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By: Angie N.
Tier 1 Orthopedics
I have had outstanding healthcare experiences with the care provided by Tier 1 physicians and their staff. They were thorough and very professional each and every time that I was there. Dr. Nichols treated a my neck and I am now 100% pain free. I had been told by many doctors in Nashville that I would have to live with pain, but he knew what was wrong and fixed it. Dr. Roberts treated my son's fractured hand & was very kind and compassionate. Dr Cruz operated on my husband's neck and he had a very positive outcome. We are lucky to have a group of such talented doctors in our area all under one roof. The office is very clean and comfortable too.
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By: Mike C.
Tier 1 Orthopedics
i just wanted to thank dr Jestus for the amazing work he did on my back. I was hesitant at first, but he is a very confident and down to earth guy, and basically he gave me my life back. Things could not have went any smoother, and now, 1 yr pos op, and i feel like a new man with a new start. I thought i was done, but i now have no pain at all.
By: Phyllis S.
Tier 1 Orthopedics
Physicians are fantastic, but the staff is unprofessional. They seem to be uncaring and wanting to run the patients through like cattle. I have been there with two different patients and had the same problem both times with the staff, not always the same employees.
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