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.

  • “A man at our church suggested I see Dr. Makim for the problem I was having with my knee. I was very impressed on my first visit. They took X-rays, and showed them to me. I also had taken an MRI and was shown that as well. Everything was explained in detail, as a former Anatomy and Physiology Professor I appreciated his detail to facts, which also backed up my knowledge. I have healed very well and am going back for the other knee next month.”

    – William B.

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  • “Dr. Scott Heithoff has treated both of my kids on different occasions. I appreciate how he is with them. He has done ACL replacements on both of my kids and mended a few broken bones. The latest a broken pinky finger. He is kind and I trust his opinion and treatments. I am so thankful for all he and other doctors at Orthopedic Associates have done for us. I can't say enough good.”

    – Andrea M.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “Dr. Sciotti is very nice and looks out for his patients. I like working with him.”

    – Lee B.

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    Treating Doctor:  Matthew J. Sciotti, M.D.
  • “A fantastic group of dedicated surgeons, physical therapist and office personal. All working together to provide the patient the same kind of security and peace of mind one would find in a support network made up of family members. I have the utmost respect and confidence in the decisions they make on my behalf. I highly recommend them.”

    – Frank L.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “I have been a physical therapy patient off and on for about 40 years. OAPH is simply the best. The staff is remarkable and the facilities are top-notch. Kudos to everyone at OAPH. Thank you.”

    – Tom L.

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  • “I am a machinery repairman, I work on industrial machinery. Prior to my surgery, I was experiencing pain in both of my knees. 8 days after surgery I have less pain and more mobility in my left knee. I can't wait to have my right knee repaired so that I can return to work.  ”

    – Carl D.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “It's been a great productive treatment plan with great improvement. Very happy with my care. Staff very courteous.”

    – Lisa J.

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  • “I have been seeing Dr Sciotti for over 10yrs. and without his care, I have back & neck problems. I credit Dr. Sciotti's care with allowing me to be as active as I am. He has been excellent, and his care has allowed me to have a much more productive life than I thought would be possible at my age. His entire team, provide me with excellence!!!”

    – Patricia D.

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    Treating Doctor:  Matthew J. Sciotti, M.D.
  • “Have had 2 great experiences with your staff. First with my knee replacement by Dr. Doss and my son's knee surgery and wrist repair. Always first rate service and friendly atmosphere. Great bedside manner. Would be my first choice if needed in the future. Thank you for the great care!!  ”

    – Howard C.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “I have had a great experience with the P.T. staff. Everyone was professional and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I would and do recommend Orthopedic Associats to my friends.”

    – Dan S.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “Dr. Murphy repaired a very serious shoulder injury. Had a torn rotator cuff and it was detached from the bone. Also had bone spurs and some shredding of the bicep tendon. I'm a bowler was told I'll never bowl again after I get a shoulder reversal done. Dr. Murphy took time and reassured me I can have my injuries repaired and I will be able to bowl again. I did everything  Dr Murphy told me to do and glad to say within 5 months of my surgery I'm bowling. Had the surgery done Dec 15, 2014. Thank you so much to Dr. Murphy and all of the Orthopedic Associates team.”

    – Mo

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “Always have been pleased with Dr. Murphy and the staff. First visit was for a second opinion and I was so impressed that I changed from the previous office.”

    – Judith W.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “Dr. Murphy did a top notch job. He spoke with calmness and honesty as he treated my son for his collarbone injury. He treated Mark professionally yet sympathetically and assured him he would be fine. Mark was eager to play football again and Dr Murphy aligned Mark's mental thoughts with the right decisions and the right time to play again. Dr. Murphy is a positive role model for Mark and we, his parents, cannot be more grateful for this experience. We will recommend Dr. Murphy to others.”

