Testimonial for Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.
At 83 years old, I was very frightened at the thought of needing surgery on my hip. I haven’t had surgery since I was 6 years old, and it was not something that I wanted to go through at the age of 83. I had been limping for over a year, which prompted me to go into Proliance Orthopedic Associates to see Dr. Andrew Merritt. My experience with Dr. Merritt right away was a great one, he was very pleasant, made me feel extremely comfortable, and he exhibited thorough knowledge which made me extremely confident in his abilities as my surgeon. He showed me my images and took a great deal of time explaining them to me, and helping me understand my condition, as well as my options. His treatment plan for me did include surgery, which I was expecting, and after meeting with him, my fears of surgery quickly diminished. The surgery went exceptionally well! The next day I was very mobile, walking with a walker for the next four days. I only needed to take ONE pain pill after surgery and that was in the hospital. That was it; I didn’t need any other pain medication my whole post-operative timeframe, because I was feeling great! After using a walker for four days, I was able to switch to cane, which I used for three weeks. My surgery was a couple months ago and I’m already back on my exercise bike, working out! I am so happy that I came to Proliance Orthopedic Associates to see Dr. Merritt for my care. I would recommend Dr. Merritt to anyone needing surgery, or orthopedic care in general; he is truly “Mr. Wonderful”. I couldn’t be happier with my results, especially at my age. Thank you, Dr. Merritt and Proliance Orthopedic Associates for providing me great medical care.