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Congratulations to Summit’s 2021 Rising Stars!

Seven of Summit’s spectacular physicians have been honored as 2021 Rising Stars by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. We’re delighted to have them on our team, and we’re proud of their dedication to their patients.

To be honored as a Rising Star, physicians must be practicing in their specialty for 10 years or less and be nominated by their peers as an outstanding physician. Each nominee is scrutinized and evaluated on a number of rigorous criteria. Then, the finalists are assessed by a blue-ribbon physician committee. Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Rising Stars designation has quickly become a high-profile honor for physicians in the Twin Cities area.

Congratulations to our Rising Stars: Michael Anderson, D.O.; Andrew Clary, D.O.; J.P. Delaney, M.D.; Scott Pepin, M.D.; Jack Skendzel, M.D.; Steven Stulc, D.O.; and Trevor Wahlquist, M.D. But don’t take our word for it: listen to what their patients have to say, with data and testimonials from our 2021 Rising Stars’ recent patient satisfaction survey responses.

Michael Anderson, D.O.

Dr. Michael Anderson is a foot and ankle surgeon whose patients give him high marks for showing respect for what they say (97 percent) and giving instructions that are easy to understand (96 percent).

After a recent visit with Dr. Anderson, a patient shared:

“My visit with Dr. Michael Anderson was super. I have complete confidence in his skills. He is efficient and courteous, and took all the time needed to listen and talk to me regarding all my concerns. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends or family.”

Andrew Clary, D.O.

Dr. Andrew Clary is a back, neck, and spine specialist who uses nonsurgical methods — including regenerative medicine — to relieve back pain and headaches/neckaches. Patients like his respectful demeanor (96 percent) and his ability to listen carefully to them (96 percent).

Here’s what a patient had to say about Dr. Clary:

“Dr. Clary and his team are excellent. They truly listen and care about your goals for fixing the issue. They offer choices while having the confidence to recommend what Dr. Clary feels is best for the situation. I have total confidence in Dr. Clary and his team. He is an asset to Summit, and I’m grateful he is my doctor.”

J.P. Delaney, M.D.

Dr. J.P. Delaney is an upper-extremity surgical specialist with a focus on hand and wrist care, elbow care, and shoulder care. Patients appreciate his respectful communication style (95 percent) and give him high marks for spending enough time with them (95 percent).

A patient — and fellow physician — shared what Dr. Delaney’s care is like:

“Dr. Delaney is above average at every level. Well done! As a physician myself with a staff of 50-plus employees, I can appreciate what it takes to achieve this!”

Scott Pepin, M.D.

Dr. Scott Pepin is a sports medicine specialist with expertise in arthritis care, including surgical approaches. Ninety-three percent of patients recommend him, and 93 percent note that he spends enough time with each patient.

A patient had these glowing words for Dr. Pepin:

“Dr. Pepin has been excellent from the first visit. My shoulder is doing fantastic.”

Jack Skendzel, M.D.

Dr. Jack Skendzel specializes in sports medicine with a focus on surgical and nonsurgical hip, knee, and shoulder care, including hip arthroscopy. Patients give him high marks for listening carefully (94 percent) and giving easy-to-understand instructions (95 percent).

A patient shared this about Dr. Skendzel:

“I have been blessed to have Dr. Skendzel as my surgeon, and his team is top-notch. They all work well together, giving me all the information I needed to make decisions on my own. I don’t feel like a patient with Dr. Skendzel and his team: they truly care for you. I’m not the best at putting my feelings into words, but Summit Ortho, you should be honored to have Dr. Skendzel and his team working with you!”

Steven Stulc, D.O.

Dr. Steven Stulc is a specialist in back, neck, and spine care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, interventional pain medicine, and regenerative medicine. Ninety-five percent of patients report that he saw them in a timely manner, and 92 percent felt he demonstrated respect for their views.

A patient had this recommendation of Dr. Stulc:

“Dr. Stulc and his staff are simply outstanding. Dr. Stulc is the most professional, courteous, and helpful physician I have worked with in many years. His understanding of my issues and help in resolving problems related to my hip and neck have provided a tremendous improvement in my quality of life. I’m very grateful to him and his staff for their assistance.”

Trevor Wahlquist, M.D.

Dr. Trevor Wahlquist specializes in back, neck, and spine surgery. Ninety-six percent of his patients report that Dr. Wahlquist shows respect for what his patients say, and 95 percent would recommend his office to others.

A patient summarized how Dr. Wahlquist has made a difference:

“Dr. Wahlquist was incredibly knowledgeable and kind. I was in a great amount of physical and emotional pain, and he was very validating and nice. He put my mind at ease when I was feeling very hopeless. It was a huge gift!”

Congratulations once again to Summit’s 2021 Rising Stars!

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