Dear Dr. Wagner and Northwest Orthopedics Team:
I would like to write a testimony on behalf of Dr. Mark Wagner for his excellent job on my hip arthroscopy on March 25th, 2014.
After years of hip pain due to ski racing and hockey goaltending, I ended my freshman season as a D1 goaltender at Rochester Institute of Technology with a devastating hip injury. After being diagnosed by team doctors, I decided to conduct my own research. I searched for a highly qualified hip surgeon that made me comfortable with the procedure and ability to return to the rink. Dr. Wagner fit the description perfectly with his extensive experience and research in the field of young adult hip issues and athletes with hip injuries.
Northwest Orthopedics, Dr. Wagner and his whole staff scheduled me in as soon as they could. They completely accommodated my schedule so I could fly in from New York and have the procedure performed. Every detail was taken care of, from the insurance to the flight home protocol. Dr. Wagner and his team helped me put together the entire process. It doesn't stop there. Not only did Dr. Wagner ensure my career and livelihood as an athlete with his spectacular surgical ability, but the follow up care was simply wonderful. From answering my questions over the phone to my follow up visits. I felt they were with me every step of the way.
Day one of being injured, I did not know if I could ever be the same. As a hockey player and as an athlete. I'm writing this testimony because on the achy days, the difficult rehabilitation moments and the rough weeks, I never thought I could be here, six months later, stronger than ever. I praise the magnificent work of Dr. Wagner and his team to help me reach my highest athletic potential. I have not felt this great since I was 16. I am so ecstatic I chose have the surgery performed. Thank you for all you have done Dr. Wagner and Northwest Orthopedics!
RIT D1 Women's Ice Hockey Goaltender
USA Women's Inline Hockey Goaltender