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.

  • “The kindness and generosity of the entire staff at OA made a very difficult experience most tolerable. I came into OA with no insurance and needing knee surgery. I had torn a meniscus and it had flipped, and was locked at an angle, and no way to repair without surgery. I was unable to walk without being in excruciating pain.  They saw to it that I was treated very quickly, helped me through surgery, and then again in Physical Therapy.  Without the generosity of the entire staff, I would still be in excruciating pain and unable to walk. Thanks to all of you.”

    – Anonymous

    Treating Doctor:  Other
  • “One year ago today Dr. Pasia inserted 3 rods, 6 screws and 2 spacers in my lower back. (L4, L5, S1). I would like to thank Dr. Pasia for best year of pain free life I have led in 20 years. I never dreamed I would ever feel "normal" again, but here I am free of pain medication and anti-inflammatories. Thank you Dr. Pasia for giving me my life back!”

    – Anonymous

    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “On Jan. 26th, I just stood up and experienced searing pain in my knee. Had I known what I know now, I would have gone to Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron as soon as possible. Because I didn't know I could do that, I went to my own doctor and ended up wasting an entire week of time trying to get a diagnosis. On Monday, Feb. 3rd, I saw Dr. Scott Heithoff, who assessed my condition, sent me for an MRI and by Feb. 7th, I was diagnosed and scheduled for surgery to repair my torn meniscus. I had the surgery done on Feb. 25th; everything went amazingly well. The staff at the surgery center was all so accommodating and informative. I had such little pain after surgery, that I never even took one pain pill. I started physical therapy on Feb. 28th and have already been released (March 17th) because I am doing so well. The follow up appointment on March 7th with Dr. Heithoff went great. He released me to go back to my regular exercise routine with caution, of course. I was so impressed with the ease of this surgical procedure and I am glad that I had such a knowledgeable and professional doctor, who took care of the problem with such clarity and skill. Thank you, Dr. Heithoff and everyone at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, who have made my life so much easier!”

    – Sherry

    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “Dr. Makim was so great with my sick knee and me. I was waiting for a knee replacement but couldn't get into the doctor’s office. Dr. Makim saw me and drained my knee. He explained to me that normally he would drain the knee and then give me a cortisone shot. Since it was so close to the knee replacement, he couldn't give me the cortisone shot. I was just thankful he drained my sick knee. Thank you, Dr. Makim and I will never forget how nice you were to me.”

    – Barbara D.

  • “To start, what a great place to have where they are so professional. My doctor recommended me to Orthopedic Associates. Dr. Kreis examined me. We decided on our plan for repairing my knee. We did all the prep to make sure what was wrong with MRI's and an X-ray. We then did surgery to repair the knee, which could not have gone better. Now my knee is almost back to normal. If you’re looking for true professionals, this is the place that includes all the staff I dealt with. One of my friends also had a wrist problem and Dr. Heithoff fixed him up.”

    – Larry W.

    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “On March 7, 2011, Dr. Pasia did a spinal fusion on L4, L5 and S1. I recovered fine and was feeling great. I told Dr. Pasia he gave me my life back. On Labor Day weekend 2013, I fell on my back. I had severe pain in my back and was sure I dislodged a spacer or broke something. Dr. Pasia ordered X-rays and assured me my rods, screws, and spacers were secure and that I had pulled a muscle in my back. He prescribed pain medication, muscle relaxers, and ordered physical therapy for me. He reassured me at one visit that he would get me back to where I was. Today was my last physical therapy visit and I feel great. Thank you, Dr. Pasia.”

    – Shirley C.

    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “I am currently receiving physical therapy twice a week under the guidance of Donna and Karen. I have never run into such a large group of professionals as caring and confident as they are! Besides the "normal" routine, which is exercises and manual therapy, the encouragement I receive from everyone is appreciated. Even though my condition resembles MS, I refuse to go backwards but progress positively with Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron support and future therapy activities.”

    – Carl S.

    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “My surgeon was Dr. Scott Heithoff. He was excellent, did a great job, and replaced my left hip. Then I had physical therapy from Krista Marquardt and she was excellent also. Everyone in the physical therapy department was helpful, kind, patient, and cared about their patients.”

    – Pat E.

    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “Thanks for getting me through knee replacement with flying colors. The surgery went well. I was well informed before and after and knew what to expect. The hospital staff was on top of their game and my doctor was the best. Thank you. My surgery was in November and I'm pain free. Thanks. You are the best.”

    – Kathy G.

