I was planning on shoveling a lot of snow this past winter…I mean a LOT of snow…had my shovels all tuned up and ready to go. But instead I got to spend my winter with a pretty amazing group of individuals that operate under the title of Access Sports Medicine.
After 63 years of sports, construction, wood working, and a generally active lifestyle, I had this recurring pain in my right shoulder that wouldn’t go away. So I made an appointment with Dr. Joshua Siegel who had fine-tuned my knee two years previously. I met with Dr. Siegel in November 2014 where after my evaluation of my ailing shoulder, he suggested an MRI with the results showing that it would require surgery to repair. Surgery was scheduled for December 15, 2014 at 7:30 am and went without complications, having me back home on my couch (a place I would become quite familiar with for the next couple of months) by 11:00 am that same morning. Next day, it was off to physical therapy where over the next five months I found a home full of caring and compassionate professionals all with the intent of improving people’s lives.
From Gayle and the other friendly ladies who greet you at the front desk, to Lisa and Maria who lead you back to the doctor’s room for evaluation and consultation, it all runs very well with an organized staff of caring and concerned professionals. The MRI process, which was handled in house, ran quickly and smoothly. When I had a question about billing, I received an immediate and personal meeting with Karyn who was able to explain to me how their system works and to help me understand my bill. My excellent physical therapy team of Michelle and Brittany, along with Jerry and Ben, the talented pair of assistants, were all extremely enthusiastic and positive and always concerned with my progress and well being, and made what could have been a long, long cold winter, an amazing transformation.
Now, more than five months from surgery, I am no longer riding the pine and am back to woodworking, house projects and golfing on a regular basis, thanks to all those involved at Access Sports Medicine. The snow shovels have been stored away, but I know when the need arises I will be ready to move some snow around; or better yet, maybe I will call the young neighbor who handled the chore for me last winter as that worked out really well. Either way I am now capable and most appreciative.