Orthopedic doc?

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  1. bluemtnrunner

    bluemtnrunner Beach Fanatic

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    Anyone know a good one?
    Long story longer... 6 years ago I wiped out on my bike, driving the sprocket into my ankle, spraining the ankle and getting a staph infection. There was cartilage damage and I had to have surgery. The other day, I re-injured it :bang:and need someone to check it out if the numbness does not subside soon.
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Dr. Michael Glenn reconstructed my ankle and worked with me for years. He's in Fort Walton Beach.

    There are other orthopedic surgeons in our area these days but I don't know who they are. We need to know! I'll ask around.
     
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    I was extremely happy with Orthopaedic Associates on 98 right around the Walton/Okaloosa county line. Dr. Agostinelli is the ankle man--I was very happy with him and the repair work he did on me.
     
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    thank you Ken!

    Also, Dr. Macey, Orthopedic Associates, Destin, Niceille and Fort Walton Beach.
    recommended by a friend who has had achilles surgery by Macey.
     
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    Dr Thackeray. :wub:
     
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    Agostinelli did a good job on healing my stress fractured foot; Glenn told me I had a "classic case of torn miniscus(sp?)" in my knee, rushed my in for microsurgery, and then told me (to my face) that "I had the knees of a 20-year-old....at 40.....and charged me $3000 for a classic misdiagnosis! Maybe he's gotten better over the years.......
     
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    Dr. Markowskit is great! I had 2 displaced fractures in my ankle and his surgery for this injury was impeccable. He has an office in Bluewater Bay and also, another at Sacred Heart Medical building. Hope you haven't reinjured your ankle, good luck!
     
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    My primary doctor has recommended Dr. Agostinelli for bunion surgery. Do you know if he can perform surgery at Sacred Heart? I had a similar experience with Glenn. He said he "might" be able to fix my rotator cuff. That's when I hi-tailed it to B'ham.
     
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    Thanks Guys. It is so confusing trying to find the right doc. Dr. Markowitz did do our son's arm when he broke it. I thought about going to Bham to Lemak's group but then I have to be in Bham for awhile and transfer stuff back an forth (though I do trust them completely).
    It sounds like Dr. A is getting the "most votes" and is closest. I'll probably at least consult there and decide what to do after that.
     
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    Dr. A is in the Sacred Heart med building on Hwy 98, west of McDonalds, and across from Emerald Bay/car wash (36500 US Hwy 98).
     
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    I am sure everyone has different experiences, positive and negative, with various docs - especially with ankles - they are very, very difficult to treat and heal and take a LOT of time and effort.

    I do know that Dr. Glenn performed near miracle emergency work on me, which was verified by doctors in both Birmingham and Mayo Clinic later on when Glenn sent me out to research my next level of surgery which no one in Bham would or could touch. Glenn kept me walking and sane for years, and encouraged me to seek a very alternative but necessary surgery at Mayo. We both learned a lot in the process. Sometimes your surgeon is there to help you get through the hard part and to find the best solution - he insisted that it was my work to do and my decision and I found that he was so right! Without him I would have settled for a much inferior surgery treatment (as was offered by Bham docs) and would have had problems for the rest of my life. So, my experience was truly a good one!

    Glenn isn't an ankle specialist - he just happened to be on call when surgery was required and I consider myself very lucky to have had him do the reconstruction.

    I would definitely recommend to anyone with foot and ankle problems to seek an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in ankle work! We are lucky to have more surgeons in the area.

    I visited the top surgeons in Bham and they did not impress - I had learned a lot from Glenn and my own research before seeing them - I guess I learned that top surgeons in a bigger city may or may not be the answer, depending on your problem.

    Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville - trust me - if you have a serious health problem, especially orthopedic, they know what the hell they are doing!
     
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    Sometimes I think it is all in the way the stars are aligned. When I blew out my knee I went to a doc that was highly recommended and had an awful experience but then talked to a lot of people who had amazing results with him. He later became a good friend and running partner of mine (after another doc fixed my knee). That said, not one of the docs mentioned above come up in the provider search for my BCBSAL coverage :sosad: I may have no choice but Dr. Andrews who is here and in bham.
     
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    Go see Andrews and see what he says. You gotta do your own research and find what you really need!
     
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    I have BCBSAL and was fully covered with Dr. Markowski. He will show up under the name of his clinic; not his name. I think it is "Bluewater Orthopedics", sorry, not sure, can't remember. Did your son's arm do well after the surgery?
     
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    He recovered great. Rods in/rods out. He had different insurance then. I'll see. This issue is a lot more complex, who knows how much cartilage is left plus with numbness and tingling I'm worried about nerve impingement. Will I ever run again?
     
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    Glad to hear he did well. I hope you will be able to run and that you find an orthopod who does the best thing for you, good luck!;-)
     

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