Brian A. Jewett, MD
“I came to Eugene to develop a surgical practice devoted to the care of patients with arthritis of the hip and knee. I also devote time to patient and community education about diseases of the hip and knee and their surgical treatment. I've even found time to help launch a program known as Volunteers in Motion that provides surgeries to those who cannot afford them. ”
Education and Training
- Fellowship: Adult Joint Reconstruction, Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute, Alexandria, VA, 2000-2001
- Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN, 1996-2000
- Medical School: Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN, Medical Doctorate, 1995
- Post Graduate: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Master of Science, Neuropharmacology, 1991
- Undergraduate: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1990
- Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Licensed by the Oregon and Virginia State Boards of Medical Examiners
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
- North Pacific Orthopaedic Society
- Western Orthopaedic Association
Hospital Staff Privileges
- Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR
- McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR
- Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician and surgeon since 2001
In my free time, I enjoy cycling, competing in triathlons, parenting, making computerized movies, and taking digital photographs, as well as skiing and hiking with my daughters.
"In January 2012, I slipped while getting out of a friend's truck and injured my left hip. I had surgery for a full left hip replacement in October 2012 with Dr. Jewett. Prior to the injury, I have always been a very active and hard-working person. I would go hiking in the woods, walking with my dogs, and taking care of and building rock features in my garden. I was unable to do any of this just prior to surgery, without pain. After my surgery, by the twelfth week, I was back to walking three or more miles, was out with the dogs again, and mostly back to my normal activities. Things went so smoothly with my surgery that I was back to work part time in two and a half weeks! I was back full time within four weeks. I am sixty-two years old and cherish my health, vigor, and my relationship with nature. I am so grateful to Dr. Jewett for the excellent care that got me back to my activities." -- Karin T.
"WOW, I almost don't know where to begin. I first met Dr. Jewett on June 18, 2013. His staff was absolutely efficient, friendly, courteous, and informative. I did not have the usual long wait when initially meeting Dr. Jewett. His office was very easy to locate and parking was a breeze.The next step was to speak with his surgery scheduling staff; his primary assistant was a dream come true. She was so informative, easy to converse with, professional, and yet talked like I was the only patient. I have yet to go and meet her. We set the date for surgery in late August. I was scheduled on my preferred date and we set up the appointments. Before surgery, I had administrative work done three weeks including that day. I had a class for total knee and hip surgical patients. I then was scheduled to meet my anesthesiologist and had labs done along with height & weight. The following week I met with Dr. Jewett again, going over any final questions. I felt completely calm and had all my questions answered. I was mentally and physically ready for my much-anticipated surgery. You see, I have been told I needed a total knee since 1907. I chose Slocum Center and Dr. Jewett because having been a nurse for most of my young adult life; I did my research, and interviewed him.
Slocum has a very top-notch reputation, as does Dr. Jewett. I believe he only does knees and hip surgery. My post op (now at 3 weeks) has been just as I envisioned it would be. I did a lot of exercise months before my surgery to strengthen my arm muscles and my thighs. Bike riding was the best exercise besides walking that I did. So best advice is to get into a little better condition than you might think and your recovery will be almost a breeze, as mine has been. I attend physical therapy two times a week, and work very hard each day dong the exercise they suggest. There is a lot more and all I can say is it is the best experience I have had all the way around. I have heard many people say, "I wished I had done this surgery years ago.” You will know when the right time will be. All my best." -- Liz W.
"I saw Dr. Jewett for a revision of my right total hip that had been done 8 years ago by a different surgeon. Dr. Jewett was awesome in explaining the revision process and what I could expect after the surgery. Dr. Jewett had previously performed my left hip replacement so I had no doubt whom I wanted to fix the right hip. Everyone at the Slocum Center has been wonderful. Thanks for helping me through a very difficult experience." -- Judy K.