    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “My son got a football injury, which turned out to be a completely torn ACL. We were seeing an orthopedic specialist close to our home for a month after the injury occurred. We weren't happy with the progress, so I inquired on whom would be a good choice to contact and I ended up calling Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron.   Dr. Murphy had an appointment available the same day I called, which was impressive enough. My son had surgery the very next day, which was an amazing experience for me as a parent and him as a patient. Dr. Murphy and the staff were very pleasant and efficient. I can't imagine how delayed my son's recovery process would have been if we wouldn’t have contacted Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron. I am very happy that my son is on the road to recovery and on his way back to being active in the sports he loves so much. I will recommend this facility to anyone who asks.”

    – Dennille H.

    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “"I would like to commend a couple people on staff at OA that recently helped me. The first, Becky Hortop, was able to put me in touch with the right person to get the answers I needed to move my treatment forward when I thought I was stuck in a revolving door again. The second, Julie in patient appointment scheduling, really went the extra distance to assist me over the phone. I could tell she was confused by what I telling her because it really didn't make sense to her. Julie must have sensed my frustration over the phone, so she took it upon herself to do the research and called me back. Within minutes, at the end of her workday, she had what I needed to get the medical care I needed. Kudos to these two professionals. You should be proud to have them on your staff and associated with Orthopedics Associates." -- Kurt V.”

    – Kurt

    Treating Doctor:  Other
  • “"My experience with Orthopedic Associates was great. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly, and treated me with respect. Dr. Pasia and Dr. Kowalski showed much concern with my condition and explained all the necessary procedures that I would need to correct my condition. They also made me feel comfortable, was easy to talk to, and I think they both are GREAT." -- Myrna P.”

    – Myrna

    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “"Six weeks ago, I underwent lower back surgery. I was having pain and numbness in my lower back that was running down my left leg. Dr. Pasia of Orthopedic Associates performed the surgery. By the end of the first day, I was up walking short distances with a walker. The second day, I was walking on my own. After a short recovery in Port Huron Hospital, I was released to go home. Recovery has been very positive and moving forward. It was a very positive experience from the start to the point I'm at. My goal is to return to work, as it has been from the start and I'm well on the way." -- Randy M. ”

    – Randy

    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “"I have had two operations for torn cartilage (one in each knee). The surgeries went as well as could be expected. Dr. Heithoff and his staff have always been and continue to be kind, considerate, informative, and helpful. I could not be more satisfied." -- Kathryn T.”

    Treating Doctor:  Scott M. Heithoff, D.O.
  • “"Working with Orthopedic Associates was/is a great experience. Last August, I started to have pain from the sciatic nerve in my right leg. I endured the pain until I could no longer stand it. I am 81 years old and my life was one of pain, and I could hardly walk. So in early December, I visited Dr. Sciotti. He set me up on a course of therapy." "Working with Dr. Muzzrelli and Kristin and the therapy team, they put me on a regimen of working at the OA facility, which is stocked with an enormous variety of exercise equipment. Through ultrasound treatment, moist blanket applications, and massage along with exercise, I started to respond. The atmosphere working with the therapy team was enjoyable. After 2.5 months of visits three times a week and the two epidural shots, I am virtually pain-free. In February, I drove to Siesta Key, Florida, and walked on the beach daily, played golf, and enjoyed life with my family again. My wife had foot surgery so she could not drive so I drove all 1320 miles. Kristin gave me a tip of doing a '"pelvic tilt" while I was driving, so I arrived pain-free. I still faithfully do my exercises at home which allows me to enjoy life with my family." --Robert S.”

    – Robert

    Treating Doctor:  Matthew J. Sciotti, M.D.
  • “I came to OAPH at the end of 2010 because I injured my back at work (disc herniation). I first met with Dr. Pasia, which began my treatment. Dr. Pasia was very compassionate with my situation and encouraged me to do everything I could to care for my back other than him performing surgery on my back. He put me into PT where I first met with Laura; she's awesome. The entire staff at OA has really shined a bright light as to how a PT office is to operate daily. The staff at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron is a fun-loving family with a great passion for what they do for everyone. I will mention Rob, Donna, Karen, and all the training staff. Each one of these people has made me a better person physically as well as spiritually and emotionally. Let's not forget Jenny and Jessica at the front desk. I have had many wonderful conversations with these beautiful women. May God bless you all and keep the current atmosphere alive and well. Oh yes, I almost forgot: thank you very much, Julie, for your sweet and kind words as well. If I forgot anyone, it's not intentional. God bless you all and DO NOT lose the humor, great conversations and deep-rooted compassion to 'Keep People Moving.' OAPH serves as a place of hope to so many who have experienced an unexpected situation in life and hope is ALWAYS a good thing. Thank you!!”

