“There is a jingle from an automobile ad that says: “Let’s Go Places.” I am adopting this as my rallying cry! My name is Judy Butler and Dr. Richard Sweet has given me total knee and hip replacements so that I can go places! I am able to go on outings with my Red Hat ladies, trips with my church friends and frequent the gentle hills of the Louisville zoo with my daughter and great granddaughter without the crippling pain that kept me from enjoying these simple activities! My energy level is wondrous since my surgeries! My tiredness at the end of the day is a healthy tiredness and I no longer feel sapped from the pain. Dr. Sweet is an excellent surgeon! His skill and knowledge has returned to me the pure joy of walking and enjoying life. Thank you so much Dr. Sweet!” – Judy B.
“My name is Jimmy B. I am a 67 year old retiree of the CSX Railroad. I am a high school sports official and have been officiating for 44 years. In July of 2012 I went to Dr. Goodin of Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic concerning pain in my right knee. After some treatment, together with Dr. Goodin, I realized it was time to get a knee replacement. My knee was shot! Officiating basketball is something I really love doing and just knew that this would end my career. Dr. Goodin told me that I should still be able to referee if I did what they told me. I had the surgery in July 2012 and by the first week of August I was officiating high school volleyball, and by the second week of November, I was officiating high school basketball. I had a limp from a torn ACL in 1986 and after replacement surgery, my limp was gone, the pain and aches were gone. I feel like a teenager again. I am so grateful to Dr. Goodin and the entire staff at Louisville Orthopaedic. They have been there for me all the way. Thanks to them and the therapy I received I am blessed to enjoy life doing what I want to do, pain free.” – Jimmy B.
“Sending kudos with regard to the treatment that I received through the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic. I fractured my right foot (5th metatarsal fracture) in 5 places because of a fall down a flight of steps. On November 25, 2013, Dr. George Quill surgically repaired my foot. Being an active person, I was encouraged to do alternate exercises to keep up my strength. Each week that went by, I could tell that I was getting stronger. By mid-January, the crutches and boot were put away for good. Being able to walk independently allowed me to get out and enjoy the February snow this winter. Currently I am walking 4-5 miles every other day and look forward to trail running in the spring. I also want to commend the use of the Patient Portal. Whenever I had a question, I would use the Patient Portal to send an email. The big surprise for me was having my question answered with a follow-up phone call within 24 hours.” – Nancy C.
“Dr. Smith operated on my shoulder after I was thrown from my bike while training for the Ironman and had my arm torn away from the rest of my body. After following his instructions for rehab, I was able to participate in the 2013 Ironman a year after my operation and I finished the swim in a personal best time of 1:17:00.” – Jeff F.
“I am a veteran patient of Lou Orthopaedic. I have had joint surgeries performed by Dr. Kuiper, Dr. Quill (2) and Dr. Sweet (2) hip replacements. Last year in March during a regular re-check. Dr. Sweet was instrumental in my decision to do something to help myself. I completely changed my lifestyle, lost 80+ pounds, began exercising and have just completed the first leg of the Triple Crown of Running (walking briskly for me) and am looking forward to the 10k and 10 miler. These doctors are my heroes!” – Dorothy L. ** At the time our magazine went to print, Dorothy accomplished her goal of completing the 10k, 10 miler, and the KDF Mini Marathon.**
“I am the recipient of two “Sweet Knees” and a shoulder by Dr. J Steve Smith. My results have been amazing. Today I do pretty much everything I want to do.” – Gayle K.
“My experience in your office of the past few months has been wonderful. I tore my gastrocnemius in April of 2017 and saw Dr. Kuiper. He guided me to healing, yet allowing reasonable expectations for a woman who is in love with the gym and working out. My calf eventually healed and I have no residual pain or issues from it. Fast forward to October 2017 – January 2018 of this year. I have worked with Melissa Parshall, PA-C. As soon as I met her, I felt so comfortable and relaxed. She is so kind and reduced my stress and anxiety all with a giant smile and laugh. I started out with 5 injections in my right knee for pain which eventually led to arthroscopic knee surgery. My knee feels so much better now (two weeks post-op and I have nothing but good things to say. Melissa answered all my questions even when not on the clock to help me when I had some concerns arise. You have a wonderful PA in Melissa and I would refer your practice to anyone needing your type of services.” – Dana A.
“Dr. Richardson is the best! He did shoulder decompression surgery for me many moons ago and has continued to treat me for other shoulder, arm, and back issues since. I would recommend him to anyone!” – Sara G.
“Dr. Smith did my shoulder 2 years ago and Dr. Lewis did my ankle 4 months ago! I would highly recommend them to anyone! Tim and all the folks in PT are amazing! Thank you all for everything!” – Kim M.
“We have gotten wonderful care from Dr. Richardson, knees and shoulders. Dr. Vemuri, back. And all with the help of Physicians Assistant Megan Courtney. All surgeries end with a much better quality of life. The office staff gets you in and out “like a well oiled machine” – Cheryl J.
“Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.” – Joanna S.
“Dr. Yakkanti did my knee replacement in June. He is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. I have recovered nicely and plan to have my other knee replaced within the next year. I would highly recommend Dr. Yakkanti to anyone thinking about knee replacement!” – Carolyn K.
“The New Albany office of Louisville Orthopedic is full of terrific people who know what excellent customer service is about! From the front desk to the lab, they are great. Doctor Lewis is my surgeon and I love him. He’s good at what he does and he’s compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.” – Juanita S.
“This was my first time at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and I saw Melissa Parshall PA-C. I was very impressed with how fast I got in, had x-rays, and met with her. She was very thorough and extremely friendly. So glad A friend told me to come see you guys! Thank you!”– Erin Z.
“I’ve been coming to Louisville Orthopedic for the past 18 years. This is a special team of medical professionals who I trust to provide the best care possible. I recommend seeing Dr Kuiper and his PA Melissa. They’ve helped my knee pain, improving my ability to walk pain-free.” – Elaine B.
“Meagan Courtney, PA and the staff of Louisville Orthopedic Clinic are an excellent example of what our healthcare system should be like. Thank you for your compassion and excellent treatment I am presently receiving. Thank you for calling us back and thank you for the excellent care. I recommend Meagan very highly!” – Barry M.
“I went to Louisville Orthopedic Clinic at their New Albany location. Nurse Practitioner Jeannie Doan saw me about my injured shoulder. She was so thorough in her exam and even more so in explaining to me what course I needed in getting better. She was great and I would recommend her to any one. She is very good at her work.” – Amy J.
“Dr. Sweet was professional and knowledgeable. He diagnosed my problem, treated it to relieve pain/swelling & made follow-up appt to see that I didn’t have future problems. I left with a plan, knowing I was in good hands as he addressed my questions & concerns. The Staff was Courteous & friendly.” – Cathy M.
“The staff at Louisville orthopedic are friendly and efficient. Dr. Kuiper was an excellent listener and made sure that all my questions and concerns were answered. He was not rushed and treated me with dignity and respect. He was very thorough in explaining my X-Rays and my next steps towards healing.” – Tracy S.
“I love Dr. Quill and his associates. They not only give you great medical care, but they also go above and beyond to help you with paperwork or anything else you need for insurance, Grant applications and medical assistance. I have total faith in them (and that means a lot to me).” – Michelle R.