I am a patient of Dr Hood & have been one for several years. Although my case is very complicated Dr. Hood has been very supportive & suggestive. I am in Ft. Myers for about 7 months of the year. In July my pain became out of control & I flew to Florida for injections.Not only did they worked me in so I could fly back out to get back to my Family but Erica from his office call to see how I was making out! Erica is always so pleasant to deal with but for her to take the time to call me when her schedule is taxing just blew me away. This was above & beyond & hopeful Dr. Hood will make every effort to keep her a part of his office. Dr. Hood & Erica Are a winning team!Read More
I had my knee replacement in October 2015 by Dr John Fifer. He did a fabulous job. I could not be more thrilled. He recommended presugery therapy which I believe made the procedure and post surgery go so well. Thank you Dr FiferRead More
I have a chronic pain disease,and Dr. Hood and his team are the best ever. I can honestly say I look forward to my visits.They have helped me with my pain,CRPS and like "Cheers" they all remember my name. God Bless this team of Professionals all with a Heart , just going there makes one feel better. Thank You Each One!Read More
My wife was referred to Dr. Fifer after falling and shattering her wrist. She ended up needing surgery and had plates and screws put in. Her wrist is now as good as new and she has continued playing golf and tennis with no ill effects. Because of her treatment, I chose Dr. Fifer for knee pain. Initially, he advised me to hold off any procedure until the pain became worse. Fast forward six months, and I returned with increased pain. Dr. Fifer performed a Knee arthroscopy. I was walking the same day, and 10 days later my knee has improved greatly. I know I can't turn back the clock (I'm 65), but I am looking forward to being active again fairly soon. Dr. Fifer is honest, skilled, and experienced. His staff and facilities are also great. We both are very thankful to have found him and his practice.Read More
This will seem a bit odd to some but, I just wanted to express my gratitude to Dr. Heligman. I was one of his patients during his residency at Shriners in Chicago and he did my first major knee surgery. 32 years later, still no issues and I have never forgotten him for taking the time to explain to a ten year old kid what was going on. What a wonderful surgeon and human being he is!Read More
I slipped and fell and hit my right heel on the swimming pool edge... I sheared my heel completely off. Dr Gomez did surgery to reattached my heel to my foot and Matthew Walk did the follow up appointments on my healing... Thank you for the great job.. It has been a slow recovery time, but I am up and walking again. Never knew how much I would miss walking. Thank you for the good job repairing my foot. I hopefully dont have to use your services in the future. Thanks again.. I appreciate all your good workRead More
Saw Dr. Ed Gomez about a severe pain in my shoulder while running that was forcing me to stop mid-run. He did a thorough exam, took x-rays, identified the issue, determined he could safely administer a cortisone shot to relieve the pain while the problem resolved on its own, and the result was fantastic. Back to running distances with no pain. It was so great to work with a Doc who did a thorough job, understands the needs and issues of athletes, and talked to me like I was an intelligent person.Read More
Many thanks to the team at the Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine for helping me with my recent wrist injury. The practice was able to get me in to see a doctor within 24 hours, and I am already feeling relief. The process from scheduling to check-out was easy, pleasant, and helpful.Read More
Dr. Gomez did surgery on my shoulder in October of 2014 for rotator Cuff, Spurs, Etc. Surgery was a bit more involved and I'm doing Wonderful! Thanks to Dr. Gomez and his Assistant, Matt.
They are Tops, In my Book!
I had my right knee replaced..somehow the tissue around the joint became infected. Home health physical therapist, Dr. Debbi Ronis, was here every day including Saturday and Sunday.She called Pat Fiore on Sunday morning to have him order antibiotics for me. Pat was not on call but he answered Debbi's page and ordered the medication I needed...Kudos to both
Dr. Debbi Ronis and to Pat Fiore for being there when I needed them and for Pat calling and emailing Debbi to check up on me. You are fortunate to have Pat Fiore and Dr. Debbi Ronis on your team and I am also lucky to have them on my side. Thank you
Gerald H. Stein (Jerry)
First I just want to thank the staff @ Riverside for getting me an appointment, with Dr Hood .
Secondly I want to thank the employes @ the Estero office for their help in getting my last appointment with Dr Hood.
Third I like to thank Dr. Hood for accepting me as a patient, and actually helping me with my medical problems..I now have a plan of action that gives me hope. Which as everyone knows is priceless...
I have lived with the worst knee pain in my left knee that one could imagine. It was terrible and finally got so bad I could barely stand to walk. Dr. Markovitch did a total knee replacement for me. I was worried and afraid. It is heaven. The surgery went perfectly, the healing did too, the scar is small and not to visible and it is only a little over a month since the surgery. I can walk with NO PAIN. It is wonderful. Dr. Markovitch, you are amazing thank you!
Dr. Robert Follweiler is an amazing surgeon. He repaired my rotator cuff and reattached my bicep. At our initial visit he presented himself as a knowledgeable and caring Doctor and earned my trust. He did a wonderful job and I am glad I chose him as my surgeon.Read More
I was referred to Dr. George Markovich by Dr. Gerardo Gamez of the Florida Neurology Group. An MRI conducted by the Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine revealed a large rotator cuff tear in addition to three torn tendons. A fair amount of work would have to be done.
Dr. Markovich performed my total knee replacement surgery nearly 1 year ago, and I have absolutely no regrets. Yes it was painful and the rehab was hard, but I can walk without discomfort and climb stairs which I could not do a year ago. Thank you!Read More
I want to let you folks know how much I appreciated all that you did for me over the last 2 1/2 years. Angela at the chcek in desk always had a smile on her face and knew my name, xray techs very friendly and efficient, Sunni was professional but very caring and I felt that she not only had my best interests in mind but she felt like a friend.Read More
At age 52, I was diagnosed with severe hip arthritis. Each year following, until my 55th birhtday, the pain and lack of mobility increased to the point that i could barely walk two blocks without stopping to rest and then turn around and go back home. I Needed Ibuprofen and Darvocet to get me through a six hour day with at least bearable pain.
The Follweiller crew was amazing. I always felt like I was at "Cheers". Everyone involved was professional, courteous and everything I'd hoped for. Having surgery is very disconcerting but the staff made me feel like everything was in control as it was. Thank you all so much.Read More
When I met George Markovich, MD. last October I knew we were going to be a dynamic team. My having 35 yrs in Acute Care health svcs (Nursing) didn't hurt, and Dr. Markovich did acknowledge same. I want to thank you, Dr. Markovich for saving my life (as I had come to know it-without severe disability)! And, must admit that the assistance he & I received from all ancillary, medical, professional, inpatient, outpatient, and homepatient care staff was exemplary! THANK YOU ALL.
I suffered from a herniated L5-S1 disc since 2000 and a SI joint issue since 2006. Both on the right side.
I could not sit, get out of the car or most other physical activities without severe pain and constant muscle spasms.
I was referred to Dr. Hood in 2006. We tried the injections,but it didn't work. In 2009 we tried again with good results.