TSAOG Congratulates Our SA Doctors: Best of 2020

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TSAOG is so pleased to announce that 38 of our physicians have been named to San Antonio Scene‘s list of S.A. Doctors: Best of 2020! This issue is on newsstands now and features the best doctors and dentists in San Antonio, TX – as nominated by their peers.

The following TSAOG physicians made the list:

Congratulations to our S.A. Doctors: Best of 2020!

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) for Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes (the plantar fascia) and a very common cause of heel pain. People suffering from plantar fasciitis generally report stabbing pain in the heel, which can be more severe in the morning. Treatment options for plantar fasciitis can range from simple stretching techniques to surgery, depending on the severity of the condition. I sat down to talk with Dr. David Hughes about EPAT, a nonsurgical treatment option for plantar fasciitis which is now available at TSAOG Orthopaedics.

What is EPAT?

EPAT stands for extracorporeal pulse activation technology, also known as shockwave therapy. The technique has been used for years in Europe and the US to treat numerous chronic inflammatory conditions.

How does it work?

EPAT uses high-intensity sound waves to break up scar tissue and increase blood flow to areas where there is poor circulation, which stimulates healing.

How long does EPAT treatment take and how many treatments will I need?

Each session lasts about five minutes and patients will generally require between a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 treatments.

What does an EPAT treatment feel like?

EPAT treatment feels like getting snapped with a rubber band repeatedly initially, then dulls to the point where light pulses are noted.

When should I start to feel the treatment working?

It can take up to four weeks to feel pain relief, though some patients report immediate pain relief after their treatment.

Is EPAT treatment covered by insurance? How much does it cost?

Unfortunately, EPAT is not covered by insurance. Treatment cost is $495 for three treatments of one foot and $695 for three treatments on both feet. If a 4th or 5th treatment is required, there is a fee of $100 per treatment regardless of one or both feet.

What are the benefits of EPAT?

The biggest benefit is pain relief. Over 80% of EPAT patients report significantly reduced or eliminated pain. While no treatment is 100% effective, EPAT can help to heal chronic conditions that don’t respond to traditional treatment.

Additionally, since EPAT is a non-invasive therapy, there is no anesthesia required, no scarring, no risk of infection, and no recovery period after treatment. Patients don’t have to take time off work or stop their activities.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t try EPAT for plantar fasciitis?

EPAT is not recommended for people who have a pacemaker or are on blood thinners.

Dr. David Hughes is a podiatrist with TSAOG Orthopaedics. He has a special interest in the correction of foot disorders and deformities including arch disorders, hammertoes, bunions, turf toe, and charcot foot. He has appointments available at our Medical Center and Westover Hills locations.

TSAOG Patient Survey Highlights – April 2015

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When our patients have something nice to say about us, we like to brag about it!
Please enjoy some of the highlights from TSAOG’s April 2015 Customer Survey:

