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October 29th 2014 was life changing ... at 49, and severe degenerative OA in both knees. Doctors Goldschmidt and Zamzow replaced both of my knees, and one month later I can still say it was the best decision of my life! Teamwork at it's finest! And, as many times as I've been asked ... YES, I would do it again! Thank you for giving me my life back! I am so very grateful and thankful to you and your Hermantown therapy department!

Sandra Willis

I am ever so thankful to Dr. Peter Goldschmidt for doing two successful surgeries on both my thumbs – basilar thumb surgery. He explained the surgery beautifully so that anyone could understand. He is down to earth and is very easy to talk to, which is very important for a patient/doctor relationship. And, answers all questions! I rate him 5 stars!

Elizabeth Janesich

I had total knee replacement done at St. Luke's in Duluth, MN by Dr. Menzel five weeks ago. From the first time I met him I was impressed with his concern for my injury and his ability to make me feel at ease. I was nervous of the surgery but I knew I was in good hands with Dr. Menzel and would recommend him 100%.

Peggy Fabish

I had an Anterior Total Hip Replacement on 1/17/2014. Dr. Rother has given me my life back. I have no more pain and my limp is gone. I am so happy I chose him to perform my surgery. He has a kind and gentle manner and is an excellent skilled surgeon. Thank you again Dr. Rother.


I had a shoulder manipulation done in November of 2008. The procedure went very well and I would highly recommend the Orthopaedic Associates and Lakewalk surgery center.

Joseph Jagunich

Dr. Rother successfully replaced my arthritic hip on 12/2/09 with the minimally-invasive Zimmer 2-Incision procedure. I am greatly impressed with Dr. Rother's surgical skills, as well as his bedside manner and follow-up. I'm totally pain-free!

Donna Hill

I had a total right hip replacement done by Dr. Schnell on 3-2-10 and have been completely satisfied with the experience start to finish. Thanks, Dr. Schnell, for giving me my life back!

Denis Holman

I have been living with an L5 S1 herniated disk for the last 4 months. I finally broke down and went in to Orthopaedic Associates. The staff was very prompt and courteous. Dr. Derek Orton performed the surgery and that same day I was able to sit and walk with no pain what so ever. At the risk of sounding accident prone, I have also seen Dr. Robin W. Hendricks on 4 different occasions. He repaired my MCL, ACL, PCL and AC shoulder separation. Each time I knew I was in excellent hands and healed quickly. I highly recommend Orthopaedic Associates because of their outstanding level of care and professionalism.

Dawn Terwey

I am very pleased with Dr. Rother's surgical skills, and bedside manners as well. His professionalism is incredible. His way of getting rid of the pressure and pain is "WOW"!! I would recommend anyone to see him.

William E. Tolrud

Dr. Hall did an excellent job on fixing my fractured Femur after I fell. To get the alignment fixed and stabilized required a technical mind and a steady hand. I wish to thank him and the staff for doing such a great job.


Dr Schnell – can't say enough about how great this guy is. Professional, personable, knowledgeable, skilled. He takes time to talk and figure out what is what and what needs to be done, then takes care of it. Awesome experience, even in these times.

Juanita Whitebird

I have received medical care through different physicians at Orthopaedic Associates. The advice and treatment have been the highest quality. I have utmost faith in their medical knowledge, treatment and surgery skills. The excellent patient care received by doctors and staff is of high quality. I could only wish all medical facilities could match that of Orthopaedic Associates. My heartfelt thanks to all who have ever given care to me.