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Address: 702 SW Ramsey Ave • Suite 112 • Grants Pass, OR 97527
Phone: 541-472-0603 • Fax: 541-472-0609

Robert T. Bents, MD

Robert T. Bents, MD, of Paragon Orthopedics, Grants Pass, Oregon

Dr. Bents was born and raised in Oregon. Following his education and early career he returned to Oregon in 2004 and established himself as one of the premier orthopedic surgeons in Southern Oregon.

Using the most modern and minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Bents specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder and knee surgeries. He also performs total shoulder and total knee replacements.  Dr. Bents was Board Certified in 1999 and holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine.

At the US Air Force Academy, he was served as the head team physician for several NCAA Division 1 teams and worked closely with the Olympic Training Center and USA Boxing. He continues to serve as the team physician for several local high schools and collegiate boxing events. He performs over 500 surgeries per year and has over 20 years of orthopedic experience.

Dr. Bents has been the Board Chairman of the Grants Pass Surgery Center since 2011. He is actively involved in research and has numerous publications in prestigious journals.

Education & Prior Experience

  • Paragon Orthopedic Center, since 2006
  • Ashland Orthopedic Associates, 2004 - 2006
  • Chief of the Orthopedic Department, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, 2000 - 2004
  • Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1997 - 2000
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas - 1997
  • Air Force F-16 Flight Surgeon - Misawa Air Force Base, Japan, 1991 - 1993
  • Aerospace Medicine Primary Course, Brooks AFB, Texas, 1991
  • Surgical Internship, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1991
  • Medical Degree, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1990
  • Bachelors Degree, Distinguished Graduate, United States Air Force Academy, 1986

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Community Involvement & Personal Activities

Dr. Bents is an active member of the community and works closely with local athletes and teams. He has a special interest in ACL injury prevention and in working with throwing athletes. He is an avid fisherman and enjoys coaching youth sports teams, playing baseball, snowboarding and camping with his family. Dr. Bents and his wife have 3 children and reside in Grants Pass.

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Our Grants Pass Office

Our convenient Grants Pass office is located near the Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.

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702 SW Ramsey Ave, #112
Grants Pass, OR 97527

Contact Information

Phone: 541-472-0603
Fax: 541-472-0609

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.