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 ( 142 RATINGS & 62 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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4.6 out of 5     142 Ratings     62 Comments

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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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.

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.
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