TOA Testimonials

A picture is worth a thousand words

My daughter, Jaden, dancing en pointe as Clara in the Nutcracker just a few years after Dr. Yu performed surgery to remove an extra bone in her foot. If you have any questions about the skill of Dr. Yu; a picture is worth a thousand words. What the picture does not show is the level of compassion and patient education he showed through the whole process!

Thank you, Dr. Yu.

- Bart Stewart
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Second knee replacement this year, great outcome. Thank you, Dr. Burton.

Dr. Burton,


Thank you for the second time this year for the great outcome I have had with my knee replacement. It will be seven weeks tomorrow since surgery and I am just almost back to normal. I am absolutely amazed at how fast and how well this one has gone! The first one went well, but this one has been even better. I think having the other knee in good shape and knowing what to expect probably helped, but I really have had very little pain or soreness this time once I got over the initial swelling.


I can actually walk without thinking about every step I take because of the pain. I can sit in the floor with my legs straight out in front of me. It has been years since I could do that! I can go shopping and stand in line with no pain. Until someone has lived with pain that affects your quality of everyday life, they really have no idea what a difference it makes. I will say I believe it also depends on the person and how determined they are to get better. It would be very easy to just sit back and do as little as possible, especially for the first couple of weeks after surgery, but I have been and still am determined to have the best outcome possible.

Also, Sarah has been great throughout this whole process to answer any questions I had regarding surgery, medications, etc. She’s awesome! I was also impressed with St. Thomas Midtown. I was treated well there and felt like I received quality, compassionate care.


I know I will be seeing you again, but just wanted to be sure I told you just how much I appreciate all you have done for me once again.

Best regards,

- Kathy Reece
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"After nine surgeries, I can say that your team is unparalleled."

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance. You've given me the mobility to enjoy life two times, and both were pressuring circumstances. After nine surgeries, I can say that your team is unparalleled.

- Gary S.
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Attentive, Prompt care given by Dr. Burrus & Christy

“Dr. Daniel Burrus recently performed Back Surgery on my Husband. Before, during, and afterwards, he was very attentive to his needs which included emergency surgery and hospitalization. Christy Fullum, Dr. Burrus's Medical Assistant, was very prompt to respond to me to answer any questions I might have concerning his medical care.


Thank you Dr. Burrus and Christy."

- Jane Bagwell
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Kind & Expert Care shown by Dr. Stahlman and his Nurse, Stephanie

I just wanted to let you both know how very much I appreciated your kind & expert care during the past year. Your conscientious attention to my situation and willingness to try different approaches to my neck pain was so important to me & Rob. It is clear to me that you both love what you do! I am truly a "success story" and can't thank you enough.

- Susan Orr
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Murfreesboro high school student competing again

TOA Murfreesboro physician, Lydia White, shared the most encouraging story regarding one of her patients:


'I have a patient, Ross Sessions, who's a senior at Siegel High School. One year ago, I met him in the Emergency Room after he suffered terrible fractures of his left wrist and right elbow during a pole vaulting accident. At the time, his injuries were so severe that it seemed unlikely he would ever vault again. I did surgery to correct the deformity, and he had to work very hard to regain his strength and motion. I still remember asking him, do you really want to go back to pole vaulting? I thought he would be scared, but instead he said, "I'm going to try." Recently, I received an email from his mother telling me he was once again competing, and I went to see him in a district meet. Not only did Ross win, he vaulted his personal best, 10'9! He's also won the county pole vaulting championship this year. It took a lot of bravery for him to make a comeback, and I am so proud of him.


Ross, on behalf of Dr. White and all of us here at TOA, please accept our most enthusiastic congratulations! We are all so proud and thrilled for you, your amazing recovery and this outstanding achievement. Way to go!


- Dr. Lydia A. White
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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
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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


http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/02/12/letter-support-local-doctors/23261481/

- Linda Kay Howle
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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.”

- Joe Marfone
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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.
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Unbelievable

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
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Path to Recovery

Dr. Beazley did a great job diagnosing me and injecting my shoulder….but from the get go you guys were all so kind to me. I have never been through anything like this, but your practice and instruction helped to put me on the path to recovery. I would have done any stretching exercises myself, but I needed the extra help from you to give me that extra boost.

- Darlene
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