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.

  • “I was nervous before I came in and all of the staff put me at ease. They were all pleasant, helpful, and really nice to me. I can't imagine going anywhere else.”

    – Sharon H.

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    Treating Doctor:  Matthew J. Sciotti, M.D.
  • “I had an epidural for lower back pain. Everything went great. The staff is superb and put you at ease. It's actually a nice experience.”

    – Cindy F.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “Dr. Braaksma took the time to explain the pain I was experiencing in my foot. He has helped me tremendously. His staff was extremely caring and helpful. Dr. Braaksma is the BEST!!”

    – Jim

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    Treating Doctor:  William Braaksma, M.D.
  • “Excellent.”

    – Roger B.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “On my first consultation with Dr. Makim, he thoroughly went over my shoulder MRI with me so I could see and understand what was causing my pain and lack of strength from my injury. What impressed me was the fact that although he could have set me up for surgery to repair the damage, he offered me another option which was physical therapy. He felt that if I worked hard at it, and strengthened the muscles in the shoulder area, I might be able to manage my pain and strengthen the shoulder so I could enjoy my active lifestyle without having to go through surgery, and the time needed to recover from that. I can honestly say that I was skeptical at first, but after my first session with the therapist, I noticed the pain starting to subside, and I was able to sleep without discomfort, something I could not do without medication. Monthly checkups with the doctor showed progress and after three months of three days a week therapy, we both made the decision that surgery was not needed and I was pretty much able to do what I wanted as far as physical activity. Therapists, Donna and Karen were very interested in my progress and helped me through every step of my rehabilitation. The staff were always very glad to see me and we became very acquainted with each other during the process. They are a team in every aspect of the patients care. While I would be working out in the gym, I noticed that every patient there was treated with dignity and respect, no matter what age, or physical handicap they were dealing with. The Techs that work there are very friendly, courteous and helpful with all of the patients. I am very satisfied with the care I received from both the Doctor and the Therapists at Orthopedic Associates and have recommended them to others that experience similar physical impairments. I really understand how they are rated the number one Physical Therapy group in the state!”

    – Sidney T.

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  • “One year ago I was laying on my floor face down for five weeks. Had a consultation with Dr. Sciotti and he recommended a spinal epidural. I was very skeptical about the procedure because I had heard from several resources it probably wouldn't work. I had the procedure on July 9th, 2015 and just went back for a second procedure on February 9th, 7 months later. If you've ever had Sciatica you will understand what a miracle 7 months with no pain is. Couldn't be happier nor more grateful for Dr. Sciotti and his staff helping me out. No promises were ever made but they clearly try to help people avoid back surgery and promote good health.”

    – Raleigh C.

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    Treating Doctor:  Matthew J. Sciotti, M.D.
  • “Dr. Murphy was great. He did a good job with my shoulder surgery. [Jan. 2015] I recovered quickly and have had no trouble with it over the last year. The nurses and staff were excellent. Thank you to everyone.”

    – Michael D.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “Very thorough.”

    – Karen S.

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    Treating Doctor:  William Braaksma, M.D.
  • “Only orthopedic facility in town I would go to.”

    – Jim K.

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  • “Wonderful. He's compassionate, trustworthy, and has an excellent bedside manner. He helped ease my fears and helped me to overcome my injuries quickly and safely. He took the time to explain each test, X-ray, and to discuss what the plan of care was with each discipline and he coordinated his care thoroughly in a timely manner. As a home care registered nurse, I recommend his care and this company to each of my clients seeking orthopedic evaluation and treatments.”

    – Ashley B.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “Very pleasant. Explained process and diagnosis well.”

    – Thomas R.

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    Treating Doctor:  William Braaksma, M.D.
  • “I have had surgery three times over the past fours years (Torn Meniscus and Bilateral Rotator Cuff Repairs) performed by Dr. Todd Murphy. I appreciate Dr. Murphy's kind and compassionate demeanor. His expertise as a surgeon is beyond my expectations. I feel grateful to have such an experienced surgeon to help me with my needs.”

    – Carol C.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “I had my right hip replaced. There were no complications and my recovery was without incident. Five months later I am almost back to normal. I will definitely go with Dr. Heithoff if I need to have the left one done at a future date.”

    – Timothy J.

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  • “I was very pleased with the fast process that Dr. Makim performed for my frozen shoulder. He was very informative and also compassionate concerning the pain I was in. He always followed up on my progress after physical therapy. I would highly recommend Dr. Makim, as well as the facility itself.  ”

    – Denise T.

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  • “Exceptional care and follow up. Caring, compassionate, and competent doctor and nursing staff. My wife and I are both patients at Orthopedic Associates. We may choose to go out of town for some medical services and procedures, but not orthopedics, we know we are in good hands at OAPH.  ”

    – Jim G.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “Dr. Heithoff has performed three different surgeries for me; from trigger thumb repair, to repairing a meniscus tear in my knee and total knee replacement. I couldn't ask for a better doctor. He's performed three surgeries for me, including repair of my trigger thumb (which works great now), repaired a meniscus tear and then my recent knee replacement. He's humble, he's extremely professional, and caring all at the same time. He answered all of my questions I've ever had and actually has drawn pictures for me to better understand. He also takes as much time as I need to discuss treatment options with me. Jennifer Hodney is a physician assistant who assisted Dr. Heithoff with my total knee replacement. When I met with her prior to my surgery, she too was willing to answer any questions I had, she was compassionate and encouraged me to ask questions as well. I'd recommend them both if you require any of their services. Excellent!!!!!”

    – Betsy

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “I had my left hip replaced. The pain I experienced prior to surgery was interfering with my life. I have never experienced the rapid recovery from surgery that I did with my hip. It was nothing short of a miracle. I tell everyone that asks exactly that. Dr. Heithoff was truly incredible and I wouldn't hesitate to go back if problems develop in my other hip. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me a pain-free existence.”

    – Claudia I.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “Excellent and thorough, right to the point, tells you like it is, works with you, good doctor and staff.  ”

    – Margaret K.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “On May 6th I fell down the stairs at my church and took the tendons off both my knees. Local hospital failed to diagnose that sent me home to see my family doctor. Went to see her on May 7th. She was able to get me an appointment at Orthopedic Associates that afternoon. They knew immediately what I had done and scheduled me for surgery on May 8th. It has now been nearly 9 months. Dr. Murphy did an exceptional job and says I should be doing what I used to do in 12 months. I think he will be right in his prognosis. Nothing but thanks for the work done for me!!!”

    – Brian C.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “Very happy with contact & care by OAPH. Wouldn't go anywhere else.”

    – Cheryl M.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “Dr. Murphy explained my shoulder problem very thoroughly and gave me my options to think about. Great doctor to have on your staff.”

    – Timothy G.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “I am very glad I'm a patient of this practice! As I'm getting older, I will have orthopedic needs in the future & I consider OA an asset to continued health. I can't say enough about physical therapy's role in healthcare...thank you for referring me to that treatment modality.”

    – Cheryl M.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “Very thorough and caring. Explained exactly what was going on and what steps they were going to take.”

    – Susan C.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “I fell off my horse and broke my wrist, it was a very bad break and required surgery, Dr. Murphy was great during this whole process. I went for a month of physical therapy. Everyone was very nice and helpful.  My wrist is doing well. I would recommend Orthopedic Associates to anyone. Both of my sons have been treated there in the past for fractures with very good results, that is why I decided to go there.”

    – Shelly P.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “Total right hip replacement. Everything went well during and after the surgery and my recovery has been on track. Dr. Heithoff is a very competent and caring physician and I would recommend him to others.”

    – Timothy J.

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