  • “This I by far the overall most cutting edge clinic facility I’ve been to in San Antonio. My kids play sports and if they are ever in need of orthopaedic urgent care, I will definitely bring them here!”
  • Dr. Tolin gives compassionate, professional care.”
  • Dr. Connor has been my orthopedic physician for several years. He is always positive and pleasant when I see him and gives me his full attention.”
  • Dr. Rowland and Kim Rae Torans were OUTSTANDING. They showed interest, professionalism, and I was amazed and extremely satisfied at the overall treatment I received.”
  • “You have THE best physicians and surgeons. I even recommend Dr. Brown and Dr. Burkhart to strangers that I meet who need their care.”
  • “After getting the shoes and supports that Dr. Rutstein recommended, and after getting used to them, I realized that the lower back pain I have had for some time was minimalized and it was easier to improve my posture.”
  • Dr. Kirk and his assistant answered all of my questions and gave me the best treatment that I have never received from previous orthopedic doctors. I am so glad I was referred to Dr.Kirk and I plan to continue my treatment and stay with San Antonio Orthopedic Group for all of my orthopedic needs. I would like to say Thank You very much to Dr.Kirk and his staff.”
  • Dr. Hughes and his nurse Alma very professional and yet very friendly. Alma was very helpful in helping to get medical info from PCP. Thank you”
  • Dr. Kaiser is amazing! He is empathetic, very attentive, and willing to sit through my many many questions. His attitude, experience and respect for my concerns are the primary reason we are going through with the surgery.”
  • Dr. Woodbury was professional and approachable as he listened carefully to my description of my symptoms. He was thorough in his exam as well as in the explanation of my diagnosis. He then recommended a couple of different options for my treatment. After discussion, I elected to receive injections which Dr. Woodbury performed precisely. I have had 100% recovery. Dr. Woodbury is an exemplary physician and I would definitely recommend him!”
  • Dr. Ursone did wonders with my difficult left leg fractures. He is an excellent doctor – caring, kind, etc.”
  • “I was especially pleased with Dr. Bell’s actions, particularly when he discussed referring me to another provider for special care. I think this speaks volumes about the professional staff at TSAOG, as my impression is they look to get the best care to the patient.”
  • Dr. Brenman is very courteous to his patients. I have full faith on his advice.”
  • “I travel 4 hours to go see Dr Randall Marx when we have lots of Drs where I live so that should answer the question.”
  • Dr. Seidel is top notch. Very personable which is a rare quality in physicians.”
  • Dr. Ochoa was wonderful and very attentive. I have heard only wonderful things about all of the medical providers at the practice.”
  • “I look forward to coming back for further treatment. I was in and out of the office in less than 45 minutes which is very unusual and I greatly appreciated that.” (Dr. Garcia)
  • “Dr Pace’s group is like a well oiled machine, everyone works together so well that I never feel lost, awkward or uncomfortable. Dr Pace is kind, brilliant, and compassionate.”
  • “I liked the availability of Dr Balldin. Also seeing me in the Medical Center saves me lots of driving.”
  • Dr Viroslav & his staff are great folk! Concord location is a wonderful facility.”
  • “My appointment was as scheduled and I did not have to wait forever to see the doctor.” (Dr. Jacobs)
  • “I am very satisfied with the care received-have recommended Dr Drukker and will continue to do so”
  • “Already referred 3 family members to Dr. Taber. I am a physician as well as the patient.”

We encourage you to review and rate your experience with TSAOG.  The next time you visit us, please take the time to fill out our customer survey and you may see one of your comments online the next month! You can also choose to submit a testimonial online anytime!

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TSAOG Patient Survey Highlights – March 2015

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When our patients have something nice to say about us, we like to brag about it!
Please enjoy some of the highlights from TSAOG’s March 2015 Customer Survey:

  • “I really appreciate the treatment I received. Dr Hughes was outstanding.”
  • Dr. Valdez has amazing bedside manner”
  • “[I did] not [feel] rushed at all by Dr Rutstein. Listened to my concerns and very professional.”
  • Dr. Hartzler overwhelmed us with his knowledge and positivity! He explained everything in detail and answered all of our questions and concerns!”
  • Dr. Brown is a skilled surgeon. He explained my procedure clearly and thoroughly at my initial visit and right before surgery. He was available when I made an emergency visit to OrthoNow for a pain issue. He is strict, but by following his instructions I am healing on schedule. Alma and Allison round out his dynamic team and are personable and quick to respond to questions.”
  • “I received great care and advice and will definitely recommend the group that took care of me.” (Dr. Brenman)
  • “The doctor was very knowledgeable and courteous. The staff was equally courteous and friendly.” (Dr. Hibberd)
  • “Very humbled and thankful for the opportunity to have my shoulder repaired by Dr. Burkhart.”
  • “I place all my trust and confidence in your organization when it comes to my ortho needs!” (Dr. Taber)
  • “I have been going to see Dr. Viroslav since the summer of 2010 when I was referred to him by my primary physician because of severe hip pain. During all of my appointments and both hip surgeries, I never felt disappointed, scared or reluctant to have him as my surgeon. All of the staff were great also. I would not hesitate to use this group again.”
  • Dr. Ursone is the best orthopedic surgeon in this area. He has replaced both of my husband’s knees and has operated on 5 of our friends.”
  • “Thank you for taking my concerns, and pain, seriously.” (Dr. Kaiser)
  • “Love my doctor, Dr. Pace.”
  • Dr Randall Marx is highly recommended for his expertise in lower extremities. He’s polite, patient and made me feel comfortable with my surgical decision .nurses , receptionist ortho techs are all excellent.”
  • “Wait time was ALWAYS very short. I really appreciate that. Dr. Woodbury and I were on the same page from the start!”
  • Dr. Connor is great!!!!”
  • Dr. Balldin was highly recommended and I am very happy with his help and how persistent he was on my surgery and recovery plan. Answers all questions and doesn’t sugar coat anything.”
  • Dr. Rahal and Leticia’s image guided joint injections have kept this old arthritic in comfort.”
  • Dr. Rowland was terrific”
  • “I trust Dr. Tolin with any decision he feels is best for my care.”
  • Dr.Kirk is an amazing physician. I have never broken a bone before nor have I ever had surgery & TSAOG has been so wonderful making this so much easier to handle. I am grateful for all of the staff and their kindness.”
  • “There is a great team of surgeons to help me with any ortho problems. Makes life easier!”
  • “I was most impressed with the personal attention and care given me by Dr. Stephen Drukker.”
  • “Thank you for helping me. I’ve been in pain. I’ve been scared. But everyone has helped me so much. You guys really care. Thank you.” (Dr. Jacobs)

