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Testimonials

Surgeons

Dr. Amir Abtahi

Dr Abtahi and his medical assistant are second to none. Best professional medical staff I have ever had the pleasure to have taken care of me. I would trust them with my life.

I am extremely satisfied with Dr Abtahi and Spine Colorado. I will always tell coworkers and the community about my positive experience with Dr Abtahi, Spine Colorado and my stay at Mercy Medical.

Dr. Abtahi, you always make me feel well cared for. Not much of a statement, but it means a lot.

Dr. Douglas Orndorff

Dr. Orndorff is one of the best physicians I have dealt with in a long time. He explains things in a way that ordinary people can understand. You don’t have to have a medical degree to know what he is saying.

I was really impressed with the professional environment, all the way from the front desk, to my provider, Dr. Orndorff, and his nurse. I couldn’t give him a higher rating than a 5 (out of 5), I would have gave him a 10. Anyway, it was fantastic. Thank you.

The whole experience was a “Gold Star.”…Personnel were very helpful and courteous. Medical nurses and staff …Wow! The Best. Dr. Orndorff and Staff …Superior. Thorough, knowledgeable, easy to communicate with. We will recommend the hospital and Surgeon to anyone who is in need of your services. Thanks for everything!!!

Dr. Jim Youssef

So grateful to have found Dr. Youssef and Lance! I can’t imagine going through this last year without them. I have the utmost respect for them. I feel they saved my life and I will always be in deep gratitude to them.

I have been a patient for many years. Dr. Youssef did surgery on the last 4 vertebrate, with Lance helping. Thanks for helping make my physical life great. Now that I have celebrated my 80th birthday all I can say is “Thank you.”

I liked that Dr. Youssef answered my questions and I liked how he answered them. I want to know all I can about what is going on and what might go on. He was informative and funny.

PM & R

Dr. Cyril Bohachevsky

Dr. B looks at my heath care needs in a holistic way. He sees the interrelationships between various problems I face and deals with them accordingly.

The entire experience was great. Dr. Bohachevsky is attentive and very competent. His staff was kind, courteous and professional…Treatment was very helpful and was explained during planning as well as the actual procedure.

I really like that my feelings and opinions of what was going on with my back were listened to and considered by Dr. B and the staff. It was also nice that a lot of extra or unnecessary testing wasn’t needed to decide on what to do.

Dr. Jim Santos

Dr. Santos is caring and listens, such that, you feel comfortable going in and leaving from his treatment. He is the most phenomenal back doctor around. I am so grateful to have him and I appreciate his time.

My doctor obviously cares about helping me and what he does works. I always feel better after my injections. I highly recommend Dr. Santos. I told him that I think he is magic.

I truly wanted to thank you. Your appointment was fast and I got a treatment the same day (which I did not expect). My back is not perfect, but it’s better than it has been, and I’m hoping that it continues to get better as the injections take hold. Again thank you Dr. Santos and to all your staff.

PA’s

George Baumchen, PA-C

George has a great way to describe his prognosis and takes time to explain things so it is easier for a non-medical person to understand. He also wants to always explore non-invasive methods before anything else. I respect and appreciate that a lot.

George was patient and informative, I did not feel rushed. I was able to ask questions and came away with good information.

Every appointment has been a positive experience. George’s degree of professionalism is truly outstanding.

Kim Byrd, PA-C

I felt very confident in both the quality and caring I received from Kim.

Kim was thorough and supportive. I was very hopeful after my appointment with her. I trust her.

Kim Byrd has been extremely helpful throughout my entire process very professional, listened and seemed to genuinely care about what I was going through.

Lance Hamlin, PA-C

Lance is always so caring and professional. I know I’m in excellent hands whether I see Lance or Dr. Youseff. I’m always impressed with the excellent care I’ve received.

I most appreciated Lance taking time to listen to my fears and questions about surgery, and my ability to return to my passion for running and triathlon. His advice calmed me and gave me peace. Thank you!

From day one I have been treated promptly, professionally, and caringly by Lance and the entire team. My husband and I are so appreciative. Thank you all!

Jamie Nelson, PA-C

I especially enjoyed seeing Jamie Nelson for my 6 month visit after spine surgery. She was friendly, informative, and very professional. I told her she was a ray of sunshine when I was in the hospital, and she was!

Jamie is very professional, courteous, understanding, and very helpful in my needs.

Jamie is very compassionate, caring and kind. She is quick to respond, with same day responses. She is very competent and I feel confident in her.