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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.

  • “Such a caring staff. Courteous, professional, always having your best interest at heart.”
    – Mary M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: James F. Watt, D.O.
  • “I am seen at the Destin office and from the time I walk in the door until I leave everything is perfect. Always a smile on the receptionist's face. You are seen in a timely manner. Care is great. I feel well taken care of and my questions are answered. Very well run office and your employees all seem content which speaks for itself.”
    – Patricia I.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “I am so excited to have found Dr. Shawbitz as my neurologist, I am so thankful to have had him take extra time and the energy to find problem other doctor passed over.”
    – Denise C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Michael L. Shawbitz, M.D.
  • “Dr. Landry is a compassionate healer with an outstanding diagnostic and surgical skill set. His comprehensive approach to treatment provided the best potential for a return to the active life I was missing out on due to a degenerative spine. Following an extensive surgery, Dr. Landry and his team continued to excel in the care and treatment of any complications or concerns that arose. They were there for me from the first consult to the final recheck. I would recommend Dr. Landry as a spine specialist without reservation.”
    – Tamara C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Dale T. Landry, Jr., M.D.
  • “I have had major surgeries several times over the years. My experience with Dr. Tenholder and staff was the best. My hip replacement from discovery through post-op therapy was 5 star.”
    – Dale H.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “Dr. Macey helped me with my hip pain, bursitis with injections. He is a wonderful doctor, with great patient care and concern. I would highly recommend him to anyone with orthopaedic problems.”
    – Christine D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Theodore I. Macey, M.D.
  • “My left arm was in constant pain and completely unusable. Had a rotator cuff repair and after a few months of therapy, my arm functions perfectly with absolutely no pain. My results far exceed any expectations I had.”
    – Robert B.  
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “Excellent service and care. I will be back to have the right hand operated on later in the year.”
    – Forrest O. 
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: James F. Watt, D.O.
  • “Has a good bedside manner. Makes knowledgeable decisions based on his experience.”
    – Ray H. 
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “I have been seeing Dr. Donald Chipman for years. He moved to your practice and I followed him to Orthopaedic Associates. I really like the fact that I don't have to wait long for his nurses to take me back to a room. Dr. Chipman comes in the room to see and exam me within 10 minutes. Dr. Chipman is such an amazing doctor. He always makes me feel as if he truly cares about me and the pain that I am suffering from and have been for years. Dr. Chipman is always very nice, very respectful and very professional at all times with me. I am very impressed with Dr. Chipman.”
    – Melissa C. 
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Donald D. Chipman, M.D.
  • “Dr. Chipman has not only cared for me but my husband also we could not ask for a better doctor to care for us. He does everything possible to get my pain down and giving me a better quality of life. I have been in as much pain as I was 10 years ago. I was in agonizing pain and stayed home all the time. I now have a better quality of life because of Dr. Chipman.”
    – Sandra C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Donald D. Chipman, M.D.
  • “Dr. Thackeray fit me into his schedule immediately and was able to identify injury as lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow. He provided a professionally used band for the the forearm and referred me to physical therapy. After 2 months of PT I am 90% well and continue to do at home exercises to keep muscles and tendons strong. The entire process has been difficult; however, with the diagnose from Dr. Thackeray, I was finally able to have proper direction for a cure.”
    – Patricia
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “The whole practice seems like a smooth running machine, from set up of appts, filing insurance, to scheduling surgery and after appts. All staff is very kind and helpful, and PA Williams and Dr. Macey are great.  Wait time was as expected and much better than many other appts with other physicians I have seen.”
    – Priscilla M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Theodore I. Macey, M.D.
  • “I had a Left Knee Total Replacement. Everything was successful. No problem with anything. The key thing is to take the class before the surgery and follow the Doctor orders. Attend to all the Physical Therapy exercise class.  By me doing this, I have not been back. But for regular check up only.”
    – Barbara Y.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “Dr. Tenholder was excellent. Total hip replacement was a total success. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a hip replacement. The entire staff was excellent and a pleasure to deal with. I was in and out of the hospital and one day. Chipping and putting in two weeks, full rounds of golf in 6 weeks. A total success and all arthritic pain is gone.”
    – Robert
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “As usual, great experiences.”
    – Leroy G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Michael L. Shawbitz, M.D.
  • “Dr. Fusco was the third podiatrist I consulted after embedded glass in my foot. He was fabulous - so glad I found him!  After the first consult I was totally confident he could make me walk pain free again. And he did!!!  I am walking the beach and dancing again thanks to Dr. Fusco and his amazing staff.”
    – Peggy G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Broke my wrist on a Thursday evening and Dr. Macey saw me the next morning in his clinic on an emergency basis. As quickly as I obtained an appointment, he had me diagnosed, treated, and back to my normal routine.  The expert care and kindness shown by him and his staff has never been exceeded in my 68 years. Thanks to Dr. Macey and all at Orthopaedic Associates.”
    – Gregory L.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Theodore I. Macey, M.D.
  • “I am always seen on time, and the doctors and staff treat me with courtesy and always explain my problem and the treatment.”
    – Vivian L.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “Dr. Macey has done several surgeries for me. All have been successful. Dr. Macey and P.A., Scott Williams, always treat me as if I am their only patient. The physical therapists at OA are excellent.”
    – Jane L.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Theodore I. Macey, M.D.
  • “Sometimes being old isn't comfortable. I am overweight and have trouble with my knees. Dr. Thackeray has been giving me shots in my knees to make it easier for me to get around. I really appreciate this. I don't want to be in a wheelchair and this has helped me avoid that. I do volunteer work and all my housework. They are always so very nice to work with. I couldn't do without them. Thank you so much.”
    – Trina B.
    Patient Rating:
    4
  • “Quick and painless. Listens to what I have to say. Very informative, direct, and upfront.”
    – Edward M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: James F. Watt, D.O.
  • “I had knee replacement surgery on March 1, 2016. Throughout the entire process, I was impressed with the professionalism of the entire staff. They were all very caring. My experience with the rehab staff was very enjoyable also. Lloyd Harris was my therapist during my entire rehab. I could not have asked for a more caring and professional therapist. I would recommend Orthopaedic Associates to anyone.”
    – Kenneth R.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
  • “Everyone was great.”
    – Barbara D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Theodore I. Macey, M.D.
  • “As a returning patient of Dr. Thackeray's, I was pleased that I was able to connect with him again in my time of need. He had performed my rotator cuff surgery three years ago and I needed him again this year for a torn meniscus in my left knee. I was under somewhat of a timeline, as I am not a Florida resident and was within 3 weeks of leaving FL for the summer. Dr. Thackeray and his staff made it possible for me to get the surgery I needed before I left for home. I am again pleased with the quality of the scheduling and work of Dr. Thackeray and his staff, and highly recommend him/them to anyone who has orthopedic needs while in the Destin/Ft. Walton area.”
    – Sigrid A.
    Patient Rating:
    5

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