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Patient Reviews

Margaret Barlow
Broken Shoulder 

It’s certainly not a good day when you can’t wash your back! Margaret found herself struggling to do the things that were essential in her life like washing her back and lifting things out of the oven after her fall.

Margaret Barlow, Piketon, Ohio local, enjoys walking, cooking and being with her family. Between spending time with her husband, son and three grandchildren, Margaret had no time to deal with a broken shoulder.

After visiting a facility that was not sure if she needed surgery or not, she was sent to “bandage it up.” Barlow said, “the pain continued. I couldn’t rest and I was worried about seeking additional care with a large hospital bill in mind.”

The difference between a doctor that cares about the patient and one that don’t, is his/her determination to find this issue. “I was connected to Dr. Cohen through a family friend and immediately after meeting him, I felt content. He truly cared. He came in, had pictures to show us of my shoulder and the break, he explained what I needed and why, and he answered my questions.”

Dr. Cohen prides himself on patients first, not as a tagline, but as a true meaning to the care he delivers. “He puts you at ease, he has the knowledge and confidence that a surgeon should,” added Margaret.

In addition to Margaret, her family had great care during her experience. “The day of my surgery, Dr. Cohen personally took my family to the waiting room. While I was in the procedure, the hospital staff brought food to my family, and after my surgery, Dr. Cohen went as far as calling me personally to check on how I was doing,” Margaret said.

“I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to lift things after the surgery, but I don’t have any pain and was able to return to everything including washing my back and picking up my grandkids!” Margaret added.

 

Margaret Parker
Bilateral Knee Replacement

Margaret Parker, “Margie”, is a former news reporter and graduate of the Ohio State University; two solid reasons why doing her research before getting a major surgery was important to her. She waited almost 20 years with pain before deciding it was time to get a bilateral knee replacement.

Prior to the pain, she was an athlete. Some activities included running, jogging, water skiing, skiing, and roller blading – “all of which contributed to my joints wearing down.” “When I couldn’t walk down hills anymore, I knew it was time to get it done,” Margie said.

Prior to surgery and meeting Dr. Cohen, Margaret was getting cortisone shots that just quit working and “they never mentioned surgery to me.” A trip to Sam’s Club and a random conversation had her left inquisitive.

Margie was in Sam’s Club when she overheard an older man explaining how he had just had a knee replacement two weeks prior. “He told me he highly recommended Dr. Brian Cohen and had nothing but good things to say.”  “After I found out he used the robotic system, I knew he was the guy for me,” she said.

“I researched him, read about how many procedures he’s done, about his impressive education, and the robotic assistant program,” said Margie. She was in the office for a consultation just a few days after calling to set up an appointment.

Margie went into her appointment thinking she may need a partial knee replacement. After a few x-rays, an examine, a few agility tests, Dr. Cohen informed her that she would need both knees replaced and she’s needed it for a while.

The day of her procedure, he talked to her for a long time; “he wasn’t hurried, even after surgery, he was there. He would also call me directly to answer my questions,” Margie said.

Margie has a condition called Malignant Hypothermia. She described it as a “European genetic trait that can cause a deadly reaction with anesthesia.” This condition made Margie’s procedure quite risky and extended her stay at the hospital for precautionary reasons. “If I had an issue I could call him on his cell phone. He treated me with compassion.”

Last month was Margie’s two-year anniversary since her procedure. “At 73-years-old, I am very happy with my knees. I should have had it done a long time ago,” she said. She is now back to extensive gardening, using the wheelbarrow, lifting things, walking 4+ miles and working at the library. She said, “I’m just going to keep doing it because there’s nothing holding me back and there’s nothing I can’t do. I can’t sit down and now that I have my new knees, I don’t plan to.”

Margie gives her bilateral knee replacement the credit of fixing her sciatica back pain as well. “The quality of life I have achieved through this procedure should be a testament to why someone on the fence should just do it,” she said.

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Leslie Murphy
Shoulder Replacement

“I absolutely, just love him. He’s been in my life for over 20 years as a friend and mentor. There was no question for who I was choosing to help me.” It all started in 2003 when Leslie Murphy started working with Dr. Cohen as a medical assistant. She was an instrumental part in growing an orthopedic team with Dr. Cohen. In fact, Leslie continued working with him through school to become a registered nurse.

Born and raised in the Appalachia, Leslie was the first one in her family to go to college. Now, she is two classes away from her master’s degree and works as a patient care manager for hospice. Leslie is family-oriented and says they would describe her as artistic and stubborn. She enjoys painting with acrylics on the side, medal detecting, hiking, and attending festivals.

Thankfully, those activities will be more enjoyable since having a total knee replacement by Dr. Cohen. Prior to surgery, Leslie would have to sit down after a few steps, she had to tape and brace her knee, as well as ice only for that to help sometimes. “I was in misery and would go home and just cry,” she stated.

