TOA Testimonials

Hip Surgery Success with Dr. Carpenter

I was in very bad pain in my left leg and could not walk. I had a friend drive me to Saint Thomas Midtown and I had a broken hip and thigh bone. Dr. Carpenter did surgery on me after less than two hours after being in the ER. I can't thank him enough. I had no idea my hip was broken at all. He did a full Hip Replacement and also had to put cables in my leg. I'm so thankful to him and his team for taking such great care of me. After three weeks, I had done so well, Dr. Carpenter said I was able to drive!! Thank you so much!!!

- Sherri Early | Mount Juliet
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Highly recommend Dr. Herring!

Highly recommend Dr. Herring! He did both of our daughters ankle reconstruction surgeries with phenomenal results. He is thorough, explains everything well and is kind and caring and professional. His office staff was great too. Very appreciative and thankful that we had him as our surgeon.

- Becky W. | Franklin
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TOA is a great group of highly skilled professionals!

Almost seven years ago I received a traumatic injury to my right shoulder. It left me with significant pain and limited range of motion. I met Dr. Teske on May 9, 2023. He explained findings, treatment options, post-procedure recovery limitations, anticipated outcomes, and the timeline for each option. He answered each of my questions in detail. After being an RN for 3+ decades I have been trained to ask very specific questions and I asked a lot of questions. I have surgery in two days. I have full faith and confidence that he has the skills to improve my function. An added bonus is that I value is that he is an incredibly good person.

As for ancillary services of TOA and his support staff... Dr. Teske's RN has a customer service focus second to none. TOA MRI people were both kind and efficient. TOA Physical Therapy staff scheduling my future appointments were superior.

TOA is a great group of highly skilled professionals.

- Alvin Gibbons | Clarksville, TN
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"I owe it all to Dr. Kurtz!"

There aren't enough words to describe how amazing I think Dr. Kurtz is. From the day I met him until yesterday when he released me, only three weeks after surgery, it's been an amazing experience. I do believe, 1000%, that the surgeon you choose really matters. While I was doing research on surgeons, I came across Dr. Kurtz and the first thing that stood out to me is that his first degree is in mechanical engineering. That was so very cool to me. I've had very little pain since my surgery. I've recovered way better than a LOT of people that I know and I owe it ALL to Dr. Kurtz. I cannot recommend him enough. He's amazing and you can trust him with all of your joint replacement needs.

- Scott Giles | Hendersonville
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"Dr. West is a wonderful physician"

Dr. West is a wonderful physician who I trust implicitly to take care of my orthopedic problems. He has replaced both of my knees, and 10 days ago replaced my left shoulder with a reverse total shoulder. He takes his time to explain in clear language your options including non-surgical ones. He gives you time to make your decision on how to proceed with no pressure at all. He is warm and personable and always has a smile. He is also an extremely well-trained and knowledgeable orthopedic physician. His personal office staff (PA Katrina and MA Jennifer) are also top notch. I would refer him in a heartbeat to anyone needing orthopedic care, and I don't plan on ever seeing anyone else.

- Jayne Mills | Murfreesboro
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"Dr. Ashley is great!"

Dr. Ashley is great. He walked me though the procedure and put me at ease. He made a nerve racking event into a much easier event to handle. The not knowing is scary. He put me at peace. Thank you!

- Kelma King | Hendersonville
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"Dr. Bowman is knowledgeable, efficient and friendly"

Everyone at TOA very personable. Dr. Bowman is knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. Everyone in the surgery center had smiles and were very efficient.

- Bill Cowan | Winchester, TN
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"Dr. Corn helped me get my life back!"

Dr. Corn rebuilt my ankle, and helped me get my life back. I am a recent retiree, and was looking forward to an active retirement - skiing, climbing, biking and hunting. An old series of ankle injuries devolved into immobility, putting all of my plans on ice - until I met Dr. Corn. He did a wonderful job at rebuilding my ankle, putting me back on my feet and into the "game." I cannot thank him enough.

- Wes Chapman | St Thomas West
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Just so proud to be a patient of Dr. Coogan!

Just so proud to be a patient of Dr. Coogan! The TOA staff is great too! What I really like is scheduling appointments online with TOA which is so hassle-free.

- Andy Currey | Nashville - One City
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"Dr. Ashley is one of the best doctors I have ever seen"

Dr. Ashley is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. I saw him for an EMG. I was very nervous, but he put me at ease. He completely explained everything so that I knew exactly what he was doing and what to expect. I would highly recommend him.

- Jennifer Brownfield | Hendersonville
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Successful ACL Reconstruction with Dr. Anderson

Reagan Cothran is a ten year old softball player who attends Stuart Burns Elementary. She tore her ACL playing softball at just eight years old. After successful growth plate sparing ACL reconstruction with sports medicine specialist Dr. Christian Anderson, Reagan is back to doing what she loves.

“We thought she would never be able to play again; however, because of Dr. Christian Anderson and the TOA physical therapy team, she is back to 100% and stronger than ever. We will forever be thankful for TOA! Because of their high level of experience and knowledge, Reagan has a chance to chase her dreams of playing for the University of Tennessee.”
Reagan’s Mom

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"Dr. Herring is the best of the best!"

Dr. Herring and his team helped me through a two year ordeal with a terribly damaged ankle injury. Through no fault of his, my case had a complication and a setback. Dr. Herring did a follow up surgery to correct and repair it. He did a great job assessing me and on the procedure itself. The rehab was smooth after this. He is a true professional and highly knowledgeable about his craft. He really is the best of the best.

- Shannon Pearson | Nashville Tennessee
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