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Thank you for choosing Heartland Orthopedic Specialists for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Heartland Orthopedic Specialists.

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Average Patient Rating

Average Rating: 4.9 (394 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“Dr. Dale was fast, efficient and professional! He was very skilled and had an excellent bedside manner. He answered my questions. I had confidence going into surgery that all would go well.”
– Stanley V.
Treating Doctor: Paul A. Dale, M.D.
“Four weeks ago I had an anterior hip replacement performed by surgeon, Dr. Feierabend at Heartland. I no longer need a walker or a cane. For me, an anterior hip replacement meant faster recovery without as many precautions and fewer pain meds. I have only used over-the-counter pain medicine since I was discharged from the hospital. I am now cleared to "do anything I want to do." I am looking forward to long, pain free walks which I have not been able to do for some time. Anterior hip replacement might not be the answer for everyone, but it well worth looking into.”
– Karen C.
“Very good. He listened to me and was easy to talk to. Willing to answer any questions, and I didn’t feel rushed. I would certainly go back if necessary.”
– Kurt J.
“Excellent! I am very pleased with the process and results.”
– Margaret M.
“Wonderful, makes you know he cares about your treatment.”
– Carolynne J.
Treating Doctor: Eric W. Nelson, M.D.
“Successful - business like straight to the point - options discussed - ample information to guide me in my decisions!!!”
– Verlon N.
Treating Doctor: Jefferson C. Brand, M.D.
“Wonderful care totally satisfied”
– Roger D.
Treating Doctor: Paul A. Dale, M.D.
“The care I recieved in the hospital after my total knee was excellant all the nurses were so kind and understanding! I had the best care you can get while I was there and Dr. Nelson was also very kind and professional. If I ever have to get the other knee replaced I would go back to Heartland Orthopedic's again.”
– Peggy F.
Treating Doctor: Eric W. Nelson, M.D.
“Dr. Brand is Great! He was professional, and very concise with his plans for my knee repair. And the staff have always shown their care for my individual situation. My surgery went wonderfully, and I have already felt back to normal, minus a little pain on the same day. Thank you all!”
– Jessie C.
Treating Doctor: Jefferson C. Brand, M.D.
“I had hip surgery 2 years ago and have no pain now. I go for walks, bowl and have had no problems. Dr. Dale was very helpful with answers to my questions and his care.”
– Marilyn M.
Treating Doctor: Paul A. Dale, M.D.