""Wonderful" is the word that best describes my experience at Slocum Center. I needed a hip replacement surgery and had 2 close friends who highly recommended Slocum Center. Originally, I made an appointment with Dr. Jewett. At the time, he was scheduling surgery 5 months out. Another friend told me she had surgery by Dr. Shah and he was scheduling 3 months out. I called Slocum to see if Dr. Shah had any earlier openings and he did. I scheduled an appointment with him. I was extremely pleased with both Dr. Jewett and Dr. Shah. They were both very professional and caring doctors. Since Dr. Shah had an opening before the end of the calendar year, I requested to be seen by him and he was the one who performed the surgery. I could not have asked for better care from ALL of the personnel at Slocum Center. I was more than pleased with the results of my surgery and the follow up, I have since recommended Slocum Center to several people who needed hip or knee replacement. They are all as satisfied as I was. I was treated as an individual rather than a "number.” And the best part is, is that my hip replacement feels like my own. I was back playing tennis 7 months after the surgery and I don't even know I have an artificial hip." -- Lucia B.
"I have had the very greatest treatment and honorable experiences with my doctor and physical therapist, plus the general staff that one might never expect. I think the Slocum Center is a classic experience in excellence in every way It should be highly commended for it's standard of excellence that is exhibited, especially my experience with Dr. Jewett and his team which includes Camilla and Vince who gives the injections. It is a total experience of excellence and compassion. Thank you and good job to everyone." -- Fern R.
"I had surgery in June of 2010. It takes some time to decide to do a full knee replacement after years of bone on bone. Dr. Jewett and staff were quick to answer questions and make me comfortable that "it was time". Like most, I had to carve time out of my life for healing and rehab. The professional way everything was handled and the instructional binder really helped me. Jill is a terrific therapist. The fact that she could enter all data at the same clinic and have input with Dr. Jewett on my progress was most reassuring. After surgery care is so important. In my case, I wanted to be sure my husband was up to the task to be my caregiver. Believe me he earned his points! The result is a much straighter knee as well as function. Knee number two has had two years of very successful injections that have kept me going quite well. I recommend Slocum Center all round and genuinely feel well cared for with compassion and top notch advise. They have a seamless system that runs so very smoothly and professionally. Thank you for your continued follow up and service." -- Donna C.
"Dr. Jewett replaced both of my hips; the right hip on February 23, 2009, and the left hip on December 13, 2010. Both surgeries were very successful and I am now pain-free in both hips. The level of care and concern that I experienced from Dr. Jewett and your Slocum staff was remarkable and attributed to my successful recovery. I also have osteoarthritis in both knees and had my first injections today (by Vincent) in a series of five injections over a period of five weeks. I experienced the same level of care and concern as in my previous care at the clinic. I'm looking forward to a successful outcome with my knees also. Thank you to all your staff for their wonderful care and dedication." -- Pat B.
"Dr. Jewett replaced each knee—June and October—in 2010. The left knee was only minimally problematic. The right, which was done first, remained seriously uncomfortable until just recently. I knew I was in good hands because, after moving to Eugene in August, 2009, I kept hearing from people whose knees Dr. Jewett had successfully replaced: at an art exhibit, casual encounters in stores or on the street, and one night at 11 p.m. when I sought a neighborhood phone to call a locksmith because I'd indavertently locked myself out of my house. Each person was more than happy with the results of their surgeries.
"Dr. Jewett saved my life. I had suffered for two years with the pain before my own doctor decided to have my hip checked. I have had shots, pain pills, exercises...you name it, I've had it. A co-worker just had her hip replaced and told me to go to Dr. Jewett and no one else. I did just that and I thank her and Dr. Jewett every day. It has been two months, and I can do anything I want within reason. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!" --Judy S.
"Dr. Jewett is a phenomenal physician and a very thorough and caring person. He communicated both pre-op and post-op extremely well. He was so kind to call my daughter following my surgery informing her that all went well. Greatly appreciated by us. I had complete confidence in him in all aspects.