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The following are verified patient testimonials from our patients at Orthopaedic Associates. You are welcome to review them all or filter by your orthopaedic doctor.

  • “Dr. Landry is a very personable, friendly doctor who really cares about his patients. I saw him for a back problem and he was very thorough in his diagnosis and very conservative in his treatment approach. His entire staff is friendly, efficient and very helpful. I was extremely pleased with my experience with Dr Landry.”
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Dale T. Landry, Jr., M.D.
  • “I have seen Dr. Watt twice and each time he has been incredibly kind and had a good body if knowledge of his specialty which not only answered all of my questions but also put me at ease. My husband saw Dr. Watt on another occasion and told me that he had the same experience. In a nutshell - he's wonderful!”
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: James F. Watt, D.O.
  • “My initial consult with Rick (PA) and then Dr. Tenholder were both positive experiences. The TRK surgery was scheduled with very little fanfare, and upon checking into the Ft Walton Beach Medical Center, everyone was very positive. The surgery went very well, the recovery in the hospital (having my own private room), the nursing staff and the culinary chiefs were OUTSTANDING. I highly recommend Dr. Tenholder as a surgeon who performs excellent surgery, assisted by Rick and the other staff at the various offices. GREAT JOB to ALL. and, I am recommending your organization to anyone needed information or surgeries.”
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “Absolutly great experience from the first office visit to the last.”
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “My experiences with replacing both knees (1 ea. 9/27 and the 2nd 11/08) were excellent. The staff from receptionist to Dr. Tenholder treated me with respect; polite, and extremely professional. I share the positive experience with all my fellow co-workers as well as others that notice the scar and or limp. I would not hesitate to use Orthopedic Associates in the future, if needed. Scotty”
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “Had my second hip replaced in October, 2016. My first hip was replaced in December, 2015. The quality of my life is most certainly improved and my expectations were all met or exceeded. My sincere thanks to the Doctors and Staff at Orthopedics Associates.”
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “I was satisfied with my experience at Orthopedic Associates. The office staff was friendly and efficient. I received physical therapy services and was very pleased with my therapist Tina. She was understanding and worked with me to determine an attainable goal. Thanks to her and the staff in physical therapy I have improved and maintained my strength and mobility.”
    – Dawn D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “The doctor was very nice and listened to me about the problems that I was having with my ankles and feet.”
    – John D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Chipman is the best in pain management! He's extremely knowledgeable,caring, and does as much as medically possible to help keep me pain-free. His staff makes sure your taken care of in a very professional manner, and keeps me informed on what's needed and when. I've been seeing Dr. Chipman for a few years now and know that he's the Doctor to go to for help with pain. I've had serious pain due to my previous line of work and I thought I could just deal with it...almost 17 years was enough. I was referred to him and I now know what a good nights sleep is and to be able to do more than I have in several years. I recommend seeing Dr. Chipman to anyone that needs pain management.  My Thanks and gratitude to Dr. Chipman and Staff.”
    – Jackie L.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Donald D. Chipman, M.D.
  • “I was treated so well from the entire staff, actually there is no word to describe it. I was pretty nervous going in, but by the time my procedure started I was comfortable. You know, the word surgery can be intimidating and big or small, it can be overwhelming! But Dr Watts and the whole staff just make you feel at home and you know you will be alright!! Thank you for letting me use my right wrist painless again. Thank you Dr. Watts and your wonderful staff.”
    – Susan F.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: James F. Watt, D.O.
  • “In May 2015, Dr. Tenholder removed an 8" support blade and screws (installed in 1993) from my right knee in preparation for a full knee replacement, which occurred in October 2015. Both operations were successful. I found Dr. Tenholder, his PA Rick, and his assistant Malcolm to be pleasant, easy to talk with, and frankly honest in their assessments of my condition and responses to my questions. After the knee replacement in October 2015, I performed my physical therapy at the Orthopaedic Associates site in Destin and was extremely satisfied with the therapists there. I have also found the administrative staff at the Destin office to be pleasant and attentive. All and all, my experiences with Orthopaedic Associates have been outstanding and I would highly recommend the group to others.”
