Patient Reviews

Thank you for choosing Orthopedic Associates for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Orthopedic Associates.

  • “Dr. Braaksma has done a wonderful job getting my broken arm set. He has a great "bed side manner" and really takes pride in doing what is best for his patients. We also really love his Secretary, Terri Sickles, but then we might be a bit biased.”

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    Treating Doctor:  William Braaksma, M.D.
  • “Very nice clean respectful quick to get you in very polite , they took very good care of me.”

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    Treating Doctor:  William Braaksma, M.D.
  • “Vert informative and Dr Heithoff was very professional and informative”

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “I've been seeing dr.makim.since 2004 he did my right hip replacement. And has taken care of my feet.for a while now.when I brake something to my foot.he is the best doctor. He referred me to doctor scottie for my back is really like him he has helped me alot.ty so much Sharon K.”

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  • “Great! Dr.Murphy is amazing with student athletes! Thank you!”

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “I broke my L4 vertebrae and really didn't realize it for almost two weeks. My back didn't heal after my home remedies, so I thought I had better get to a specialist. I'd been to ORTHOPEDICS ASSOCIATES several years ago, as well as my family, so I made the appointment. After a few sets of exrays, I was referred to Dr Pasia. I can't tell how professional and comforting he was, from his dress to his diagnosis and plan to heal my back. No mention of any surgery, which was very comforting. When something like this happens, the average "lay" person has no idea how this problem will be resolved. I was so happy to have my back healed up in six weeks, and VERY happy to go back to work. Thanks again!”

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    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “Dr. Scott Heithoff was very personable and explained my symptoms and treatment very well.”

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “Very nice ppl !! My son has been here 2 times and hope he doesn't break anymore bones but if he does we will be coming back here. ”

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “I had an ACL and partial meniscus tear during a high school basketball game, and fractured my knee cap. Dr. Makim performed my knee surgeries, and I did my rehab with Marc at OA. Dr. Makim and Marc knew from the beginning how bad I wanted to be back in the gym, and they were incredibly supportive during my journey. The entire staff at Orthopedic Associates made me feel like family, and their support and encouragement during my treatment made all the difference in my recovery. I was able to compete again at the High School level, and was lucky enough to continue playing softball at the college level for the SCCCC Skippers. I have recommended Dr. Makim, Orthopedic Associates and the OA Physical Therapy program to family and friends, and I am very thankful for the wonderful care and support that I received.”

    – Sarah M.

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  • “Dr. Makim has been treating me for about three years!!! He is awesome. I had been dealing with severe pain caused by bone on bone osteoarthritis for many years. First, I got a few series of Euflexxa injections and finally had Total Knee Replacement Surgery in January!! Everyone was so nice and considerate and now I am back to living my active life again!! I had limited myself so much because of the pain and now I am really living again!! Everyone I dealt with was kind, caring, very considerate and very knowledgeable!! Thank you all so much for giving me back my life!!!”

    – Isabelle N.

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  • “Dr. Braaksma and the Staff at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron are a very caring and empathetic group of people. They are easy to reach and very respectful of the patients time. Dr. Braaksma's goal is to get you feeling better and keeping your mobility.”

    – Patricia W.

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    Treating Doctor:  William Braaksma, M.D.
  • “I was first referred to Dr. Doss. What a very down to earth, warm, funny,  kind and personable doctor I have ever been blest to see. After reviewing my MRI he referred me to Dr. E. Pasia. Before we left Dr. Doss he rattled off several one-line jokes that made me beg to him "I was all  laughed out, with tears running down my face". I practically pushed him out of the exam room, I could not take any more. He totally made the rest of my day. "GOD PLEASE BLESS THIS MAN". Also he referred me to see Dr. E. Pasia. Another personable , warm, kind and funny  doctor with one-line jokes also. I think there was some competition between the two doctors. Anyway after reviewing my MRI, he suggested I receive physical therapy first. I had the P.T. and it is working. I do my exercises ( 2 1/2 hrs. per day ) as many times a week as possible. I tell everyone who needs to see a specialist my experience with O.A. I must admit I was very very skeptical to go to them after my bad experience with an Orthopedic doctor several years ago in Southfield,  Mich. ( not related to O.A. ). A VERY WARM THANK YOU to Doctors Doss and Pasia. I am forever grateful.”

