TOA Testimonials

Back in Action

I want to thank you for the great job on my hip replacement. It won't be 5 weeks until Thursday, and today I was able to do 26 minutes on the elliptical machine, 20 minute on the exercise ball, and I walked a little over a mile with one of my neighbors. I never expected to be able to exercise this way again or at least not this soon. I tried last week to jog a little on the treadmill and could not, but after today I may try again later this week. I'm still a little stiff when I walk up stairs or up a steep incline but that is better everyday and often if I don't think about what I am doing I'll walk up a few steps without a problem.


Wherever I go, anyone who knows I had my hip replaced is amazed at how much I can do and how fast I recovered. The physical therapist that came to the house asked for your name and number because they wanted to refer people to you. I was the first patient they had seen with minimal incision hip replacement.

- N.R.
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Sincere Thanks

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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Played 9 Holes Today!

I played nine (9) holes today and hit the ball as far as I ever did with no pain whatsoever! Tomorrow (4/15) will be one month anniversary of operation (hip replacement). Still weak (lost 15 lbs.) but getting appetite back and expect to start regaining weight.Could have played more but ran out of steam and didn't want to push it. Thanks for everything.


I haven't taken pain medication for the last 2 1/2 weeks.

- Dick (83 Years Old)
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Doing Great

Hi Dr. Stahlman,


I just wanted to let you know that I am doing absolutely GREAT! My right leg muscles are still a little weak, but to be expected. I have been doing lots of walking and even turkey hunted this weekend and did lots of walking/hiking. No turkey though. By the time the weekend was over the only pain I had was in my right leg muscles, getting them back in shape, and a very mild ache in the SI joint area, which is now gone. There is no question this surgery has been an overwhelming success.


Whenever I have gone into surgery, my only hope and prayer has been that I come out better than I went in. I never expect to be like new. However, I have not felt this good in years!!! I hope time doesn't change that, but right now I would rate my improvement as about 95%. I can't thank you enough! I knew TOA was the way to go. I was spending way too much time in my chair, and I am now a free man, thanks to you! Thank you again, I hope others experience the level of relief that I have.

- Jeff S.
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Heartfelt Gratitude

I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for taking such wonderful care of me during the long siege with my back. Your forthright and patient bedside manner is exemplary. I feel very much indebted to you for my present state of health. I feel well and have more energy than I have had in two or three years.

- Juanita B.
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You're the Best

Thank you for the excellent care you have given to us. Due to your personality, you have almost made it fun to be a patient of yours! Now what are we going to do since we have been so well repaired?
You're the best!

- The D.
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No Back Pain!

I just mowed the lawn (7 months pregnant!) and picked up all the avocados from the tree in our yard with NO back pain! I thought of you, and just wanted to say THANK YOU-- again! I have less back pain now, with 20 extra pounds of baby weight, than I've had in years.

- Rachel
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Nothing but Praise

Nothing but praise - the best doctor for our needs! Dr. Phillips and Cindy (nurse) have a way of making you feel at ease during your appointment with them!!

- Nieta D.
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Walking the Walk

After my glorious two hour walk yesterday seeing the beautiful spring wildflowers in Sewanee's Shakeraq Hollow, I just had to take pen to paper and thank you.  It's been three years since I could walk it.  Not only could I walk the walk, but I felt great the whole time - even at the end!  Thanks to you for the magic you did on my knee replacement!

- Ann S.
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I Couldn't Expect More

Dr. Oglesby & his staff are very attentive to my needs. I couldn't expect better treatment from another medical staff.

- David S.
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Thank You

Dr. Hopp,


I want to thank you for the excellent outcome of my surgery. Now I am able to wiggle both toes and my leg no longer hurts. I was in Dr. Bowler’s office yesterday and when I told him you performed my surgery he was ecstatic. Again, thank you and your wonderful surgical staff.

- Lacy B.
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Great Job!

Dr. Herring did a great job diagnosing an inflamed tendon. He prescribed a brace at night and stretching exercises- I got to 100% two months later. I'll highly recommend Dr. Herring and TOA!

- Sam C.
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