Patient Reviews

At Orthopaedic Associates, we take pride in helping our patients overcome an injury, relieve their pain, and return to an active, healthy lifestyle. Here, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences under our care and their recovery. Read what our patients are saying about their experiences at Orthopaedic Associates.
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“I had a complete knee replacement on August 14, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Destin.  I didn't see or feel a thing during or after surgery. I still didn't have any pain!  The facility was wonderful, cheerful, and bright. Even the food was good. I didn't have the greatest appetite though. I came home with Gentiva Home Health Care, which was outstanding. It's been 3 and 1/2 weeks now, and my scar is hardly noticeable, thanks to Dr. Thackeray. He was great as was Dr. Macey before him. I opted to go out to Sacred Heart, as several friends recommended it. Glad I did, as it was an uplifting atmosphere. I am now going to outpatient rehab at Orthopaedic Associates, and looking forward to being back to normal soon.” – Suzanne P.

Treated by: Jason W. Thackeray, M.D., F.A.C.S.

“I have been a patient of Dr. Tenholder for 2 years. Dr. Tenholder has always been a professional and very knowledgeable doctor. All of his staff is all skilled and courteous, especially PA, Rick Sneller and Malcomb Lightfoot. His receptionist Sherri Scott is always pleasant, and greets patients with a warm smile. I decided to have a total knee replacement surgery after the pain became unbearable. My husband and I had an appointment with Dr. Tenholder inquiring about a total knee replacement surgery. I was impressed with the amount of time Dr. Tenholder spent in discussing my condition and surgery procedures. He never seemed to rush, and he took the time to answer all our questions. Dr. Tenholder put me at ease about my knee surgery. I had my total knee replacement surgery August 12, 2014. He did such a good job. I was out of the hospital after two days. I was able to walk with a cane after week. I give credit to Dr. Tenholder for a successful surgery and fast recovery. I appreciate Dr. Tenholder's surgical skill. Dr. Tenholder is the only orthopaedic place to go for a professional and competent treatment. I have told this surgery success many times, to anyone seeking a competent and skilled orthopaedic doctor. I highly recommend their services to all I know. I've talked to many people at church, who are also Dr. Tenholder patients. They have nothing but good praise on Dr. Tenholder.” – Purita S.

Treated by: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.

“My experience can be described as excellent. The doctor and staff are great!” – Theresa D.

Treated by: Theodore I. Macey, M.D.

“Everyone that I met in this office was very polite and caring. The doctor was very polite and took the time to explain what was going on with my knee and ankle. I would refer Dr. Jason Thackeray to anyone.  It was a nice visit. Everyone seemed to be very Christian. :-)” – Tracy M.

Treated by: Jason W. Thackeray, M.D., F.A.C.S.

“Had this little pain and it was from a worn out hip. Dr. Tenholder told me all about it. Then, after getting other things out of the way, I asked him to fix it. So he did. He fixed it, replacing the old thing with a new model. I behaved as well as I could after surgery, but it was working so well, I began walking distances really soon. At six weeks, I could walk four miles. Unlike two of my friends having similar procedures away from Destin, I have had no reasons to see the doctor again, except when I pass him on my way out of the office and thank him. Think I may try a back flip on my next birthday... My 75th.” – Bob S.

Treated by: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.

“This was my first opportunity to use one of the “in house” surgical suites and I was not disappointed.  Like everything else in their “purpose built” building, it was first class. I was well treated by the professional and courteous staff, who put my comfort and peace of mind at the top of the priority list, right along with practically seamless logistical flow from waiting room to pre-op, op and post-op. I will be getting my other knee repaired as soon as the first heals and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. The only thing I could add would be to bring a jacket. It can be quite cool on the surgical floor.” – David G.

Treated by: Theodore I. Macey, M.D.

“I am always pleased with the efficiency of all the staff as for scheduling appointments, or getting me to the right location to see the doctor. I recently saw Dr. Tenholder about what turned out to be a torn rotator cuff. He has replaced both of my knees in the past and I consider him to be a wonderful surgeon and a person. He and his assistant are such an asset to your practice.” – Marilyn Y.

Treated by: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.

“We are snowbirds from Canada and are thrilled to enjoy the wonderful Destin Area during the winter months. A few years ago, my husband broke his ankle and was treated by Dr. Tenholder. My husband had surgery on his ankle and due to the skill and expertise of Dr. Tenholder, has never had a problem with his ankle. Recently, (this year) I sprained my knee while in Destin, and the hospital advised me to follow up with an orthopaedic surgeon.  Naturally, we chose Dr. Tenholder and again were very pleased with the results. He has a very pleasant demeanor, a good sense of humor, makes you feel at ease, and makes time to talk with you. All in all, our experience at your clinic was a very positive experience. Thank you.” – Betty N.

Treated by: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.

“I have been Dr. Mark Tenholder's patient for many years. He has operated on my left shoulder, removing a bone spur and repairing a torn rotator cuff with very good results. He also performed 3 knee surgeries on my left knee with the final one being a total knee replacement. He has monitored and treated my right knee through the years. My husband and I consider him the very best orthopaedic surgeon on the planet! I've seen Dr. Watt only twice but he has helped my arthritic hands and joints very much. I think he will eventually operate on them for me as well. I wouldn't have anyone else!” – Hilma B.

Treated by: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.

“Treated by Dr. Watt for "Trigger Finger.”  Condition has totally cleared. Hopefully, I'll never have to be treated for this again. You're office staff did a great job maintaining the doctor's schedules. I'm always very punctual with my appointments, but I'm shocked when a physician's practice is equally committed.  Thanks for your help.” – Kenny M.

Treated by: James F. Watt, D.O.

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