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Real Reviews. Real Patients. 

Get to know us through the experience of our passed and current patients. 

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      "Absolute Trust in Medical Advice"
      Francesca is without a doubt the best doctor I have ever had. Not only is she a brilliant doctor and extremely competent but personable as well. I could not recommend anyone better.
      Carolyn C Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "Thank you Dr. Swartz"
      Absolutely phenomenal relationship with Francesca Swartz down the Earth lady right to the point made me feel completely at home and that goes double down her associates thank you so much Francesca
      Henry H Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "All the staff is professional, knowledgeable and courteous."
      Had an excellent experience from check in to check out. All the staff is professional, knowledgeable and courteous. The nurse practitioner and Dr Springer provided clear explanation of my issue and the Dr. provided me relief right away. Strongly recommend him.
      Anonymous Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "Dr Stone is a Joy!"
      Dr. Stone is a Joy to work with, he listens to your questions and will answer everyone one of them. He always has a good bedside manner with a smile on his face. So glad I made the switch to him. Nervous at first but then realized made the perfect choice. He is an excellent doctor. His staff is just as good they are friendly and when they see me coming they get me a wheelchair ready to take me to Dr. Stone’s office. Thank you all.
      Sam H Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "Excellent Service!"
      Excellent service. Waited less than 15 minutes to have x-rays done and then saw the nurse who was great. After that I met with Dr. Tafel's Assistant. She should really become a Dr. Friendly, asked me a lot of questions, answered all my questions, examined me and reviewed everything with me again. Only met Dr. Tafel briefly since his Assistant was excellent. Always pleased with the service I receive here. Clean, friendly staff always pleased with the outcome.
      Anonymous Cape Coral, FL
      Categories: Spine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      "I could not believe how friendly and wonderful the staff was."
      I could not believe how friendly and wonderful the staff was. From the people who scheduled me to the X-ray people, right down to the PA, the Doctor and the nurses, I would like to thank you for being so friendly and nice. I just would like to thank you all for making my experience there a great one.
      Anonymous Fort Myers, FL
      "Dr Stone was wonderful, professional, and so easy to talk to."
      The whole experience at Orthopedic Specialists was amazing. All staff was professional, and pleasant. Dr Stone was wonderful, professional, and so easy to talk to. The best part is 24 hours later, I'm out of pain. Thank you for your organization.
      Jim M Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "Dr. Jeremy Schwartz is very friendly!"
      Dr. Schwartz is very friendly, understanding, professional, knows what he is doing, and is perfect at his job as a Dr. and a Surgeon, I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a dr and or a surgeon in his field.
      Rebecca A Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Foot & Ankle
      "Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!"
      I have been very pleased with the care and guidance Dr. Reynolds has provided. Many of my friends who have used him have been pleased with the surgical results as well. He and his staff are exceptional. More than willing to answer any questions you may have. Scheduling process is excellent and staff is very friendly and informative. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!
      D Peterson Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "She's very personable and a great doctor."
      I had surgery 2 years ago in another state, pain started after my move here, I found Dr. Francesca Schwartz in the phone book under Orthopedic specialist and love her, she makes me feel better, today I talked with nurse Wendy and found her a delight then the Doc came in and made me feel even better. She's very personable and a great doctor.
      Dawn B Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "He and his office staff are very efficient."
