Testimonials

Lora Harrell – Great Toe Fusion Surgery

Dr. Joel StewartI had a great toe fusion on my left foot. One week after surgery, I was doing great. My foot looks excellent. I have never had a Dr./surgeon like Dr. Joel Stewart. He is very caring, has compassion for his patients, has an excellent bedside manner and a good personality. He also is very professional. He explains your diagnoses and what is the best treatment for you.

I am and will keep on referring people to him. I give him a ten stars. I also give his staff and nurses a 10. They are very curious, professional and will go beyond to help you in a timely matter.
Thanks again to Dr. Stewart and his staff.

Lora Harrell

Laura Moncure- Total Knee Replacement

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesMy name is Laura and I have been living with left knee pain for over two and half years. I cannot take any type of NSAIDs because of a surgery I had over ten years ago. I had visited an orthopaedic specialist at Portsmouth Naval when my pain began. They tried the steroid injections, but refused to do surgery. I had asked them “will I eventually need the surgery?”  and both physicians said “yes”, because of my condition being bone-on-bone. My only option was to do Physical Therapy, which I did for over a year, three times a week. I also did water therapy, which was to no avail.

I dealt with the pain. Working 8 hour shifts on my feet constantly did not help the situation. I was told I was too young for knee replacement at (63) even though I already had a total hip replacement five years ago.

Upon turning 65, I was booted out of the military system and into Medicare. I saw a new family practice doctor, who recommended OSC to me. I made an immediate appointment. I was surprised how professional they were and the genuine concern they had for me and my problem. I was ready for another dismissal of my problem, but found Dr. Boyd Haynes listened and gave me several treatment options. I had decided on the surgery and he said that was the best solution.

I had scheduled the surgery date for February and had to cancel due to my low iron levels. I was encouraged to take the course on joint replacement at Mary Immaculate Hospital.  I found it was very useful and prepared me for the surgery, along with the exercises to do prior to surgery. I highly recommend taking the class and doing the exercises.

After the COVID-19 delays, I finally had my surgery in June.  Its been four weeks and I am healing quickly, but I also do my exercises as recommended by the therapist. I started regular Physical Therapy to get my range of motion back and only have to go twice a week. I am happy that I had a caring physician and nurses to aid in my success story. I highly recommend doing the surgery if you are presented the option and do what is recommended prior and after surgery. I can’t thank Dr. Haynes enough for giving me my life back with no pain.

Signed,

Laura Moncure

Philip (Scott) Zimmerman – Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Dr. Boyd Haynes, IIII had a total hip replacement on June 17th. Today is July 2nd, and I am walking with a cane in hand, but not actually in use (most of the time). I am climbing stairs using both legs carefully, which I had to do one at a time previously. My pain level is nearly non-existent and my recovery is phenomenal.

Dr. Boyd Haynes and the entire staff have been great to work with, even as I was forced to endure two cancellations of my surgery due to Covid-19 restrictions. I appreciate the fact that Dr. Haynes was there to answer questions and root me on at my follow up visit. His sense of humor and personal attention has made my life better. Thank you!

Philip (Scott) Zimmerman

Melanie Johnson – Physical Therapy for Post-Surgical C-5 Nerve Palsy

 

On Dec 9, 2019, Dr. Jeffrey Carlson performed a posterior cervical laminectomy and inserted four rods in my spine to relieve compression of my spinal cord. The surgery went well and as always, Dr. Carlson did a great job. However, after I woke up, I found that I couldn’t use my left arm. I had a complication called a C-5 palsy, which means because the nerves between that cervical vertebrae had been compressed for so long, they had been damaged and I was going to have to “re-learn” how to use that arm.

I had physical therapy at home for about five weeks. It was determined it could be up to a year or more for me to gain the use of my arm. Mid-January, I was released to PT at OSC’s Physical Therapy Center and saw Dr. Paige Tretter for an evaluation. At that time, I could lift my left arm at about 25 degrees in front of me, couldn’t bear any weight on it or lift more than a couple of pounds. A program was set up for me and I began working with one of the therapists for about three weeks and he did a good job. But after that, I began working with Fred Wintermantel, LPTA.

Fred Wintermantel, LPTAOver the next four months, Fred worked the program that was set up for me, but he went above and beyond during each appointment to adapt therapy for me that met my specific needs to help continue healing for my neck and to help me regain the use of my arm. He would always ask how I was feeling when I came in. He would listen, really listen, and then work through my program and add or take away exercises that would better help me progress. My exercises were often difficult & sometimes painful, but I always felt encouraged to push through as I felt comfortable. Another helpful thing he did was to explain WHY we did some of the exercises we did. He would explain how using certain muscles or movements were going to help me heal. g with at the moment, because he always gave 100% to each patient, but this just shows the commitment to what he does.

