J. Rafe Sales, M.D.

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Dr. Sales is married with three children. His hobbies include hiking, skiing, and spending time with his family.

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree

  • Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Residency

  • Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Fellowship(s)

  • San Francisco Spine Institute, San Francisco, CA Spine Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • Oregon Association of Orthopaedists
  • American Spinal Injury Association
  • North American Spine Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Western Orthopaedic Association

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IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 FACILITY STATEMENT


At Northwest Spine and Laser Surgery Center (NWSL), our top priority is always the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and staff. We are committed to providing the safest environment possible for the patients who receive our services and the staff members providing those services. 

We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), and County Health Departments. 

As with any newly emerging infectious disease, knowledge evolves with time and recommendations are changing rapidly. NWSL is committed to doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, treating only the most urgent surgical needs in the interim.  

At this time, NWSL will continue to provide services with temporary enhanced eligibility criteria for elective procedures.  Additionally, NWSL will continue preventative measures already part of our standard practice which include frequent hand washing and facility sanitation methods using hospital grade disinfectants.  Staff will continue to be required to comply with our established illness policy.

To protect the health of our patients, visitors, and staff, NWSL will also begin a temporary visitor restriction limiting visitors to 1 healthy adult age 16 or over.  This is to allow for adequate distancing of individuals while inside our facility. Visitors will be encouraged but not required to wait in their cars until the patient is ready for discharge.  Moreover, patients and visitors will be screened for symptoms of respiratory illness and fever upon arrival prior to remaining in the clinic.    

As with any infectious disease, if patients, visitors, or staff experience symptoms of illness they should remain at home and are encouraged to seek guidance from their healthcare provider. 

The CDC recommends taking the following precautions to stay healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you’re sick to avoid infecting others.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For additional information please visit the Oregon Health Authority website: www.oregon.gov/oha/pages/index.aspx and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: www.cdc.gov.