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Happy Retirement, Dr. Pace!

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Dr. Paul Pace – hand and wrist specialist and long time member of TSAOG – will be retiring from private practice, effective June 30th, 2018.

Current patients of Dr. Pace will have the option of transferring their care to another TSAOG physician or any other physician of their choice. If you are a current patient with Dr. Pace and have any questions about your medical records or continued care, please contact our main office at (210) 804-5400.

Dr. Pace joined TSAOG in 1998 and has served as an important leader in our practice for 20 years. According to TSAOG President Dr. Stephen Burkhart, “Dr. Pace was a driving force in the merger of four separate San Antonio orthopaedic practices into what is now known as TSAOG. He was a tireless worker on the TSAOG Management Committee, and was instrumental in the early success The Orthopaedic Surgery Center of San Antonio. He led TSAOG’s physician recruitment efforts for many years, and was responsible for recruiting most of our younger surgeons to TSAOG.

Despite an incredible appetite for work, Dr. Pace will always be known as a fun-loving guy who brightened everyone’s day with his Mardi Gras and Fiesta celebrations. […] And how about the Spurs? Was there ever a more devoted Spurs fan than Dr. Pace (ask the referees whose names and numbers were on his business cards so that they could be heckled in a more, er, personal manner)?

Professionally, Dr. Pace was a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, a highly prestigious organization that invites only the top hand surgeons in the U.S. to become members. In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Pace found time to serve on the Board of Governors of the Tulane School of Medicine, and to participate as an active member of The Texas Cavaliers.

Finally, Dr. Pace has been a devoted family man. We are sure that his wife Peggy and his children will enjoy seeing more of him in retirement.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Pace on an incredible career with TSAOG which has benefited so many people in San Antonio and South Texas. We will all miss him very much.”

Happy retirement, Dr. Pace!

TSAOG Congratulates Our SA Doctors: Best of 2017

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TSAOG is so pleased to announce that 28 of our physicians have been named to San Antonio Scene‘s list of S.A. Doctors: Best of 2017! 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 2017!

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.”
  • DR OCHOA IS GREAT, VERY CARING AND TAKES CARE OF HIS PATIENTS”
  • “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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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 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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Congratulations to Our SA Doctors: Best of 2015!

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TSAOG is so pleased to announce that 24 of our physicians (all of our M.D.s and D.O.s) have been named to San Antonio Scene‘s list of S.A. Doctors: Best of 2015! This issue is on newsstands now and features the best doctors and dentists in San Antonio, TX as nominated by their peers.

Most, but not all, of our winners are pictured above. Without further ado, your S.A. Doctors: Best of 2015 are:

  • B. Christian Balldin, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and sports medicine for patients aged 3 years and up.
  • S. Josh Bell, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and sports medicine for patients aged 11 years and up. 
  • Ephraim K. Brenman, D.O., is a board certified doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation specializing in non-surgical treatment of neck and back pain for patients aged 12 years and up. 
  • Marvin R. Brown, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg for patients 1 year and up.
  • Stephen S. Burkhart, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the shoulder for patients aged 16 years and up.
  • Ronald W. Connor, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and conditions of the shoulder and knee for patients aged 14 years and up.
  • Stephen C. Drukker, M.D., is a board certified surgeon specializing in conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow for patients of all ages.
  • Frank J. Garcia, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and conditions of the knee and shoulder for patients aged 14 years and up.
  • David M. Gonzalez, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and conditions of the knee and shoulder for patients aged 16 years and up.
  • Robert U. Hartzler, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and conditions of the shoulder and elbow for patients aged 6 years and up.
  • Alan E. Hibberd, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and conditions of the hip and knee for patients aged 16 years and up.
  • Philip M. Jacobs, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and sports medicine for patients aged 11 years and up.
  • Bryan W. Kaiser, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and sports medicine for patients aged 14 years and up.
  • Kevin L. Kirk, D.O., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the foot, ankle, and knee for patients aged 6 years and up.
  • Randall C. Marx, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg for patients of all ages.
  • Eloy Ochoa, Jr., M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and sports medicine for patients aged 14 years and up.
  • Paul D. Pace, M.D., is a board certified surgeon specializing in conditions of the hand and wrist for patients of all ages.
  • Alexander S. Rowland, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow for patients aged 6 years and up.
  • Casey D. Taber, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and sports medicine for patients aged 14 years and up.
  • Brad S. Tolin, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and sports medicine for patients aged 13 years and up.
  • Richard L. Ursone, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and conditions of the knee and shoulder for patients aged 1 year and up.
  • Daniel C. Valdez, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and conditions of the hip, knee, and shoulder for patients aged 16 years and up.
  • Sergio Viroslav, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and conditions of the hip, knee, and shoulder for patients aged 12 years and up.
  • Christian A. Woodbury, M.D., is a board certified surgeon specializing in conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow for patients of all ages.

