TOCA’s History

Since our foundation in 1949, TOCA has served the Valley with exemplary orthopedic care.

Effective May 1, 2020, we’re proud to announce that we’re now part of the Banner Health Family!
Our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons are now aligned with Banner Health to bring you even better service.

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians have been recognized as among the top local, regional, and national experts in orthopedic care for over six decades.

In 1949, Dr. William Bishop and Dr. Alvin Swenson were orthopedic surgeons returning from service in World War II. Their mission was to provide the very best orthopedic care to the growing Phoenix community. That year they founded the Orthopedic Clinic (TOCA), the first medical practice specializing in orthopedic surgery in Arizona. Today, The Orthopedic Clinic (TOCA) has grown to 16 physicians with four locations across the Valley.

Sixty years ago, specialists were typically found only in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. In 1949, Phoenix and its surrounding communities had a combined population of only around 100,000 people. It was growing, however, and Drs. Bishop and Swenson saw a developing niche they could serve and serve well.

While the Orthopedic Clinic Association has become a truly modern orthopedic practice, we remain devoted to the goals set forth by our founders – to provide the best orthopedic care in the Valley of the Sun. Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing for each person’s needs and ensuring the highest level of care for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. We look forward to caring for your orthopedic needs.

Celebrating nearly 70 years of service TOCA at Banner Health has served the Valley with exemplary orthopedic care since it was founded in 1949.

TOCA at Banner Health is the best one-stop resource for orthopedics in Arizona, led by nationally recognized, established orthopedic physicians who are passionate about quality care.

Top Doctors for 20 years and counting!

Phoenix Magazine has consistently awarded TOCA doctors with the coveted Top Doctor award since 1996 – the very first year the award was introduced!

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