I’ve been a patient of Dr. Joel Stewart since before him coming to OSC, and after building a rapport with him at his previous practice, I wanted to continue treatment with him. We tried conservative measures and after so long, I ended up needing surgery on my Ankle tendon, which was torn. I’ve never had a Dr. go to the length that Dr. Stewart has gone for me.
I’m not the easiest to deal with due to my other conditions; Epilepsy, CRPS and having a service dog. I was terrified going into surgery but, I had comfort knowing that Dr. Stewart was my Surgeon. One of my seizure triggers is pain, Come the day of surgery, he and the team did everything they could to make sure I was in as little pain as possible.
Fast forward 2 weeks to my getting stitches removed, I ended up seizing due to a combination of accidentally putting weight on my ankle and the unavoidable discomfort of getting my stitches out. Thankfully, I had the warning of a nearing seizure from my seizure alert service dog before my appointment, so my sister was able to give Dr. Stewart a heads up that I very likely was going to seize within the appointment time. I don’t remember much, but he dealt with my stitches/ankle and helped my sister deal with me seizing. He allowed me to rest for a bit. After I was more with it, the staff helped my sister get me to the bathroom, and check out. My sister got the car and again, some of the staff helped get me in the car.
The appointment was a blur, however, if you want a Doctor that’ll tailor your treatment to you, have compassion, is caring and knowledgeable about everything involving feet & ankles; Dr. Stewart is the one to see.