Dr. Vernon Orton, MD

UrologyMaleAge 43

Dr. Orton
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Bellingham Urology Group

340 Birchwood Ave Bellingham, WA 98225

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(360) 714-3400

Dr. Vernon Orton, MD is a Urology Specialist in Bellingham, WA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Peacehealth United General Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Orton to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Orton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Interstitial Cystitis
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Dr. Orton treats Interstitial Cystitis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Orton treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Polyuria
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Orton treats Polyuria more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Orton treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Bladder Infection
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Orton treats Bladder Infection more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Orton treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Orton's conditions and procedures:

  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Exstrophy Repair
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Epididymitis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Peyronie's Disease Injection Therapy
  • Phimosis
  • Polyuria
  • Priapism
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Varicocele
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Orton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Choice Health
Humana
Kaiser Permanente
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
Premera Blue Cross
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Orton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Orton

4.7

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (20)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (20)
  • Explained conditions well (20)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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I liked Dr. Orton and wished he hadn’t left VCU. Anyway, I went with his option for the robotic removal of my prostate due to cancer 3.5 years ago. All is well and things are working again just like he told me they would. He asked me to be patient which I really wasn’t but his staff advised me on certain therapy’s which I closely adhered to. So far so good .... no detectable PSA.
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Bob – Nov 19, 2019
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I am a wife of one of Dr Orton's patient. My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer and Dr Orton skillfully led us through the entire ordeal. He was excellent. He provided the options and gave his best advice on the pros and cons of each decision. He answered all of our questions patiently and we had many. My husband had a painless biopsy and had robotic surgery to remove the prostate. He was out of hospital in one day with no pain. I would highly recommend Dr Orton.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda in Bellingham, WA – Jun 28, 2018
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hello, i recently saw Dr. Orton twice in a two-week period for kidney stones; i had two different procedures done (one internal-one external). i cannot say enough pleasant things about Dr. Orton and his staff. i had been suffering for some time with a 4 mm stone in my ureter and upon my initial appointment the Doctor and his staff were able to get me in that same day. in today's environment of "referrals" and "approvals" this was a very welcome and unusual situation, i am now stone free.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eric in Bellingham – May 21, 2018
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Very caring surgeon who places the care of his patients very high on the ladder. Has an excellent reputation among the hospital staff as well. His PA's and staff also share the same level of patient comfort and care as does Dr. Orton. Would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone dealing with this sensitive area of health care.
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Russ Harlan in Bellingham, WA – Feb 14, 2018
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Very nice. Took plenty of time and answered all my questions. Was quite reassuring.
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Linda in La Conner, WA – Feb 10, 2018
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If you are in need of a Urologist / Surgeon for Prostate Cancer issues, I highly recommend Dr. Orton. Seven years ago I had Robotic Surgery in Hawaii for Prostate Cancer and five years later my PSA started rising again. His advice for treatment with my recurrent Prostate Cancer has proved to be spot on. I thank him and his staff every visit for the outstanding treatment and guidance I have received.
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Dale Allen in Lynden, Washington – Feb 10, 2018
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I have had prostate issues for years. Dr Orton has been thorough and conscientious in working with me. His staff has been extraordinarily pleasant to work with. They have been friendly, good humored (particularly important when doing some of the things we have been doing), competent and helpful.
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Richard in Bellingham, WA – Jan 02, 2018
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Dr. Orton performed a vasectomy on me. The procedure was quick, painless, and successful. I have already recommended Dr. Orton to several friends interested in this procedure. The entire procedure from scheduling to receiving my results was a very smooth process. I highly recommend Dr. Orton and the staff at Bellingham Urology Group.
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Andrew in Everson – Dec 14, 2017
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Dr. Orton is very good at explaining urology issues and making care recommendations that are clearly communicated to patients.
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Mount Vernon, WA – Oct 31, 2017
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I think Dr Orton is a spectacular doctor. He became my surgeon when the tumor in my prostate gland advanced and needed to be removed. Dr. Orton is a very good communicator. He explained the robotic surgery, the probable outcomes and what my recovery would be like. This was the first major surgery experience for me, and his clear communication really helped me. Dr. Orton is very skillful. The surgery was a success due to his expertise and his leadership of his very skillful team. Thank you
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Mark Reisman in Ferndale, WA – Sep 20, 2017
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Highly likely, Dr Orton was very professional and answered all my questions.
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Ft Huachuca, AZ – Sep 14, 2017
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A pleasure to have him as my doctor. I made the decision after my first visit. He is very impressive and did an outstanding job with my surgery (robotic laparoscopic prostatectomy).
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John McMahon in Oak Harbor, WA – Aug 31, 2017
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Good medically, but not so much in listening. Insisted my records showed correct pharmacy, yet Rx still went to wrong one .
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Blaine, WA – Aug 24, 2017
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I was very impressed with the friendliness of the front office staff. I was stuck in traffic and when I called, I was greeted by my first name and told not to worry. I arrived to a nice welcome by the front office staff. The nurse who checked my vitals was equally as nice and made me feel welcome. I complimented Dr. Orton for the friendliness of his staff. This is a great office with a great Physician. I am thankful I found them.
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Terry in Burlington, Washington – Jul 11, 2017
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I am happy with the service Dr. Orton provides, and wood recommend him to anyone.
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Roger R. Webber in Bellingham, WA – Jun 28, 2017
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My experience from start to finish with Dr. Orten and his staff has been warm, comfortable and professional. Dr. Orten made sure all of my questions and concerns were answered before my procedure, and checked in on me daily at the hospital during my recovery. His staff are great communicators and get back with you quickly. Medical issues are never fun, but Dr. Orten and his staff made it the best experience it could be and I'm so grateful.
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Bellingham, WA – Jun 10, 2017
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FIRST CALLS IN EVERY RESPECT!
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Bellingham WA – Jun 09, 2017
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Dr. Orton is by far a very caring and concerned Physician. I could not have been referred to a nicer and great person/physician. He has helped me through a very stressful situation and with friends telling me I should consult in Seattle Washington I couldn't disagree more. Dr. Roger Scharf my personal physician had me see Dr. Orton when my problem came and I made the best decision by seeing Dr. Orton. His entire staff from the front desk to the nurses are all top notch in my opinion.
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Robert C. Stuart in Sedro Woolley, Wa – Jun 01, 2017
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I had a consultation and then procedure with Dr. Orton. He was great to work with and I recommend him and his staff. Professional and a nice office.
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bellingham, wa – May 16, 2017
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Having recently being verified of my prostate cancer, I knew I was in "uncharted waters" but was told not to worry as I was being sent to Bellingham Urology Group PLLC, and to see Dr. Vernon Orton II who my GP highly recommended. I gave high regard with my first impression of Dr. Orton and found him to be very cordial, informative and very prepared with my dilemma and already had a plan of action with the first appt. I found he and the staff to be very friendly, focused, and give the clinic 100%
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Arthur H. Lilliott II in Bellingham, WA. 98226 – May 11, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Vernon Orton, MD is a Urology Specialist in Bellingham, WA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Vernon Orton, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Orton frequently treats Interstitial Cystitis, Polyuria, and Bladder Infection. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Orton treats.

Where is Dr. Vernon Orton, MD's office located?

Dr. Orton's office is located at 340 Birchwood Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Bellingham Urology Group

Bellingham Urology Group340 Birchwood Ave Bellingham, WA 98225
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Orton is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

Bellingham, WA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Peacehealth United General Medical Center

Sedro Woolley, WA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center

Richmond, VA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)