Congratulations to all our winners! If you’d like to make an appointment, please call us at 210.281.9595.

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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TSAOG Customer Survey Highlights – October 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 October 2014 Customer Survey:

  • Dr. Seidel really cares about his patients and goes above and beyond to see to it that his patients have the best care.” 
  • “Excellent staff from check in to check out. Dr. Brenman was excellent, informative and took great care of me through every step of the process. SAOG is the best!”
  • “PA Davis Miller is exceptional. Very comfortable communicator.” (OrthoNow Injury Clinic)
  • “I was pleasantly shocked at how easy a payment plan was set up and all my options.”
  • Dr.Tolin was really nice and explained my surgery. I had a rough recovery and he called back later that to answer my question.”
  • “I’ve already referred others and shared my great experience with family and friends” (Dr. Ochoa)
  • “The MD was friendly, approachable, professional, he made a suggestion as to what would help me which was a cortisone injection. I received it and I feel much better.” (Dr. Jacobs)
  • “The care I have received has help improve my daily life.” (Dr. Gonzalez)
  • Dr. Josh Bell – very easy-going, approachable, clear and direct with all information. The support staff is very kind and helpful as well.”
  • Dr Hughes was very attentive to my concerns”
  • “From beginning to end EVERYTHING WAS PROFESSIONAL.THE STAFF FROM CHECK IN TO CHECK OUT IS TOP NOTCH.” (Dr. Kirk)
  • “Had surgery for carpal tunnel… was an awesome experience from first appt, thru surgery, to last follow up.” (Dr. Woodbury)
  • “Excellent service provided by Dr Pace and support staff. They were genuinely concerned with my injury and provided options for treatment. Professionalism exhibited at every level.”
  • “I truly enjoy being a patient of San Antonio Orthopedic Group and have recommended you to friends in the past and will continue to do so in the future.”
  • “Having trust and confidence in one’s doctor helps tremendously and I have that. Dr. Viroslav and I have a nice, easy going relationship.”
  • Dr. Ursone is the only physician who I see in the group, and I’ve been seeing him since he was in the Army. He is an excellent MD, and I will continue to see him and recommend him to friends and family.”
  • “I have always had a good visit, even if I’m in pain, I leave happy.” (Dr. Garcia)
  • “I look forward to my hip replacement as well as the help it will give me in feeling less pain and having more mobility on my left side. Thank you Dr.Taber for making me feel so comfortable during my visit, and for the information that you gave me in order to make my choice to have a hip replacement.”
  • “I have had a knee replacement by Dr Tolin and hip replacement by Dr Kaiser. I was very pleased with both doctors and procedures. I am experiencing some hip pain and I choose again to see Dr Kaiser because I trust his opinion.”
  • “The doctor interacted really well with me in reference to my pain” (Dr. Hartzler)
  • Dr. Burkhart always hits the mark for shoulder injections and ignores my grimaces!”
  • “From the moment you drive in…the facility looks wonderful nice and clean. The parking lot was clean and plenty of parking. Once you go inside the atmosphere stays the same, clean and modern. The free wifi was a nice touch. The whole staff are really nice and calm. I’d imagine that even if they’re stressed they wouldn’t show it to the patients. The doctor was AMAZING! Direct and to the point yet fully explained everything and seemed to care about his patients. I loved EVERYTHING about this place 5 stars!!!” (Dr. Balldin)
  • “Loved Dr. Rutstein. My first visit to the office, and will continue to receive treatment there.”
  • Dr. Marx was a very nice Dr. He explained everything to me about my foot. Thank you all so much.”
  • “my physician (Dr. Marvin Brown) was very patient with me. he answered all my questions and he gave instructions on my ordeal.”
  • “Same day appointment for new patient!” (Dr. Rowland)
  • “Called the morning of 10/7/14…turned out that is the day Dr. Drukker is at Stone Oak office and they had a mid-afternoon appointment available….very pleased.”
  • “I have recommended your group and Dr. Valdez in particular to my cousin who needs knee surgery. I know that she will receive excellent information as to her possibilities.”
  • Doctor Hibberd gave me his undivided attention to my medical issue and did not appear rushed.”
  • Dr. Connor was most wonderful and deeply appreciated for all his thoughtfulness sand kindness.”

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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