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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

“"I came to see Dr. Dudley with a long-standing compensation case for my left knee. I realize that I will need a knee replacement in the future. Since we just moved into this area, I decided to find a doctor that would be able to do this when I was ready. Dr. Dudley was very professional and upfront with me, indicating what my choices are and what time frame I have to work with. I appreciated his candor." -- Harry M.”
– Harry
“"The nurses and aides at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists are consistently pleasant and welcoming.  Dr. Dale has been my physician for five years.  He has performed a hip replacement, given me cortisone injections for arthritis problems in my left hand, referred me for spinal surgery, and appropriate rehabilitation on a torn shoulder.  He is always interested, helpful, patient, and kind. I never feel rushed at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists and always appreciate the service they provide." -- Jane B.”
– Jane
Treating Doctor: Paul A. Dale, M.D.
“"Dr. Dudley is a warm and knowledgeable surgeon.  His confident and caring approach to my need for hip and knee surgery gave me the courage to go ahead with my hip surgery first.  The results have been outstanding.  My X-rays confirm in detail the exceptional surgical skills of Dr. Dudley.  I will be scheduling knee surgery in the coming months.  Thank you Dr. Dudley and staff." -- Jim D.”
– Jim
“"Heartland Orthopedic Specialists is great!  I made an appointment in May with Dr. Dudley, after my knees had been hurting for the past two years after walking a mile, and after an MRI he found a medial meniscus tear in my left knee. Surgery was done the end of June, which went great, and physical therapy started. After three weeks I was back to my nightly three mile walk without any pain, and almost six weeks later I was back to my 10 mile nightly bike ride, after my walk. So great to peddle a bike again, without pain in my knee. I would refer Heartland Orthopedic Specialists to anyone who asks, and have been telling people that if they have problems, make an appointment.  Everyone is great there, from the front desk, to the nurses, to the doctors. They are all so friendly and they really care about you. I hope I never have to use them again, but if I do, that's where I'm going. Thank you all for the awesome care you gave me!!!" -- Shirley D.”
– Shirley
“"I made an appointment to find out about pain I was experiencing in my ankle. I thought perhaps it was coming from the bunion that had been changing over several years. I had heard good things about Dr. Sticha, but had never met him. What I liked the best about him was that he was straight-forward, told me what the problem was, and that it might help to have sole supports in my shoes. He wrote up the prescription for them and I was done. No mess, no fuss. That's the way I like it!!!! Thank you and I would definitely return if I have any other orthopedic issues." -- Diane A.”
– Diane
Treating Doctor: Russell S. Sticha, D.P.M.
“"My shoulder surgery went well. The constant pain is gone, and I'm currently working on building up enough strength in my shoulder and arm to go bow hunting later this fall." -- Randy B.”
– Randy
Treating Doctor: Dennis P. Weigel, M.D.
“"Because of Dr. Weigel I can garden like a mad woman!" -- Jenny N.”
– Jenny
Treating Doctor: Dennis P. Weigel, M.D.
“"I am coming up on one year since Dr. Dale replaced my right knee. I returned to playing 18 holes of golf six weeks and five days following surgery, and by the way played two days in a row. I can only attribute that to Dr. Dale's skill and the wonderful program at Heartland. No doubt the pre-surgery exercise program and the after surgery physical therapy played an important part in my rapid recovery. While the first two weeks are tough by under three weeks I had less discomfort that I had prior to the surgery. Oh, also by the way, I went directly home three days after surgery and we live in a three story townhouse. True to Dr. Dale's prediction the stairs were not a problem. I highly recommend Heartland Orthopedic Specialists to anyone needing joint replacement. My only regret is that I did not have the knee replaced sooner." -- Loren B.”
– Loren
Treating Doctor: Paul A. Dale, M.D.
“"Today, Dr. Nelson did an arthroscopy on my left knee. Everything went as planned and everyone from the staff at Heartland Orthopedics to everyone today for the surgery at the hospital was friendly, knowledgeable, and caring. This was my 4th surgery, and I have always received excellent care and appreciate everything that has been done for me through all of these surgeries. And of course, to Dr. Nelson a big thank you and GO HUSKIES!" --Vicki M.”
– Vicki
Treating Doctor: Eric W. Nelson, M.D.
“"This is such a great place to go for your orthopedic needs; from the time I walked in the door till the time I walked out, they were such great people that really helped me. I was referred over to Heartland from another doctor, and when I started to explain to the Dr. Dudley about my hand, he new right away what was going on. He did some more checking to make sure, and it was what his first thought was. I had surgery on my hand, and it has been a week since the surgery, and so far no more pain in my wrist. I am very happy so far with my turnout.." --Thersia L.”
– Thersia

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