About Dr. Alpert

Dr. Josh Alpert

Dr. Alpert's particular specialty is the evaluation and treatment of patients with knee and shoulder pain. When conservative measures can be applied successfully to avoid surgery, Dr. Alpert will recommend an individualized treatment plan that may include physical therapy, cortisone injections, lubricant injections, and/or PRP therapy. If surgery is determined to be necessary, Dr. Alpert commonly performs the following procedures:

  • Knee arthroscopy including treatment of the meniscus, cartilage, and ACL.
  • Shoulder arthroscopy including treatment of the labrum and rotator cuff.
  • Shoulder replacement including total shoulder and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

Regardless of the treatment plan or surgery, Dr. Alpert’s primary goal is always to return his patients to their regular activities and a pain-free lifestyle as quickly as possible.

In addition to treating patients with sports injuries, Dr. Alpert also commonly sees patients with work-related injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle and foot. He performs Independent Medical Examinations and is certified to perform Impairment Ratings as per the 6th Edition AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.

Dr. Alpert is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He currently serves as a team physician for Elgin High School, Larkin High School, Dundee Crown High School, and Judson University.


Dr. Alpert has performed thousands of successful procedures, enabling his patients to reclaim their mobility and live their lives to the fullest.

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Recent Patient Reviews

  • Very efficient, professional, & friendly personnel. Check-in, xray, saw the PA, saw the doctor. They set up a plan. I feel better already. I would recommend them to anybody.

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    Marcia B.

    Doctor Joshua Alpert was very kind and patient. He explained everything very thoroughly and to a very easy understanding. Highly recommend!

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    courtney q.

    I adore this Man and his entire staff! I have been going there for many years for bad knees. Dr. Alpert has always been very helpful and willing to listen. He also repaired my husbands torn Achilles tendon years ago and did an outstanding job. Highly reccomend him and his staff.

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    Rhonda B.
  • I saw Dr. Alpert for a knee pain I was having in my left knee. He and his Physicians assistant were very professional and quick in assessing the reason. I chose Dr. Alpert because he also completed a full shoulder repair on my daughter in 2011. I love his professionalism and thoroughness. I would definitely recommend any of these Orthopedic Surgeons. My husband also had both knees replaced by a colleague of Dr. Alpert’s and it was a wonderful experience.

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    Margaret L.

    Dr. Alpert has been treating my family and I for years.We trust him with our care.He is kind, and attentive.Has a great bedside manner.He works with us in determining the course of treatment necessary, for best possible outcome.I highly recommend Dr. Alpert for anyone in need of a great orthopedic physician.

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    NELI B.

    Dr. Alpert is very thorough. He is easy-going, asks a lot if questions, and really listens to the responses. The office is busy, but well run and efficient.

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    Paul C.
  • Dr. Alpert is a great doctor. I would go back to him if need be. Only reason I rated 4 stars and not 5 is wait times can be rather long.

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    Healthgrades U.

    Everyone in this office is great. They are polite and professional. The issue I was having with my wrist was thoroughly explained to me, treatment was provided the same day of my visit. When I called the following day with a concern The doctor called me back immediately. The doctor, physician assistant, nurse and office staff are exceptional.

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    Healthgrades U.

    Dr. Alpert recently operated on me. Upon discovery of the torn muscle Dr. Alpert clearly laid out the benefits for performing surgery and the time line for recovery, providing me helpful information in preparation. Day of surgery, Dr. Alpert was thoughtful in reviewing what was ahead for me - which helped ease my mind. Upon completion of the surgery, Dr. Alpert has followed up routinely and my road to recover has been going as planned. Dr. Alpert and the team at Fox Valley have all been professional, responsive and first class throughout my interaction. Highest recommendation!

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  • Very friendly staff and I did not have to wait long to see the doctor. Dr. Alpert is easy to talk to and explained everything in a way I was able to understand. I would highly recommend Dr. Alpert and his staff.

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    Joe D.

    Dr. Joshua Alpert is a wonderful, caring Doctor and is very easy to talk with. He takes the time to answer your questions.Dr. Alpert gave me different options for my medical condition which I really appreciated.I highly recommend Dr. Joshua Alpert.

