We often hear from our patients about how the doctors and staff at Advanced Bone & Joint have helped them get back to living their lives to the fullest. For those of you we hear from, we thank you for your kind words.
Below are some of our favorite guest stories about their experiences with us. You may also enjoy watching more videotaped guest stories on the Advanced Bone & Joint YouTube channel.
“Everyone was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. This was the first time my son didn't cry when a stranger talked to him or even touched him. Thank you all so much.” ~ Stephanie S.
“The receptionist, medical staff, and physician were all very nice, helpful, and professional.” ~ Sherri R.
“Everyone was fantastic. In my past experiences at the doctor’s office, you feel rushed and like no one is listening to you or taking time to fully explain things. I was very impressed with the time that the doctor, sports medicine provider, and staff took with me. I have been telling everyone about my positive experience.” ~ Kimberly V.
“What I see and always observe is that all the staff seem to be high-energy, very friendly, and always willing to help.” ~ William U.
“The two women at the front desk were very welcoming and efficient. Conversation with them helped ease my pain.” ~ Suzette B.
“Everyone was fantastic! I can’t recall their names but from check-in to nurses to X-ray guy to the doctor, it was a great all-around experience.” ~ Jim H.
“Dr. Anthony Frisella was very informative. He explained exactly what was wrong, how to handle it, and the options I had.” ~ Nancee B.
“Toni & Dr. Frisella were very nice and reassured me that getting me better was their No. 1 goal. Because I suffered a workers’ comp injury, I was guessing I would get the runaround – but they legitimately care.” ~ Denis C.
“Dr. Dane Glueck always makes me feel important and is always concerned about my life and how my arthritis is preventing me from living how I want to live. You can tell he cares and is genuine in what he says. I am scheduled for my second surgery with him and I feel safe in his hands.” ~ Linda M.
“Dr. Glueck and his nurse took the time to thoroughly answer my questions about my upcoming knee surgery.” ~ Mary V.
“Dr. Brandon Larkin was so great with my son. He made a difficult experience so much better. Actually, every single person we talked to was so friendly.” ~ Anita
“Dr. Larkin was awesome! I also have been to other places and had to wait for hours. Advanced Bone & Joint got us in and out on short notice.” ~ Julie L.
Watch Kim W.’s video testimonial about how Dr. Larkin kept her son in the game and gave her peace of mind:
“Dr. Anthony Lombardo listens when a patient talks. He has a great bedside manner!” ~ Debi N.
“Dr. Lombardo, thanks again to you and your staff for your help and kindness for the past few months. The promptness of your calls back to me when I had questions or concerns has been awesome, as well as getting me same-day appointments when needed. I really appreciate everything.” ~ B. Oliver
“Dr. Lombardo was very nice, attentive, and I never felt like he was rushing me out, which is very rare these days in a doctor's office.” ~ Laura G.
“Dr. John McAllister, of course, is always fantastic. He’s knowledgeable, gets to the basics, and doesn't overdo tests, etc. He waits until it is necessary to go further. Also, the X-ray tech was an A+ employee. He had things organized and ready and was pleasant and helpful.” ~ Starla R.
“Dr. John McAllister, I just wanted to take a moment to express my thanks to you and your staff at Advanced Bone & Joint for the care I was given for my recent hip replacement surgery. As I’m sure you are aware, any type of surgery is a daunting experience for a patient. I was no exception. However, the care and treatment I received made my surgical journey as painless as possible. So, I once again want to thank you, Dr. Brandon Larkin, physician assistant Matt Pliske, and all the nurses at ABJ for the professional care that was afforded to me. I will certainly refer anyone I know to ABJ if they are ever in need of the medical services you provide. Please share this letter with the rest of the team, as I feel that no matter what profession you are in, a little pat on the back goes a long way.” ~ Rich B.
“Everyone I had contact with was great! Making my appointment was quick and easy, check-in was great, and Dr. McAllister was very kind.” ~ Aubree H.
“I wanted to thank you and let you know that I will be recommending Dr. McAllister and Barnes Jewish St. Peters Hospital as people continue to ask me about my experience. For me to end up with such a great team helping me recover from my hip replacement surgery was truly a blessing.” ~ Jon M.
Watch Bill Dudley’s video testimonial about how he got his life back with a total knee replacement by Dr. McAllister:
Watch Christina's video testimonial about Dr. McAllister's hip replacement procedure:
“Dr. Brian Meek is an excellent listener and took the time to explain everything to me in detail.” ~ Cara R.
“Dr. Meek exhibits professional and personal care. And Brittany does a stellar job making me feel comfortable throughout the visit.” ~ Lisa S.
“Dr. Paul Spezia was great! He explained everything so that I could understand it and he answered all of my questions. I am actually referring my father to Dr. Spezia.” ~ Christol C.
“Dr. Spezia was great. I felt like he was knowledgeable, professional, and committed to providing me with the best care and treatment possible. Matt was wonderful as well.” ~ Katie H.
“Dr. Paul Spezia and nurse practitioner Laura Schmidt are the most awesome doctors I have ever had. You did a knee replacement on me July 27, 2017. From Day 1 to today, you have been so kind and considerate. I was nervous learning that I had to have knee surgery, but you took the time to explain every step to me. You always answered all my questions never rushed me out of the room. Dr. Spezia, your hugs meant a lot to me: it made me feel comfortable and showed you cared. I will recommend you to anyone who has joint problems. It’s been a long 15 weeks of recovery – but between both of you and physical therapist Tony Weir, I am doing better each day. I’m glad I had the surgery. Thank you again for being the best doctors ever.” ~ Sandy M.
“I’ve been cross stitching since 1986 but injured my thumb years ago from a slip on the stairs. The pain got bad enough 2 years ago that I was unable to do my cross stitch. When I saw Dr. Spezia at the first appointment, he told me the surgery he’d perform would guarantee that I would be able to cross stitch again. Here I am 3 months later and I feel like I’ve got my life back and I’m tickled to death. Not only did I exceed his expectations, I have proof!”
~ Carole D.
“Nurse practitioner Jennifer Eickhoff made me feel important, not like a number. She listened and made me feel that she really cares. It makes a difference when you feel like you are not only getting excellent medical care, but someone who really cares about her patients. You really have an amazing facility and I continue to recommend it to anyone who would need your services.” ~ Sandra M.
“The check-in staff member discovered I was owed a credit and disclosed it right away. Also, including nurse practitioner Jennifer Eickhoff on your staff allowed me to be seen the day immediately following my request for an appointment. Given that I was in pain, this is a really nice feature offered to patients. Jennifer was great to work with and was very knowledgeable.” ~ Michael H.
“Dr. Paul Spezia and nurse practitioner Laura Schmidt are the most awesome doctors I have ever had. You did a knee replacement on me July 27, 2017. From Day 1 to today, you have been so kind and considerate to me. I was nervous learning I had to have knee surgery, but you took the time to explain every step to me. It’s been a long 15 weeks of recovery – but between the both of you and physical therapist Tony Weir, I am doing better each day. I’m glad I had the surgery. Thank you again for being the best doctors ever.” ~ Sandy M.
“Matthew Pliske listened to my concerns and addressed each one of them. I felt like he would let me talk until I was finished – not until he thought his time with me should be finished.” ~ Geraldine E.
“Matt was my caregiver for this appointment. His disposition was positive and upbeat. He was smiling and pleasant to converse with. He made the experience.” ~ Cheryl F.
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