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Dr Padley,

Just want to thank you again for your great work. I was concerned that I might have to live with pain and walk away from my active life style. Man, was I wrong. I have my knee back giving me my life back! I’ve been blessed with you as my doctor.

Sincerely,

Jim L.

Jim L.Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Upfront no candy coating…..very informative answer’s all questions..

Arizona Patient - PhoenixWed, 25 Oct 2017

I’m a 53 year old self employed master craftsman and had suffered what could have been a career ending injury. A right shoulder dislocation, full rotator cuff tear, worst of all a multiple glenoid socket fracture. Dr. Lederman was honest and said I had a very sever injury and that even if the surgery was successful I may only have 70% use of my arm. Not only was the surgery successful but thanks to intensive therapy I have regained 93% use of my shoulder. He literally gave me my livelihood back

SamualWed, 25 Oct 2017

Dr. Lederman did my second total shoulder replacement. I am 65 and have rock climbed for 45 years. He had to do a reverse with a bone graft. I was pain free in less than 2 weeks and started climbing (very easy) routes in 4 months. He is an excellent surgeon and great at explaining the injuries and the surgery to repair.

GregoryWed, 25 Oct 2017

Dear Dr. Harmsen –

It is a good thing I broke my arm last year so that I would meet the best and nicest doctor I have ever had. Your friendly personality and caring ways make you the BEST. Thank you so much!

EllieFri, 09 Jun 2017

To Dr. Padley and the wonderful staff –

Thank you for your compassion and care you gave to my wife when she suffered a frozen shoulder. You blessed us during a difficult time!

Thank you!!

Bob & JenniferFri, 09 Jun 2017

Thank you Dr. Duhon and TOCA Staff!

Dr. Duhon is an extraordinary doctor and surgeon. He solves the patients’ problems and provides them with excellent medical advice. He is a good listener. His surgery skills are without peer.

BeaTue, 14 Feb 2017

Thank you Dr. Duhon!

From the moment I met Dr. Duhon I have been and continue to be impressed with his professionalism. His knowledge and hands on diagnoses and surgical skills and exemplary.

Thomas (Kent)Tue, 14 Feb 2017

Thank you Dr. Blazuk!

Dr. Blazuk is a very personable physician who takes time to listen to your needs. He has really helped my knee and does innovative procedures in the office. I highly recommend Dr. Blazuk to my friends and family.

StephTue, 14 Feb 2017

Thank you Dr. Zoltan!

Hello Dr. Zoltan, I hope this letter find you well. I wanted to reach out to you and say hello but the main purpose of this letter is to thank you very much. Please accept this as my genuine and sincere Thank you for all of your assistance, empathy and care during my treatment.

BrentTue, 14 Feb 2017

Thank you Dr. Burgess & Staff!

Dear Dr. Burgess & Staff,

I wanted to thank you for your care when repairing my broken hand. As a young musician, it was devastating to think I would never play the way I used to. With your compassion, knowledge and professionalismI have made a 100% recovery!

Thank you for everything you did at TOCA

 

AnnaTue, 14 Feb 2017

Thank you Jason Pointer & TOCA Mesa Physical Therapy Team!

“I am grateful to Jason and his team of great therapists and healers. I have gained strength and movement but most of all nearly no pain. Thank you all!”

DonaldTue, 14 Feb 2017

TOCA Physical Therapy

“Everyone was extremely helpful, patient, and friendly. Graduating from physical therapy with TOCA is bitter-sweet because I’ll miss the friends I’ve made, but I’m glad I can return to the athletic world with no issues!”

CamynTue, 14 Feb 2017

Dr. Burges, Lisa and TOCA Team

“Doc,

I wanted to drop you a line and thank you for the excellent work you did on my right hand in July/August of 2015.

This email is a long time coming, at least once a month since the accident I think of the outstanding mobility I have. I am thankful I don’t have any real long lasting effects from the break.

Today, I hung crown molding using a heavy nail gun, went shooting with friends and took my girls to climb zone. Each of these tasks are possible because of the great work you, Lisa and the rest of your team did.

By the time I left Arizona in January of 2016 I was able to do 45 push-ups on my knuckles (standard push-ups did quite work by then) and 10 pull-ups. These were the necessary numbers to be competitive for the USSS Protection Details. Six months after I transferred to WDC I was chosen for the Presidents detail.

