Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!
Mark A. Stevens
- Left knee replacement
“On May 22nd I had my second total knee replacement by Dr. Cochran. My right knee was replaced last year June 2016 and my left in May 2017. I couldn't be happier with the results of both knees. I was am now able to walk without pain and look forward to an active lifestyle for the rest of my life. It is nice to take walks again with my wife and I am looking forward to improving my cardiovascular health and weight loss. I am lucky to have had Dr. Cochran twice and the X-10 range of motion machine he prescribed post surgery. Both surgery's went well and my recovery time was improved due to the X-10 machine. I want to thank Dr. Cochran for giving me my mobility back, I highly recommend him for orthopedic care. Mark A. Stevens”
- I had a total hip replacement on the left hip on 1-19-2017 and Dr. Mesko and his team were so kind. I was limping bad and had much pain for ten years. Now I am riding a bike 5 miles a day and back to working out and I am pain free. Thank you Dr. Mesko and
“On 1-19-2017 Ihad a total left hip replacement. I had been in pain for over ten years. Im back to working out and riding a bike 5 miles a day. Im pain free and it keeps getting better everyday.Dr.Mesko and his whole team are so kind. I feel like a new person. Thank you Dr. Mesko and your team. Theodore Jones.4-4-2017.”
- Left Knee Arthoscopy
“Wonderful Orthopedic Doctor; caring, gentle, compassionate, and takes full responsibility for the Care, Comfort and Well-being of his patients--returns phone calls, problem solves on the spot even to the point of personally taking an additionally needed prescription directly to a pharmacy, himself, AFTER he's been in surgery and/or in the office, all day! He didn't want me to have to wait until the next day. Thank You, so much!
So, in addition to being a really good physician, Dr. Taunt is a truly caring person.
I hated having to have surgery on my knee but am so glad to have had the privilege of having had Dr. Taunt as my doctor. Thank You, again. ”
- Right knee replacement
“Thanks to doctors Charles Taunt and Mark Davis I have two new knees that allow me to ski and golf and live life with no knee pain!!! What a wonderful gift they gave me! Thank You! ”
- hip replacement
“thank you dr Cochran for being such a amazing surgeon,,,,,unbelievable,,im 80 and been in so much pain for a couple of years,,u operated and I never had a single pain with the operation,,,i was up and walking the next day,,,,i loved your one on one with me,,,,,thank you so much for your care and help...I can go golfing this spring again,,,,,,,,,,,lol”
- Knee and double hip replacement
“Recent partial knee replacement for me was as positive an experience as it could be. It was done at Red Cedar Clinic near my home. I was in, out and back home within hours. PT person arrived the same day to get me started on recovery and came to my home for the next 4 days. A nurse made a visit the day after my procedure to confirm all went well with the procedure. The first five days after procedure I did not need to leave home if I choose to do so. It was as if the whole medical team followed me home. In subsequent weeks I keep up with physical therapy at Physical Therapy Associates in Okemos (also near my home). That group was also on top of their game and contributed greatly to my speedy recovery. I recommend this system to all of Dr. Mesko's patients !”
- Total Hip Replacement
“Dr. Mesko, his office staff and all of the professionals at Mclaren were absolutely amazing. From the first appointment, through surgery and recovery, everyone was incredibly professional and extremely personable. I knew exactly what to expect throughout the entire process and the recovery time has been flawless. I am grateful for the experience and appreciate how I was treated, the level of communication throughout and the THR execution. While I don't wish surgery on anyone, going to Dr Mesko and Mclaren should ultimately be your first and only destination.”
- Shoulder Reconstruction
So it was just a year ago since I had my first ever motorcross race that ended up requiring an ambulance ride due to a broken scapula and collar bone after failed landing on a 110+ ft jump.
Luckily, I was contacted by Dr Noud that night of my injury and after speaking to him I felt very confident that he could offer me the best recovery possible do to his knowledge and experience with shoulder injuries. He was honest, professional and was very eager to see my progress each visit which motivated me even more to keep up on all of my "homework" aka mobility stretches to get my movement back.