Each month I would follow up with Dr. Tretter to see if I should continue my therapy. She, too, is committed to the care of her patients and always supported me continuing until we felt I was doing well enough to work on my own. She was often amazed at the progress I was making each month knowing what my prognosis was initially.

Dr. Paige Tretter

After four and half months of therapy at OSC with Fred, I am now able to lift my arm over my head, bear weight on my shoulder, use weights in my exercises and have close to 100% mobility in that arm. I still have numbness and have to limit the weight I lift/carry with my arm and believe I’ll get to 100% , but I know that had I not worked with Fred over these last months, I would be nowhere near I am now in my healing process

The skill, heart and motivation he has for his patients is not often seen and OSC should be thankful for quality employees such as Fred Wintermantel, LPTA and Dr. Paige Tretter .

Melanie Johnson

 

 

Make an appointment with Dr. Carlson or Dr. Tretter, or Fred or another OSC provider by clicking the “Request Appointment” button below or by calling (757) 596-1900.  

 

Jackie Smith – Rotator Cuff Surgeries and Shoulder Manipulation

Dr. Boyd Haynes, IIII tripped at work in August 2018 and was diagnosed with a massive rotator cuff tear. I wound up having two surgeries and a shoulder manipulation performed by Dr. Boyd Haynes and finished my Physical Therapy a couple weeks ago.

I was so fortunate to have Dr. Haynes as my surgeon and highly recommend him. His professionalism and patient follow-up is outstanding.

Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith – Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Surgeries & a Shoulder Manipulation

Jamie Swale, PT, DPTThank you doesn’t begin to express how grateful I am for having the absolute BEST Physical Therapy Team in the area. Having had two rotator cuff surgeries, a shoulder manipulation, and almost 17 months of PT, I know I could not have made it through without this dedicated team. There were days I was ready to give up, but Dr. Jamie Swale and the entire team were supportive, encouraging, and I always left PT with my attitude adjusted and ready to tackle another day.

I highly recommend OSC PT – you cannot ask for anyone better!

Jackie Smith

Jo Ellen Valdez – Physical Therapy after Reverse Shoulder Replacement

 

Physical Therapist in Newport NewsI went to Physical Therapy after reverse shoulder replacement surgery. I had waited so long to have surgery that I had lost a great deal of mobility and knew it was going to take a focused time in Physical Therapy to bring the shoulder back to a workable place.

Dr. Tom Toothaker was perfect for the job. He is the best Physical Therapist I’ve ever had. He set forth a plan of recovery that was just right – not too aggressive or too slow. He encouraged me to try my hardest & do a little extra to work toward achieving our goals. He was patient because it took me longer to recover and it was slow. But I looked forward to my Physical Therapy visits because of his encouragement. His humor kept the atmosphere light & on target.

I came out of Physical Therapy with my shoulder having gained excellent mobility and range of motion. I was quite pleased with the results.

Sunnie Dringenberg – Physical Therapy after Knee Replacement

This was my second knee replacement that Dr. Jeffrey Carlson at OSC did and the second time with these Physical Therapists. Joshua Hancock, LPTA, worked diligently with me and I completed my therapy in six weeks.

Dr. Tom Toothaker Image of Josh Hancock, LPTA

The place is very clean and the tables are cleaned and prepped after each patient. The whole staff was so pleasant and attentive the entire time I was there.

I truly appreciate all the work they did with me and in a way, I was sad to leave them. I’m glad I healed as I did, but they were like a second family in my life. I seriously hope I never have to

Tom Toothaker, PT, DPT                     Josh Hancock, LPTA

return for surgery or PT again, but if I should, I will definitely return to OSC and have Dr. Carlson do the surgery and Dr. Tom Toothaker be my therapist with Josh Hancock working with me. Thanks, guys!

Sunnie Dringenberg 

Brenda Applin – Spine Surgery

Image of Dr. Jeffrey CarlsonThis past August, I had my second back surgery by Dr. Jeffrey Carlson. No matter how many times I visit this facility, the entire staff treats me like I am the only patient there. Dr. Carlson has never rushed me when I had questions and when it came time for the surgery, he made me feel so comfortable about the whole thing.

I have bragged on him so much and I can even talk to my boss about him, as he did her surgery as well and she feels the same.

When I had my first surgery about thirteen years ago, it included a couple nights at the hospital. Dr. Carlson sent me flowers and I have never forgotten about that. It meant so much to me. No matter how many times I need to see a spine doctor, I will choose him. This world, by all means needs more people like Dr. Jeffrey Carlson!!!

Brenda Applin