    Lynn M. Avatar
    Lynn M.

    Dr. Alpert takes time to understand your situation, explain everything in detail, answer all questions and plan out a treatment plan.

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    M K.
  • I am happy with Doctor Alpert he help me a lot with the pain on my , I was suffering since last year.

    Sofia C. Avatar
    Sofia C.

    They have been open throughout the pandemic I've had alot of problems with my knee He is a wonderful Doctor

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    Debra C.

    I love Dr. Alpert. He helped me when other doctors said there was nothing could be done. I ended up with reverse shoulder surgery and it couldn't have turned out better. Painful but all good now. He helped me when I broke my arm and still now with a torn rotator cuff in other shoulder. I find him to be very kind and attentive and one of the best orthopedic surgeons ever. Definitely a 5 star in my experience with him.

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    Barbara A.
  • Incredibly talented and brilliant. Dr. Alpert has extended my athletic career by repairing both of my ACL's. He is simply an amazing doctor. A top notch professional

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    willie z.

    Dr. Alpert and his staff were amazing, he not only took the time explain what going on with my knee and treat it, his staff then explained the insurance issues that I was having. So very helpful. Thanks a million!!!!

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    Cathy O.

    I am so pleased with this practice from making appointments, to the registration desk and the nursing staff. But Dr. Alpert is a superb physician and surgeon. Whether you're suffering from an injury, arthritis or other bone issues, Dr. Alpert address the problem thoroughly and with the utmost professionalism. He also is a really nice person!

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    Shari B.
  • Dr Alpert Is A Great Doctor! Very Professional, Does A great Job of explaining situations, You couldn't ask for a Better Doctor.

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    Theresa O.

    The office is very neat & clean. Everything was great, the staff was very nice & informative. I had no problems or issues it was a great experience. I would definitely return to this office & refer friends & family.

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    Stephanie Z.

    Made an appointment for Dr. Alpert and got in right away. I had detached my bicep. Dr. Alpert went in and fixed everything that was messed up. It's only been 3 months and I feel like I'm doing better than what I thought I would be. He is a great doctor and listens to what I'm saying. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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    Sam M.
  • Dr. Alpert is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and capable. He was able to put me at ease and take care of my issue offering the least invasive option first.

    Brian M. Avatar
    Brian M.

    Dr. Alpert and the whole team are very friendly and helpful. I've been there many times for my knees, I would definitely recommend them to anyone!

    Darlene A. Avatar
    Darlene A.

    I have been seeing Dr. Alpert for 3 years. He did my shoulder surgery and has been helping me with pain associated with osteoarthritis in both knees. He is very patient knowledgeable and has a great way of explaining treatment.

    Joe Avatar
  • Dr. Alpert is very professional. If you are looking for a shoulder or knee Dr. I highly recommend Dr Alpert! This is the 2nd time I have had frozen shoulder. He is very empathetic and understands my limitations of what I can do with my arm. He came up with a solution right away!

    Nicole K. Avatar
    Nicole K.

    The service was great, after I finished all the paperwork which I thought was over kill and the wait to see the doctor was a bit long. Since I was in no hurry, I was satisfied with the visit. Both Joanna and Alyssa was great.

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    Belvajean T.

    Efficient office. All professional but friendly. Little to no waiting to see doc. I was a new patient and was able to make an appt w/in days. Dr. Albert was thorough and personable. I would highly recommend this doctor for your orthopedic issues.

    Chris L. Avatar
    Chris L.
  • Went to Dr. Alpert for a frozen shoulder and went to physical therapy for 6 weeks and then he recommended an MRI and it showed lots of Arthritis and a slight tear in the Rotator Cuff.

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    Healthgrades U.

    I got my left shoulder cup repair surgery done on September 15. Dr Alpert was the surgeon. Surgery went well and his office staff is very helpful during post surgery recovery.

    Syama P. Avatar
    Syama P.

    Dr Alpert has always been friendly, efficient, and thorough. I am impressed with his knowledge and care. And his staff are wonderful too!

