"One of my passions in life is playing softball. Several years ago, I tore my meniscus while playing. I was expecting the doctor to tell me that at age 60, I should forget playing any more. I was overjoyed when Dr. Ernst agreed that there was no reason why I could not resume playing after rehab. I had the surgery, which was very successful, along with the rehab and have been playing again for several years. I do get periodic shots to help the inflammation, but I played over 250 innings of competitive ball last summer with no pain. Life is good!" -- Richard H.
"Dr. Ernst replaced my right knee. I haven't had any problems with it since. Dr. Sciotti has been treating my low back with injections and they are very successful. Dr. Murphy gave me injections in my right shoulder. He had to do surgery on it and I'm glad he did. I have had great success with it. He is now treating my left shoulder. I am so grateful that I have three wonderful, caring doctors and they are all in one building. I'm grateful for that too." -- June R.
"I came to OA in the beginning of May when I was injured in a serious horse accident. Dr. Ernst told me I had a crush injury to the right foot resulting in a fracture and a tendon that was torn vertically in half. I also had bruised ribs and various other minor injuries. He said the torn tendon was a rare problem he had never seen before and may require a tendon transplant if therapy wasn't successful. After two weeks off work and an additional 3 weeks to heal, I started doing therapy at OA. "The staff was so friendly and fun that it made me absolutely love going! Andy "Francis" Pesta was my favorite person there. He took a ton of extra time with me to help me get in shape and feel better again. Even though Andy spent the most time with me, Kyle and Kelsie were also awesome and helped inspire me to do everything I needed to get better. The routine was difficult at first but was also fun. I was in therapy for several months and OA made the atmosphere so welcoming that I made friends with a lot of the workers and other patients as well. I loved Joan and Lauren. We joked around with each other the entire time and even made "rap" songs to pass the hours of working out. A big thanks goes to the physical therapists as well. "Donna, Rob, Laura, and Karen worked with me and always told me the goals of where I needed to be and how much further I would have to come before the big "graduation.” Overall, it was a fabulous experience and I took home my T-shirt last week. I joked about not having my speech prepared and the choir of angels wasn't scheduled to part the clouds and sing the Hallelujah chorus just yet, but I am so excited to be back to 100% health. Thank you Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron!" -- Kristen H.
"I have been a patient with Dr. Ernst since 1994. During this time and throughout multiple injuries, Dr. Ernst has always given me the upmost care and comfort. My current injury is to a knee that I injured in 2002. Although I have moved from the area, I will still drive to be treated by Dr. Ernst. I have such a wonderful relationship with him and the staff at OAPH and trust their opinions. I would refer anyone to the office for their needs. The whole staff is truly wonderful!" -- Dawn T.
I'm a Canadian who has an old severe ankle injury. I had exhausted the avenues for successful medical treatment in Canada. Finally, I couldn't wait 7 months for a pain relieving treatment in London and called Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron. As I was in pain I was seen and treated successfully that very day! The fee was reasonable and the amount that was estimated before treatment was true. Dr. Ernst was professional, knowledgeable and kindly explained my situation and options clearly. Treatment was made available that day and it was wonderful to be pain-free!! I would definitely recommend this option for other Canadians waiting for help. Thank you Dr. Ernst and all the friendly staff.