    – Bryan C.

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    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “Dr. Heithoff performed a total knee replacement on my right knee and straightened my leg. He had replaced my left knee two months earlier. Both surgeries went very well and I was up and moving around after the surgeries On the same day. I realized almost immediately I no longer had arthritic pain in my knees After a couple of weeks I didn't need my walker and started using a cane. I am looking forward to a great summer and fall being able to walk my dog, ride my bike, and garden with ease and no pain. I went to Orthopedic Associates for physical therapy. The staff and therapists are very friendly and professional. They have helped me make tremendous progress and provided encouragement and support.  I would highly recommend using their services. Thanks so much for everything!!”

    – Susan C.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “Outstanding results. My lower back problem was quickly resolved. Dr. Sciotti and staff are excellent people to work with.”

    – George

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    Treating Doctor:  Matthew J. Sciotti, M.D.
  • “First of all, kudos to Dr. Todd Murphy for the excellent surgery procedure. Next, kudos to the excellent physical therapists and their treatment. Intense at times, but always thinking about the patients' level of pain. The whole staff were beautiful in their attitudes and thoughts. Always very friendly and caring.”

    – William G.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “After doctoring with Dr. Kreis for 38 years, I was a bit apprehensive choosing a new physician. Within minutes of meeting with Dr. Murphy, my confidence in Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron returned. Dr. Murphy was very thorough in explaining my condition and took time to discuss my concerns. When the timing is right, I will be returning to Dr. Murphy for my joint replacement.”

    – Patricia T.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “Very pleased with every aspect of OA. Dr. Scott Heithoff did an awesome job on my hip. I ditched the cane in 2 weeks and was doing leg presses at the gym I belong to in 5 weeks. I've referred Dr. Scott to many people already. Thank you for an awesome experience.”

    – George A.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “Dr. Pasia, a very caring doctor, chose a treatment for me that was not invasive rather than a surgical procedure, which might have been confining.”

    – Kathleen N.

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    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “Dr. Makim has helped me thru tough times into wonderful times by correctional surgery and recovery. He's a "win-win doctor and has an A+ team and staff. I've been very blessed by the way they changed my life physically of no function of my right hip on a Monday and having a total hip replacement and playing drums in Church the following Sunday.”

    – Terry S.

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  • “Very happy with the experience I had at Orthopedic Associates and with Dr. Murphy's care. Appointments were always on time with very little waiting. Staff very friendly and loved how clean everything was! Very happy with Dr. Murphy's care and communication. Would and have recommended this to family and friends.”

    – Linda B.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “I think Dr. Murphy is one of the most caring doctors I have ever had, also he has a great staff working for him. Doctor never rushes you he takes the time to listen to you. Thanks a million Dr. Murphy!!!!!!”

    – Beverly L.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “Everyone there was very nice and prompt.. I started off with Dr. Sciotti.. he was great.. and he referred me to Dr. Pasia who did my surgery. He was very nice.. And then my followups have been with Josh Kiba..Great guy.. good bedside manner and very efficient. Would recommend Orthopedic Associates to anyone!”

    – Tracy G.

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    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “I had a total hip replacement. From my first visit through my hospital stay has been remarkable...my home care has been top notch. I would encourage anyone suffering from hip pain to see Dr. Scott Heithoff.   Thank you.”

    – Diana C.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “I have been a patient of Dr. Sciotti's for over 12 years for low back pain & spinal stenosis. He is wonderful. I believe without his care, I would in all likelihood not be as independent as I am. At 71, I continue to work part-time and go about my daily life without any adaptive devices. His staff are also wonderful!!! Thanks to all of you, I have kept my freedom!!!”

    – Patricia D.

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    Treating Doctor:  Matthew J. Sciotti, M.D.
  • “Dr. Heitoff has been treating my knee and really listened and was willing to discuss my treatment options. We finally decided to have a total knee replacement. The surgery went great and I realized right after I had it that the knee bones from my arthritis didn't hurt anymore, which is fantastic! Now I am going to physical therapy at Orthopedic Associates and the therapists and staff are really helping me heal and strengthen my knee and leg. I'm getting around better than I thought I would a month after my surgery. I would highly recommend seeking treatment there.”

    – Sue C.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.