      Dr. Stone is very courteous and answers all your questions. If you have problems, he finds a way to solve them. He and his office staff are very efficient. I recommend him for knee replacement surgery to those who are thinking about it.
      Anita R Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "They went above and beyond!"
      Dr. Springer is phenomenal. Thoroughly explains your condition and recommendations for recovery. Very conscientious in addressing every question. Excellent practice from front office staff to physician. Had an emergency and they worked hard to squeeze me in. Very accommodating and professional. Can’t recommend highly enough. Even the young lady answering the phone was very caring and efficient in scheduling. Help organize an MRI to be done close to my house. I really appreciated how easy this practice made it for me to get the medical attention I needed after falling on my hip. With Covid I did not want to go to urgent care or the hospital. They had all the necessary equipment there to fully evaluate my injury. They worked directly with my insurance for preauthorization. This was a great experience. They know how to be expeditious and professional. Doctors are al well credentialed. Wish they were closer to where I lived but getting the level of care I received made it worth the trip. The support staff needs a raise! They went above and beyond!
      Jackson S Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "Would give her 6+ stars were it an option!"
      Katie was exceptional. Clear and concise in presenting and addressing my issues and took the time to fully answer my questions in a manner I could easily understand. She also appeared to be very kind and caring and presented me with viable options in dealing with my somewhat Complicated issues re meds and drug interactions. Would give her 6+ stars were it an option!
      Jerry M Fort Myers, FL
      "My recovery has been much easier than I expected."
      Had a shoulder acromioplasty. Dr. Flores explained everything to me clearly and treated me well even when I didn't want to have surgery at first. He didn't push me to do it, but when I finally decided to have surgery he did a great job. My recovery has been much easier than I expected.
      Terea B Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Shoulder
      "Thanks to each of you for my care!!!!"
      All around fabulous doctor! Dr Nemitz has exceptional knowledge and surgical skills in his specialties. Very thorough in his explanations and Very receptive in response to my questions. I will recommend him without hesitation. ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALISTS is an excellent group. I have 4 different physicians within the group and would recommend all wholeheartedly. Thanks to each of you for my care!!!!
      Barbara R Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Foot & Ankle
      "Dr. Engorn is Excellent!"
      Dr. Engorn is what I would describe as a God Send! I have thanked God many times for him and his assistant and have asked for his hands to continue to be blessed! His bedside manner is refreshing and his care and time taken with each patient is above what I have seen in recent years with other surgeons! Salute! Kerry
      Kerry T Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Trauma
      "Dr. Stone is a Great!"
      Dr. Stone did my right knee replacement after I consulted with him for a second opinion. The first opinion was that my left knee should be done right after the right one, which made me a little nervous. The first Dr. didn't even show me X-rays. Dr. Stone took his time reviewing X-rays, my history and recommended we do the right knee, then re-evaluate the left based on pain level and mobility. I am now once again walking without a limp and the left knee probably has years of life left before doing a replacement. Dr. Stone listens, does careful assessment and is not anxious to rush you into surgery that is not necessary. His office staff is responsive and professional. I have felt very well cared for by OS of SWFL!! Very happy I made the effort to obtain a second opinion before embarking on back to back replacements. Six months out, my knee is doing well, I walk up and down stairs, kayak, walk like crazy and have no pain whatsoever. I would without reservation recommend Dr. Zachary Stone!!
      Judy R Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee

      Qualified and intelligent


      Qualified and intelligent yet understands how to communicate with his patients to help develop the best possible outcome for them. The most professional doctor that I have ever met in SW FL And a very kind person. His recommendations were perfect for me. I followed his advice and am recovering very quickly. He and his staff listened to and responded to all of my questions and concerns, and were are all clearly addressed at the time I expressed them.

      Christine C Fort Myers
      Categories: Foot & Ankle
      "Very thorough and personable"
      Dr. Stone is very thorough and personable. Listened to my issues, received an injection right away and now we have a plan to pin point my hip and knee pain.. His entire staff was excellent .. Thank you Dr Stone and assistants for being so thorough and caring. If I could rate you all higher I would. Abi is a superb PA. She is very knowledgeable and Like Dr Stone She makes you feel comfortable, she listens , explains and thoroughly answers any questions.
      Sharon H. Fort Myers
      Categories: Knee, Hip
      "Dr. Leach is an excellent Orthopedic Trama Surgeon"
      Dr. Leach is an excellent Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon and as a patient treated me with respect and is a wonderful Dr. The outcome of the trauma on my leg is excellent and I would recommend Dr. Leach as an Excellent Dr & Surgeon. Nelson Baker
      Nelson Baker Fort Myers
      Categories: Trauma
      "Dr. Jeffrey Engorn is an outstanding Surgeon."
      Dr. Jeffrey Engorn is an outstanding Surgeon. He is dedicated, humble, thorough and patient with applicable explanations. Experienced extreme pain and had lost crucial functions prior to the surgery he performed. And, am happy to report, within just four months the external sutures for the repairs needed have healed beautifully and are difficult to see. Each specialist should be commended for his/her great efforts, upbeat attitudes, and professional knowledge. They cause medical appointments that people might dread to be experiences remembered as healing, pleasant and efficient. The receptionist is excellent. She is also efficient, helpful, and cheery. Krystal Sovern PA-C, Physician Assistant is outstanding. She should receive great accolades for patient care, surgical methods, and every other aspect of post surgical needs. She was instrumental in my successful surgery including minimizing evidence of external sutures. They are an excellent team.
      Lisa H Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Trauma
      "Dr Swartz is great!"
      I was blessed when I found Dr .Swartz thru the ER. She is knowledgeable, current on all treatments, wonderful teacher; Sam, her PA has been taught well & is very gentle with sore knees. I have seen her twice & will not hesitate to see her at any time.
      M Eversmann Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "I absolutely love Dr. Flores!"
      I absolutely love Dr. Flores! He is kind and patient. When I first went to him in 2009, I had seen multiple doctors previously who could never figure out what was wrong. In the matter of a 5 minute conversation, he knew exactly what was wrong and I was FINALLY able to begin healing and living a full life again. His MA is lovely and even remembered me even after 10 years. She is a great first impression and very comforting. Wait was very long but worth it. Thank you.
      Natalie F Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Wrist & Elbow, Shoulder, Hand
      "Thank you Dr. Stone and Team!"
      Had my knee replaced a year ago; prior to the surgery I needed a cane to get around. I was concerned about the recovery. The recovery was nothing like my expectations. I never felt pain that Advil couldn't take care of. I was up and walking within two weeks without any walker or cane. Because of Covid I don't go to the gym but I do bike half an hour to an hour almost every day. I also do an exercising and stretching routine each day that has me moving normally and I lost 30 pounds since the surgery. I could not have imagined a better outcome. Thank you Dr. Stone and Team!
      Dennis M Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee
      "Great communication skills."
      Dr. Fran is not only a wonderful surgeon but has great communication skills and is a caring person. She takes the time to make sure you understand what she has told you and has patience’s with her patients. I have referred several people to Dr. Fran and I know of 2 that have or are being treated by her. Samantha was very thorough and has wonderful communication and seems genuinely concerned. Great addition. Everything is explained thoroughly so you understand and any questions are answered clearly in words non medical people understand. Great job.
      Judy F Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "Dr. Fran is a Remarkable Healer."


      Dr. Fran is a remarkable healer. Whenever I see her, i feel like I am her only patient, and yet I rarely have to wait for her. She worries about the mental, physical aspect of recovery from the surgery. I have great trust in her.

      Scheduling Experience:

      Great reminders! Easy scheduling future visits.

      Staff Friendliness:

      Love working with her medical team. They listen carefully to any of my concerns and brief Dr. Fran as necessary to make sure my visits are thorough and efficient. And really have personalities similar to Dr. Fran

      Trust in Medical Advice:

      Every interaction only builds more trust. She never led with a surgical solution…always the best solution for the circumstance. Her good relationship with her own medical team and the rehab team only builds my trust in her decisions.

      Gregory B Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "Dr. Fuchs and his staff put my mind at ease"


      Went in pretty nervous about my neck and just a Doctors appointment period based on my past Experiences . Dr. Fuchs and his staff put my mind at ease and assured me things would work out.

      Scheduling Experience:

      Scheduler is very accommodating

      Check-Out Experience:

      Very easy and painless!

