Dr. Kretzler Testimonials
I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Kretzler. He did my husband’s knee replacement and both my hips. He is down-to-earth when he talks to you
- Brenda Janssen
Dr. Kretzler did a great job of putting our daughter’s ankle together. We could not have found a better doctor for her.
- Carol Mellis
Dr. Kretzler replaced my horribly painful arthritic hip. He is a wonderful doctor and if ever I need another orthopedic surgery, he will be my first choice.
- Betty Vickrey
Hip Replacement Provides Relief for Lisa Newton
Lisa Newton was in so much pain she could barely make it through the work day. The Longview resident went for an examination and learned that her right hip was bone on bone and contained multiple bone spurs.
"I have a high pain threshold, but it was so bad I couldn’t do anything but lie down when I got home from work," she said.
Four weeks after a hip replacement surgery performed by Jon Kretzler, MD, of Longview Orthopedic Associates, Lisa is on the way back.
"I feel better every day," she said. "It’s great to be able to walk upright instead of hunched over."
A Sterile Processing Tech at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Newton has worked in the surgical area for more than 20 years. She knows quality care when she sees it.
"Dr. Kretzler is a very gifted surgeon," she said. "I like his calmness, his positive energy, and the fact that he is very careful about double-checking things."
Lisa was also impressed with the staff at LOA. "They helped me deal with the short-term disability paperwork and really showed they cared about me."
After graduating from Western Washington University, Dr. Kretzler earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the medical honor society. He completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital and received fellowship training in sports medicine at Penn State University, where he worked with the school’s athletic teams.
Dr. Kretzler served in the U.S. Army Reserves for nine years before joining Longview Orthopedic Associates in 1993.
If you need orthopedic care, call LOA at to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Kretzler replaced my left knee and did a partial replacement on my right. There is no one better.
- Mona Spence
Thanks to Dr. Kretzler for replacing both my hips. He is a great surgeon.
- Gayle Runyon
Dr. Kretzler has taken care of our entire family. He’s the best.
- Sandy Lindland
Thank you to Dr. Kretzler for giving my husband a new knee. Dr. K is the best doctor ever.
- Dawn Flower
I had trigger finger surgery with Dr. Kretzler October 2014. From the moment I first met with him to the last appointment, he was wonderful. A true professional. He explained the procedure and answered all of my questions. He has a great sense of humor. I would recommend anyone who is having an Ortho issue to go and see Dr. Kretzler.
Dr. Kretzler handled my total knee replacement. He is kind and understanding and an awesome surgeon. Dr. Lauder has performed thumb surgery on both of my hands, and he is also very good. Longview Orthopedic Associates is the only place I would go!