    Lynn C. Avatar
    Lynn C.
  • Dr. Alpert has always been so kind and willing to help you live pain free. Operated on my shoulder last year and helping me with knee pain this year!! Can’t ask for much more when you are in your 70’s. I will always see Dr.Alpert for my aches and pains!!

    Colleen G. Avatar
    Colleen G.

    Dr. Alpert is a no nonsense great doctor that seems to pick the most direct route in treating injury and diagnosing the main problem and addressing the contributing factors. I trust his instincts and I value his skill and straightforward manner.

    Susan H. Avatar
    Susan H.

    Dr Alpert does excellent work. I felt like I was in very capable hands with a badly shattered wrist. I highly recommend him and his staff.

    Sandy W. Avatar
    Sandy W.
  • The staff is efficient and professional. Dr. Alpert is the best orthopedic I've met. He's always willing to explain the diagnosis and treatment. I definitely recommend Dr. Alpert.

    Debbie M. Avatar
    Debbie M.

    Broke my hand in two places on a Sunday I emailed Dr Joshua Alpert he got me into the office imediately Monday morning. From start to finish he was awesome. He was able to help me avoid surgery which I'm forever grateful for. My hand is perfect without any lingering issues. He is the man if you have any orthopedic needs. Dr Alpert and his staff deserve 5 stars for the level of professionalism and care they provided.

    Jon C. Avatar
    Jon C.

    Very honest and reassuring. Friendly and easy to work with. I had rotator cuff surgery and he was an excellent doctor.

    Michael H. Avatar
    Michael H.
  • Dr. Alpert and his staff are as professional as can be. I'm fortunate to have him as my orthopedic surgeon.

    Richard Z. Avatar
    Richard Z.

    Dr Alpert evaluated my condition and made appropriate recommendations. He showed genuine concern for my situation and put forth a plan for remedy. His assistant was very helpful as well !

    Milt A. Avatar
    Milt A.

    Dr Alpert is very friendly and professional. He did an excellent job on my reverse total shoulder. I can even throw a ball and paint again?? I had a few problems due to an allergy and he gave me his email address in case I had problems over the weekend. I sent my sister to him too!

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  • We would highly recommend Dr. Alpert. Our son had reconstructive knee surgery and has had positive early results. In addition, Dr. Alpert has been thorough in describing where he is at and the next steps in the process, while also being available whenever we have had any questions.

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    Healthgrades U.

    He is compassionate and ensured that I was seen in a timely manner. He listened to me and has a great bedside manner. When my appointment was over he went out of his way to make sure that if I had any issues or questions that I could contact him by email and he would contact me via phone directly.

    Victoria Avatar

    Dr Alpert and his staff always treat me right. Very respectful! Always a pleasure when I go to their office.

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    Vito C.
  • Very professional, prompt courteous service by all the individuals involved.Made me feel like I made the right decision to make an appointment and see them. Treatment very effective walked in hurting walked out with no pain. Hope it continues.

    Jan K. Avatar
    Jan K.

    Kind, caring, thorough, explained everything and a great listener. 3 options to choose from, so my choice. Totally professional and I highly recommend him and his staff. 5 stars. Thanks Dr. Alpert!

    Carol F. Avatar
    Carol F.

    Dr Alpert and his team are truly outstanding ! He takes care of me and my family. He spends time with us and explains all the details of the issues we are dealing with and makes sure we are treated optimally. He did my rotator cuff surgery and I had an amazing experience and recovery! I’m now 100% healed and have no issues whatsoever. I would highly recommend Dr Josh Alpert !

    Azmey M. Avatar
    Azmey M.
  • Dr Alpert is talented surgeon with efficient and professional team supporting him. Insurance and billing process was pain free.My husband Andrew had rotator cuff and bicep tendon tears surgically repaired 12/31. Now 5/1, he is pain free and getting stronger every week. Shout out to Novacare PT for doing suburb job with rehab. Was referred there by Dr Alpert’s team. 100% successful surgery.

    Shalini J. Avatar
    Shalini J.

    The entire team and staff very nice, kind, helpful and just trying to feel you as comfortable as it is possible in your pain and problem. Dr. Alpert is very precise in his diagnosis (for me as a man it was good that the message from him was what I needed to know and that's it) and looks like he really knows what he is doing, it made me feel safe and trust him. Very good experience so far.