We encourage you to review and rate your experience with TSAOG.  The next time you visit us, please take the time to fill out our customer survey and you may see one of your comments online the next month! You can also choose to submit a testimonial online anytime!

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TSAOG Customer Survey Highlights – February 2015

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When our patients have something nice to say about us, we like to brag about it!
Please enjoy some of the highlights from TSAOG’s February 2015 Customer Survey:

  • Dr. Kirk is a fine physician and I am well pleased with the surgeries he has performed on me. He explains everything in detail.”
  • “It is well run, every time i have seen a doctor or a member of my family has seen a doctor they have ALWAYS been excellent. They take the time to explain everything answer questions and are very knowledgeable. It seems the quality of care is excellent throughout your practice. We have had treatment from three different doctors and all were outstanding. Your Xray Tech i used at the Concord location is always kind, considerate and cheerful he does a great job.”
  • “I have seen many different Dr’s in my 54 years DR Hartzler is one of the BEST i have ever dealt with.”
  • Dr. Rutstein is so personable. She makes me feel comfortable and is very clear on her instructions. She is a really good doctor and I consider her a friend. She has helped my foot pain tremendously.”
  • “I am so happy with the staff & service I received from the office of Dr Sergio Viroslav.”
  • “Service was great and fast. In and out.” (Dr. Pace)
  • Dr. Seidel and Carlos are both kind and extremely helpful. I can get an appointment with short [notice] if needed. Thank you!”
  • “Your staff treats patients well, and doctors [are] willing to help you, even though it is a workman’s comp.injury. This had not always been the case until I found San Antonio Orthopaedic Group.” (Dr. Brenman)
  • “I have only just met Dr Ochoa but he operated on two friends of mine and they were very satisfied and I am sure I will be also.”
  • Dr. Bell has been tremendous throughout the entire process. PT Cheryl Obregon has [also been] extremely attentive to my needs.”
  • “Our doctor was absolutely fantastic! Loved him!” (Dr. Rowland)
  • “My Doctor!!! Dr Ursone listens to and answers my questions. He makes me feel that HE REALLY CARES.”
  • Dr. Marx is a wonderful surgeon. He was very thorough about my procedure and great bed side manner.”
  • “Really like Dr Kaiser
  • “I was seen right away, Dr. Jacobs had already seen the x-rays he immediately explained my condition and my options.”
  • “My wife is a nurse and I have work around doctors all my adult life, I came home and told my wife Dr Woodbury was the most professional and nicest doctor I had ever met.” 
  • “Absolutely LOVE Dr. Hughes! Both warm and professional. And he LISTENS!”
  • “I am very thankful for Dr. Hibberd’s competence and clarity.”
  • Dr. Connor is great, and you are located near my home.”
  • Dr. Tolin is an excellent doctor.”
  • “My doctor was very understanding and i would go back to him if the need should arise.” (Dr. Drukker)
  • “Great patient service, explains and takes time with patient” (Dr. Garcia)
  • “The personnel are professional and caring. Everyone is there to help the patient. Very comforting! Dr. Brown is the best!”
  • “Good service.” (Dr. Valdez)
  • Dr. Taber did a very good job on my right hip. It came out just as good as expected.”
  • “Doctor and staff are awesome” (Dr. Burkhart)
  • “I broke my hip. At North Central Baptist, I lucked out and Dr Balldin appeared to be my surgeon. I am grateful to have gotten such a great surgeon.”

