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Eric C. Hanson, M.D.

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Verified Patient Rating: 5 (528 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Hanson.
  • “"Dr. Eric Hanson performed a complete left knee replacement in 2008 and following physical therapy I returned to my normal activities pain free for the first time in many months. In June of 2013 Dr. Hanson performed a complete knee replacement of my right knee. This procedure also went very well and I had almost no pain following the procedure. Again I did the physical therapy as ordered and was walking pain free. On September 30, 2013 I awoke to terrible pain in my left knee. I went to the emergency room at St. Agnes and was diagnosed with an infection in that knee. I was admitted and Dr. Telles performed an operation to clean out the infection the next morning. Dr. Hanson was out of town with the Fresno State football team and was unavailable. That is why Dr. Telles performed the surgery. After more physical therapy I am once again back to normal activities and doing things I haven't done in years. I am very pleased with the entire team at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics from the doctors to the front office people. I would readily recommend you to anyone in need of orthopedic care."”
    – John K.
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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  • “"It all started when I first moved to Fresno. Dr. Rod Kraft became my family doctor. He then moved to Sierra Pacific Orthopaedics and I followed. I had meniscus tears in both knees. Dr. Hanson fixed those.  Then arthritis started affecting my body.  Thumbs went first and I convinced Dr. Tanner to do both in one surgery day. It was a great success and of course cut in half recovery, physical therapy, etc. I have been seeing Dr. Smith for quite awhile due to serious spinal degeneration. He has been treating me with injections.  And lastly, this year I fell and broke my wrist.  I saw Dr. Tanner, who was leaving the next day for vacation. So, Dr. Johnson took me on and repaired the break!  Every doctor I encountered was considerate and genuinely interested in my well being. It's my go to place!"”
    – Janet B.
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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  • “"I had a knee that was really painful. I called doctor Thaxter's office and told the receptionist my problem. I asked if I could make an appointment right away. I had to be in Fresno on the 7th of October. She told me that there were no openings that day. I had her transfer me to Dorothy. I explained the problem to her. She was very professional and understood my problem. She said to come in at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th and they would see me. I thanked her for being concerned and taking care of me. In the last three years, I have had rotator cuff surgery and knee replacement surgery done by Dr. Eric Hanson. Dr. Steven Thaxter did my hip replacement. What a great job they did. I always recommend Sierra Pacific Orthopedics when someone asks me where he or she should go. Thank you again for being helpful and professional when in need. I am a very satisfied patient!"”
    – Domenico M.
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  • “"This is my second knee replacement. The first one was done in April 2007. The staff in Dr. Hanson’s office is always cordial and reply to inquiries and messages in a very expedient manner. You are always greeted with a smile. Greg Mellor P.A.-C. who works with Dr. Hanson, has a very pleasing personality and makes you feel comfortable even when you're in pain. I am very pleased with the services I have received at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics, whether it's the office or lab. I recommend all my friends and associates to use Sierra Pacific Orthopedic. Great place."”
    – Rosie H.
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  • “"From Mrs. Lisa Pizzo making my appointment, Dr. Hanson came highly recommended, the appointment desk, getting me in earlier, to Greg, all were friendly, highly organized, and skilled!  My shoulder is feeling better just as Greg said in time frame mentioned. Would highly recommend and THANK YOU Sierra Pacific Orthopedics, a job well done."”
    – Michelle W.
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  • “"Absolutely wonderful! I was thrilled to have a very positive experience and have raved about it to my friends and family. My doctor and the entire staff were very professional and friendly at the same time."”
    – Twila S.
