TOCA Testimonials

TOCA Phoenix Office

"Amazed at the service I received from you!! I had an appointment with "another" orthopedic practice set for 9 days and they called me the DAY before to tell me they now didn't take my insurance (info I could have used EIGHT DAYS AGO!!) I endured the pain for 8 days! Then I called your practice and had an appointment in two hours!..here's how it went...

I went to TOCA at 2222 E. Highland at 2pm ... filled out paperwork and they said they'd get me right in..less than 5 minutes later I'm in the room..less than 3 minutes later Dr. is in..he say X-ray will be right in.. less than 30 seconds later I'm off to X'ray..10 minutes later I'm back in the room...3 minutes later & the Dr. is back in the room and explains no rips or tears just arthritis that I can help heal with anti-inflammatories and excercise...say they will be right in to drain my knee and give me a cortisone shot..less than 1 minute later the tech is there and less than 3 minutes later procedure is done and I have instructions...I ask if it's OK to see the X-rays and the doctor says "Sure!" and explains everything and give me a quick biology lesson to boot! By MILES the most efficient Doctor visit I have had EVER! Amazing ... I'm inviting them to St. Croix! THIS is how to run a practice!!!"
- Russ 


Dr. Burgess

"Thank you for Fixing me! :) I'm so glad I get to play softball and basketball again! Thanks to you guys, I'll be back out there dunking in no time.

P.S. Thanks for letting me keep the plate. It made an AWESOME necklace"
- Tara M.



Dr. Bailie

"Still struggling to decide on surgery... part of me really feels like it'd be advantageous and beneficial to me. My right arm is just so great. The work you did was incredible and it couldn't feel better.. and I have a decently painful and weak left shoulder that I can't help but imagine feeling as good as my right.

I know everyone is voting against it.. but part of me is wanting to just knock it out, get back to ARP and PT and get it over w/ in the most professional and healing manner possible so I can move on." 
- CG


Dr. Chhabra

"Dr. Chhabra was amazing! I had a compartment pressure test done in my right calf on Monday. It was difficult to find a Dr. who could perform this test and the test itself although not horrible was not pleasant either. Thankfully the test was normal. Dr. Chhabra was very patient and understanding during the test and extremely helpful in ensuring my body was recovering properly afterward. He was very responsive to all of my questions and concerns.

Although my test happened to be normal I have commented on the quality of care I received at TOCA to my referring Sports MD and recommended that should he run across an individual who may have the condition be sent to Dr. Chhabra.

Thank you very much for making a rough experience so much easier."
- Annabelle

 
Dr. Bailie

"I had been suffering with shoulder pain for over 10 years. I had been to doctor after doctor, did X-Rays, MRI's etc. and no one ever found a problem or believed me when I described the constant pain. Dr. Bailie found something that looked like a small tear on the CAT scan and offered to do surgery explaining that it may just need to be cleaned up inside. He cared about my pain. Not only was there a rotator cuff tear, there were two and they were complex. My shoulder no longer hurts and the physical therapists he sent me to were great!"


Dr. Vella

"I went to see Dr. Vella with severe pain on my left elbow. I was surprised because I never met a doctor that was so knowledgeable and who thoroughly explained how he was going to fix the problem. I went ahead and had surgery for my elbow and right away it felt 100% better and I got my strength back. I went again to see him a year latter to fix my other elbow and it already feels great. I mean if you find a good doctor you you back. I just have to say that everyone in his office was super nice. Thanks Dr. Vella for doing a great job. I will tell everyone I know and recommend you, telling them what a great doctor you are."
- Mary


Dr. Padley

"Dear Dr. Padley, Jason & TOCA friends in Mesa: My new knee turned 1 years old April 1st and it works/feels great! We're enjoying Oregon very much; ran a marathon on my birthday, snowboarding, and even climbed MT. Hood! Thank you for your spectacular work, service and support!"
- Brett


Dr. Feng

"I am so grateful for the kindness you showed me this past week. You truly went above and beyond towards helping me with my foot pain. First, you made time for my appointment with you on Tuesday. Next, you took the time to explain my stress fracture to me. Finally, you personally called your colleague to schedule an appointment for me. Wow! You truly touched me. According to Thoreau, you are an artist in my book - you certainly affected my day and week!"
- Chris


Dr. Carter

"I wanted to thank you for your care and prompt attention to the problem with my right knee (torn medial? meniscus) Everyone, including Stella, Mariah, and your physician's assistant were helpful and pleasant. Your practice is a smooth running operation that is patient and friendly. These qualities are quite important for someone, like myself, who is not familiar with the medical community here in Phoenix.

My knee is coming along gradually. Hopefully, I will be able to resume playing golf. If not, you will be hearing from me again about having surgery."
- Paul H. M.D.


Dr. Johnsen

"Shout out to Dr. Steen Johnsen for a great surgery that happened 2 weeks ago and a perfect incision. Could not ask for a better doctor!! I want to refer EVERYONE to Dr. Johnsen that has any foot or ankle problems. One of the most caring doctor's I have seen. Thanks Johnsen!!"
- Nicole


Dr. Vella

"I went to see Dr. Vella with severe pain on my left elbow. I was surprised because I never met a doctor that was so knowledgeable and who thoroughly explained how he was going to fix the problem. I went ahead and had surgery for my elbow and right away it felt 100% better and I got my strength back. I went again to see him a year latter to fix my other elbow and it already feels great. I mean if you find a good doctor you you back. I just have to say that everyone in his office was super nice. Thanks Dr. Vella for doing a great job. I will tell everyone I know and recommend you, telling them what a great doctor you are."
- Mary


Dr. Padley

"Thank you for the time you spent with me this morning to assess the current issues with my left leg including the knee and ankle.

Your practice and staff are cutting edge and state of the art. I truly appreciated the personal attention as well as professional treatment that I received today. I left this morning knowing that I've made the right decision in selecting a new practice in Phoenix to deal with my "bionic" leg. I know that I will receive the first class care that I'm used to in Baltimore."
- Jane


Dr. Carter

"Your friendly smile and helpfulness always make a difference. Hope you know how much you're appreciated. Thank you!"
- Jane & Jim