Mr. John Dunker is our May Patient of the Month. He is 83 years young and has always been active, playing polo and flying airplanes. Before he came to Genesis as a patient, he underwent a left knee replacement that resulted in more pain and occasional weakness that causes him to fall down backward. While the other doctor promised him his knee would be customized, it turns out it was off-the-shelf and not customized as promised.
Mr. Dunker then came to Genesis for the first time, looking for a better outcome for his right knee, which also needed replacement. “When Dr. Shadid did (my knee) I went in in the morning and I was out that night. When the other doctors (not Dr. Shadid) did the left one, I was there from the 12th through the 28th of February! I couldn’t say enough good about Genesis. They delivered what they promised.” He underwent physical therapy, with the bulk of the work being focused on his previous knee replacement, saying “they were working with the left knee, because the left one is causing all the problems.” He is still struggling with pain and lack of control with the first replacement that the other doctors (not Dr. Shadid or Genesis) did.
Mr. Dunker wants all patients to do their research and advocate for themselves, as well as choose the best possible providers. He says, “With the outcome of what Genesis did with my right leg, I couldn’t be happier.”