There was no question to who was going to help Leslie with her knee. “I’ve seen his results. I have seen him fix other surgeons mess ups,” she mentioned. Trust is important when it comes to choosing a surgeon. “Since the trust was there, I had no fear. I know what he can do,” said Leslie. She told a quick story that really voices one of Dr. Cohen’s attributes that make him the great surgeon he is:      

      “First time we met, I was 24 or 25, I was scared to death. I was being interviewed and Dr. Cohen made light of the situation. My first impression was he was cool and humorous. I noticed a small Metallica figurine set in his office. After I was hired, the team and I would always play tricks on him and move his things around in his office. He would always be able to tell. He is very particular and observant!”

Leslie saw Dr. Cohen in Chillicothe and Grove City for her knee replacement. Now, about 8 weeks post op, she said, “I’m doing way better than I had ever anticipated. I’m walking up and down stairs normally, using the treadmill and elliptical and once the weather gets better, I’ll be out hiking and metal detecting!”

If you are experiencing pain, don’t wait. Leslie says, “Hear Dr. Cohen out and just see what he can offer. Trust him. I’m a living testimony.”

 

Steve Schumaker
Shoulder Replacement

“He is considered to be the best and that’s what I wanted.” Steven Shumaker is retired from hood packaging, born in Greenfield, Ohio and has multiple kids and grandkids. In his spare time, he likes to antique shop. But since his fall in November of 2022, Steve had unbearable shoulder pain keeping him from enjoying his retirement.

Prior to surgery, “I could hardly use my arm, it was difficult for me to even shower, eat, or comb my hair,” said Shumaker. He’s able to do all these things now. “I’m working on getting my strength back,” he added.

During his care, the team was extremely helpful. “The office kept me informed. When you go through something like this, your nerves can get the best of you. However, everything went exactly as I was told.”

Shumaker experienced chest pain post op and had to be transferred to Grant. “Fortunately, Dr. Cohen treated me like a friend and was at my bedside checking on me. He was personable and answered all my questions. I was impressed to say the least.”

Steve is really looking to travel more now that he is pain-free. He mentioned, “If you are on the edge about getting help, get the surgery because eventually you will be back to where you were before you every hurt.”

 

Jean Kennedy
Knee Replacements

The motor carts at the front of the grocery store did a lot more for Jean than help her around the store. They influenced her to get knee replacements. “I hate those things and I couldn’t go anywhere without one. It’s what really convinced me it was time,” said Jean Kennedy.

Jean has worked for Spectrum for about 17 years. Before her knee replacements, she had trouble sitting during her breaks, she couldn’t climb up or down stairs, and couldn’t go anywhere without the motor cart. “My pain on a good day was a 6 or 7 on a scale of 1-10,” she added.

After a lot of research and a referral from Dr. Troy Thompson of Sports Medicine, Jean decided to make the appointment with Dr. Cohen. “He was great! He always answered all my questions with dignity and respect, and I really liked the fact I could tell he done his research on my charts prior to coming into the room.” She mentioned it’s nice when your doctors really listen, “and they both did.”

Since Jean’s procedure her coworkers have even noticed saying things like “look at you go with those knees.” Jean said, “I’m up in front of the group now when we go to leave for the day. I get to do more things and go more places.”

Jean lives in Columbus and has three kids. Her oldest son has a Jeep Rubicon that she can now get in appropriately instead of crawling or needing assistance. She enjoys going to the zoo, crafting, thrift shopping and doing puzzles – and now she has all the motivation to do it!

 

Jessica Colson
Right Shoulder Revision

It’s always important to listen to your body. When you don’t listen, conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, obesity, and additional injuries can occur. Jessica knew something was not right with her shoulder, so she sought out answers.

When speaking about her very first appointment with Dr. Brian Cohen, Orthopedic Surgeon, she said, “I was afraid he was just going to tell me nothing was wrong like the last doctor did. I was afraid I was going to have to live with this pain the rest of my life, but that’s not how it went.”

Jessica Colson of Wellston, Ohio learned that day, that she was going to be able to do all the things she loved, pain-free, once again. “He validated that there was actually something wrong and that it could be fixed.”

After asking her to rate the care she received by Cohen Orthopedic she explained, “there’s always room for improvement, but I’m still giving him a 10!” She went on to say how thankful she was for his ability to explain things, so she understood, and for his calming and confident approach.

For months, Jessica went unable to do anything that required strength of her dominant hand. She was not able to attend her favorite sports team’s games, go flea market shopping, go to yard sales, or even do simple things like curl her hair. Now, she curls her hair, puts her hair up and the way she explained it was, “it’s the best feeling.”

“I would lay my life in Dr. Cohen’s hands. That’s how confident I feel in him,” said Jessica.

She mentioned Dr. Cohen came in to her recovery room several times to ensure she had everything she needed and to see how she felt. “I really felt like he cared and was going through the process with me.”

At Cohen Orthopedic, we are proud to admit we’re in this together and delivering the care you deserve.


