Thanks to my care at KOC, I can be mobile again! Dr. Calhoun is the only doctor I know who has the best sense of humor. He always makes me laugh. I wish all my doctors were like that. Thanks, Dr.Calhoun, for making me feel like you care.
Thanks to my care at KOC, I finished a full Tough Mudder today. Since Dec. 31, 2016...this is my third injury I have had treatment from Dr. Betcher for, but by far the worst. I ripped open my left knee severely in a trail running accident New Year's Eve down to the tendons and never got one infection and was able to heal and continue running eventually thanks to Dr. Betcher and Dr. Botero. The next was a severe sternal contusion from a jet ski that took about 5 weeks to heal before being able to do a push-up again. But the latest was slipping on a wet pool deck and laterally dislocating my right knee and chipping the patella 8 weeks ago. For a runner, hiker, part time river guide on the Ocoee, and general adrenaline junky, this injury was a struggle mentally and physically. But thanks to the amazing care I always get...today I completed the 11 mile race with 22 obstacles. To say I am excited is an understatement. Next weekend is my first Spartan race and I have full confidence in myself after today! Thank you to all the KOC staff and especially Dr. Betcher for always helping me heal and being so conscious of my passions so I can get back to what I love. Today was a good day!
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can run again! I injured my right hip (femur) when I was running. I could barely walk and was in a lot of pain. I finally bit the bullet and went to see Dr. Johnson after I realized I was not going to heal without seeing a doctor. He took amazing care of me! He put me on crutches and ordered an MRI. He figured out that I had a stress fracture and wanted to let it heal with PT and crutches instead of heading straight to surgery. Under Dr. Johnson's care, I healed and I am now running again and I didn't have to have surgery! Dr. Johnson helped me get to the root cause of my fracture and provided excellent care. He took the time to talk to me about my issues and he was encouraging and cared. I would highly recommend Dr. Johnson for any sports medicine injury.
Thanks to his care at KOC and Dr. Gaylord, my son is back to school and football. We were totally impressed by Dr. Gaylord and his staff.
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can play basketball, run, and enjoy all my favorite activities! I’m a 12 year old that loves to play basketball, run, hike, and play sports with my friends. Over summer break, I had a very bad trampoline accident and broke my femur. The break was severe and required surgery. I was terrified. Scared that I may never be able to do all the things that I loved again. The thought of having a metal rod in my leg was terrifying. My parents chose Dr. Jay Crawford to perform the surgery on my leg. I am so thankful for the amazing job he did. My recovery time was very short considering that I had a metal rod placed inside my upper leg. Following instructions from Dr. Crawford, I completed my physical therapy and was back on the basketball court and ready for tryouts within 3 months of my surgery! I recently traveled to New York City with my family and was able to walk 10 miles a day to sightsee with no trouble! Thanks to Dr. Crawford, I can do all the things that I love to do. I will always be grateful to him and his staff at KOC for taking such great care of me!
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now walk around without pain. My wife and I can get back to traveling to other countries and all across the USA in our motorhome. We were very active before my back problems. Now we can pick up where we left off. I am a 78-year-old retired college professor from North Alabama. I was a high school and college athlete during my younger years and continued with various sports and exercise programs in my young adult life and through the middle years. About the time of my retirement, I began to have lower back problems that brought pain and reduced physical activity. In 2006 I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Our local orthopedic physician recommended medication, physical therapy and spinal steroid injections over the years and this seemed to initially control the pain. After ten years the steroid injections would no longer handle the problem. In 2017 the pain became so intense that I began to look into surgery. There were no orthopedic spine surgeons in our small Alabama town. While we were visiting with our youngest son in Knoxville, I told him about my serious pain and back problems. He told me about KOC and their three widely recognized spine surgeons. The next day our son stopped in to see his friend Dr. Kimbro Maguire at KOC. When Dr. Maguire looked at the MRI, his first question was "Is your father still able to walk around?" At that point our son knew for sure that I had a serious problem. He made an appointment for me and I saw Dr. Maguire the next week. I was very impressed with Dr. Maguire's credentials and experience. He recommended immediate surgery and I agreed with his thorough evaluation and recommendations. The following week I checked into Tennova - Physician's Regional Medical Center and had my long overdue surgery. At the hospital, everything went great. Immediately following the procedure, my wife and I were so pleased that the leg pain was no longer there. Dr. Maguire was so easy to talk with and he answered all of my questions before and after the surgery. He was clearly a highly skilled and professional orthopedic surgeon and he was easy to talk with and get answers. I could not have been more pleased with my decision to have the operation and with my selection of KOC in Knoxville. Thank you for a wonderful medical experience... one that has truly changed my life!
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk again with no pain and I can finally sleep on my side. Dr. Madigan is a no beat around the bush doctor. I had back surgery recently after a lengthy journey trying to avoid it. Best decision I ever made. He explained everything to me in layman's terms and all the guidance throughout. Recovery was great and Dr. Madigan puts it out there with regard to progress - It's like - hey you've got to take care of yourself if you want to continue your healing journey. I like him - very personable, warm and friendly - and I'm healed!!! Thanks Dr. Madigan - you are an excellent surgeon and have a superb bed-side manner.
My 11-year-old grandson plays outfield and pitches on a travel baseball team. He was experiencing some pain in his elbow and then got an injury to that same elbow. Dr. Mathien treated him, which included taking him out of baseball for several weeks. My grandson was very upset, but Dr. Mathien was excellent in handling this. He speaks directly to the patient in a manner they can understand and shows great respect and understanding. Each time we were there, he took that extra moment to give him a "little life lesson." Not only is Dr. Greg Mathien an excellent physician, he is great person!
I can say that I am well pleased with all my contact at KOC, starting at the check in to the waiting room (not long there) to the procedure room.
Everything seems well organized and professional. Dr. Ivy and the nurses and assistants were very helpful and informative. They explained all the procedures to me. Dr. Ivy told me my choices to fix my fingers and let me decide what way I wanted to go. It sounds horrible to stick a needle in the pad of your hand, but it really did not feel that bad. I could feel the medicine in the needle go up my finger to the tip and the finger really relaxed. We did this a few times and then I had to elect surgery and it went very well. He is a very kind and informative doctor. I trust him and his judgment.
Thanks to my care at KOC, I was able to walk the many steps of the Tuscan village of Cortona without any trouble, and only two months removed from my total knee replacement! Dr. Nadaud and his team did a wonderful job!
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can start to be on the road to recovery from constant neck pain. I had my neck fusion done at the Outpatient Surgery Center next to the West Office. Dr. Madigan was very informative and his knowledge of my procedure gave me confidence that I was at the right place. I’m glad he did my surgery and I would use him again. He is an excellent surgeon.
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can enjoy playing sports again. I want to thank Dr. Gaylord and his staff for caring for me when I had my accident. My brother and I had an ATV accident where I was thrown off and landed on my right arm. I was taken by my parents to the ER in Greeneville. They referred me to KOC. There I met and was treated by Dr. Gaylord. He was very nice and showed a lot of compassion for my injury. No surgery was required even though there was a break in my growth plate. Dr. Gaylord showed me exercises when the time was right and now I can play sports. Thank you so much Dr. Gaylord!