I have been busy with the transition. Please share my thanks with the TOCA team. I placed a photo in the attachment I thought you guys might like… Me on the left, Former POTUS and two other USSS guys after a protection assignment at the beach.

KenTue, 14 Feb 2017

Dr. Padley,

Jennifer and I were deeply touched with your kindness and generosity when we came to see you regarding my wife’s frozen shoulder. Your professional care, true compassion and willingness to help us in a time of great need is truly rare. With no insurance and limited resources as we stepped out in faith to serve our Valley law enforcement officers and their families, you blessed us so we could serve them. Thank you for your act of generosity, we do not take it for granted. You were such an encouragement when we needed it most!

Bob & JenniferTue, 14 Feb 2017

Dr. Duhon is one of the best hip and knee replacement surgeons in the valley. I am a nurse and have had complications with my knee and need a replacement done. Although he didn’t give me the answer I wanted, he gave me the honest and correct answer. He could have lied and made money, but he didn’t. He did knee replacement surgery on a friend who is a nurse, and she was back to work in 8 weeks and is doing great 6 months later. I did my research and when I can have surgery in the future, he will be my choice. Dr. Steen Johnsen did my arthroscopy and did a great job. Both Doctors as well as the physical therapy department are friendly, answer questions, and are caring. However, I was seen at the Glendale location. FYI I was an Orthopedic nurse in the past, and I am picky about who I see and recommend. Dr. Duhon also saw my father. So I highly recommend both Doctors. If they can work on sports teams they have to be good.

SandraTue, 14 Feb 2017

Dr. Yacobucci is the BEST! He repaired my right shoulder for me on Nov 9, 2016 and 2 weeks later I could move it in every direction. 5 weeks after surgery I felt better than I have in over 10 years! Dr. Yacobucci has given me a new out look on life, before surgery I felt like I was old and worn out and would have shoulder pain for the rest of my life. Now I feel great and can play with my grandson again! Thank you Dr. Yacobucci!

DougThu, 22 Dec 2016

After years of basal arthritic pain in my thumb joint I had Dr. Kraig Burgess perform surgery.I’m as good a new. NO PAIN!I can’t thank him and his staff enough.I highly recommend Dr. Kraig Burgess.

CarolTue, 26 Jul 2016

Dr. Harmsen & Shannon –

Thank you for taking such great care of me. Both of you have such great bedside manner and are very professional! Not so much that you have become robots – lol! I really can’t thank you enough. You both have made this experience a positive one. 5 starts out of 5! Referral for sure. Thank you again!

PhillipThu, 21 Jul 2016

Thank you for the best experience I could hope for. My doctor is Dr. Steen Johnsen and I had foot/ ankle surgery 4/25/16. I was scared, apprehensive and worried. I had a previous foot surgery, bunion removal and morton neuroma. The surgeries were healing and then I fell in a pot hole at work and needed further reconstruction. Dr. Johnsen became my doctor through Workman’s comp who denied my claim. I had to wait a year at current position before short term disability would kick in. I met with Dr. Johnsen again and he remembered me and was optimistic and willing to help alleviate my pain. He went over his plan extensively in terms I could understand. He let me know what was my next step and what I would expect before, during and after surgery. Dr Johnson requested an MRI and explained what procedures he would do. It was over whelming and scary but I had confidence in his words and the research i was provided. He is the best in his field. I had several procedures and a cast for 5 weeks. When I first saw my foot I cried and knew he, his staff and PT would help me to heal. Its been about 3 months and I am back to work, gym and eager to hike very soon. My foot is a little swollen. When I had a previous surgery with Dr. Jacoby my foot was swollen over a year and couldn’t wear sandals, only tennis shoes. I’m wearing sandals about a week now. (don’t tell doctor) and my confidence is high. He has a plan and it works. I recommend Dr. Johnsen and his staff. They are the best.

AnnetteThu, 21 Jul 2016

Dr. Carter is amazing! I have had many knee surgeries with him and have built a wonderful rapport with him over the past eight years. The wait time can be long but for as great of a doctor as he is, it is worth it. He is old-school and gives it to you straight; no babying with him.

CarrieWed, 22 Jun 2016

Dr. Carter Fixed my bicep tendon better than it was before it was completely shredded. He promised it would be 80 percent as strong as it was before being torn but it’s better than 100 percent and actually stronger than my other arm. Now I want to get the other arm done. The dude rocks!