Jerry Allen
Knee Replacements

 

“You don’t walk or look like you had knee surgery,” is something Jerry Allen hears a lot. After four years of scrutinizing knee pain, Allen decided it was time to seek care and with the experience his family has had with Dr. Brian Cohen, Orthopedic Surgeon, the question, where never crossed his mind.

Jerry Allen is a Greenfield native who enjoys spending time with family. He has worked in Circleville for nearly 15 years, and he’s been married for 31 years. One thing is for sure when Jerry sees something good, he sticks to it.

  • Allen’s mom had a successful broken kneecap repair by Dr. Brian Cohen
  • Allen’s younger brother had a successful meniscus repair by Dr. Brian Cohen
  • Allen had his first successful knee replacement with Dr. Brian Cohen

“He made me feel like a doctor should make a patient feel,” Allen said. Allen enjoys going for walks with his dog and going shopping with his wife, neither of which he could do with the knee pain. Now, after two knee replacements Allen is not having to wait on the bench while his wife shops and he walks his dog up and down his hill. “I’ve got my life back. I’m not wrapping my knees and taking Tylenol every day like I was,” added Allen.

From his first appointment, all the way up until his last, Dr. Cohen was very informative, thorough, and personal. “All qualities of a surgeon that I wanted. Everything he said he would do he followed through with.” Allen said.

Dr. Brian Cohen is not only an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, he’s a friend to many. Once you leave the procedure room, you’re still a friend.

Jerry Allen is the prime example of that. After Allen experienced a blood clot after his second knee replacement, Dr. Cohen graciously provided his family with his phone number. Dr. Cohen was able to offer advice extended from the hospital walls.

Friend

Noun

  1. usually those who offer you support, improve your quality of life, promote self-confidence, provide honesty and unconditional love, and help you progress mentally

Jerry Allen looks forward to getting back to jogging and has set out to accomplish another 5k since his knee pain. Dr. Cohen stated, “when you run that 5k, you call me because I am going to be at the finish line.”

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Lawrence Tackett
Double Knee Replacement

 

Construction was among our top 5 jobs associated with joint pain. Typically, the same motions day after day will wear down cartilage and cause joint pain. While some careers require the same motions, others may not. Many years in construction, among other factors led Lawrence Tackett to a double knee replacement in August 2023.

Lawrence found it rather inconvenient that he loves being outdoors, going for walks and working in his yard. However, this summer will be the year for fresh lines in his lawn, long walks and getting a nice suntan because nothing is stopping him!

“Prior to surgery I had trouble just walking. Now I can do pretty much anything I want,” Lawrence stated. Lawrence opted to get both knees replaced at the same time, so he only had one procedure and one recovery process. This decision is one that Dr. Cohen supports and is fully confident in completing. Lawrence is 80 years old, the youngest of 10, and married with beautiful kids and grandkids. “I’m really looking forward to vacationing and being a part of the activities that I once couldn’t be.”

When deciding he couldn’t withstand the pain any longer, Lawrence and his wife did their research. “I wanted to get the best person that I could,” Lawrence expressed. He came across Dr. Brian Cohen, Orthopedic Surgeon and quickly realized his reviews were unmatched.

“My first appointment went better than expected. He was a real people person, and he cared about me and how I was doing. Dr. Cohen and his staff treated my wife and I with respect,” said Lawrence. His experience was nothing short of 10/10. While Lawrence explained himself as independent, he could rely on Dr. Cohen and his staff to inform and comfort him and his wife.”

If you’re in pain and looking to get back to those activities, like Lawrence, schedule an appointment today!

Teresa Page
Hip Replacement

Starting the new year off on the right foot is something most of us aspire to do. Teresa Page gave a real, literal meaning to that this year, after getting a hip replacement. Mrs. Page has not walked since 2018 and since then, she’s had 9 grandchildren. “They are amazed,” she said as she explained her grandchildren’s reaction to her ability to walk now. She also mentioned she has quite the to-do list now that she is “getting her life back.”

    Teresa is 66 years old and loves spending time with her family. Her hip pain prevented her from being able to really spend the quality of time she hoped to with them. She likes to collect gemstones in her spare time, but her hobbies are expanding. Teresa said, “Everything is a new experience for me now, the way this has changed my life.”

Prior to her hip replacement in October 2023 by Dr. Brian Cohen, Orthopedic Surgeon, “If I moved the wrong way it made me fall to my face on the floor. I couldn’t move sometimes it hurt so bad.” Teresa got in the habit of sitting, making jewelry, and reading to pass time. “For the first time in 43 years I can get along and maybe do something exciting!”

Her experience with Dr. Cohen was one she is forever appreciative of. “I appreciate him and this new hip more than anything in this world.” Teresa expressed how comfortable and informed she was by the staff. She never had a question left unanswered. Her experience, she explained, “went marvelous. If someone is like me and when I was in excruciating pain, get Dr. Cohen’s advice and if advised, get the replacement. It’s not as bad as you think and it’s well worth it.”

Teresa is looking forward to consolidating her two homes, decluttering and taking walks with her grandchildren this year! If you find yourself like Teresa, contact us!

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