Best 30 Total Spine Specialist in Charlotte, NC with Reviews - YP.com

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10/11/2013
By: gandtaustin
Gilchrist Steven Md
I would not trust any other Dr. This man has ment the world to my family and I. He and his staff will forever have a place in our hearts. He has seen us all laugh, cry and fall apart. He is very proactive and doesn't candy coat things. I know if I ever need anything I can go to his office and it will be taken care of with no questions. He took on my failing parents and gave me an extra 3 years with them (that I shouldn't have had). He helped fight for the things we needed when no one else cared. I can't say enough good things about this man.
01/02/2015
By: Lori B.
Gill Orthopaedic Clinic PA
I adore Dr. Gill and his staff. He has been my orthopedic Dr for over 20 years. I suffered a traumatic ankle injury in a car accident and my original Drs gave me a grim diagnosis. I have come more than twice as far in recovery as they said I would and I know it's because of Dr. Gill. He is an excellent orthopedic Dr and Surgeon. He is a kind and caring person who respects, cares about and listens to his patients. I highly recommend him!
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