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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.

You can also read what our patients are saying about Heartland Orthopedic Specialists by visiting our doctor profiles.

Average Patient Rating

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Average Rating: 4.95 (302 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“My results and possible treatment options were explained well.”
– Abby J.
Treating Doctor: Aaron J. Balgaard, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Balgaard was very thorough, explained what was going on and what would be happening. He was very kind and caring. The whole process with the joint replacement class, the notebook filled with questions, answers, exercises, everything I needed to know about knee replacement was addressed. Caring professionals staff heartland Orthopaedics Specialists, and we are so very blessed to have them in our community. Thank you!”
– Sue J.
Treating Doctor: Aaron J. Balgaard, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“I was 100% satisfied with the treatment I received from Dr. Balgaard. He was upfront and honest about the outcome he felt I would see if I opted for shoulder surgery vs. natural healing. I went with natural healing. I think I regained almost full range-of-motion with my shoulder. Dr. Balgaard always took the time to answer any questions I would have at my appointments. He is professional. I felt the entire staff at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists were professional and expedient in moving me through my appointments.”
– Ireta J.
Treating Doctor: Aaron J. Balgaard, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“I broke my arm this past summer. I was referred to Dr. Balgaard. He discussed the options of surgery or natural healing for my situation. I felt he presented this information in a concise manner which helped guide me in my decision. I opted for natural healing. I am extremely happy with the outcome. At all appointments, he took time to answer any questions I had. I felt that he did an excellent job in handling my medical needs. I would highly recommend Dr. Balgaard to anyone needing guidance or surgery for an orthopedic injury.”
– Ireta J.
Treating Doctor: Aaron J. Balgaard, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“In September I found out I would need surgery on my knee. It turned out to be a little more extensive of a procedure than I was hoping for with a longer recovery than anyone ever wants! I am usually the caretaker, not the who needs to be taken care of. From my very first appointment with Dr. Monroe, I knew I was in great hands. She always entered the room with a smile. She always sat down and made eye contact while talking and was never in a hurry. I was still allowed time for questions and was ever offered to call with any needs or concerns. This was my first experience personally with Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, and I was so impressed on how kind everyone was to me from checking in, to the staff who brought me to my room, and of course Dr. Monroe. What a great addition you have made to your group of surgeons. In the most vulnerable of times, I was made to feel at ease and handled very well cared for. I also want to thank Dawn who prepped me for surgery. I was fighting back the tears the whole time, and she was terrific! Brandon and Scott in PT are the best! Thanks, everyone!”
– Pamela L.
Treating Doctor: Emily J.M. Monroe, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“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.
Patient Rating:
5
“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.
Patient Rating:
5
“Wonderful, makes you know he cares about your treatment.”
– Carolynne J.
Treating Doctor: Eric W. Nelson, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“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.
Patient Rating:
5
“Wonderful care totally satisfied”
– Roger D.
Treating Doctor: Paul A. Dale, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5

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