    – Mark R.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “I have had nothing but positive experiences at Orthopedic Associates. Dr. Steve Heithoff has kept my carpal tunnel pain under control with injections rather than surgery. I have several back conditions (degenerative discs, lumbar stenosis, lower spinal curve) and Dr. Pasia has provided huge relief with a different type of back support. I had several therapy sessions under Maureen's care - Kristin did most of the "hands-on" but all the PT staff that I had contact with were top notch. I noticed much improvement after only two treatments and by the end of my sessions could walk without any assistance. I still do the prescribed home exercises and am on "as needed status" now with my providers. My current need is to find time to meet with Maureen for new orthotics. I always recommend OA to anyone in need of care. I live 65 miles from Port Huron and am 81 years old but it is worth the drive to receive the type of care that OA provides.”

    – Nira A.

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    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “I was reluctant to begin therapy at first. But knowing that it was necessary to rehab my shoulder after the surgery I began. However the positive atmosphere, the friendliness of the staff and the professionalism of therapists quickly changed my perspective. Dr. Donna Grundman was my primary therapist, her knowledge and manner made the whole experience enjoyable. The secretarial staff particularly Becky and Tammy always had smiles and were extremely adept at working out a schedule. Should I ever need to have therapy again I would not hesitate to return to Orthopedic Associates for another quality experience. Thank You.”

    – Marvin J.

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  • “Dr. Makim has been excellent in managing my care. I am in my 50's and have severe joint degeneration in my knees. My objective was to improve my functionality and mobility so that I can delay a joint replacement for as long as possible. Dr Makim worked with me on that objective and I am 3 years post diagnosis and have not needed to have a joint replacement yet. Marc in PT was excellent at setting up a treatment plan that met my objectives and increased my mobility.”

    – Belinda S.

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  • “Prednisone worked so I could sit and walk again.”

    – Alberta K.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “My finger is looking and feeling better...I'll be back Nov 2nd for followup...Thanks.”

    – Jerry B.

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    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “I was very pleased with my total Orthopedic Associates experience. Everyone I came in contact with was friendly and professional alleviating any anxiety I had. I would definitely recommend Dr. Sciotti, and Maureen to anyone in need of their services.”

    – Doug O.

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    Treating Doctor:  Matthew J. Sciotti, M.D.
  • “Dr Sciotti helped relieve pain so I could walk through Greece. He is wonderful.”

    – Anthony C.

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    Treating Doctor:  Matthew J. Sciotti, M.D.
  • “Frozen Shoulder - Upon returning from three months in Florida where they had no success treating my frozen shoulder (X-ray, MRI, cortisone shots, physical therapy), I went to Dr. Murphy. They took another X-ray, repeated the MRI, and had me try 3 more weeks of physical therapy, then they put me under and Dr. Murphy broke the adhesions. He said I was tied for the worst frozen shoulder he has every dealt with. After some more physical therapy, my shoulder was completely healed. Unless I think about it, I can't even tell which shoulder it was. I was impressed with my whole experience at Orthopedic Associates.  I never waited long for an appointment, all the staff was friendly and professional, and Dr. Murphy was extremely competent, caring, and humorous.”

    – Jacqueline H.

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    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “Unfortunately, I have had to come to your offices for too many incidents. I really like the way they have the layout. I've not had to wait long in the offices. I really appreciate that everything is right there on the premises. And best of all, they have been very kind and caring. Thank you all.”

    – Marlene E.

    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “I went to see Dr. Ernst one morning because I could barely walk. I had woken up that morning with the worst back pain I had ever felt. After numerous trips to physical therapy, cortisone injections, steroids, etc...he determined I needed surgery for a slipped disc and sent me to see Dr. Pasia. Dr Pasia, to this day, is the best, and my favorite doctor I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. He did a wonderful job on my surgery and this many years later, I'm doing great and have had no complications. I will always be grateful and would recommend ANYONE to go see Dr Pasia!!!”

    – Karen S.

    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “I love OA.  They always take care of me & my family as if we are family.”

    – Anonymous

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  • “Dr. Makim treated my condition with compassion and respect. His training is excellent, he has terrific bedside manner and is the epitome of competent.  His surgical skills are extraordinary.  I am trying to think of any constructive criticism and I am coming up empty.  He really is a tremendous individual and doctor and I would trust him with my family's lives without reservation.”

    – Anonymous