Catherine’s Story

When I finally found Summit Orthopedics, Dr. Ekstrom became my primary orthopedic and spine specialist. I will say I had never had a doctor who cared so much and gave me the relief and attention that I needed.

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When I first moved to Minnesota from Georgia, my health was intact and I was vivacious and healthy. Within a year, things changed. At the beginning of this journey, I struggled to find a doctor who could diagnose and treat my ailment. When I finally found Summit Orthopedics, Dr. Ekstrom became my primary orthopedic and spine specialist. I will say I had never had a doctor who cared so much and gave me the relief and attention that I needed.

10 years later, I am still a patient of his, though my condition is still ongoing, he has still continued to be an outstanding doctor who I would recommend to anyone! His personality and vivacious bedside manner are just what I need to keep me going and back out photographing the world. His staff is hardworking, competent, and caring. Thank you Summit Ortho for this staff, they are a blessing!

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  • Erik J. Ekstrom, M.D.

    “I believe in listening to patients and making them feel comfortable. For me, the most gratifying part of the work is finding the problem and fixing it so patients can return to their usual activities.”

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