    – Worth G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “Great experience. We were on vacation and our daughter needed to see an orthopaedic for her fractured wrist. Dr. Thackeray and his staff were wonderful.”
    – Tonya M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Had a series of knee injections and the experience was good. I am going back for another series in my other knee. Also, I am very pleased with the billing department who helped me with my EOB.”
    – Robyn P.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: James F. Watt, D.O.
  • “I was sent to Dr. Watt by my company's workers compensation department after a fall I sustained at work. I found everyone to be very friendly and professional. Dr. Watt himself is very attentive and actually listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions, unlike a lot of doctors who rush in, rush out, and leave you with questions you end up asking the nurse. After he did my knee surgery in that case I continued to  use him for all my orthopedic issues and do so to this day even if I have to drive to the Ft. Walton office. If you want quality care in a friendly and professional atmosphere this is your place.”
    – Lee N.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: James F. Watt, D.O.
  • “Dr. Fusco was the answer to my prayers. I had been walking around with a big chunk of glass in my foot for 5 weeks, wasted time and money with 2 previous doctors who were obviously afraid to do glass removal. Dr. Fusco scheduled surgery rapidly, had it out in 15 minutes, and I am back to ballroom dancing and singing Dr. Fusco's praises.”
    – Peggy G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Thackeray is very knowledgeable about the treatment of knee injuries. He performed surgery on my left knee to clean up a torn meniscus. The results were fantastic. My knee feels 30 years younger. His recommendations for treatment for my severe osteoarthritis are 'spot on'. I am now able to walk pain-free.”
    – Jim H.
    Patient Rating:
    4
  • “Pleasant professional staff, and fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment.”
    – CInda J.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: James F. Watt, D.O.
  • “Dr. Thackeray operated on my knee and fixed it! I had a great experience and wonderful care before and after surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Thackeray.”
    – Cheryl H.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Fusco identified my foot problem and fixed it quickly. Great experience!”
    – Steven P.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Very nice guy!”
    – Tina M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: James F. Watt, D.O.
  • “The doctor was very knowledgeable and used a country doctor approach to provide information prudent to my problem.”
    – John C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “When you come to the realization that traditional treatment is not going to solve your health issue, it is quite an overwhelming feeling. After visiting three neurosurgeons and feeling more overwhelmed with them talking above my head, I learned about Dr. Landry from a coworker. He was such a calming presence.  He spoke in layman's terms and even explained my MRI to me. He understood that a person under 40 doesn't want to have surgery. After our conversations,  there was no doubt that he was the one. To go one step further, his scheduler Lauren is the kindest and most genuinely caring person I have ever spoken with a doctor. Calls are promptly returned, answers and updates are always provided. This team is top notch.”
    – Rebecca P.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Dale T. Landry, Jr., M.D.
  • “I went to see Dr. Fusco with horrible ankle pain and at times I was unable to walk on it. Everyone at Orthopaedic Associates was so very nice and helpful and I'm happy to say I am now walking almost pain free. Thanks so much and I would absolutely recommend Dr. Fusco. He is at the top of my list of good Doctors!”
    – Rhonda S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Tenholder has been seeing me on and off through my medical problems. First was my knee injury work related, unfortunately, but he did everything to get it back to working with the help of physical therapy and knee brace, even everything went smoothly thru workman's comp. Then my recent medical problem, shoulder impingement, I went to him again and he gave me a cortisone shot, wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be and been going to physical therapy again, but my shoulder is getting better! Dr. Tenholder is a great doctor who keeps me going and if I have another ortho problem, he will be my choice of doctor to go to! And not to forget the awesome staff he has there! Very friendly and understanding!”
    – Marlena J.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “Very streamed line appointments, considerate and facilitating when abrupt scheduling change required for appointment.”
    – Michael J.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Donald D. Chipman, M.D.

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