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    Witold A.

    Diagnosis was spot on. Treatment was also just what I needed. The entire team and staff are very professional and nice to work with.

    John B. Avatar
    John B.
  • Dr. Alpert performed surgery for a torn rotator cuff 2 years ago. My shoulder feels perfect. The surgery was a huge success.

    Sandee C. Avatar
    Sandee C.

    Dr. Alpert has been my surgen for several years. He did my 3rd rotator cuff surgery, and so far my last, in 2010. It is still holding strong. My occupation is home repair so I am under counters and in attics all the time. I have not had any issues doing my job since the last operation.

    LB Avatar

    I came in with a really sore shoulder. One cortisone shot given, I felt better almost immediately. Dr. Alpert recommended some physical therapy as well.

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    Mary M.
  • Tore my rotator cuff and biceps tendon. Dr. Alpert performed the surgery. My shoulder feels unbelievable. Better than before. Great surgeon!

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    Humberto S.

    Dr. Aplert provided me with all of the information I needed to make an informed decision regarding my injury. He provided me with surgical and non-surgical options. After choosing the surgical option I was 100% satisfied with my outcome.

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    Healthgrades U.

    Dr. Alpert was very professional at our first meeting. I think he is really good at what he does. He does take a little bit of time to warm up but I think he is highly competent and his expertise and the surgery he performed on my "frozen" shoulder was fantastic. His staff, especially Joyce and Nikki, are amazing. The whole office is very responsive and they are very invested in making sure clients are taken care of quickly and efficiently. I really appreciated the care I received.

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    Sarah R.
  • Dr. Alpert was a great orthopedic for our young daughter. He and his staff always answered our many questions and took the time to go over the xrays and next steps with us. We appreciate the time that they took to talk directly to our daughter who had her own worries about her arm. We will refer Dr. Alpert to anyone who needs orthopedic care.

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    Healthgrades U.

    I like him because he tells like it is .No messing around and he doesn't leave you waiting to see him.

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    Healthgrades U.

    Dr. Alpert is the best!! He’s extremely professional and very efficient it’s like nothing I’ve witnessed or seen before. He was an extremely personable guy. Thank you again to you and your staff!!!

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    Amazing E.
  • Always good to see Dr. Alpert! Short time in the waiting room. He saw me right away. He did a great job with my shoulder surgery. He’ll be doing my other one soon!

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    Tommy B.

    Fast and to the point. They took care of me the best way they could and explained options, etc clearly

    Theresa E. Avatar
    Theresa E.

    Dr.Alpert and his staff are excellent, I had shoulder surgery and he did a great job, easy to talk to, explained all my options, and helped me with my follow up care and made sure I was ok, i am very satisfied and recommend him.

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    T D.
  • I first met Dr josh Alpert for a 'second opinion'. Since then, he has done 4 surgeries on me and i have never regretted the decision of staying with him!

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    Bev K.

    Dr Alpert treated my 10yr old daughter’s hand fracture. He was so gentle, and patient with her. He kept my daughter smiling the entire visit. His entire office team is exceptional and everything ran smooth from beginning to end!

    Cael S. Avatar
    Cael S.

    Excellent surgeon. I had a very serious rotator cuff tear and 5 months after surgery I have regained over 90% of my motion and I am discomfort free. I am sure that as I continue to heal I will be 100%, good as new. Its noteworthy that I am 62 years old and diabetic and despite these potential limiting factors on recovery I am doing great. I credit this to Dr. Alpert's expertise as a surgeon. Couldn't give a higher recommendation.

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    Evad E.
  • My son had a really nasty break of his clavicle and was in a lot of pain. Dr. Alpert's office worked really hard contacting the insurance company to ensure surgery was able to be performed as soon as possible. Surgery was great and 6 months later he is good as new with no restrictions. Highly recommend.

    Jason C. Avatar
    Jason C.

    Great surgeon that is very compassionate and helpful with answering any questions. Had ACL surgery with hamstring graft in May and 6 months post-op everything is going great with no issues! Highly recommend

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    Neil S.