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  • “"I am a 52-year-old male with a long history of knee problems. I am fairly athletic, most recently with West Coast Swing Dance and golf. However, I paid for it when I participated in those activities with several days of aches and pain, after and almost no sleep, due to not being able to get comfortable in bed. It was time for the knee replacement. I consulted with Dr. Hanson, and he took the time to fully explain my options as well as the knee replacement procedure. I completed a lot of research about postoperative physical therapy, and decided I was going to make as quick a recovery as possible by following the physical therapy regimen, and doing as much as possible to rehab quickly. I was told by Dr. Hanson and his staff that I really could not overdue it as in a standard knee surgery because all the ligaments and cartilage were being removed. It was simply mind over matter and how much pain I could take. I am happy to report I was walking without the walker after four days! After six weeks, I danced my first dance and was already at about 134 degrees of bend. Dr. Hanson told me my six-week knee looked like a six-month knee. I couldn't be happier about the results so far. It wasn't always rosy. The second week of postoperative, I was in a lot of pain and saw Dr. Hanson's PA, Craig. He reassured me that I wasn't creating any damage, and that I had to work through the pain. Once I knew that I just grinned and bore it. Well not the grin part. There were weeks where I suffered setbacks, but I just kept telling myself to stick with the program and it worked. You have to trust the physical therapy, and I trusted what Lindsey was recommending. I played in my first golf tournament this week, 11 weeks after surgery, and was probably a little below average, due to still favoring my knee a bit. But I was still happy with my performance. Dance has been great. There have been nights where I have danced 15 or 16 dances. Yep.... the knee was sore. I went home and iced, took some ibuprofen, and it has been fine the next day. I feel so confident about my new knee that I plan to compete in the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships in Southern California over the Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks to Dr. Hanson, Craig and Lindsey at the physical therapy department, and the rest of the very professional staff at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics. It was a great experience!"”
    – Rob B.
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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  • “Very professional, pleasant and courteous doctor and staff. I will be returning in December for further treatments. Thank you for your services.”
    – Virginia
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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    5
  • “Dr. Hanson shows that he is concerned with your health. I noticed this concern on my very first appointment. Before he even introduced himself, he glanced at my X-ray and said, "You must be in pain!" His skill is evident to me because I no longer have any pain in either knee, and while I am no longer an athlete (which did originally create my problems), I have been able to do things that were not possible before my surgeries. (See my attached picture after climbing many stairs up one of the Alps in Switzerland!) My entire experience with Dr. Hanson and his immediate staff AND the hospital staff was very positive. The nurses at the hospital actually seemed happy to be working there. (And the food was good, too!)”
    – Mary
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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    5
  • “Excellent, nothing but positive things to say.”
    – Noah
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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    5
  • “I had a good experience during my appointment and was treated very professionally.”
    – Avtar
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I couldn't ask for a better PA than Greg. I never feel rushed. I always feel cared for. He spends time getting to know my husband and I, and even takes a few minutes to chat. This morning we had a great conversation about kids and sports. To be honest, I don't know that I've ever had a better medical experience in my life.”
    – Patrisha
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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    5
  • “Dr. Hanson did a great job on my knee. I expected that given his credentials and experience. The most important thing to me was when I was in the hospital after my surgery and experiencing some significant pain, he acted immediately and made sure I was comfortable and able to continue my forward progress! Now I'm 2 months post-op and back to work with no pain issues. I will call him when it's time for knee #2 to be overhauled!!”
    – Lindsey
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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    5
  • “Dr. Hanson was very professional and very personable. ”
    – Debbie
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I'm always treated well at all my appointments. I've had 2 knee replacements which have improved my quality of life. Thank you.”
    – Michelle
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Excellent micro-surgery on both knees at the same time. Cartilage was cleaned up and results have been the relief of pain in both knees. Post surgery recovery to normal activities was almost immediate. Continuing with injections every 6 months to substitute for loss of cartilage. I see Greg for this procedure which is relatively painless. He does a great job doing the injections and answering any questions I may have.”
    – John
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Had a total knee replacement by Dr. Hanson—what a first-class operation, from initial appointment to 1 year follow-up. Dr. Hanson and staff take total and complete care of you, From authorization to physical therapy and beyond. I really don't know how anything could have been better!!!”
    – Ron
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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    5
  • “Dr. Hanson did an amazing job and I would highly recommend to my family and friends.”
    – Steve
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “First I appreciate the straight forward approach that Dr Hanson uses. He specifically tells you what he is going to do and what he expects from you. If you take heed your results will be phenomenal  Two knee replacements and a rotator cuff repair later I have the utmost confidence in him and all the staff. Professional from the top down.”
    – Demitrios
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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    5
  • “After turning 65 and just retired from teaching I fractured my femur jumping off a chair. Dr. Hanson was excellent helping me get back to my normal routine. No surgery and very little meds needed.”
    – Georgeann
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5

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