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At Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center, we take pride in helping our patients overcome an injury, relieve their pain, and return to an active, healthy lifestyle. Here, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences under our care and their recovery.
Read what our patients are saying about their experiences at Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center.
"I had my first experience with Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center as a 'second opinion' for a shoulder injury that happened to me overseas. After my exam and consultation with Dr. Rahhal, I was convinced that this was the best place to have any kind of orthopedic work done. The therapy staff (particularly Omar and his interns) are second to none. I'd gladly fly from Dubai again to be treated by Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center!" --Steve M.
"This was not my first experience with an orthopedic specialist, but it was, by far, my best experience. Dr. Hardage is well-respected in Claremore. He is a careful professional who truly cares for his patients. Dr. Hardage is an excellent representative of EOOC along with other members of this medical group. (I have previously been a patient of Dr. Rahhal and have referred others who needed shoulder surgery to him.)" --Caroline S.
"So glad I had my hip replaced here. From pre-op to post-op, everyone that came into contact with my family and myself were great. The staff always put me first to make it a positive stay. I'm going to have my left hip replacement as soon as my right one heals up, and yes, I will call upon Dr. Browne to replace it. Thank you, Dr. Browne and staff, for making this operation a positive experience." --Terry S.
"I had rotator cuff surgery in 2011 and am having total hip replacement surgery soon. I was extremely pleased with Dr. Boone and his staff in regard to my shoulder surgery. My experience with Dr. Plaster and his staff have been very good to this point. I feel very confident in the care at Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center. I would highly recommend EOOC." --Pam G.
"I have been seeing Dr. Emel since October 2012 for pain in my neck, back, and right shoulder. I have had these problems for quite some time. Most of the problems occured while in the Marine Corps, and I never got diagnosed or treated properly. Since seeing Dr. Emel, he has not only diagnosed me, but is trying everything he can to improve my injuries. My job as a heavy equipment technician is very vigorous and both Dr. Peterson and Dr. Emel have put procedures in place to help me with that aspect. I feel that my doctors have gone above and beyond to try to help me and make my life better." --Benjamin W.
"I am what you would call a "klutz," and over the years, I have injured myself numerous times. Dr. Hardage is always my go-to doctor. My 15-year-old son has had a bad case of clumsies in the last 6 months too, and I never thought twice about who to take him to. Dr Hardage and his staff are awesome! He has also seen my husband and daughter. My entire family goes to him for all of our orthopedic needs, and he is always the first person I recommend to friends and family. He always takes the time to listen to my concerns and answer all my questions. I don't think there is a more awesome doctor out there - you can tell he truly cares for his patients. I have never felt like I am a knee injury or shoulder injury; he always makes me feel like I am Patty with a knee injury." --Patty L.
"I am a freshman soccer player at Owasso High School. I severely strained my groin at practice on a Thursday afternoon. I showed my Mom right after practice and she took me to the clinic where my brother had physical therapy. It was already knotted up and I was in tears with the pain and the stress of possibly not being ready for the start of the high school season. Dr. Pitts saw me at 10 a.m. the next morning. When he told me I was out for at least two weeks and would miss my season opener, I was crushed and afraid I would lose my spot on the team. Dr. Pitts reassured me it would all be okay and asked if I would like for him to contact my coach. He contacted my coach that afternoon and it made all the difference! My coach knew I was serious about my recovery and that Dr. Pitts and my physical therapist were staying on top of things. He went above and beyond diagnosing my injury. I was back in two weeks competing with JV and Varsity!" -- Lauren M.
"Doctors may not always get to know whether they did a good job or not, well, what Dr. Lewis injected into my knee 12 months ago is still doing good and holding. Thanks and GOOD JOB!" -- Bill L.
"I had injured my knee after twisting it and it just never got better and the pain got worse. I made an appointment with Dr. Hardage and found I had a secondary fracture. He was very thorough and very nice. I felt I had extremely good care with him and he took time with me to explain the injury to me." -- Doug D.
"I was very impressed with my whole experience at Dr. Hardage's office. He and his staff were wonderful." -- Lisa K.