Hope restored after a knee replacement
They are exceptional and care about their patients and provide care for them just as they would for their own families.
This note is long over due but I needed to share my experience with Dr. Breien and his staff.
I had a knee replacement and several other knee surgeries. Dr. Breien worked with another surgeon to fix a broken knee cap plus fix several other knee problems. I was still experiencing a lot of pain and went to Dr. Breien mainly because the clinic he worked out of was closer to my home and I liked his personality when I first met him. Every appointment I had with him he spent as much time as was needed to answer all my questions and he was warm, caring and understanding of my concerns. He listened to me and did whatever was necessary to easy my fears and anxiety. He never rushed me in and out and was professional and really seemed concerned about me as a person and not just a patient. He gained my trust right from the start. He ran necessary tests and x-rays to find what was causing the problems and pain in my knee.
I was beginning to think I would never be pain free again but Dr. Breien found the problem with my knee, fixed it and I have never been better. I have been able to do things without pain I hadn’t been able to do for years. He gave me my life back and will always be special to be because of that. A few years later I was having problems with my shoulder and he followed up with right away, even though this wasn’t his special field. When we found the problem he referred me to an orthopedic doctor who specialized in shoulders and I had a wonderful, great experience with him as well.
l believe Dr. Breien goes beyond what is expected, is professional yet compassionate, understanding and cares deeply about his patients. His supportive staff and team also returned phone calls promptly and followed up on all my questions and concerns. I can’t say enough about this wonderful doctor and his staff. They are exceptional and care about their patients and provide care for them just as they would for their own families.
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