      Jeffery J Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Spine
      "Very pleased with my first appointment with Dr. Segal."
      Dr. Segal was very thorough in his review of my cervical MRI, review of my history & symptoms, and actual physical exam. He explained everything very clearly and gave me his recommendations of my options for care. Very pleased with my first appointment with Dr. Segal.  I have been an OSSWF patient for other ortho problems. Internal referral from Dr. Richards (hand) to Dr. Segal ( spine).
      Vicki W Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Spine
      "Would recommend them to anyone."
      Very pleased with the visit from the beginning to the end. Dr Fuchs explained everything to where I understood what was going on. The staff is great. Would recommend them to anyone. Thanks for your care and concern!
      Joan S Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Spine
      "A day spent at Orthopedic Specialists is a day of blessing for heart, soul, and body!"
      I've now experienced multiple visits to Orthopedic Specialists for treatment and physical therapy related to a fall that broke one kneecap and injured an elbow/shoulder. I've experienced doctor visits which begin with an x-ray to give the doctor a progress report on status of healing. And, I've experienced physical therapy visits to their onsite PT department. I think I'm in a "non-standard" patient category as I arrive by way of disability transportation, and, I am extremely chemically sensitive to anything and everything and medical facilities are most often extremely difficult to navigate. I usually suffer many days after exposure to a medical facility due to staff wearing added fragrance and using heavily fragranced laundry products. NOT SO with Orthopedic Specialists. Not only did I receive highly detailed care from the medical staff from the doctor down to billing clerks, I received genuine care from staff that was proactive in observing a patient's needs and not waiting to be asked, but stepping up and asking if they could help. What an incredible difference in experience that has grievously been lost (missplaced?) in today's hardened world. A day spent at Orthopedic Specialists is a day of blessing for heart, soul, and body!
      BC FL Fort Myers
      Categories: Knee, Wrist & Elbow, Shoulder
      "Dr. Nemitz is the best orthopedic surgeon in town"
      The best orthopedic surgeon in town. He is not only the best surgeon, but his pre and post OP care, communication and knowledge is the best I ever have experienced. Being not only a very happy patient, I am also an RN and can only give him the highest rating there is. Check in experience is quick and efficient, Staff is friendly and the wait time is short!
      Bridgette C Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Foot & Ankle
      "The Best Specialists Ever."
      Best Specialists ever. I got my knee replacement done with Camilo Guzman and nothing but amazing results. Thank you so much for being such an amazing Specialist. Florida needs more professional Dr’s like they are in this facility.
      Anita C
      Categories: Knee, Shoulder, Hip
      "They worked me in within three days"
      I twisted my knee in a fall. I could barely walk, they worked me in within three days. Dr. Springer’s PA diagnosed the problem as fluid on the knee, and Dr. Springer drained the knee and gave me a shot of cortisone. Within days I improved 75-80%.
      Dick P
      Categories: Knee
      "I Was Lucky to Find OSSWF"
      After an accident (broken humerus and four fractures in my shoulder) on a Christmas vacation in Colorado, I was lucky to find OSSWF when I returned home. From the front desk to the X-ray technicians, to the nurses to the surgical center, to the physical therapy department (Karen you rock), this is a 5-star medical office, all the way! One of the most organized medical offices I have ever experienced, they could make a fortune on writing a book or teaching a course on how to run a professional medical practice. (I have never waited more than 5-10 minutes for my appointment) Everyone is friendly, competent, and professional.  Dr. Richards is what you hope for in every doctor: real, caring, experienced, and treats you as an individual. After my first visit, I had 150% confidence and trust in him. He’s a fantastic surgeon. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else in SWFL if you need an orthopedic surgeon.
      Kitty H
      Categories: Shoulder
