. Provider acted as though my this visit was an inconvenience to him. Took phone call during visit and told caller he would call them back in 3 minutes! Provider made assumptions not based on my medical record about my weight and dismissively shamed me as he left the examination room.

Apr 22, 2021
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quick efficient provider. the office staff is exceptional.

Apr 19, 2021
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Very welcoming. Definitely a place I would come back to. Dr. Estes is a very first rate doctor.

Apr 16, 2021
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Dr. Estes was professional and straightforward about my knee issues and pending surgery.

Apr 15, 2021
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The doctor knows exactly what is needed for my knees

Apr 12, 2021
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All questions and concerns were thoughtfully addressed! I appreciate the wonderful care Dr. Estes and team provided!

Apr 8, 2021
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never felt rushed. took time to answer questions

Apr 2, 2021
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each person I interacted with was friendly, helpful, and organized. They are a very professional team.

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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I always have a good experience.

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 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.
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