At Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, our number one priority is our patients. We all take great pride in hearing that our patients are happy with the care we provide. Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process.


Duck season on target thanks to Dr. Stahlman

I survived the duck season in Arkansas & have not had any issues as before the surgery.

Headed to Argentina in a few weeks thanks to your procedure.

- Steve Wright

Local Physician who stood out among the best

Before you go to Nashville searching for a surgeon, make sure you check out Clarksville first. You may think that if you go to a big hospital, you will have better skilled surgeons to select from as well as a strong hospital. Well, I found out, we have that right here in this area.

Even my first thoughts were Nashville until I searched around and spoke with a lot of local people who gave me one particular orthopaedic surgeon whom they felt stood out among the best. His name is William H. DeVries, MD!

Dr. DeVries operated on me, giving me a right hip replacement. I had been dealing with a limp in my walk for over two years. My quality of life was going down hill extremely fast. The day I walked into his office and I listened to his expertise in this field, I knew he was the right choice for me.

My hip was extremely bad and the surgery was intense. I woke up with no pain, which is incredible and hard to believe! It's been nine days from the surgery and I absolutely have had no pain.

Thanks to Dr. DeVries, his nurse, Kelly, and the Gateway Medical Center staff who touched my heart with their kindness and strong nursing practice. I will always be grateful. Stay local, if possible!

Originally posted to The Leaf Chronicle - Feburary 11, 2015


- Linda Kay Howle

Professionalism and warmth shown by Dr. Stahlman and his staff

“I recently visited TOA for a couple of joint issues I had and was quite impressed with the level of professionalism and warmth that Dr Stahlman and his staff showed to me. The entire visit from initial intake to the physician consultation to the checkout process was very smooth and reassuring. Additionally, the wait times were minimal without feeling rushed. I feel certain that I’m in good hands with the folks that are taking care of me at TOA”

See you soon,

- Joe Marfone

Music To Our Ears

It was serendipity and just plain Nashville. (Well, technically it occurred in our Franklin clinic but that still counts!) Walking by a patient room, our ears perked up hearing the rhythmic sound of an acoustic guitar being played. Mr. Robert Orr, Jr., retired trial lawyer, was visiting Dr. Dave Alexander for his post-operative checkup. Dr. Alexander operated on Mr. Orr’s hand, to release a trigger finger, back in early August. Much to the enjoyment of Dr. Alexander and the TOA staff, Mr. Orr is already playing the guitar again.

- Robert Orr, Jr., Esq.


Good morning Dr. Kurtz,

Unbelievable, that's all I have to say. You replaced my hip a little over 2 weeks ago and I feel great. I'm up walking over 3 blocks a day and doing resistance workouts. Whatever therapy throws at me, I have no problem accomplishing. My leg feels stronger than ever. No more sharp groin pains or snapping and popping with feelings of instability.

You got me off the couch and back in action. I'm so excited to be able to go play basketball with my son and not have to stop due to pain or being afraid of overdoing it.

Not just the hip pain has been taken care of with this surgery, in the past three years of dealing with this disease I have had tremendous weight gain, high blood pressure and depression all of which I feel like I have a better grip in handling these problems now adding years to my life and bettering the quality. I know my family appreciates this even my dog who I'm about to take for a walk.

You are truly a gifted surgeon and I am thanking God that I was referred to you. I work quality improvement for one of the largest medical supply companies in the country. I'm directing anybody with joint problems to you.

- Corbett