“Thank you for considering me for a testimonial of the treatment I received at Mt. Valley Orthopedics. I couldn't have been happier with the care and treatment I received. Not only were the staff and attending physician, Dr. Barnes, attentive, but, unlike some treatment facilities I have seen over the years, they readily admitted that they were not capable to conduct the surgery that my condition would need and immediately called a specialist that could do the surgery for me. By referring me to the Rothman Institute, they provided me with the experienced medical staff that could and did make the repairs to my shoulder. Dr. Barnes was very personable and explained in depth that the nature of the injury I had sustained required treatment that Mt. Valley Orthopedics was not experienced or qualified to even attempt. Many similar facilities would not be that honest and even though they may not have had the talent required to make the extensive repairs, would have attempted to do it anyway, risking failure at the patients expense and pain and suffering. I have only good things to say about my experience at Mt. Valley Orthopedics and wish you continued success in your endeavors to effectively treat any and all patients that may visit you. And, may you always have the judgment to know when the treatment beyond your ability and qualifications, and the courage and wisdom to refer patients to suitable alternative treatment centers. Once again, thank you all for your concern for me and for referring me to Rothman Institute for treatment. Dr. Lazarus is also a gem in the medical / surgical world.”
“My experience with the orthopedic Dr. Paglia was an amazing doctor treated me well, took excellent care with concern for me as well as the staff, the therapy staff was also very helpful and kind and I must say when my cast came off I didn't know how to begin to walk again I was scared and the therapy staff worked me through it all. Very thankful for the whole staff, from surgery to walking again, once again thank you all, god bless.”
“I have been very fortunate to have been treated by Dr. Powers. He is very thorough and very informative when I have been in to see him. He always greets me with a handshake and a smile. Never tries to convince me that the pain I am experiencing is not what I am feeling. Dr. Powers did a rotator cup surgery on my right shoulder. He was very upfront and open about the time it would take to recover. The timing he provided was right on the money. Follow up visits were also thorough, checking the mobility and strength of my shoulder and grip. Recently I started to have some pain again in the shoulder. I went to see Dr. Powers. Again, he did a thorough check on my shoulder and my mobility and strength. As a precautionary measure he sent me for an MRI. Turns out there was nothing wrong with the rotator cup or the surgery. Seems I have extensive nerve damage in my neck as a result of arthritis. Had he been a less than an honorable physician he could have strung me along with more treatments, therapy, etc. He didn't. Now I am being treated by a physician who can help with my nerve damage.
Should I ever (which I hope I don't) have orthopedic problems in the future I wouldn't hesitate one second going back to Dr. Powers.
In addition to Dr. Powers, the PA's and staff are outstanding. Everyone has been very professional, courteous and greet you with a smile. One final note, I have never waited more than 15 minutes in the lobby for my appointment. There are a lot of physician offices that could learn from Mountain Valley how to properly schedule their appointments.”
“I want to thank you again for all that you and your staff did to make my hip replacement successful. The combination of your skill, the attention and follow-up of Niki and Kathy, the education at the hospital, and the level of nursing and PT care while I was in PMC were outstanding. It is clear that your work to develop a total joint replacement team and center have been successful.
I have undergone a large number of orthopedic procedures, and with the exception of minor arthroscopy, this was the easiest, least painful, easiest to recover experience I have undergone, and yet it was the most significant such procedure.
Your attention to detail, preparation, and follow-up were outstanding.”
“Dr. Barnes always demonstrates his understanding of the facts of my medical issues by combining active listening with refocusing. He always reflects back his understanding of my complaints and then he is able to refocus back to problem solving and helping me get started on a treatment that will help me on the road to recovery.
Everyone who works with customers, clients, patients or others-either on the phone, online or in person -is challenged to "be the one" to make a difference in the lives of the people they touch each day.
Dr. Barnes is so approachable, confident, decisive, intelligent, interested, compassionate and caring- being able to absorb people's pain and anxieties without losing focus, treating patients as a human being rather than a symptom or collection of symptoms. His integrity is without question. He always takes time to listen and communicate honestly and effectively with patients, relatives, staff teams, managers, peers and dignitaries pitched at the appropriate level whilst putting everyone at ease. He seems to have respect for everyone's capabilities and their contribution to his team.
Having technical skills, being competent, knowledgeable using evidence based practice. The ability to remain calm and proficient when under pressure and still make clear and timely decisions.
I find him to be trustworthy, loyal, dedicated, thorough, a mentor, reliable, respected rather than revered and dedicated to up holding their Hippocratic Oath.
I find Dr. Barnes to be a great doctor who knows and remembers his patients and treats them with a kind heart and gentle hands as if they were one of their own family, dedicating his working life of service to creating and preserving health.”
“In June of 2013 I ruptured my Achilles tendon in my right leg. I walked around for over a month on what I thought was a severe sprain I went to the emergency room. I was then diagnosed with the rupture. I was referred to Mountain Valley Orthopedics, specifically Dr. Patrick McDonald. It was at this time he sent me for an MRI which confirmed that surgery was needed. As a diabetic there were certain conditions that needed to be addressed and working with Dr. McDonald we were on the same page from day one. I had the surgery in August of that year and then developed diabetic pressure wounds on the right leg which then took months to heal. In February I developed an infection on the left foot that due to neuropathy I lost the big toe and the little toe, which has taken until now to finally heal. Dr. McDonald set me on a path that I really needed to follow right from day one and my trust in his treatment has brought me to where I am soon able to wear shoes again. As they say, I am seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel I could not have gotten there without Dr. McDonald's dedication to treat my condition.”
“In 2012 I was suffering from severe back pain so I went to the hospital. They referred me to Mountain Valley Orthopedics. On my first visit to Mountain Valley Orthopedics Dr. Allister Williams did everything he could to try to alleviate my pain without having surgery. After a couple weeks of physical therapy, Dr. Williams decided that I should have a first surgery. I’m not exactly sure how to pronounce the surgery or how to spell it, but things went well for about a month, however the pain came back. I then lost the use of my right leg and I had what they call drop foot. After exhausting all other options it came down to I needed a disc fusion. After fighting with the insurance company with 7 denials, I dropped that insurance company and went with another that Dr. Williams unfortunately did not take. Thankfully, Dr. Williams took it as a special case to work with them on my behalf. This new insurance company denied the first attempt at getting the surgery but Dr Williams and his staff fought very hard to get the surgery approved. I will say this, the day after my surgery I had next to no pain and do have the use of my leg again. It wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of Dr. Allister Williams and Mountain Valley Orthopedics. After dealing with all the pain I had for a little over 2 years Dr. Williams has now given my life back to me. I cannot thank him enough for everything he has done for me. He allowed me to get back on my own two feet again. Being able to walk is something that I will never take for granted again. From this day forward if anybody I know has any kind of back problems I will be sending them to Dr. Allister Williams at Mountain Valley Orthopedics!”
“As a believer in the benefits of Chiropractic Care I was seeking a Pocono based provider. When I met Dr. Kim Filipkowski at a Pocono Chamber of Commerce meeting I was impressed by her knowledge and professionalism. For 15+ years I have been receiving monthly Wellness Care from Dr. Kim and have not had any major illnesses, and very few minor ones. Every year there are extra sick days that I haven't used at work. The gift of great health is one of the few that we can give to ourselves. Do it, and do it for others too.”