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Ronald

Profession: Retired
Doctor: Dr. Kushagra Verma

Briefly describe your symptoms and the medical condition that brought you to see the doctor.

I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and two discs with compression fractures in mid 2016. These were treated with a brace and given time to heal. This appeared to be successful.

By early 2017, I’d completed chemo and was being prepped for an autologous bone marrow transplant when the back pain returned - a lot of it. I was taking some pretty strong pain meds and it was getting worse.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

My initial contact was with Dr. Theodore Wagner who diagnosed me as having a burst disc and referred me to Dr. Kushgara Verma.

The most noticeable thing was that none of them treated me as a patient, they all treated me as a friend who they were going to help.

I don't know if I'm explaining this right, but the warmth, caring and concern they showed me is unmistakable.

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C.

Profession: Military
Doctor: Winston J. Warme, MD

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My pectoralis major needed to be reattached to the shoulder.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

All medical procedures and personnel were excellent. Everything was clearly explained and results matched or exceeded expectations/ predictions.

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ANTONELLA

Profession: Student
Doctor: Dr. Winston J. Warme

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Over five years ago I slipped down the stairs in my home, holding on to the railimg with my right arm while bracing the fall with my left. Over time both of my shoulders became sensitive and unstable, semi-dislocating when least expected.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

Dr. Warme and his team treated me as a person, not a problem. I always knew they were listening to my concerns and that I was consantly aware of my options for optimum health and recovery.

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Eric

Profession: Government
Doctor: Branford Henley, MD

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Had a freak motorcycle accident involving an elevated manhole above street grade making a left hand turn. The accident caused my ankle to dislocate with multiple fractures. Initial trip to the ER the ankle was reset and four days later I had my surgery slated for only 1-2 hours but once the Dr. Henley and the Ortho Red team opened the ankle up they realized it was going to take a bit longer.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

Dr. Henley and the Ortho Red Team made sure my ankle was put back together almost as perfect as it was before. Their dedication to healing has already allowed me to return to soccer in just over 6 months since the accident.

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Eric

Profession: Science
Doctor: Dr. Tom Staiger (general) and Winston J. Warme, MD (shoulder)

Briefly describe your symptoms and the medical condition that brought you to see the doctor.

Ruptured tendon to the right biceps long head and aggravation of a very old bowling injury.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

1. Extremely high degree of professionalism; great care and success in explaining options in patient friendly ways.

2. Absolute surgical success, with recovery precisely as predicted.

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