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September 8, 2015

Jon B.

I am a 62 year old retired school superintendent. Over the past several years I have had the opportunity to have 6 surgeries performed on both wrists, both elbows, and my right hand by Dr. Mark Fischer, and 2 surgeries performed on my left shoulder and my left knee by Dr. Rolf Hauck, with the most recent knee surgery coming two weeks ago.

I cannot praise more loudly nor more courageously on your behalf if you paid me…I have that much faith in your personnel. Following the hand and elbow surgeries, I saw Rochelle over several years and developed a great relationship. Eric took care of me after my shoulder surgery last December and Matthew for my first…and only…physical therapy appointment following knee surgery two weeks ago.

Last year, after the first 5 months and a weight loss of 100 pounds, I took up power walking, eventually getting up to 3 miles per day. That later increased to 4-5 miles per day, and then to double workouts each day.  I had prepared myself physically going into that knee surgery with Dr. Hauck. I took Friday off, and was getting antsy on Saturday so I started to power walk. I walked 3 miles…then again on Sunday and Monday. Tuesday I pushed it to 5 miles, and 4 days later was back to double workouts daily. I give all credit to my surgeon, Dr. Hauck, but he also had a good patient! The stronger I could be going in to surgery, the stronger I will be coming out of it. On my first visit back at Oakdale, I ‘tested out’ of PT with Matthew and even he will admit that I do not look, nor act, like a 62 year old man. Ever since the surgery I have been pain free and look forward to as active a life style as humanly possible. And I owe it all to TCO and the great people already mentioned.

I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that I would not trust my body to anyone other than the professionals I have mentioned above. And I haven’t even started on the good things that Beth, your Corporate Office Customer Service Rep, and I visited about. And I can’t leave out Amy or Denise…Dr. Fischer and Dr. Hauck would be up a creek without a paddle without those two!