Patient Testimonials/Quotes

Having the class before surgery is awesome! The nurses on the floor are wondeful, and I'm telling people about Dr. Dale and his team! Wonderful! Thank you for everything!   Karen

My wife had knee replacement done on June 25th with Dr. Nelson. Her stay at the hospital was great. Great care! We were here 3 years ago for her first knee. The doctors and hsopital here in Alexandria have a great reputation.    Cal (coach)

Four weeks ago I  had an anterior hip replacement performed by surgeon, Dr. Feierabend at Heartland.   I no longer need a walker or a cane.  For me, an anterior hip replacement meant faster recovery without as many precautions and fewer pain meds.  I have only used over-the-counter pain medicine since I was discharged from the hospital.  I am now cleared to "do anything I want to do."  I am looking forward to long, pain free walks which I have not been able to do for some time.  Anterior hip replacement might not be the answer for everyone, but it well worth looking into.     Karen

I just want to say a big "Thank You" to all of you. What a wonderful bunch to have taken care of me during my recent stay in September. I couldn't have asked for better care. You guys are fantastic and made my stay a lot easier. Keep up the great job you each do.   Lyla

I had bilateral knee replacement on May 5, 2016. At five weeks I was playing golf and walking two miles a day. My quick recovery was made posibble as I followed The Joint Replacement Centers progam. I did my pre-surgery execises twice a day as per intructions received at the pre-surgery class. Following surgery I did my exercies as laid out in my surgery book every day as per intructions. My recovery was quick because of the instructions and coaching I received from the Heartland staff and following their program. We are fortunate to have a great clinic and hospital in Alexandria Mn. for joint replacements. Great staff and facility!!      John


I needed a total right hip replacement. Everything was explained prior to deciding on surgery leaving the decision up to me. I felt every confidence in Dr. Dudley and his staff. The program that they provide is awesome from pre-op to post-op. The hospital staff get you up and going after the surgery. I had lots of pain before and it is all gone now. I have normal pains now and then in the incision area to be expected! Your care was extraordinary all the way through. I would recommend Heartland Orthopedic Specialists over any other facility!! Thanks for the special care!!      Donna

I highly recommend your program! I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the results. If everyone would do the exercises recommended for before surgery faithfully and continue them afterwards, you can’t fail. Your instruction book is awesome. I set a goal of walking two miles at 12 weeks and made it in 5 ½ weeks! What a thrill for me.     Sherry

My time here was oustanding!!!! Everything that was done was excellent. I should have done it sooner. The book was very helpful. Phone calls were appreciated, and all questions were answered. Excellent doctor! And staff!! All very caring. Joint camp work-outs were made to be fun and uplifting!!


I am very happy! I have energy again and the ability to do neglected projects. Thank you for all you have done for me and my family.


Excellent care from all departments. I tell everyone how great a place this is! Will be back for second surgery later this year.


I liked everything and every person I came in contact with. I will recommend your facility and doctors to anyone I come in contact with. So glad I listened to people and got this knee taken care of.      Kathy

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Dale, his staff, and hospital and all of the nurses, etc. I think you all should be proud of all the great things you are doing.


Thanks for a great program. Dr. Dudley was fantastic. The food was good, the volunteers did a great job. We are so proud of you folks and the work you are doing. Congratulations!  Robert

It's the best thing I have ever done. I'm happy, happy, happy. Thank you Dr. Weigel.

R. Hanson