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Dr. Frank: I Am Skiing Again

I am 67 years old and live in New Canaan.

I am thrilled to say that my knee surgery for a torn meniscus was a complete success. I am now pain free and think of Dr. Frank when I bound up stairs. I am skiing again.

Peter M.


Dr. Frank: Did a great job of repairing my elbow

In December I had a bad fall and broke my elbow. I’m so thankful Dr. Frank was my surgeon.

Not only did he do a great job of repairing my elbow but he was very supportive during the entire process. Anytime I had a question or concern he would get back to me right away. He also constantly stressed how important the physical therapy was and he was right.

Hannah G


Dr. Southern: Thank you for many things

One, for being an amazing doctor and doing everything you could to give me back my life. You never gave up on helping me.

Today, I stand strong and have the rest of my life to look forward to. The spinal cord stimulation by far has improved my life and has gotten me back to doing things I had stopped doing because of my pain.

The second thing I want to thank you for has to do with you taking time to come to court for me. Unfortunately, the jury did not put much value on my injury. It's sad, but the truth is I am stronger now having gone through all this. Thank you for all your support and most of all for being an amazing doctor!

My best to you always,

Lisa Coallik


Dr. Southern: The most capable care

I'm feeling just great this week!

The prescriptions you arrived at are just what I needed, even at the minimum dosages as discussed. Last week was a straight-up misery, and I understand your need for approaching my problem with caution. I'm sleeping great and feeling strong, working up to my best, activity level better than I would have expected — almost pain-free.

You are very patient and thorough, and I feel I'm in the best and most capable care with you and your office of professionals. Thank you for the relief I'm getting. I'm healing up just fine, and I couldn't be happier.

Monte Wright


Dr. Lynch: Knowledgeable

Great “bedside” manner. Knowledgeable.

Uses humor to relax patient very effectively. Dr. Lynch gave me a painless knee injection.

Kathy V.


Dr. Fletcher: Has been my “go to” guy

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Being a professional athlete and pushing my body to it’s limit everyday, injuries are bound to happen.

Understanding the importance of responding to and addressing these issues and injuries, Dr. Fletcher has been my “go to” guy. He gets me into his office, diagnoses, and performs all tests necessary to get me back on the track as soon as possible. If it wasn’t for his extreme attention to detail and thorough nature, many of my setbacks would’ve had me on the sidelines for a lot longer.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton
University of Oregon graduate
3x NCAA heptathlon champion 2009, 2010, 2012 (University of Oregon)
3x NCAA pentathlon champion 2010, 2011, 2012(University of Oregon)
Canadian Record Holder (heptathlon, pentathlon)
World Outdoor Championship Silver medalist 2013, 2015 -heptathlon
World Indoor Championship Silver medalist 2014 – pentathlon
Commonwealth Games Gold medalist 2014 – heptathlon

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Dr. Protomastro: He is as good as a surgeon can be

Dr. Protomastro performed complete shoulder replacements on both shoulders.

For the first time in 15 years, I am now PAIN FREE and have dramatically increased mobility. He is as good as a surgeon can be.

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Dr. Southern: A note to say "thank you"

Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help in managing my pain. 

The new medicine seems to be working!  I'm so happy that I can now do things I haven't been able to do for ages...

I truly appreciate both your and Jennifer's assistance throughout this process.  I now feel that there is hope and that better days are ahead!  Once again, thanks for all you do to help those of us who suffer with chronic pain.



Dr. Ciminiello: From start to-finish, nothing short of perfect

The purpose of my letter is to let you know what a fantastic experience I have had with the office of Dr. Angelo Ciminiello. From start to-finish, the experience has been nothing short of perfect.

I contacted the office in May, regarding my shoulder pain. I was greeted by a friendly receptionist who followed up with me over the subsequent weeks. Dr. Ciminiello was able to examine me in a very reasonable period of time, where he assured me they would do everything they could to get me healthy and avoid surgery. Over the following weeks I participated in physical therapy, where the staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. We tried therapy, a cortisone shot, but my shoulder was too far gone without surgery. I was fully prepared for any complications I might experience and scheduled for surgery July 22nd. The surgical staff was so professional, courteous, and reassuring, I was barely able to get nervous before I woke up in the recovery room. I realize that I am extremely lucky, but I have experienced next to no pain since the procedure. I was out of the sling and driving in very little time and the office staff was astounded at my recovery. I would like to tell you it is my superhuman powers, but I cannot believe it did not have something to do with the doctors and staff.

Since the surgery, I have continued to work with Ashley Gabriel in physical therapy, who is absolutely top notch. She knows and explains exactly what we are doing coinciding why and how it affects my rehab.

In closing, I cannot thank your staff enough for the job they have done for me. I have told and will continue to tell people of my experience.

Yours Truly,

Travis P.


Dr. Southern: I am beyond grateful

...I am beyond grateful for all you have done for me as my physician, and the highly dedicated level of care I've received over the last 2 1/2 years as your patient.  Thank you!



Dr. Ciminiello: Thanking you for 12 months of care

It's with great pleasure that I write to you thanking you for all you have done in the past 12 months for me. 

My knee surgery from a year ago was flawless and feels great.  My most recent shoulder surgery was essentially pain free, the rehab you prescribed is going great, and I have a full range of motion and much of my strength back just 10 days later.  I couldn't be more pleased with the totality of your care and your affable and caring demeanor.  Thanks so much.

Marty DeGrazia


Dr. Frank: Confident That I Was in The Right Hands

After a fall, I needed shoulder surgery and Dr. Michael Lynch introduced me to Dr. Frank

After Dr. Frank assured me that my injury would not heal on its own, he proceeded to educate me on what I was facing. I felt very informed and confident that I was in the right hands. After surgery, there were many months of PT but I persevered and Dr. Frank kept track of my progress even though I was out of state. My shoulder is completely rehabilitated and I have full use of it due to his expertise and professionalism. Thanks Dr. Frank!

Helen W.