It's been a year later and I've completed in five races this season finishing 9th, 4th, 4th, 3rd, and 2nd in my class so far(still looking for that 1st place finish). In other words I may have not learned my lesson but I couldnt be more satisfied with the recovery I achieved with Dr. Noud's help.
John R. Graham
- Bilateral Knee replacement
“I am a obese person. I also led an active life in the U.S. Army, Law Enforcement, Fire, and E.M.S/E.M.T. basic. In short, my knees took a beating. My treatments included physical therapy, injections, four arthroscopic surgeries. Then I researched knee replacements. The orthopedic surgeon I dealt with did not like to do replacements on persons below sixty years.
I then sought a second opinion from Dr. Taunt. His candor, was refreshing. The end outcome? I ended up with two knee replacements. Best decision I ever made. His surgical expertise, infection control techniques, and excellent office staff combined for an favorable outcome.
Thank you Dr. Taunt. Every time I dealt with you was a positive experience. I also appreciate the mentorship you provide. Those students learn much more than surgical techniques. They learn to respect patients, tolerate questions, and to do what is in the best interest of the patients.
I don't give praise often. When I do, it is heartfelt and sincere. Perhaps a little verbose though... ”
- Knee Replacement
“I was a young 55 year old woman ready to be pushed around in a wheelchair, I was no longer able to put up w/this delbitating knee pain! Dr. Mesko, you have no idea what you have done for me! After both knee replacements this past summer, I am walking a mile every day so far! I will dance at my son's wedding in May next year! I could'nt walk across the street, before surgery. Now I can't stop walking!!! From the bottom of my heart, Thank-You So So Much Dr J. Mesko!!!
- reconstruction of my big toe on left foot
“ 8-20-2014 Dr. Swords did a wonderful job of taking out an existing implant, with bone graft and removal of Hardware-MPS, I found him very caring, excellent bedside manner, confident and he knows what he is doing. I can now walk without any pain, but I am still healing and look forward to dancing again.
He is my number one choice. Thank you Dr. Swords”
“I had knee surgery last fall--It was a decision that I would not change a thing about it--my life is very much improved!! Dr Mesko and his staff have been phenomenal!!
Then I had a minor set back in January--no infection or anything like that--but I saw Dr Mesko in the afternoon and by 7pm I was on my way to surgery. Thank you much to Dr Mesko, his surgery scheduler, Bobby (PA), Denise (PA) and Sam. You all made it such a positive experience and outcome--Can't thank you all enough and how much everything you did for me was very appreciated!!
- Hip Replacement
“Less than five months after the right hip replacement I was able to complete a 21 mile rim-to-rim hike across the Grand Canyon in a single day. Special thanks to Dr. Cochran and staff for making the impossible - possible.”
- Hip Replacement
“At age 54, I could no longer bear the pain of osteoarthritic hips. Dr. Mesko, who I must add is an amazing physician performed two total hip replacements six weeks apart. What a relief!
After brief physcial therapy in the hospital I was home and moving about freely. Six weeks later I had the second hip replaced and came home after two days and began my healing process.
After a week using the walker, I was using my cane and quickly began to get my life back. Now I can enjoy gardening, dancing and walking as well as many other activities pain free.
Thank You Dr. Mesko and all of your wonderful office staff!”
- Knee Replacement
“Currently 64 years old, my knee replacement was completed in May 2011. Rheumatoid Arthritis had destroyed the knee God gave me and I am so grateful to have a new one. Due to Dr. Taunt and his team my recovery has been extrordinary and so quick. Within 3 weeks of surgery I was halfway through PT, used a cane only in crowds, had a little stiffness, but no pain or limp. Now after 8 weeks I am limited by nothing, climbed up and down the Jackson Cascades last weekend, and have completely resumed by caregiving duties to husband, mother,and mother-in-law. Praise the Lord for your skill and artistry Dr. Taunt. When my left knee gives out I will be back...Thank you!”