    – Sean E.

    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “"Dr. Todd Murphy did an excellent job performing my surgery and helping me get back out on the lacrosse field within 9 months. Can't thank him enough for what he did for me." -- Jared C.”

    – Jared

    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “"My experience at Orthopedic Associates has been exceptional. I feel very comfortable with Dr. Murphy and the staff. The staff are all knowledgeable and friendly. I like the fact that there doesn't seem to be any tension in the office and that makes for a good work environment. I'm glad I was recommended to Orthopedic Associates. Thank you." -- Doug D. ”

    – Doug

    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “"Dr. Murphy was very nice by making sure to tell me what could be done for me and how. I was impressed with his concern about my knee injury as I have heart trouble and an operation is out of the way to help. I would and have recommended Dr. Murphy to all my friends." -- Edward R.”

    – Edward

    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “"Orthopedic Associates has an outstanding staff and doctors that are very caring. I have had three very successful knee surgeries done by Dr. Scott Heithoff and I am now being seen by Dr. Neil Pasia for my spinal and back needs whom is also an outstanding doctor and very caring about his clients and there well being. Thank you to all at Orthopedic Associates for your outstanding care that you have given to me in the past two years. I will continue to use Orthopedics Associates for all my future needs." -- David”

    – David

    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “"I am an Ontario resident who was injured in October of 2009 from a fall that severed all left shoulder tendons and damaged rotator cuff. My wife and I went to Port Huron to shop for a few days. While shopping, a lady in the hair shop where my wife said Port Huron has one of the best orthopedic clinics in North America and I should call them. I called and spoke with a shoulder specialist by the name of Dr. Makim and he would see me the following afternoon. Three weeks later I have about ninety percent mobility and have been pain free since the day of surgery. I have nothing but praise for everyone involved in my surgery as well as my follow up care at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron." -- Ron L.”

    – Ron

  • “"I respect Dr. Murphy as one of the best doctors in his practice of knee injury. He has been great with me in his treatment of my injury and explaining my options. He takes the time to give me good advice and shows he cares. I feel much better after every visit. I would refer any person to him as a great doctor." -- Edward R.”

    – Edward

    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “"I received the most rewarding experience from Orthopedic Associates. I am confident that I am getting the absolute best care possible. I have suffered from back problems for a long time and Dr. Pasia has helped me live the best life I can, with honestly and the utmost quality care possible." -- Jeff D.”

    – Jeff

    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.
  • “"After months of ignoring shoulder pain, getting referrals for physical therapy from my primary care physician, waking up to pain two to three times a night, I decided it was time to seek professional care. Thanks to both Drs. Scott Heithoff and Todd Murphy. I am sleeping through the night and so excited about being able to resume golf. Thank you!" -- Linda V.”

    – Linda

    Treating Doctor:  Todd P. Murphy, M.D.
  • “"I have had back pain for 12 years and since it started every year it became worse and worse. It would start in my lower back and shoot down both legs. My feet would tingle and burn. Some days I could barely even move. I was terrified to even think about surgery. I stopped participating in many things I enjoyed just to avoid being in excruciating pain the next day. I eventually found my self sitting out of almost every activity that involved bending, twisting, or lifting. I'm a home nurse and even performing my job duties were becoming more and more difficult. I reached my breaking point August 2012. I finally went to see Dr. Pasia and then found out how bad my back really was. Dr. Pasia performed a posterior decompression with lumbar fusion at L4/5 and L5/S1 on October 1, 2012. The surgery went very well, but I did have some complications after surgery and ended up being in the hospital for eight days. None of those problems had anything to do with my back, just some things that sometimes happen as people try to recover. This surgery was definitely not easy to recover from in the first three or four days. Dr. Pasia was so caring and compassionate. When he had already been in to see me at the hospital for the day he would call and check on me. His bedside manor is amazing as well as his surgical skills. I am so pleased with him and I would recommend Dr. Pasia hands down to anyone that may need back surgery. I am exactly two weeks out of surgery today and I am amazed with my progress. The pain in my legs is totally gone and the back pain is very different than before. I know I have a long way to go, but I have faith that in time I will be able to enjoy life again the way I used to and participate in activities I've avoided for so long. I cannot thank Dr. Pasia enough for what he has done for me already. I am excited to see how much better I will feel every week!" -- Carie P.”

    – Carie

    Treating Doctor:  E. Neil Pasia, D.O.