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Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Dudley.
  • “Excellent! I am very pleased with the process and results.”
    – Margaret M.
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Dudley is an extremely caring physician with a wonderful personality. Dr. Dudley takes time to analyze results and when he provides his conclusion it is concise and explained in a manner that is easily understood. Dr. Dudley ensures that one is comfortable with the outcome and is always willing to answer questions. A little over two years ago he operated on my wife who had sustained a comminuted fracture of the wrist and this past summer he attended to our grand child's broken wrist. (Runs in the family I guess). I would highly recommend Dr. Dudley to anyone.”
    – Gerald P.
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “My appointment was right on time, we discussed pertinent and helpful information. Was very helpful.”
    – Phyllis S.
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I appreciate all the care and support that I have been given by Dr. Dudley and all of his staff. When I had my bilateral knee replacement at the Douglas County Hospital, the staff there were excellent as well.”
    – Lois E.
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Dudley is very thorough and made me feel comfortable. He thanked me as soon as he recognized me as a former patient - he was so happy I came back!  He said we can help you!”
    – Vickie
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I saw Dr. Dudley about my knees; and I've been coming to Heartland Orthopedic Specialists ever since. I haven't seen Dr. Dudley for a long time; I have seen Kathy Quarzenski the past few years. The staff at Heartland are helpful and they appear to genuinely care about me and I feel that on my visits. I have a good repour with Kathy and I trust her abilities and knowledge. She is super and so is Matt. Heartland is the best.”
    – Barbara
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “All my experiences with Heartland Orthopedic Specialists and Alomere Health have been extremely satisfactory. Everyone I saw at both places was helpful, kind and caring. I had double knee replacement at Dr. Dudley's suggestion and am so glad I did it that way. Dr. Dudley did one knee while Dr. Dale did the other, so I didn't have to be in surgery for an extended amount of time. The surgery wasn't a "horrible" experience, but I am glad I only had to do it once! I would--and have--recommended Heartland Orthopedic Specialists and Douglas Co. Hospital to others.”
    – Ginny
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Dudley did an excellent job on a very bad knee. I felt very comfortable with him and his staff who treated me very well. The knee is wonderful and I would recommend anyone to him.”
    – Terri
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Everyone was wonderful, starting with the admitting through my discharge. I can not say enough about the wonderful care through the process of my second knee replacement. The first knee replacement was the previous year and it went so well and again the great care of everyone, made it very easy to decide to do the second a year later on 2-4-16. It was amazing to stand the first time after surgery and have no pain like I had been having before the surgery. Of course I was given medications for the pain that I could have and I am sure the nerve block helped as well, but through my whole recovery I honestly can say I have had very little pain, mostly just some stiffness that the exercises help with. Thank you so much for taking care of me!”
    – Cathy
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I had been experiencing severe pain in my right knee for many year. Finally, a little over a year ago my primary Doctor asked me if I wanted to be referred to an Orthopedic Doctor, it was agreed and then I was asked where I wanted to be referred to, I said Heartland as I knew several people who had replacements there, with good experiences. One year ago I had my right knee replaced, this year I had my left knee replaced, both experiences were very good.”
    – Cathy
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I am 80 years old and this was my first experience in having surgery. I was made to feel at ease and reassured that the doctor and the staff would do the very best that they could do for me.”
    – Barbara
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I saw Dr. Dudley in May, and it was determined that I needed trigger finger release surgery for BOTH of my thumbs. The staff in Alexandria was very helpful for me to determine if I should do both surgeries at once considering my high deductible insurance. I opted to do both at the same time, and I was very glad that I did, the surgeries took care of the problem, and I was glad to have my recuperating time cut in half by taking care of both hands at one time. Little did I know that I would have ANOTHER trigger finger! So, back I went, and I just had the third surgery now in November. I was able to get my surgery scheduled quickly and make the follow-up appointments before we leave for Florida in January.”
    – Lou
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I made a career change 4 years ago to a more limited and flexible schedule to provide time for my passion, downhill skiing. Unfortunately, a year ago, knee pain was a part of my ski routine. The pain was not unbearable but enough to influence where I would ski and made the experience not what it should be. I had both knees scoped, meniscus surgery tx last fall, and I now ski 4-5 days a week at the "Biggest Skiing in America-Big Sky, MT.” I am a mountain host/guide 2-3 days a week and give tours on the mountain to intermediate or higher level skiers. I also just finished a "master of the mountain " course offered by the ski school to advance my ski skills, where we covered difficult terrain and skied off the top of the mountain at 11,106 feet with a 4000-foot vertical drop. The goods news, I have been able to ski more difficult terrain, pain free. Sometimes, orthopedic care doesn't involve a major ligament tear or trauma but things just need tweaking to allow a person to enjoy their passion for athletic sport. Keep up the good work at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists. Enjoying the ski season at Big Sky Montana.”
    – Susan S.
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
  • “I scheduled a knee replacement to be done on Oct. 15, 2013. I had a knee replacement done on my other knee nine years before. I had had a very easy recovery that time and was told that I could consider myself a poster child for knee replacement. I was a little nervous about this one, now being in my later 50's. Dr. Dudley said that he and his team would do their best for me. That they did! Not only very little pain, I walked with a walker that evening, and without crutches 8 days later. I surprised my therapist by being able to go all the way around on the stationary bicycle at my first rehab therapy visit 6 days after surgery. The team I had was very professional and reassuring. They made my first appointment for rehab, which was very nice as I had to make my own the first time and was told I had to wait. I am looking at having some new parts for my first replacement replaced and would not consider having anyone else. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best, Dr. Dudley and his team receive an 11. Thank you!”
    – Roger T.
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
  • “"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
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.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
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
  • “"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
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.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
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.
  • “"The folks at Heartland Orthopedics were absolutely fantastic. From the receptionist to the physical therapists to Dr. Dudley, I felt safe, cared for, and always in good hands while in their care. I was told to expect a four to six month recovery, but was back to my very physical job as a sanitation worker in only three months. Thanks to Dianne and Meagan for being ever so tough, but ever so diligent to get the most out of me. With their hard work, my wife's advice on nutrition and supplements, and a determination not to let this injury hold me back I am 100% recovered." -- David O.”
    – David
    Treating Doctor: Thomas E. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D.