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By: srnclb
Palmetto Orthopedic MD
Yesterday (may 20, 2011) i visited Dr. David Fulton for De Quervein's Tendinitis (New Mom's Tendinitis) per a referral from my GP. Dr. Fulton and his support staff were the most knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, and helpful people I've ever been to in a specialists office. I'd gone to Midlands Orthopedics before- that was a very bad idea. They were rude and irritated that i'd come to them with my issues. In Moore, from the waiting room time to leaving the office was about an hour. I received cortisone shots in both my wrists and got X-rays in my shoulder. I was very impressed by his direct knowledge and bedside manner. He was unhurried and willing to take the time to hear what i had to say. He answered me clearly and gave me direct instructions on what to do about my issues. Unlike Dr. Ugino at Midlands Ortho - who told me "nothing's wrong with you, have a nice life". NO bedside manner there. Needelss to say, i've had a wonderful experience with Dr. Fulton and all of his support staff (there were several!) and would recommend them to anyone.
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By: mariecre
Brace & Boot Orthopedics
Have taken excellent care of my elderly mom wirh her orthopaedic shoes for over 10 years. Going back for a new pair this week. Top quality. Shoes last a long time.
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