Testimonials: - Dr. Martin R. Coleman

Joseph Dotson – Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Martin ColemanDr. Martin Coleman is very knowledgeable, has a lot of experience, and made me feel there was no doubt the surgery on my shoulder would be successful.

It has been almost two months since my surgery and I’m already feeling better than before. Thank you, Dr. Coleman!

Joseph Dotson

Gail Kent – Rotator Cuff Repair

Gail injured her shoulder while working out. She found relief through surgery with Dr. Martin Coleman at Orthopaedic and Spine Center.

Diana J. Rondinelli – Shoulder Surgery, Spine Surgeries, Knee Replacements & Pain Management

 

I have seen several doctors at OSC over the years; most recently Dr. Martin Coleman. I was referred to him by Dr. Mark McFarland for shoulder surgery which was successfully completed. Dr. McFarland helped me with back surgeries and knee replacements.  In the past, my mother saw Dr. Raj Sureja and we both felt the same about his services and knowledge.

Each experience with the Doctors at OSC has always worked out well. And any interaction with the staff there has only shown me very caring, informative and knowledgeable people.

I would highly recommend the Doctors at OSC – and in addition their support staff.

Thanks for making my surgeries a whole lot easier and with better results than they might have been.

Diana J. Rondinelli

Jane Stone – Shoulder Surgery

 

Dr. Martin ColemanI have been going to OSC for about four and a half years now and and have been seen by Drs. Mcfarland, Burrow, Carlson, and Sureja. It is because I have significant damage to my joints, my muscles, my shoulders, and my back.

Dr. Martin Coleman by far has been, no holds barred, hands down, blunt, to the point of what I needed to have done, and expedited getting it done for me, so I can be out of this this pain that I’m in. There was no mollycoddle, there was no dragging it out. He just said point blank “you need to have a shoulder surgery. Now don’t do this, but do that, and don’t do this, but do that, and don’t mess up my work!” Basically or he’s going to be pissed off at me, LOL.

All in all, my overall rating for Orthopedic and Spine Center is like a 4.5 out of 5 because they put up with all my idiosyncrasies that I come along with my pain and my problems and never once did I feel uncomfortable expressing my opinion or emotions concerning all my visits. They’re a good group of guys for sure!

Jane Stone 

 

Cathy Everett – Rotator Cuff Surgery

 

Dr. Martin ColemanIf you need to have rotator cuff surgery I highly recommend Dr. Martin Coleman. I had surgery on Nov. 2, 2020. I had done my research and discovered that Dr. Coleman was the best shoulder surgeon on the Peninsula. After discussing the surgery with several of my friends that had already had rotator cuff surgery and researching the doctor they used, I knew I needed the best because “I don’t do pain” very well.

I made the right choice. I have had very little pain. The first month my shoulder/arm was a little sore, but very tolerable. I was amazed after hearing the horror stories of many of my friends’ experiences with other doctors. Trust me, if you do exactly what Dr. Coleman tells you to do, you will not have any problems. He’s very knowledgeable and cares about his patients. He’s a no nonsense type of doctor. But don’t let him fool you, he’s very kind, caring and will “break character” with a genuine smile once he sees your progress. He’s an amazing surgeon and I am forever grateful for his extraordinary care.

Cathy Everett

Carroll Hunt – Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Dr, Martin ColemanAfter years of pain, I found relief after Dr. Martin Coleman replaced my shoulder with a reverse shoulder replacement surgery in 2015.

Thank you, Dr. Coleman, for making me pain free and providing me with total use of my shoulder.

Carroll Hunt

Norman Baer – Shoulder Bursa Sac Ablation and Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

I have been suffering with shoulder problems for over 25 years. I started seeing Dr. Martin Coleman in November 2016 for an enlarged Bursa Sac. I did not want surgery, so we went through all the options, from shots to physical therapy. All helped temporally and I was good with that.

Eventually, my Rotator Cuff tore and we had no other option than surgery. I had Bursa Sac Ablation and Rotator Cuff repair surgery in January of 2019. The results of the ablation were immediate. I have no more pain in my Bursa and no more circulation problems in my arm. I am still working through the Rotator Cuff Repair rehab, but it is going great. I didn’t even need physical therapy.

Dr. Coleman is tough and demanding, but he always has your best interest at heart. If you follow his directions, the results are phenomenal. I give Dr. Coleman a 10 out of 10 and would recommend him to anyone.

About the photo – This isn’t really a hobby. We bought a house last summer and the yard was a wreck. Because of my shoulder issues, I have not been able to do anything about it till now. So I’m very happy that now I can get my yard looking better.

Norman Baer

Lloyd Weddle – Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Image of Dr. Marty ColemanI had extreme pain in my right shoulder when I first saw Dr. Martin Coleman. He told me the only real cure was to have a total shoulder replacement, since there was no repairing the tendons. I am 76 years old, but still have a lot of life in me. So, even though this seemed to be daunting, I chose to do it and the confidence and reputation of Dr. Coleman helped me make this difficult decision.

The preparation was great, from the doctor’s office to the hospital and with  Physical Therapy. Everything and everyone was positive, which helped me heal in every way.

I don’t have any pain in the shoulder since the surgery… just with the stretching and strengthening of the surrounding muscles. I am totally happy with the results.

Lloyd Weddle

Sheridan(“Butch”) Barringer – Post Surgical Physical Therapy for Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Image of Tom Toothaker, DPTI just completed rehab for my right shoulder reverse replacement surgery. Dr. Martin Coleman of Orthopaedic and Spine Center (OSC) in Newport News was my surgeon.

I did my physical therapy at OSC under Dr. Tom Toothaker. Dr. Toothaker designed a therapy program for me and monitored it closely, often leading me through the entire session himself. He and the entire staff were very supportive in helping me achieve goals. The PT assistants and others made sure I followed the regimented program at every session. The folks at OSC PT are professional, very knowledgeable, friendly, and caring people, who had my full confidence. Besides Dr. Toothaker, I was ably assisted by Rachael, “J,” Victoria, Zach. Max, Audrey, and Josh. I can whole-heartedly recommend these terrific folks for anyone needing any kind of physical therapy. In fact, I have just started therapy for improving my balance, which has affected me for years following a bad fall.

Sheridan (Butch) R. Barringer
Newport News, Va. 

Sheridan (“Butch”) Barringer – Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

I just completed rehab for my right shoulder reverse replacement surgery. Dr. Martin Coleman of Orthopaedic and Spine Center (OSC) in Newport News was my surgeon. He performed a very successful surgery with very little follow-on pain. Prior to the surgery, I was in constant pain with any movement of my right arm.

Sheridan (Butch) R. Barringer
Newport News, Va.