We feel fortunate to have received reflections from our patients about how NCOG has helped them. Here are some of our favorites:

Dr. D. Peter Van Eenenaam

My 10 year old broke her clavicle. We were refered to Watertown orthopedic group and saw Dr. Peter Van Eenenaam. He was amazing. Great bedside manner and you could tell he truly loved his job and cared for his patients. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a orthopedic Dr. - Candice M. (GoogleMaps)

Excellent same day surgery by Dr. Van and his group, in and out in 3 hours, very convenient, great care by staff and nurses! A great alternative to having to go to the hospital! Located on second floor of the Ortho building in the back. Very impressed!! - jmedley38 (GoogleMaps)

He is amazing and always wants to do what is needed for his patients to have and live a good life. We always recommend Dr. Van to anyone considering a joint replacement! - Anonymous (UCompareHealthCare.com)

Wonderful caring Doctor. Did a great job on my knee replacement. Saved my brother' shoulder, which he should of loss the use of, if not for Dr. Van Eenenamm. Great bedside manner and cares about what he does. He makes sure surgery is necessary. Does many test before making a decision. Take patients without a lot of delay. Spends time to listen to you. Staff is the best. A lot of experience in the sports field. Thank You Dr. Van. - Pamela H. (Vitals.com)

BEST knee surgeon! Especially for women who are serious athletes! Best guy out there. AMAZING doctor and no nasty ego whatsoever. Super nice and my knee still feels great (5 years after ACL with autologous hamstring graft plus mild meniscal tear). - Anonymous (UCompareHealthCare.com)

Very happy with Dr. VAN! Easy to talk to and he did an excellent job repairing my broken leg. Will go to him when time for knee replacement. - Anonymous (UCompareHealthCare.com)

Dr. Bruce Baird

Dr. Baird is one of the very few surgeons that takes the extra amount of time to listen as well as explain all of the patients options including what to expect postoperatively. His bedside manner is excellent, he is caring and patient. Highly recommend this doctor to friends and family. - Anonymous (Vitals.com)

I had back problems for 3 1/2 years..I suffered from a severe pinched nerve,bulging discs,and herniated discs.before I met doctor baird I tried everything from physical therapy, nasids, injections and nothing worked so I decided surgery was my last option.when I first met him he was open and explained everything to me and was the best doctor I've seen..I'm 6 days post op and my past symptoms are gone!surgery went well and he did an amazing job!! He's a miracle worker so thank you doctor baird!! - Casey H. in LaFargeville, NY (HealthGrades.com)

I saw Dr. Baird for back and leg pain after I reherniated a disc that had been operated on by a different doctor. Dr. Baird helped me decide a second surgery would be the best option. Unlike what I have experienced with other doctors, I never felt pressured into getting the surgery. Dr. Baird is a kind and compassionate doctor and I felt comfortable throughout the whole process of my care. I am very happy with the results of my surgery and I would recommend Dr. Baird to anyone with disc issues. - in Syracuse, NY (HealthGrades.com)

After multiple treatments for my neck pain radiating into my right hand, I met with Dr Baird. He was professional and took the time to listen to all of my concerns. In October 2016 he performed an ACDF and immediately all of the pain in my right arm and the majority of the pain I had in my neck/upper back for the past 20+ years had resolved. Nine months after my surgery, my only regret is not having it done sooner. My quality of life has improved significantly and I cannot thank Dr Baird enough! - J.F. in Adams Center, NY (HealthGrades.com)

Dr. Steven Fish

I've been treating with Dr Fish and the North Country Orthopaedic Group for approx 14 years now and I wouldn't go anywhere else. He LISTENS to you and takes his time, does thorough exams and gets to the actual root of the problem. He is a very caring individual. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone with hip arthritis to seek out treatment with him or with the entire group @ NCOG. Great doctors - all of them.  in Rodman, NY (HealthGrades.com)

I had a total knee replacement and was pain free within 5 weeks and golfing . I received excellent treatment and communication from Dr. Fish and his staff  in Utica, NY (HealthGrades.com)

I have been going to this orthopedic group since 2009 and I have great respect for Dr Steven Fish and his staff. I just had my 3rd knee surgery done yesterday and everything went smoothly. I'd recommend him to everyone - Rage S. (GoogleMaps)

Michael McElheran, PA

Mike is great and I am happy with how he helped me with my knee. - Happy Patient (NPIdb.org)

Listened to my problems and addressed each in a professional and concerned manner. Gave an explanation in terms that I could comprehend. -in Cape Vincent , NY (HealthGrades.com)

Ivan Drazek, PA

Saw Ivan and needed Cortisone shot in knee. He had X-rays taken to update my records and gave me shot, even though he really did not want to because I am diabetic and cortisone raises my sugars. Pain was pretty bad and I was past due for shot. Shot did raise sugars considerably high but pain is so much better today. Now I go back in eight weeks and they are getting Monovisc pre-approved and will try that as it is one shot and does not raise my sugars. Thank you Ivan for helping me out with this pain and for genuinely caring!!! - Laura P. in Orwell, NY



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