We encourage you to review and rate your experience with TSAOG.  The next time you visit us, please take the time to fill out our customer survey and you may see one of your comments online the next month! You can also choose to submit a testimonial online anytime!

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Are Your Shoes Destroying Your Feet? (VIDEO)

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~Video courtesy SA Live~

TSAOG podiatrist Dr. Jessica Rutstein appeared yesterday on KSAT’s SA Live to discuss the issues that can be caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes. Watch the full interview above.

Wearing improper footwear can cause the foot and toes to be compressed and bent in ways that can be painful and, over time, can turn into deformities like bunions and hammertoes. Common foot conditions caused by improper footwear include:

  • Ingrown Toenails – when a toenail grows into the soft flesh surrounding the nail, causing pain, redness, and swelling.
  • Bunions – when the big toe is pushed against your second toe, often by narrow pointed shoes, causing a bony bump to form on the joint at the base of your big toe. 
  • Tailor’s Bunions – when the little toe is pressed against your fourth toe, often by narrow pointed shoes, causing a bony bump to form on the joint at the base of your little toe.
  • Hammertoes and Mallet Toes – abnormal bends in the joints of the toes (causing a permanently curled look), caused by wearing high heels or other shoes where the toes are forced against the front of the shoe.

To avoid these issues, here’s what you need to know:

  • Know your foot shape – choose a shoe not only the right size, but the right shape for your foot. A shoe with a rectangular toe box will fit most feet better than a triangular toe box. Avoid cramming your feet into a shoe that doesn’t fit comfortably.
  • Know your arches – if you have feet with high arches or flat feet, your feet will have a tendency to roll in or out, which can cause ankle pain. Look for shoes with stabilizers to keep your feet from rolling and consider orthotics to support your arches to avoid arch pain.
  • Know your activities – different activities (like walking vs running) require different types of foot support. Select your shoes based on what activities you plan to engage in while wearing them.
  • Know your age – as we age, the fat padding on the bottoms of our feet tends to thin out, leaving less natural support for our feet. This is why going barefoot or wearing thin soled shoes may not be as comfortable as it once was.

If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain, consider consulting a specialist to discover the cause of your pain and what you can do to correct it.

RutsteinDr. Jessica Rutstein is a podiatrist with The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group. She treats patients aged 2 years and older for conditions of the foot and toes. She has a special interest in the conservative treatment of foot problems including bunions, hammertoes, warts, and heel and arch pain. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rutstein, please call 210.281.9595 or request an appointment online. 

TSAOG Patient Survey Highlights – January 2015

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When our patients have something nice to say about us, we like to brag about it! Please enjoy some of the highlights from TSAOG’s January 2015 Customer Survey:

  • “I would recommend Dr Woodbury to my friends!!!”
  • “I really appreciate that both my doctor (Dr. Viroslav) and PA (Gunter) took the time to thoroughly explain everything to me and answer my questions.”
  • “I am always confident that the care I receive is the best that I can get. I appreciate all services being in ONE building–doctor, x-ray, pt, etc.”
  • Dr. Valdez was able to pinpoint the area of pain and the injections he administered almost immediately relieved the pain I had been feeling for weeks!”
  • Dr Ursone was very helpful and friendly.”
  • Dr Tolin is a star performer as well as his PA Christopher Michael Soulas”
  • “Love Dr. Taber. He is now my Dr. of choice and will be from here out. Will highly recommend him to all of my friends/co-workers”
  • “I would recommend this facility to all my friends and family. It is hands-down the best facility I have ever visited.”
  • Dr Seidel is a wonderful caring professional. He makes sure his patients’ needs are addressed.” 
  • Dr Rutstein, she is very kind & compassionate. Great & courteous staff.”
  • “The people that I dealt were very professional and courteous. I was very impressed with all aspects of my surgery experience.” (Dr. Rowland)
  • “The Doctor was very knowledgeable.” (Dr. Pace)
  • “I was a walk in from an Urgent Care Center and they were able to work me in with one of the doctors that was there that day.”
  • Dr. Ochoa was very good at explaining my injuries and answering my questions”
  • “Unbelievably efficient process, a well oiled machine – great job!” (Dr. Marx)
  • Dr. Kirk didn’t patronize me, I felt really comfortable.”
  • Dr. Bryan Kaiser is a very good Dr. and knows what he is doing. I place all my trust in him.”
  • “I always enjoy going to see Dr. Jacobs because I find him to be very responsive to patient’s needs.”
  • Dr. David Hughes. Dr. Hughes is attentive, listens to my concerns, explains everything clearly to me, always explains my options in detail. I have been seeing Dr. Hughes for years. His care has always been excellent!”
  • “The doctor provided the best treatment for my condition and also provided an explanation for the treatment.” (Dr. Hibberd)
  • DR. HARTZLER was exceptional in his communication & care”
  • “My physician and his staff are the best in their field. They are friendly and knowledgeable.” (Dr. Garcia)
  • “Very knowledgeable group. This is my second operation with the group and I would recommend you to others. I am impressed with Dr. Drukker. Thanks”
  • “I very much appreciate Dr. Connor and his candor. He has been open and factual in what I should expect from my surgery”
  • “Overall very satisified. Already recommended Dr. Burkhart to a couple of my friends at work.”
  • Dr Brown is one outstanding surgeon! Straight forward, honest, but compassionate. Allison Rice…. what can I say but I just love her too!”
  • Dr Brenman explains everything and answers ALL my questions.”
  • Dr. Bell was great, and the staff was as well. Worked me in, took great care of me. Thanks!”
  • “A very good experience Dr Balldin is outstanding.”
  • “I have recommended your group numerous times to friends and relatives.”
  • “Everyone I had contact with seemed to genuinely care about my injury and providing best possible service.”

We encourage you to review and rate your experience with TSAOG.  The next time you visit us, please take the time to fill out our customer survey and you may see one of your comments online the next month! You can also choose to submit a testimonial online anytime!

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TSAOG Podiatrists Relocate to Babcock Office

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Effective Monday, January 19th, TSAOG podiatrists Dr. David Hughes and Dr. Jessica Rutstein have relocated from their former business address at the Foot and Ankle Treatment Center – 10114 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240 – to TSAOG’s Medical Center Office – 2829 Babcock Rd, Ste 700, San Antonio, TX 78229.

The new location is not far from the old (about a 6 minute drive) and will allow the podiatrists to share space with our othopedic specialists, giving them faster access to multispecialty consults, physical therapy, and imaging and casting services.

We do not anticipate any interruption in service as a result of this transition. Learn more about San Antonio Podiatry.

TSAOG Customer Survey Highlights – December 2014

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When our patients have something nice to say about us, we like to brag about it! Please enjoy some of the highlights from TSAOG’s December 2014 Customer Survey:

  • “Well organized and on time. I was very pleased with Dr. Balldin’s assessment and treatment plan and his answers to my questions”
  • Dr Bell and his staff always addressed each patient by name and treated individuals with warmth and compassion. Over the last year I never waited more than 10 minutes to see Dr Bell and for most of my appointments he was right on time.”
  • “[I liked] that there are multiple docs under one roof whose specialties overlap and they can collaborate.”
  • “[Dr. Brenman] and his nursing staff are always super efficient and even though I know they see a huge amount of patients they offer me really personalized care.”
  • Dr. Brown is extremely knowledgeable and explains procedures and options well, and PA Rice has been very helpful and thorough.”
  • “I never feel like I am in an assembly line like I have when I am a patient in other practices.”
  • Dr. Burkhart gave me my life back by successfully operating on my rotator cuff injury. No more pain and can do anything I did before the surgery. Great Man Dr. Burkhart!”
  • “I don’t like coming to the SAOG only because it means I am injured or starting to fall apart due to age, BUT I like coming to SAOG because I’m cared for very well and am very satisfied with my care and the customer service. Thanks to all of the staff, keep up the great work!” (Dr. Connor)
  • “I was very impressed with how well the office was run overall. There was a calm atmosphere and everyone I encountered was very pleasant.”
  • Dr. Drukker was already my physician, but also a lady in Houston recommended him. He is great!”
  • “Very happy with Dr. Garcia. Also with his regular follow-ups”
  • “I like Dr. Gonzalez and think he is an excellent surgeon and physician.”
  • “Although Dr. Hartzler is listed as a shoulder/ elbow specialist, he agreed to see me regarding my foot/ankle problem. He was very kind and I felt well taken care of.”
  • Radiologist and Leticia (Technician) were awesome. I was nervous and scared and they made me feel at ease and explained everything.”
  • “I was actually surprised at the speed with which I was able to get a new patient appointment.”
  • “Doctors are friendly and listen carefully” (Dr. Hibberd)
  • “Keep up the great work — both the office and the practice seem to run like well-oiled machines, with great resources and availability.”
  • Dr. Hughes listens well, takes my lifestyle into consideration when making recommendations on treatment.”
  • “I have always been able to be seen promptly by my doctor and the staff has always been courteous and professional.” (Dr. Jacobs)
  • “I would like to thank Dr. Kaiser for the wonderful job he did on my knee.”
  • Dr. Kirk was very gentle, patient & explained in great detail everything I needed to know.”
  • “I loved the care I received from Dr. Marx and would highly recommend him to anyone needing surgery.”
  • “Able to get seen quickly, Dr Ochoa is a good guy. I would recommend him to anyone.”
  • “With a complete state of the art facility each and every detail was handled perfectly. An amazing staff and an equally amazing set of doctors. I was completely impressed and 100% pleased!”
  • Dr. Paul Pace and his staff are amazing and I am so thankful to each and every member of his team that were involved in any aspect of my surgery and continued treatment. Thank you thank you thank you”
  • “The doctor shows an interest in my overall well being.” (Dr. Rowland)
  • “The doctors are fully informed in the field of orthopaedics. They offer a storage of information to help me understand my condition and the plan of treatment. They are friendly and make you feel very comfortable.”
  • “It was my first visit with Dr. Rutstein and I was very impressed. She is well informed in her field and had answers to all of my concerns. She took a lot of time to explain and offer suggestions. It was a beautiful experience. Her treatment plan is making a big difference in my condition. “
  • “…chiropractic services help me a lot.” (Dr. Seidel)
  • Dr Taber has a great bedside manner, very professional. I completely trust him with my care”
  • “From the first visit, my care has been exceptional, personalized, and caring. This is the best orthopedic organization I have ever had the honor of using. You have extensively improved my daily functioning and reduced my pain significantly, improving my overall lifestyle.”
  • Dr. Tolin exhibits exceptional patient relations. He is PROFESSIONAL, focused on the patient, and educational. I have never had the superior attention he provides to me.”
  • “Very pleased with all aspects of the hip replacement process. I would and have recommended Dr. Ursone to anyone considering hip or knee replacement. Extremely pleased with the care provided by North Central Baptist Hospital.”
  • “Excellent customer service!” (Dr. Valdez)
  • “Excellent experience. Some of my favorite docs in the past have had poor staff. Not SA Orthopedic! Everyone is top notch!” (Dr. Viroslav)
  • “I know that the good Lord sent me to Dr Woodbury and his staff.”

We encourage you to review and rate your experience with TSAOG.  The next time you visit us, please take the time to fill out our patient survey and you may see one of your comments online the next month! You can also choose to submit a testimonial online anytime

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TSAOG Customer Survey Highlights – November 2014

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When our patients have something nice to say about us, we like to brag about it! Please enjoy some of the highlights from TSAOG’s November 2014 Customer Survey:

  • Dr. Hughes is very personable and highly professional. Doctor’s appointments are always pleasant experiences.”
  • Dr. Rutstein is very friendly, passionate and caring – I know she is tailoring my medical therapy to best suit my needs and she is mindful of costs and insurance provider difficulties (referred me to BCBS places for MRI and additional services when possible) X-rays were done right away – no wait, very efficient at scheduling imaging and getting the care and therapy I needed quickly.” 
  • Dr. Kirk is an absolutely great physician I would recommend to everyone.” 
  • “[I liked] How quick and easy the appointment was.” (Dr. Hartzler
  • “PA Miller and his staff are wonderfully caring and trully know what they are doing. Would rather see him than my doctor” (OrthoNow Injury Clinic
  • “He has a great bedside manner, always makes me fell like he really cares about my health and progress.” (Dr. Connor
  • “I like the fact that an entire range of treatment options and practitioners are available within your group” 
  • Dr. Garcia showed me my MRI which helped me to understand spinal stenosis more than anything else could have.” 
  • “I am fortunate to have the physician I have.” (Dr. Hibberd
  • Dr. Richard Ursone is much appreciated by my husband and I, as he has performed surgeries on both of us. His dedication towards our wellbeing is much appreciated.” 
  • “Every one was just amazing. I’m scared to death of surgery, I never felt more comfortable before hand. AMAZING!” (Dr. Valdez
  • “The staff is courteous and knowledgeable. Dr. Viroslav seems quite competent and caring and interested plus he has a sense of humor.” 
  • Dr. Drukker was very professional and timely with my treatment. I would recommend him to any of my friends that were having issues or problems with their hands. I just loved him.” 
  • “Having gone to another Orthopaedic Group and after coming here. It was like day and night.I have to say eye contact is greatly appreciated and not being rushed and creating an atmosphere of neverousness and chaos.” 
  • Dr. Pace was funny and made me feel very comfortable” 
  • “This last few months of care by Dr. Rowland for my carpal Tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and Dupuytren’s contraction was handled wonderfully and his staff was a great help in getting the necessary Worker’s Comp paperwork through so I could get the much needed surgery. Post surgery treatment has also gone very well. I will never go to any other Orthopaedic group doctors and definitely recommend this group to anyone needing orthopaedic care.” 
  • “My wife, who drove me, and I were very impressed with the attention, explanation of the x-ray results, care, and manner of Douglas Dusenberry. Never having been to the Saturday clinic but preferring the hour-driver to going to a clinic or emergency room close to us, I greatly appreciate that you have this facility available and staff it with such an excellent care provider. The help and care suggestions have enabled me to make it with much less pain, through two weeks to my specialist doctor’s appointment.” (OrthoNow Injury Clinic
  • Dr Woodbury is extremely caring and friendly. I had surgery on both hands on Thursday. I had a few concerns on Saturday about pain. I was going to call on Monday when office was open. Dr Woodbury called out of the blue on Sunday. I could not believe that. He answered my questions and I was relieved. May God bless him and his family” 
  • Dr. Brown and his PA/NP always make me feel as though I am their only patient. Ouality time and visits” 
  • “Very pleased with how competent and personable Dr. Marx is!” 
  • “Treatments with Dr. Seidel are quick and effective. Noticeable improvement in just the 1st visit and alot better after the 2nd.” 
  • “I was referred to the group following a vehicle accident. The office worked with me to be seen even though SAOG is not an in-network provider for my insurance. Thanks for the excellent care from all parties at your practice.” 
  • Dr. Balldin is AWESOME!” 
  • Dr. Bell is a fantastic Doctor” 
  • Dr. Burkhart, his assistant, and nurses were very professional. They were great at putting me at ease during my visit. I felt like they really cared about my concerns. Keep up the good work.” 
  • “Doctor was very friendly and very specific in the options that I have on my physical problem” (Dr. Gonzalez
  • Dr Jacobs was versed in the area of my problem and I felt he had my best interest in mind. He gets directly to the point and doesn’’t waste a lot of time.” 
  • Dr. KAISER is so sweet and attentive.” 
  • “I have already recommended Dr Ochoa to two of my friends with knee trouble.” 
  • “The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group has a great staff, very friendly, kind and knowlegeable. Always trying to do all they can to help you.” 
  • “My daughter is medical averse. She is afraid of doctors, shots, X-Rays, everything related. This doctor was personable and really installed trust in my daughter and explained and LISTENED.” (Dr. Taber
  • “I am highly satisfied with and confident of the care I receive from Dr. Tolin.” 
  • Dr Brenman is excellent”

We encourage you to review and rate your experience with TSAOG.  The next time you visit us, please take the time to fill out our patient survey and you may see one of your comments online the next month! You can also choose to submit a testimonial online anytime

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