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Thank you for choosing Sierra Pacific Orthopedics for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Sierra Pacific Orthopedics.

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Average Rating: 5 (2,129 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“In an effort to avoid a joint replacement surgery I have been receiving injections in my left thumb joint. With the use of the X-ray equipment, the injections are spot on and extremely effective. With the use of a hand brace between injections, the pain of arthritis is controlled for about three months before another injection is needed. I understand I will be able to manage the pain for an extended period of time using the injections, which is a great alternative to surgery.”
– Carol L.
Treating Doctor: Thomas W. Thomas, M.D.
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“"I had a wonderful experience during a difficult time regarding my right shoulder. Dr. Eric Hanson and his team are extraordinary. I first encountered his physician's assistant Greg Mellor a couple months ago. Mr. Mellor was extremely kind, understanding, and knowledgeable. He described to me in full detail of the many possibilities of my injury. I felt comfortable in his presence and he made me feel as though time was not an issue. This was the third surgery that I had in the last two years. Needless to say I have a lot of experience with many different surgeons, hospitals, medical staff, and all those that make having a surgery possible. The day of my surgery I met Dr. Hanson and he was extremely kind and thorough. He answered all of my and my husband's questions regarding the procedure that he was about to perform. His anesthesiologists was also a very pleasant, easy-going, and approachable. The anesthesiologists name didn't expect the complexity of my injury. However, the entire team does an amazing job and explained to my husband the nature of my injury in full. I felt very comfortable, safe, and blessed to be in such wonderful hands. I would highly recommend Sierra Pacific Orthopedics to anyone who has any type of orthopedic need. Thank you so much for all that you have done."”
– Patricia S.
Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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“I am so thankful for Dr. Rod Kraft's diagnosis that I was in need of left hip replacement surgery. It took Dr. Kraft less than 20 minutes including X-rays to show me my problem and this after almost two years of thinking it was the lumbar area of my spine that was the major source of my pain. He scheduled an appointment for me with Dr. Thomas Thomas and the rest is history. I am now one month distant from Dr. Thomas replacing my left hip joint with a metal replacement and I'm already much better. In addition, nurse practitioners; Ken and Lisa were great prior to my surgery and after.”
– Conrad S.
Treating Doctor: Thomas W. Thomas, M.D.
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“"I was so pleased with the results of my left knee replacement in June 2011 that I had my right one replaced in February 2012. I can now function without the fear of pain in either knee due to arthritis. I highly recommend Dr. Hanson to anyone with knee troubles not just for replacement, but therapy before replacement is needed."”
– Steve D.
Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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“"Recently I had a work related on the job injury to my back. I was so pleased I was able to see my primary physician, Dr. Rod Kraft. Dr. Kraft goes way beyond the usual office visit to make sure every detail of your condition is taken care of and explained to me in common lay terms what my problem is and that it was going to take time to heal. I didn't want to take time off from work, but he insisted it would be impossible for me to continue and more damage would be done. Of course he was right. From scheduling for an MRI (thanks Angela) to setting up appointments for other doctors has been so smooth. His entire staff has been so helpful and professional. Just being at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics gives you a secure feeling with so many professionals and also the facilities from the X-Ray department to Summit Surgery Center. It's peace of mind that you are being well taken care of."”
– Darwin B.
Treating Doctor: Rod S. Kraft, M.D.
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“"I visited with Dr. Kraft's assistant regarding a swelling in my right knee. I injured it by training for races in the Pro race series. The doctor explained that it was probably due to a strain. The doctor recommended I stay off the running for a week. I did not immediately follow this advice. However, after a week of running in pain, I stayed off for ten days. I felt the knee recover after that. I am back to running. I appreciated the quick and accurate diagnosis, since I previously had surgery on the same knee."”
– Paul G.
Treating Doctor: Rod S. Kraft, M.D.
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“"I developed carpal tunnel syndrome two years ago. After physical therapy treatment things improved but still problems. After visiting Dr. Majors, my carpal tunnel continues to improve; yet there is just enough discomfort that I haven't stopped my treatment program. I have been approved for surgery, yet it looks as though I may be able to avoid surgery, after consultations and treatments at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics."”
– Jack B.
Treating Doctor: Alexander L. Majors, M.D.
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“"For the past four years of my life, my desire to be as physically active as possible has been hampered by two nagging hip injuries. The first was before my senior year in high school and I couldn't lift weights or play football because of the pain. Dr. Thaxter went ahead and fixed me up and I was back to normal again. About a year later though, my other hip started bothering me so with no hesitation I went back to Sierra Pacific Orthopedics and Dr. Thaxter was able to do the same procedure. Two months later and I'm still pain free! I also couldn't have made the recovery without the trainers who pushed me through physical therapy."”
– Keenan S.
Treating Doctor: Steven T. Thaxter, M.D.
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“I am a 68-year-old retired first grade teacher who has experienced years of low back pain.  My story began with yearly injections, which provided relief for a while; however, the injections began to be more frequent with less and less success. Dr. Aryan explained the procedure of decompression and fusion of L4, L5, and S1 vertebra in a thorough way that my husband and I could see and understand. The office staff and support staff that followed through after surgery and in the hospital stay were very helpful and informative.  Follow-ups in the office afterwards were positive and encouraging. It's been three months since surgery, and I've been wondering why I didn't have the surgery sooner.  Walking and flexibility have returned without any damage to my affected leg. I would definitely recommend Dr. Aryan and his entire staff who work together as a team to provide all the necessary information in order for a patient to make a decision regarding the health of their spine.”
– Carolyn
Treating Doctor: Henry E. Aryan, M.D.
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5
“I went in for shoulder pain and loss of motion. I have been going to physical therapy and today to see the doctor. EVERYTHING is positive including my improvement.  The staff at the doctor's office, staff at physical therapy, everyone has made this awful injury easier for me to deal with. My shoulder has improved greatly and without surgery, so I'm looking forward to more improvement still. The experience at physical therpay also at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics well I can't say enough about how helpful and kind the staff has been even while inflicting some pain:) It's the place to go for help!!!!!!!!”
– Pam
Treating Doctor: Jerome R. Dunklin, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5

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