      "This Is a Wonderful Group of Doctors."
      This is a wonderful group of doctors. I am speaking from a nursing aspect where I would receive patients following surgery. When each of these doctors would visit their patents, they all have the most wonderful bedside manner. They all genuinely care, all of them. Now I have to dote a little extra on Dr. Schwartz. She is a gem. I call her beauty and brains. If I ever need ortho work, she would be my first call and followed by any of these other fellow doctors. I recommend all.
      Felecia B
      "Very Awesome Staff."
      Very awesome staff. I was involved in a motorcycle accident, which resulted in my right leg broken in 5 different sections — femur bone in two places, knee cap shatter, ankle fracture, etc. The night of the accident, I thought I lost my leg. Dr. Leach did an excellent job of putting my leg back together and is fully functional. Going for my checkups, and his friendly staff greets me. I highly recommend Dr. Leach for any orthopedic surgery.
      Tracy R
      Categories: Foot & Ankle, Knee
      "I have been treated by both Dr. Flores and Dr. Schwartz on multiple occasions and all outcomes have been excellent."
      This is a great place to go. I have been treated by both Dr. Flores and Dr. Schwartz on multiple occasions, and all outcomes have been excellent. The wait times are minimal, and it is easy to make an appointment. A+
      Joanne U
      Categories: Knee, Wrist & Elbow, Shoulder, Hip, Hand
      "Thank you Dr. Reynolds."
      Dr. Reynolds replaced my hip almost seven years ago, and I recovered quickly. I went in yesterday for my other hip, and he gave me a shot. Dr. Reynolds is very professional, compassionate, and very courteous. I feel safe in his hands. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds.
      Marcia J
      Categories: Hip
      "The Best Doctor I’ve Ever Had"
      Dr. Jason Nemitz is the best I’ve had two surgeries already from him, and my next is my knee. He’s the best doctor I’ve ever had very informative and caring he’s the greatest! Go to him with all your orthopedic needs ask for him by name tell him his favorite patient Kelly sent you!
      Kelly D
      Categories: Foot & Ankle
      "The service here is outstanding. Quick and efficient."
      The service here is outstanding. Quick and efficient. Doctors and Physical Therapists are great. I had surgery and PT. I would highly recommend it.
      Carol N
      "I was very impressed with the service from the moment I walked in until the moment I walked out."
      I had an appt with Dr. Richards, and I was very impressed with the service from the moment I walked in until the moment I walked out. Thank you, Dr. Richards, for taking care of the pain in my hand!
      Lizzy G
      Categories: Wrist & Elbow, Shoulder, Hand
      "I have referred many patients from my Family Practice here"
      I have referred many patients from my Family Practice here and always hear rave reviews about the excellent medical care and compassionate physicians and staff.
      Rebekah B
      "Made me feel at ease."
      Doctor Tafel was pleasant to speak with. Made me feel at ease. Asked relevant questions and did a thorough examination of my back. Doctor discussed what he saw on x-rays and gave me a suggested treatment path. Told me to see him in six weeks but if the pain had gone to cancel the appointment.
      Michael H Fort Myers, FL
      Categories: Spine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      "I highly recommend Dr. Richards."
      I'll make this simple. If you need a hand Dr. I highly recommend Dr. Richards. He is kind, listens to his patients and explains thoroughly. Any time I called the office I received a call back right away. No long waiting time when you make an appointment. Dr. Richards operated on my wrist swelling due to arthritis and corrected a bent finger. I couldn't be happier with the results. I'm from NY and normally would have gone to NY for my hand but due to covid I wouldn't travel so I had to find a Dr. near me in FL. After much searching I found Dr. Richards an hour from my home. He is worth the one hour drive. Thank you Dr. Richards and your amazing compassionate staff.
      Rick Naples, FL
      Categories: Wrist & Elbow, Shoulder, Hand
      "Thank you for taking care of me"
      Katie is amazing takes the time to go over things and explains it so you understand awesome personality. Thank you for taking care of me
      Melissa R Fort Myers, FL