JohnWed, 22 Jun 2016

Dear Dr. Harmsen:

Thank you for putting me back together again! You are an amazing doctor with awesome “bedside” manners. The trip to Europe with my family would not have happened if it wasn’t for you.

Thank you so much!

ElizabethWed, 22 Jun 2016

Dear Dr. Harmsen, I just want to thank you again for the beautiful surgery you performed on my left elbow. It is as straight as a stick, and I am able to use it for almost everything now. I am not sure I would have had the surgery on my elbow if you had not encouraged me to have it done. Keep doing what you do best!

I’m writing in this amazing Brace,

AndyWed, 11 May 2016

Great place, fabulous caring staff! Do yourself a favor and come here, for all your orthopedic needs! Dean Cummings is straight up honest and amazing! Love this place, very comfortable and comforting!

Cathee C.Fri, 29 Apr 2016

I was first referred to Dr. Yacobucci over 15 years ago by another orthopedist who felt that I was “beyond what he could do for me”. I appreciated his honesty and willingness to put my safety and health first… and the fact that he lead me to TOCA. Dr. “Yaco” has performed 3 surgeries on my knees, one of which being a complex meniscus transplant. He answered ALL of my questions, treated me with respect and as an equal in the decision making process on MY body, and performed surgeries flawlessly. His PA and staff have always been accommodating and since I travel 180 miles to see him is quite appreciated! I have been a dance teacher for over 30 years and when I went to him I truly believed my career (and passion) was done. His efforts gave me back my life and indirectly impacted hundreds, possibly thousands of children whom I would have never had the chance to meet had it not been for him. I would encourage everyone who is facing a challenging diagnosis or surgery to understand first YOU must take responsibility for educating yourself on the condition, risks and rehabilitative process. This way you can go into any Dr.’s office knowing that they are not God…they can’t fix you. However, they are your PARTNER and together with open communication and commitment on both sides you will have the positive result that you BOTH want.

Cindy T.Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Dr Haber was my hand surgeon and I have been very happy with him. His surgery went great and his PA is very nice as well. I have been to the tempe location twice, each in the morning. Parking has been plentiful each time I have been here. The first time I waited 10 mins, the second was only 5 minutes.

Check in staff has been nice and it has been a great, seamless process for me.

Bob K.Fri, 29 Apr 2016

I saw Dr. Cummings for pain in my elbow. He diagnosed me with “tennis” elbow. He has a wonderful bedside manner, and explained things in layman’s terms to me.

I was ordered to go to physical therapy 3 x a week for 6 weeks. Every single hand therapist I worked with there were awesome (Stephen, Debbie, Loni). They were all knowledgeable and friendly. Even the other “patients” were interesting. I definitely didn’t dread going there.

Gladys G.Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Dr zoltan rocks, great sense of humor, always explain what’s going on. Highly recommend him for any orthopedic problems. Thank you dr Z….

David R.Fri, 29 Apr 2016

I had a vein issue that they did not take lightly, rushed me in for an ultrasound, and even called me the day after my visits to make sure I was doing OK. Dr. Cummings has great bedside manner and both he and Justin took the time to educate me on the overall process and what was going on with my knee. Both of them were on hand for my surgery at Piper Surgery Center in Scottsdale, AZ. They furthered this excellent experience by taking the time to help my wife understand the meds I was taking and the care that I would need post-op.

Lastly, the staff and everyone involved with my experience continue to be nothing more than helpful on my road to recovery.

Antonio G.Fri, 29 Apr 2016

My employment saw me transfer to Arizona nine years ago. I had a long-standing prior orthopedic conditions and found myself needing a good practice in Arizona. A friend recommended TOCA. Currently I see Dr. Huston and Dr. Johnsen. In the past I’ve seen Dr. Whistler and Dr. Feng. All have been good care providers.

About my visit today with Dr. Huston and his staff/team, I’ve had back trouble for nearly 50 years so I’m not naive about medical personnel and practices or about what to expect and not expect from treatment. So with a near lifetime of experiences with this issue and various practices I can tell you that Dr. Huston and his team and TOCA are greatly appreciated. Dr. Huston is always caring and personable and knows my history. He respects my opinion about why I’m there to see him and listens to my concerns. I see him usually in Scottsdale but on occasion in Phoenix or Tempe. Jamie his PA is terrific and like Dr. Huston, takes the time to listen well. Generally, the front desk staffs at all locations are friendly. Considering how busy your offices can be sometimes their demeanor is very good. In Scottsdale, most know me by first name.