    I have been a patient of Dr Alpert’s for many years. He and his staff are knowledgeable and pleasant. I highly recommend him.

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    Healthgrades U.
  • Our 16 year old daughter has had both of her knee injuries repaired by Dr. Alpert. She tore her ACL and meniscus in both knees about a year and a half apart. Both repairs were successful and she has recovered very well. Dr. Alpert did a great job and is very knowledgeable when it comes to sports related injuries and the proper recovery needed to enable youth to play their sport again!

    Alison Avatar

    I found Dr Alpert on line ,i used the referrals from the comments,Him and his staff were fantastic ,i arrived a few minutes early never waited 1 minute past my appointment time, when i was in the office waiting to see the doctor it was minutes before he arrived ,he explained everything very well and answered every question and got me out of there with the treatments i needed .He did a great job would recommend him to anyone.

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    Healthgrades U.

    Dr. Alpert listened to my concerns when physical therapy prescribed by other doctors just wasn’t working. He was always great at answering questions that my family or I had. Surgery was great and his team made my recovery as easy as possible. Dr. Alpert and his team are incredible and I’m so thankful for everything they did for me.

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    Healthgrades U.
  • Dr. Albert was excellent! The staff were friendly and made me feel very comfortable. Surgery was a huge success, I was back on the golf course within 5 months! nDave- Deerfield IL.

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    Healthgrades U.

    Dr. Alpert did not immediately suggest surgery which is rare. He trys other methods of healing before jumping right to surgery. I ended up having surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. I was very pleased with the surgery & recovery. His bedside manor is fantastic. His staff & PA were amazing as well! I highly recommend Dr. Alpert.

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    J. S.

    I have been a patient of Dr. Alpert since 2012. He has been professional, knowledgeable, effective, good-natured, patient, caring and very kind to me.His staff has also been very helpful and understanding to me.Whether it’s Dr. Alpert or his staff I am confident that they will help me resolve my health issues. I trust Dr. Joshua Alpert as well as his staff. Kathleen O

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    Kathleen H.
  • Great doctor and truly cares for his patients. I would highly recommend him. He performed surgery on my shoulder and did a great job!!

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    Vanessa D.

    I had an excellent experience with dr. Alpert. Surgery went very well and dr. Alpert was excellent. He follows his patients progress along the way which is comforting. Would recommend to anyone.

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    Terrence N.

    Dr Alpert was very professional and took time to explain my daughter's injury and surgery options. After her surgery, we had post op questions over the weekend. We emailed Dr Alpert on a Sunday afternoon and he responded quickly. His PA is also wonderful. I would recommend Dr Alpert.

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  • My experiences with Dr Alpert have been very positive. He is a very professional, patient friendly doctor. His expertise allowed me back to the life of playing sports that I enjoy. I was extremely nervous if I would ever be able to play volleyball again, but surgery under his care went better than I would have every imagined and all is well.

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    Andrew M.

    I am in the operating room on a daily basis for work and have viewed many surgical procedures in the area performed by numerous surgeons. When it was time for me to get my own shoulder repaired, I went to Dr. Alpert. I was dealing with instability issues in my shoulder and it was progressively getting worse. Dr. Alpert was very understanding about my desire to get back to playing sports and lifting weights without pain. I'm very happy with the results from the surgical repair and have returned to all physical activity as if the injury never occurred.

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    P. J.

    Dr. Alpert is as professional as they get. I had a herniated disc and he could not have been more on top of every option available to me. My back has no issues anymore and I owe that completely to Dr. Alpert

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    Gary C.
  • I can't say enough about my experience with Dr. Alpert. I broke my arm in three places and had to have a plate and 12 screws put in last March. Today, I'm at 100% mobility and I attribute that fully to his expert care. He is accessible, kind, and highly knowledgeable. I recommend him highly to all my friends and family.

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    Nikole H.

    I can't say enough about my experience with Dr. Alpert. I broke my arm in three places and had to have a plate and 12 screws put in last March. Today, I'm at 100% mobility and I attribute that fully to his expert care. He is accessible, kind, and highly knowledgeable. I recommend him highly to all my friends and family.

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    Nikki H.


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