Improving Joint Function and Ensuring Your Comfort is our Priority

Ventura County Orthopaedic Associates is committed to helping people lead active lives, whether it is through treating a sports or work-related injury, treating fractures, replacing a joint or relieving chronic or acute pain.

Meet Our Physicians

Our Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons are highly trained and have in depth knowledge of the latest
surgical and nonsurgical treatment options

Emily Benson, MD

Emily Benson, MD Director of Orthopaedic Surgery

Thomas Wu, MD

Thomas Wu, MD Associate Director of Orthopaedic Surgery

Denise Stennette, MD

Denise Stennette, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Tadashi Takara

Tadashi Takara, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Damayea Hargett, MD

Damayea Hargett, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mary Ragsdale, MD

Mary Ragsdale, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Michael Maguire, MD

Michael Maguire, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Sean Early, MD

Sean Early, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Meet Our Physician Assistants

Helena Keeter, PA

Helena Keeter, PA-C Chief Physician Assistant

Damayea Hargett, MD

Ross Monroe, PA-C Physician Assistant

Mary Ragsdale, MD

Mitch Calmer, PA-C Physician Assistant

Our Physicians are
Specialist in

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Nonunion Surgery

Patient Testimonials

  • Yelp2

    Really impressed with Dr Ragsdale. She takes my concerns seriously which I've always found hard to find, and she absolutely knows her stuff. I won't go anywhere else.

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  • NRC Survey7

    I would just like to say it was the first time that I met Dr. Hargett and I thought that she was extremely professional, extremely helpful, very polite, and very nice. The whole office staff was really fantastic and just very, very nice people. I would definitely go to that clinic again and I would like to stay with Dr. Hargett as my provider for future broken bones

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  • NRC Survey6

    This office was probably the one of the best professional offices I’ve ever been to and I’ve been to quite a few all my medical records were there. I’m very impressed, very impressed and all the staff was very likable and were knowledgeable and Dr. Takara. He was very very nice. He really knew his stuff. He just really gave me good information. Thank you very much.

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  • NRC survey5

    My experience with the doctor (Dr. Wu) was extraordinary. In the hospital, too, everyone was very kind. I definitely recommend them.

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  • Healthgrades.com3

    Dr. Benson done a fabulous job at putting my leg back together after I broke it in three different places. A woman of many talents, she excels in the repair of broken bones. Its been over two years and Im back to work with little to no discomfort even after a long day of climbing ladders. The greatest of gratitude for an obviously difficult surgery.

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  • NRC Survey4

    We are very grateful for the teamwork that was shown at the orthopedic clinic and the communications we had with everybody was very professional and helped us get through this hard time. So thank you very much all of you.

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  • NRC Survey3

    My doctor did very well with everything but I did have to wait quite a while before I got in for X-rays.

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  • NRC Survey2

    I was seen by Ms. Helena Keeter and her courtesy, knowledge and professionalism shown me during my visit were impressive. I will definitely go back to her and Dr. Wu for my knee issues in the future. I recommend this facility and Ms. Keeter without any reservation.

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  • Yelp

    I saw Dr Ragsdale. She is awesome. She actually cares about you. The staff is also very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.

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  • healthgrades.com2

    I felt she (Dr. Hargett) is a wonderful Doctor. I felt safe and confident with her and everyone I met at the Ortho Clinic. I hope I never have to return, but if I do injure myself again, I know where to go.

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  • healthgrades.com

    Dr. Takara did an excellent job which allowed me to return to playing high school football. Thank you Dr. Takara!

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  • Google Review

    She is direct with information and very comfortable as my surgeon. I am 1 year after hip surgery and my leg is working so well. I feel lucky to have had Dr. Stennette as my doctor.

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  • NRC survey

    Dr. Wu is a very good provider. Does a fantastic job.

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  • Google Review

    Dr Emily Benson is a wonderful doctor. My son had a horrible accident and by the Grace of God Dr Benson is the reason he walks today. Thank you for helping him.

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Practice Locations

  • Ventura County Medical Center

    Ventura County Medical Center

    300 Hillmont Ave
    Ventura, CA 93003

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  • Santa Paula Hospital

    Santa Paula Hospital

    825 N 10th St
    Santa Paula, CA 93060

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  • VCMC Orthopedic Clinic

    VCMC Orthopedic Clinic

    3291 Loma Vista Rd
    Ventura, CA 93003

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  • Fillmore Family Medical Group-Specialty Clinic

    Fillmore Family Medical Group-Specialty Clinic

    828 W Ventura Street
    #100, Fillmore, CA 93015

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  • Las Islas Family Medical Group- Orthopedic Clinic

    Las Islas Family Medical Group- Orthopedic Clinic

    325 West Channel
    Islands Blvd

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  • Conejo Valley Family Medical Group-Orthopedic Clinic

    Conejo Valley Family Medical Group-Orthopedic Clinic

    125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
  • AO North America
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Healthcare Volunteers Overseas
  • Physician Assistants Orthopedic Society
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Sign Fracture Care International
  • Ruth Jackso
  • JROGS
  • VietCal