In regards to today’s visit for the spinal block, I’m well acquainted with the team that works with Dr. Huston in the Scottsdale Location. Gerri in the back room is the one I probably know the best, she is terrific. However, any who’ve been there any length of time know me and are very friendly, efficient, kind and fun.

Having recently retired after running a fairly large, multi-office Arizona company, I believe I have understanding about what it takes to operate a company as large as TOCA. I just wanted you to know that I believe TOCA is an excellent operation with very good doctors and staff. They take good care of me and make me smile, hopefully I do the same for them.

MalcolmFri, 29 Apr 2016

A Great Office Staff. Thank you all for being so kind and helpful. I felt so much better after my apt. Many Thanks!

LorieFri, 29 Apr 2016

Shout out to Dr. Steen Johnsen for a great surgery that happened 2 weeks ago and a perfect incision. Could not ask for a better doctor!! I want to refer EVERYONE to Dr. Johnsen that has any foot or ankle problems. One of the most caring doctor’s I have seen. Thanks Johnsen!!

NicoleFri, 29 Apr 2016

Thank you for the time you spent with me this morning to assess the current issues with my left leg including the knee and ankle.

Your practice and staff are cutting edge and state of the art. I truly appreciated the personal attention as well as professional treatment that I received today. I left this morning knowing that I’ve made the right decision in selecting a new practice in Phoenix to deal with my “bionic” leg. I know that I will receive the first class care that I’m used to in Baltimore.

JaneFri, 29 Apr 2016

It has been a year since my hand surgery. I still can’t manage to remember the name of the procedure, and I know that every time Lisa asked me if I was glad that I did it – I would say No.

I would answer differently now. Being pain free (and inconvenience free) is an amazing thing. I wanted to thank you both for giving this to me, and to tell you that I think of you both every single time I take dishes out of the dishwasher and carry them effortlessly to the cabinet. I’m not Kidding! I have my mobility back – and life is good. Thank you both!

CathyFri, 29 Apr 2016

I wanted to thank you for your care and prompt attention to the problem with my right knee (torn medial? meniscus) Everyone, including Stella, Mariah, and your physician’s assistant were helpful and pleasant. Your practice is a smooth running operation that is patient and friendly. These qualities are quite important for someone, like myself, who is not familiar with the medical community here in Phoenix.

Paul H., MDFri, 29 Apr 2016

I am so grateful for the kindness you showed me this past week. You truly went above and beyond towards helping me with my foot pain. First, you made time for my appointment with you on Tuesday. Next, you took the time to explain my stress fracture to me. Finally, you personally called your colleague to schedule an appointment for me. Wow! You truly touched me. According to Thoreau, you are an artist in my book – you certainly affected my day and week!

ChrisFri, 29 Apr 2016

Dear Dr. Padley, Jason & TOCA friends in Mesa: My new knee turned 1 years old April 1st and it works/feels great! We’re enjoying Oregon very much; ran a marathon on my birthday, snowboarding, and even climbed MT. Hood! Thank you for your spectacular work, service and support

BrettFri, 29 Apr 2016

I went to see Dr. Vella with severe pain on my left elbow. I was surprised because I never met a doctor that was so knowledgeable and who thoroughly explained how he was going to fix the problem. I went ahead and had surgery for my elbow and right away it felt 100% better and I got my strength back. I went again to see him a year latter to fix my other elbow and it already feels great. I just have to say that everyone in his office was super nice. Thanks Dr. Vella for doing a great job. I will tell everyone I know and recommend you, telling them what a great doctor you are.

MaryFri, 29 Apr 2016

I had a previously failed surgery repaired with Dr. Steen Johnsen and PA Jared Susini and have to say not only was the surgery a success but so was finding TOCA!!! I will never have a surgery performed anywhere else. From first visit to last follow-up my entire experience was extraordinary to say the least. I was treated with the utmost respect and my situation was dealt with in a “personal to my particular problem” manner. TOCA is hands down the best orthopedic clinic in the valley and would recommend them to any one for any reason!!!

JarrodFri, 29 Apr 2016

Dr.Johnsen did an amazing job on my surgery & making sure I recovered well after. I would recommend him to everyone. Best surgeon in town & he cares about you getting back to 100% again! Everyone in his office is really nice too. His PA was great! He did surgery on my Father-in-law’s arthritic foot years ago & he is doing much better since!

LeslieFri, 29 Apr 2016

I had arthroscopic knee surgery by Dr Lederman 3 weeks ago and am very pleased that my pain is gone and I am already walking so much better. The therapists, especially Steve at the Union Hills location, have helped me so much. Every time I walk out if there I can see and feel a difference. The staff is always friendly and helpful. My sister had used them before and is presently under their care now. We recommend TOCA for all your orthopedic needs.

LauraFri, 29 Apr 2016

Dr. Armendariz was the kindest, most informative and very thorough physician. I would recommended him to anyone!

AngelicaFri, 29 Apr 2016

Dr. Duhon and team performed an anterior right hip replacement on 11/5. 2&1/2 weeks later I am pain free. I walked 1/2 mile today and look forward to resuming golf, hiking, and yoga in a few weeks. While at Scottsdale Shea I heard several very positive comments re: Dr. Duhon..nurses, physical therapists, and the Internal Med doc. Glad he was recommended to me, I’ll pass it forward!

JohnFri, 29 Apr 2016

Dr. Burgess provides an exceptional level of care. I have had two recent surgeries on both hands and feel my care was better than I could have wished for. Dr. Burgess ensured that I understood my treatment options. Both Dr. Burgess and his assistant Lisa were genuinely concerned about my care and recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Burgess and his team.

LisaFri, 29 Apr 2016

DR. JOHNSEN AND HIS STAFF WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND AN AMAZING JOB EXPLAINING THE DETAILS OF MY SURGERY………BEFORE AND AFTER…..AND AS I CONTINUE TO RECOVER THEY CONTINUE TO REASSURE YOU THAT FOLLOWING DRS. ORDERS WILL HELP LEAD TO SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY…….I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RECOVERY CHALLENGE……………THANK YOU FOR HANGING IN THERE WITH ME***

ShayFri, 29 Apr 2016

Communication is excellent and the results of my surgery were all I hoped for. Recovery time was minimal and I am ready to head back to work in less than two weeks. I will gladly make the trip in the future if any other Orthopedic issues need addressing.

Tom E.Fri, 29 Apr 2016

I highly recommend TOCA physicians, PT, OT, and staff. Dr. Feng and Dr. Vella have treated me on separate occasions; both are experts in their fields and took time to answer all of my questions. They also have top-notch therapists: Jason (PT) and Debbie (OT). The Front Office staff are always friendly and excel in customer service.

TJ K.Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Toca is the place to get all your worn out and damaged parts repaired and replaced. I’ve had Dr Cummings repair my knee, Dr Lederman replace my shoulder, Dr Burgess relieve the carpal tunnel pains in my hands. No more numb hands. Plus, Dr Huston helped me with my back. It’s not just the Doctors, but the anesthesiologists they use are all top notch. If you have worn out your body, this is the place to go. Better living through surgery.

Bill P.Fri, 29 Apr 2016

My right arm is just so great. The work you did was incredible and it couldn’t feel better.. and I have a decently painful and weak left shoulder that I can’t help but imagine feeling as good as my right.

CGFri, 29 Apr 2016

Dr. Burgess,

Thank you for Fixing me! I’m so glad I get to play softball and basketball again! Thanks to you guys, I’ll be back out there dunking in no time.

P.S. Thanks for letting me keep the plate. It made an AWESOME necklace

Tara M.Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Amazed at the service I received from you!! I had an appointment with “another” orthopedic practice set for 9 days and they called me the DAY before to tell me they now didn’t take my insurance (info I could have used EIGHT DAYS AGO!!) I endured the pain for 8 days! Then I called your practice and had an appointment in two hours!..here’s how it went…

I went to TOCA at 2222 E. Highland at 2pm … filled out paperwork and they said they’d get me right in..less than 5 minutes later I’m in the room..less than 3 minutes later Dr. is in..he say X-ray will be right in.. less than 30 seconds later I’m off to X’ray..10 minutes later I’m back in the room…3 minutes later & the Dr. is back in the room and explains no rips or tears just arthritis that I can help heal with anti-inflammatories and excercise…say they will be right in to drain my knee and give me a cortisone shot..less than 1 minute later the tech is there and less than 3 minutes later procedure is done and I have instructions…I ask if it’s OK to see the X-rays and the doctor says “Sure!” and explains everything and give me a quick biology lesson to boot! By MILES the most efficient Doctor visit I have had EVER! Amazing … I’m inviting them to St. Croix! THIS is how to run a practice!!!

RussFri, 29 Apr 2016

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